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An analysis of the Dharma ransomware outbreak by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 May 2, 2018

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On April 25, 2018, Quick Heal Security Labs issued an advisory on a new ransomware outbreak. We are observing a sudden spike of Dharma Ransomware. Even though Dharma ransomware is old, we observed its new variant which is encrypting files and appending the “.arrow” extension to it. Previously the encrypted...

The A-Z dictionary of cybersecurity terms

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 March 15, 2018

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Whether you are a normal user or a tech-guru, being aware of the computer security threats will help fortify your defense against them. So, here’s a handy A-Z dictionary of cybersecurity terms.

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...

5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

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 December 18, 2017

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By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping websites. And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals will try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might...

Imgur security breach: If you use Imgur, then change your password immediately!

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 November 27, 2017

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Popular image-sharing site Imgur has issued a notification through its official blog about a security breach that impacted 1.7 million users. This breach had occurred back in 2014. The company learned about this from security researcher Troy Hunt. What was compromised in the Imgur security breach? Data of 1.7 million Imgur...

5 common password mistakes and tips for creating stronger passwords

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 November 10, 2017
Common Password Mistakes

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While technology has leaped from earth to the extraterrestrial, we have not given up on our habit of taking passwords casually. In this post, we have outlined some of the most common password mistakes that people make and some really simple tips for creating better, stronger, and secure passwords. 5...

31 tips on Internet Security you should totally follow [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 October 4, 2017

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October is observed as CyberSecurity Month which is an annual campaign organized to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Here’s an infographic that puts together 31 tips on Internet Security that will help you protect your digital devices, identity, and personal information from all types of threats on the...

AES-NI Ransomware adopts combination of Fileless and Code Injection technique

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 June 22, 2017

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Cybercriminals are adopting unique ways for spreading malware and this has been evident in the cases of the Cerber ransomware where the RIG exploit was used and the WannaCry ransomware which used the SMBv1 vulnerability. And now it’s the AES-NI ransomware which uses a combination of fileless and code injection...

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...