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Chrome extensions exploited in a massive PUA campaign

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 January 11, 2018

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Browser extensions also known as add-ons or plug-ins are programs that extend the functionality of a web browser making it more convenient to use and giving a better browsing experience. Browser extensions are commonly used to Enhance the appearance as per convenience Add to the functionality of the browser Incorporate...

Quick Heal is compatible with Microsoft’s Jan 3 update for Meltdown and Spectre

 January 9, 2018

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This is an important advisory for our readers about the recently discovered CPU exploits called Meltdown and Spectre. As per the recent disclosure of Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability in popular CPUs, successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities will potentially allow an attacker to access recently accessed sensitive information like usernames and...

Android ransomware demands iTunes gift cards as a ransom – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 December 12, 2017

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Typically, a ransomware will demand money or cryptocurrency after it has locked down your computer or phone or encrypted its data. But, Quick Heal Security Labs has spotted an Android ransomware that demands iTunes gift cards after it locks down the infected device. These gift cards can be sold on...

9 things you must learn from the Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report Q3 2017

 November 20, 2017
Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report

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The Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report is a detailed analysis of cybersecurity threats that prevail during a particular quarter affecting the Windows and Android platform. Our Q3 (July – September) Threat Report is up and here are the 9 important things that we must know. #1. Quick Heal detected over...

A recent .NET Framework zero day Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8759) is dropping Infostealer malware- An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

 October 16, 2017

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.NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8759) is a code injection vulnerability in the SOAP WSDL parser of .net framework. This vulnerability was a zero-day when it was spotted in the wild. Quick Heal Security Labs had released advisory in the month of September 2017 to address it. This vulnerability...

Analysis of recent Locky ransomware outbreak

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 September 29, 2017

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Quick Heal Security Labs is observing the infamous Locky ransomware outbreak which kicked off recently in the last week of September. The outbreak started with spam email with various subjects and different attachment names. On 26th September, spam campaign delivering a new variant of Locky ransomware started. The observed commonality in this campaign was...

Security alert! Beware of the Facebook Messenger malware

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 September 4, 2017
Facebook messenger malware

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A new malware has come to notice and it uses Facebook Messenger to spread from one user to another. Known as the Facebook Messenger malware, this threat is said to be highly sophisticated and can act differently based on the web browser the victim is using – Firefox, Chrome or...

Quick Heal to end support for version 2012 (v13.00), 2011 (v12.00) and earlier

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 August 21, 2017

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As viruses, malware, and online threats evolve, we have to strengthen the security perimeter of our computer and other digital devices. The latest version of Quick Heal has been built and improved significantly so that it can protect users from all types of threats, even the most destructive ones such...

NemucodAES malspam is back and this time it brought along Kovter Trojan

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 July 21, 2017

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For the last few weeks, we have been observing a new malicious spam (malspam) variant that is spreading via an email claiming to be from the United Parcel Service (UPS) carriages. The email carries a zip attachment that contains NemucodAES Ransomware and fileless Kovter Trojan. Earlier, such malspam campaigns were...

What is VPN and why you should use it

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 June 6, 2017

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A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a type of a network connection that allows users to browse the Internet securely and anonymously. If you’re looking for ways to browse the web privately, then one of the most viable solutions is to use a VPN. What is VPN? VPN can...