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Will new SMS regulations bring down fraudulent SMS scams?

 September 28, 2011

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Mobile users in India are letting out a sigh of relief as unsolicited calls and text messages selling a wide spectrum of things ranging from credit card services to weight loss solutions have significantly come down. This is the first day of this improvement as the TRAI (Telecom regulatory Authority...

Quick Heal releases 2012 product series

 September 28, 2011

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We are glad to announce that we have released the Quick Heal 2012 Product Series. Quick Heal 2012 Products are now available across all segments – home users, small-medium companies and for the corporate sector as well. Registered users possessing Quick Heal 2011, 2010 or 2009 can upgrade to Quick...

Worm Morto Spreading via RDP

 September 1, 2011

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Our research team came across a Worm file, which upon execution wriggles its way through the systems using the RDP port. This worm is known as Morto and it is spreading very quickly in the wild. Morto uses the RDP (Remote Desktop protocol) to connect to a remote system and...

Android Focus Stealing Vulnerability

 August 10, 2011

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Android allows applications to voluntarily come to the foreground or to become active while user is using another application. However, because Android’s SDK (Software Development Kit) allows apps to be pushed to the foreground, Android allows users to dismiss and override this behaviour be hitting the back button. This Android...

Massive Attack targeting osCommerce sites

 August 6, 2011

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More than 90,000 websites were found to be infected with an iframe that points to:- willysy(dot)com. The effected websites were found using the osCommerce which is an open source e-commerce package used by small vendors to manage their online shops. An iframe is a line of code inserted into a...

How hackers hijack your Facebook photos

 August 3, 2011

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Think twice before uploading your holiday pictures to Facebook – you could be helping someone steal information from your computer. A botnet called Stegobot was created by an Indian origin scientist to show how easy it would be for a bad guy to hijack Facebook photos to create a secret...

Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android based mobile devices launched

 August 1, 2011

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Today is the official launch for Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android smartphones and tablets. The Quick Heal team is proud of entering the new and amazing world of Android. Thank you for the overwhelming response to the pre-launch registration offer. With 5,000+ registrations on the first day of the...

“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed” Ransomware

 July 25, 2011

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“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed, please follow these steps to deactivate it from your system.” This is a fraudulent system error warning that alerts users of an erroneous system risk and then prompts users to call the premium-rate phone number mentioned to resolve the apparent issue. This...

Phone Hacking: Are we safe?

 July 19, 2011

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Recent international news about the hacking of celebrities phones by news reporters from News of the World, a now defunct British tabloid newspaper published by News International, are doing the rounds. The allegations state that the individuals and reporters working for the newspaper are engaged in phone hacking. All this...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows search results can point you to malicious web pages

 July 15, 2011

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The latest Harry Potter movie – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. It has generated huge interest among Harry Potter fans and Google search is flooded with requests of searches for free pirated copies of the movie....