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Quick Heal Total Security receives ‘Top Product’ rating in AV TEST Institute results for Sep-Oct 2016

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 December 12, 2016

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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report for Sep-Oct 2016 has recognized Quick Heal Total Security with an outstanding rating of 17.5/18 in its latest evaluation. View results. Quick Heal Total Security scored a perfect rating of 6/6 for protection and usability, and a near perfect score of 5.5/6 for its...

Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 rated big by AV-Test & AV-Comparatives

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 November 22, 2016

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Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 comes off with flying colors in tests conducted by AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives. Read on. AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives are two independent organizations which test, assess, and evaluate antivirus software against a variety of criteria. In the September’s review by AV-TEST, Quick Heal Total Security (v17.00) bagged...

Ransomware Alert! ODIN – A new variant of Locky Ransomware

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 September 30, 2016
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A new variant of the infamous Locky Ransomware has been observed in the wild. It’s called Odin. This variant appends the extension .odin to the files it encrypts with new ransom note filenames. This ransomware is being spread via spam emails that carry a malicious WSF Script attachment. How Odin...

WhatsApp to share your phone number with Facebook. Here’s how you can prevent this

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 August 26, 2016

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The privacy policy of WhatsApp has undergone some change as of 25th August 2016. And here are 10 things that you must know. 1. WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with its parent company Facebook (Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in February 2014). This news comes...

Beware of the Godless Malware

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 July 13, 2016

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You might have heard of the Godless Android malware that surfaced last month. This post explains some important facts around the malware, and how you can stay away from it. What is the Godless Malware? Carrying a bit of an intimidating name, ‘Godless’ is a malware that targets Android phones...

4 tips on how to protect yourself from ATM skimming

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 June 27, 2016
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It so happens that a vacation taken by a cyber security expert turns out to be yet another eye-opener for many. While holidaying in Vienna, Austria, cyber security expert Benjamin Tedesco comes across a well-camouflaged ATM skimming machine. Before we continue, let us tell you a little about what is...

Use Smartphones Only in Emergencies – Government Instructs Ministries to Avoid Loss of Sensitive National Data

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 June 6, 2016
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Just like the private sector, the Government has been encouraging its employees to use smartphones for better collaboration within departments. This rapid adoption of smartphones and Internet services in Government organizations might lead to situations where national security could be compromised by a simple data breach. This is a concern...

Infostealer Campaign detected in the wild

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 May 30, 2016

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Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has recently observed an active cybercrime campaign designed to steal user info. The campaign has been noticed to make use of three keyloggers (malicious software that records information entered by a user on their computer keyboard) iSpy logger, Predator logger and Knight Logger. These software...

Have a LinkedIn account? Better change your password!

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 May 23, 2016

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Last week, popular business social networking site LinkedIn announced that over 100 million user passwords were compromised. This was followed by a strong advisory to users about changing their passwords. A brief flashback >> A few years ago, in 2012, LinkedIn was hit by a major hack that caused a...

Quick Heal Mobile Security Bags 5-Star Rating & ‘Android Security Recommended” Award by PCSL

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 March 28, 2016

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Quick Heal is proud to share that the PCSL IT Consulting Group has awarded the Quick Heal Mobile Security app with the title of “Android Security Recommended 2015”. This title is granted to Android mobile security vendors who received a 5-star monthly award at least twice during the course of...