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How can 1.33 billion people embrace digitalization in an era of damaging malware?

 March 26, 2020
Is embracing digitalization a challenge per se?

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There are approximately 451 million monthly active Internet users in India. This estimate from a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a staggering number. It puts India only second in terms of Internet users after China. Yet, if you see this number from a different...

HorseDeal Riding on The Curveball!

 February 5, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

It’s surprising to see how quickly attackers make use of new vulnerabilities in malware campaigns. Microsoft recently patched a very interesting vulnerability in their monthly Patch Tuesday update for January 2020. It’s a spoofing vulnerability in Windows CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll) validation mechanism for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) certificates. An attacker could...

Ako Ransomware targeting businesses using RaaS

 January 24, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Ako Ransomware targeting businesses using RaaS Quick Heal security researchers recently observed ransomware that uses RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) which is a subpart of MaaS (Malware as a Service). Before delving into the AKO ransomware or RaaS, one must understand what Malware as a Service means, as it is...

Security resolutions for 2020 to stay safe online!

 December 31, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

As we are about to enter the new year, it’s ritualistic to reflect on our experiences from the passing year and make resolutions for the New Year. Most people make resolutions around good heath, their life goals, etc. Here is a different angle to our routine resolutions’ list – Security...

Skills that can help kids deal with cybersecurity challenges NOW & LATER

 December 27, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

With the growing incidences of cyber-attacks, it has become indispensable for us to prepare our kids to face the challenges of cyber security head-on, rather than shy away from them. While schools do their best to make kids aware of the good and bad of using the internet, parents are...

Cybercrime not limited to Metro cities – Wake up call for Smaller cities of India!

 December 9, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Cyber-attacks and cybercrimes are no more only about metro cities of India. In fact, cyber criminals are quick to shift their attention to smaller cities, owing to the fact that people/businesses in smaller cities are less familiar with the need or importance of cyber security. This makes it easier for...

Pegasus like spyware could be snooping on you right now!!

 November 22, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

The recent news of Pegasus spyware attack via WhatsApp that targeted lawyers, journalists and human rights activists, offers an astonishing revelation on the kind of havoc such spyware can create. We covered the topic extensively, recently. The frequent media buzz about the recent incident of snooping by Pegasus spyware which...

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

 November 14, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

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?

 November 12, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

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...

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

 November 1, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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...