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Ransoc – An unusual ransomware that threatens to expose your personal information

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 November 28, 2016
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Mostly a ransomware encrypts your files and demands money in exchange for a key that can decrypt the data. And the payment is demanded in Bitcoins. Ransoc is different in the way it works and the medium it uses for the payment. How does Ransoc work? Once your computer is...

5 Things that Show you’re Sharing too Much Information Online

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 September 21, 2016

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It’s easier for predatory animals (lions, wolves, bears, hawks, etc.) to hunt their preys on open grounds with fewer or no places to hide. And this scenario is no different for us when we are online. The moment we get on the Internet, we place ourselves on a hunting patch...

It’s Social Media Day! Here are 10 Tips for Safe Social Networking

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 June 30, 2016

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Social Media day was launched by the popular website Mashable back in 2010 on June 30th. For obvious reasons, this day recognizes the impact social media has had and is having on global communication and the Internet community as a whole. And we thought what could be better to celebrate...

What is Malvertising and How to Stay Away from it?

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 June 21, 2016

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If anything, cybercriminals are an ambitious lot. They keep themselves busy in devising new methods to scam the Internet population. And malvertising is just one of their nefarious tricks. In this post, we will help you understand what is malvertising, how it works, and how you can protect yourself from...

Malware Alert! Beware of Fake Emails with the subject line ‘Amazon Order Dispatched…’

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 May 18, 2016

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After you are done shopping on any e-commerce website, receiving a confirmation email about your purchase is an expected thing. But, if you are receiving any such confirmation emails whose sender seems to be a popular online shopping portal and are mostly blank but contain attachment(s), then be cautious. Many...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Quick Heal helps you fight the Ransomware Menace

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 April 4, 2016

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Since its invention, ransomware has been one of the biggest banes in the computer security world. It may have started as any other malware, but the way it has evolved only shows that malware authors do not take respite from their work. As technology grew and advancements came into economics,...

New version of CryptoWall uses WMI

 March 1, 2016

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At Quick Heal Labs, we have received certain malicious document files which use spam emails to spread the CryptoWall Ransomware. Read on for more. What is a Ransomware? A ransomware is a malicious program that either locks the infected system or encrypts its data. Once it has done that, it...

Be Careful of these Potential Online Scams

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 February 5, 2016

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With services like WhatsApp and other such messaging platforms, communication has become easier and highly convenient. But, as these services gain popularity, they start attracting a whole lot of scammers and criminal minds. This post tells you about two types of potential online scams that you must watch out for....

Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam!

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 January 7, 2016

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The beginning of a year gives us a reason to do better than what we have been doing so far. Most of us make new resolutions, take up new interests, improve and build relationships at work and home, and so on. Then there are those who work tirelessly to invent...