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New malware via gaming portals may affect thousands of personal computers

 July 2, 2020

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Gamers beware. A report by Chinese cybersecurity researchers recently discovered a malicious botnet campaign that infected hundreds of thousands of systems. This botnet campaign was spread through malware via pirate gaming portals. The attack has been traced back to a China-based cybercrime group called DoubleGun which has amassed thousands of...

70% apps in common use have security flaws. Are you protected?

 June 29, 2020

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Most of the popular applications we use today are built upon open-source libraries – free code repositories that help developers to create readymade applications. But, how safe are those libraries? According to a recent report, not very. Almost 70 percent of apps in common use were found to have flaws...

BHIM App attacked! Secure your online banking today with Quick Heal

 June 25, 2020

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India’s BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app used for mobile payments was reported recently to have suffered a massive data leakage of 7.26 million records, according to a security research company. According to the report, the leak happened due to a flaw in a website linked to the BHIM app...

Poulight- An info-stealing trojan might be teaching you how to play Minecraft

 June 22, 2020

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Poulight is an info-stealer trojan which most probably originated in Russia. It is written in the .NET and can collect sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. Ever since its first appearance, it has been growing substantially and taking different forms. The main Infection vector remains spear-phishing emails. It was...

Maze ransomware continues to be a threat to the consumers

 June 18, 2020

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Maze is a recently highlighted ransomware among the ever-growing list of ransomware families. The ransomware is active from the past one year, although it came into limelight due to its new approach of publishing sensitive data of infected customers publicly. The malware uses different techniques to gain entry like the...

Malicious bots targeting e-commerce and travel websites – A perceivable threat

 June 15, 2020

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Malicious bots are becoming a major threat on the Internet. A recent survey suggested that attacks on applications, APIs, and mobile sites are on the rise. The top four industries that were attacked by malicious bots last year were e-commerce, travel, media, and online marketplaces, according to a report. Let...

Eventbot malware – all you need to know about this new mobile banking Trojan

 June 5, 2020

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Eventbot- a new mobile banking Trojan is making the rounds on the Internet, posing threats to online mobile banking apps for Android users. The Government of India’s cybersecurity arm Cert-In has already raised an alarm about this malware and advised security agencies to be alert about its projected spread in...

Quick Heal Supports Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Vibranium)

 May 28, 2020

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Microsoft has recently come up with a new update for Windows 10 PCs, called Windows 10 May 2020 Update -Vibranium (Build version 2004) Here we will list down some of the highlights of this update and see how Quick Heal is compatible with this OS. Few Highlights of Windows 10...

Can your mobile phone be hacked by implanting bugs in Android?

 May 27, 2020

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If you’re among the many who own an Android phone, you must have by now downloaded the popular operating system’s latest security update (released on 5th May) by Google. The update fixes multiple vulnerabilities within the OS including CVE-2020-0103 which is the severest. This vulnerability could potentially allow remote code...