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November 2019

Quick Heal Supports Windows 10 November 2019 Update

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Microsoft has recently come up with a new update for Windows 10 PCs, called Windows 10 November 2019 Update (Build Version 1909). Here we’ll list down some of the highlights of this update and see how Quick Heal is compatible with this OS. Highlights of Windows 10 November 2019 Update Enhanced...

This Children’s Day, pledge the online security of your kids!

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It’s Children’s Day and there couldn’t be a better day to pledge the security of our young minds, not just in the physical world but also virtual world. While technology has improved our lives in ways beyond our control and provided our kids with an ocean of knowledge, we cannot...

Think loud! Can the regular delivery boy at your office launch a malware?

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Most companies employ strict security practices when it comes to the security of their office and infrastructure. There are security guards to monitor the entry and exit, surveillance cameras in place for 360° view and system administrators to keep a check on the security of systems and networks. While most...

BlueKeep Attacks seen in the wild!

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CVE-2019-0708, popularly known as BlueKeep, is a RDP pre-authentication vulnerability which allows attacker to compromise a vulnerable system without user’s interaction. This exploit is also wormable, meaning that it can spread to other vulnerable systems in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe in 2017. Interestingly,...

Have you updated your browser yet? Severe Chrome Zero-day vulnerability getting actively exploited

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Attention! Are you using Chrome as your web browsing software on your Windows, Linux and Mac? High time you update your browser!! That’s right. With Google recently releasing Chrome version 78.0.3904.87 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, there come’s an urgent warning, requesting billions of users to update their software immediately. The warning comes after...

KKNPP Attack: Tracking the DTrack!

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The recent cyber-attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) has been confirmed by the officials and yet again security of critical infrastructure has become the talk of the cyber world. The officials mentioned that there is no damage to control systems of the plant as the core processing controls are...

Attacker uses tricky technique of Excel 4.0 in Malspam campaign

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Use of Phishing emails is not new for cyber-attack and is still one of the classic strategies to compromise a victim’s machine. Cyber criminals lure victims to open email attachments (mostly Doc and XLS files) by faking them to look like important one using keywords like invoice, payment, finance, order...

The infamous Spyware – Pegasus, The NSO Group and The WhatsApp snooping saga

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The Indian media is abuzz these days with several news and allegations around snooping on several Indian citizens through a spyware named Pegasus, allegedly delivered through WhatsApp. It’s reported widely that Facebook Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app -WhatsApp, reached out to few users from India (and other...

What’s new in macOS Catalina ‘Security and Privacy’?

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Apple released macOS 10.15 (Catalina) on 7th Oct 2019 and now it is publicly available for download. With multiple features presented at the WWDC 2019, here’s an overview of the new security and privacy features introduced in Catalina. Enhanced Gatekeeper Gatekeeper, is an important outer layer of security, designed to...