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What do we need to know about the CPU vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre?

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 January 4, 2018

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What exactly is a vulnerability? A security vulnerability (also known as a security hole) is a security flaw detected in a product that may leave it open to hackers and malware. Using such vulnerabilities, attackers can exploit the affected system/product for their profit in various ways. What is an exploit? Exploits...

You won’t believe what this ransomware demands

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 September 25, 2017

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When we talk about motives behind any cyberattack, it is mostly money; a case in point is the ransomware – it locks your PC or encrypts your data and demands a ransom (in Bitcoins) to let go off the computer or decrypt the data. So basically, money is the main...

CVE-2017-8759 | .NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 September 14, 2017

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The recent zero-day vulnerability in .NET Framework vulnerability CVE-2017-8759 enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on the targeted machine. This vulnerability is found to be exploited in the wild through email spam messages loaded with malicious RTF files as an attachment. Microsoft has released a security update on...

WannaCry Ransomware Recap: Some important facts you need to know

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 May 24, 2017

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Ransomware is a malware that locks your computer making it inaccessible or it encrypts your data. It then demands you to pay a ransom for unlocking the computer or decrypting the data. This post talks about the file encrypting ransomware called WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history! 1....

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 Creators Update

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 April 17, 2017

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A couple of years ago, Microsoft launched Windows 10 and it created quite a spur among PC users all around the world. Celebrating the anniversary of this launch, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in August last year. In 2017, Microsoft is ready with the Windows 10 Creators Update....

DDoS attacks spreading through ‘GodMode’ exploit – CVE-2014-6332

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 January 19, 2017

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We have recently observed an increase in the exploitation of the famous ‘GodMode’ exploit of the vulnerability CVE-2014-6332. The reliable proof of concept (POC) or exploit code for CVE-2016-6332 is readily available on the Internet. This makes it easy for attackers to integrate the exploit in various campaigns. They just...

Troldesh Ransomware brute-forcing its way into systems

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 August 11, 2016

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Ransomware creators deploy more than just one way to trap their victims. These include malicious email attachments, infected links, malvertising, and exploit kits. However, over the past few weeks, we have been observing criminals using a new carrier to deliver the ransomware malware. It mainly affects Windows Server Operating Systems....