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Compromised WordPress websites redirect users to malicious domains

 March 9, 2016

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Of late, popular content management system (CMS) WordPress has been in the news for being targeted by hackers. Several websites built on WordPress are facing the brunt due to unpatched vulnerabilities and default configuration issues. Below are some attacks which were perpetrated using compromised WordPress websites: Backdoors (means to access...

Quick Heal: A “Make in India” Brand Recognized and Awarded at RSA 2016

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 March 3, 2016

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

We’re honored to announce that ICSA Labs has named Quick Heal a 2016 Excellence in Information Security Testing Award recipient. ICSA Labs recognized Quick Heal for successful completion of five years of continuous ICSA Labs information security testing. The Excellence in Information Security Testing (EIST) Award honors organizations that have continually tested...

Quick Heal Detects Flash Exploit from China

 December 29, 2015

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Quick Heal’s Malware Intelligence reporting system keeps a track of threats that are detected on its customers’ machines. From last quarter’s malware detection stats, we found that there were constant detection alerts for a well-known Adobe flash exploit in India. It is known as CVE-2015-5119. Our analysis of this threat...

Quick Heal Security Predictions for 2016: Be Alert, Be Secured and Stay Safe!

 December 24, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

It is time to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. New Year wishes, greetings and celebrations are on its way. And, so are New Year resolutions and predictions. Quick Heal family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and secured New Year 2016. 2015 was an eventful year...

Popular News Website The Guardian Targeted by Hackers

 December 16, 2015

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An article published in 2011 on popular news website The Guardian was found to be redirecting visitors to a landing page containing the notorious Angler Exploit Kit. Read the rest of the story from what follows. When it comes to hackers, no website is safe; not even the popular and...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

Using Google Chrome on these Operating Systems Will be Risky

 November 19, 2015

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Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers around, and this is highlighted by its growing usage statistics around the world. In January 2015, the number of Chrome users around the world was around the 62% mark, and in the month of September this number has gone up to...

Beware of the Hidden Threats of Corrupted Software Files!

 October 1, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

From a minimal calendar app, to a jazzy media player or a popular PC game, we all love downloading freebies from the Internet. And this common interest of ours is just well too known by attackers. Downloadable files on the Internet are one of the most common mediums used by...

Quick Heal has released the Software Update for Windows 10 Compatibility

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 July 24, 2015

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Many of our readers might recall that we had spoken of the ‘Windows 10 upgrade’ release and its compatibility with Quick Heal in an earlier blog post. We are glad to inform you that we have released the software update, downloading which will make your Quick Heal copy (v16.00) compatible...

Security Predictions for the Internet of Things (IoT)

 July 10, 2015

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Much hype has been going around the term ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’. Some may have just heard about it, some may have read about it, and some may be completely aloof about the term altogether. To put it differently, IoT has not yet rung a bell for enterprise owners and...