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September 2018

Beware of cyber attacks this holiday season!

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As the calendar enters into September, a celebratory mood envelops the entire subcontinent. With a range of festivals throughout the festive autumn months, this is truly a time of celebration and joy as the entire country comes together. Whether it is Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Diwali or Christmas, people everywhere...

CVE-2018-8440 – Task Scheduler ALPC Zero-Day Exploit in the Wild

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The recent zero-day vulnerability CVE-2018-8440 in Windows Task Scheduler enables attackers to perform a privilege elevation on targeted machines. Microsoft has released a security advisory CVE-2018-8440 on September 11, 2018 to address this issue. According to Microsoft, successful exploitation of this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the security context...

How secure is the Wi-Fi router at your home?

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Your router, the box sitting in the corner of your house powers all your smart devices- mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc. with internet. It is the device which is directly exposed to the outside world and thus can be vulnerable to getting hacked. It may not store your personal information,...

“Troldesh’s” One More Variant in the Encryption Offender

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Over the past few days, we have been observing criminals/hackers using a new carrier to deliver the ransomware malware. Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs observed a new variant of Troldesh ransomware which encrypts the data and adds the extension as “.no_more_ransom”. This ransomware comes under Crypto-Ransomware variant, the origin of this...

I am invisible – Monero (XMR) Miner

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From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. Nowadays malware authors are using mining as a replacement for Ransomware to make money. Recently Quick Heal Security Labs came across a malware which mines Monero(XMR). This miner has many...