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Be aware! Hiddad Malware present on Google Play Store.

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 August 27, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted a couple of applications on play store which hide themselves after installation and display full screen ads after specific time interval. This trend is used by most of the developers these days to earn profit by displaying ads. Even if users want to uninstall...

Beware of the Armage Ransomware – the File Destroyer!

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 August 8, 2018

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In July last week, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a new ransomware called Armage. It appends ‘.Armage’ extension to files it encrypts. Armage ransomware uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encode files making them inoperable. It spreads via spam emails and corrupted text files. Technical analysis Once executed on the...

Quick Heal detects malware misusing the fame of Patanjali’s Kimbho app

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 July 13, 2018

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When Patanjali’s Kimbho app came to Google Play Store, it made some headlines on the Internet, newspapers, TVs, etc. It had 1.5 lakh downloads in just 3 hours. Kimbho app was designed for socializing, messaging and sharing videos, images, etc., same as what the WhatsApp and Facebook app do. However,...

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Myths about mobile security and facts that debunk them

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 May 31, 2018

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When it comes to desktop computers, people go for the best security software. But when the talk is about their mobile security, odds are, they are least bothered. Most think that their mobile devices are less vulnerable to cyberattacks than their computers; that however, is a myth, and probably a...

9 security tips for using mobile payment apps

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 March 27, 2018
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Do you find it convenient to shop and bank online using mobile payment apps? Most would have ‘yes’ as an answer. But, are we letting ‘convenience’ overshadow ‘security’? An attacker can easily get hold of your personal and banking information if the app or the mobile site you are using...

INFOGRAPHIC: Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 | Key Findings

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 February 23, 2018

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The Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 is up and it puts together information that concerns individuals and business owners alike. It gives an insight into how the cybersecurity landscape shaped up in 2017 and how it is going to be in 2018. This infographic presents a quick overview of...

A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

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 February 14, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this...

Vulnerabilities found in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter of Lenovo laptop chipsets

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 February 13, 2018

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Lenovo recently released an advisory, warning customers about two critical Broadcom vulnerabilities which impact 25 models of its popular ThinkPad lineup. The Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets used by Lenovo ThinkPad devices are affected by the CVE-2017-11120 & CVE-2017-11121 vulnerabilities. Both these issues are rated as “critical” and received a CVSS 10 score...

Beware of fake apps that claim to help you invest in JioCoin

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 February 2, 2018

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After news of Reliance Jio to launch its own cryptocurrency Jio emerged, a bunch of scammers seemed to have sprung into action. The Google Play Store was recently flooded with fake apps claiming to help users invest in JioCoin. And not long after this, Reliance issued an official statement rubbishing...