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Postcard Back… How funny

 March 4, 2008

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Storms back, and back to generic e-Card spam. From yesterday we have seen a surge in e-Card spam. Current Quick Heal detection for E-card is Spamed mails have Subject Line: Your ecard joke is waiting new ecard waiting Now this is funny online greeting waiting You have an ecard...

Vista SP1 blocks security programs

 February 23, 2008

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A major update to Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system could leave computers vulnerable to hackers and malware as the service pack prevents some antivirus programs from operating, the company said. The list of security products that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 blocks includes Zone Alarm Security Suite 7.1, Trend Micro...

Botnet group busted in Canada

 February 22, 2008

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Yesterday 17 people ages between 17-26 were arrested on charges stemming from alleged botnet related activities, which resulted in $45 Million in damages. The investigation was started in 2005, over the course of the two years that this network was under investigation, the network took control of up to a...

Strom has a series of Valentine images

 February 13, 2008

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The strom gang is using series of Valentine images to lure the users, the Web site produces random images with each visit. If you open the site, you’ll be prompted to download the file after five seconds. The download filename will be valentine.exe Some of the Subject Line used in...

Microsoft Security Bulletin February 2008

 February 13, 2008

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Microsoft Security Bulletin February 2008 has been released. In this release in total 11 issuse have been fixed, related to Media file formats, LSASS, Message Queuing Service, DirectShow, Macrovision Driver, Internet Explorer, Office, Active Directory. For more details visit Microsoft Security Bulletin

New wave Valentine’s Day

 January 16, 2008

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A new wave of Strom e-mails have been observed today, this time it is using Valentine’s Day messages. The email message has a catchy Subject line, the body is not that big it has a link from where the threat is installed on the system. The current downloaded file name...

2 Critical Updates

 January 9, 2008

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Update 1. MS08-001 Multiple vulnerabilities in the TCP/IP stack lead to arbitrary code execution and denial of service. This update replaces MS06-032. Update 2. MS08-002 Input validation errors in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) lead to local exploitation and privilege escalation. For more Information about MS08-001 and MS08-002

Axis Bank phis site

 December 24, 2007

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After recent phishing site blocking of Bank of India, HDFC and ICICI bank it turn of Axis bank. Added the Axis bank phising site in phish site database. The site is hosted in KOREA. We are working to get it down.

Quick Heal 2008 launched in Malaysia

 December 19, 2007

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Quick Heal was launched in Malaysia on 12th of December by our Associate Partner The Mogh Group with much grandeur. The Mogh Group has a good network of channel partners in Malaysia and is very optimistic about the future prospect of Quick Heal in Malaysia. Mr. Jaganath Patnaik the Vice...

India is the next venue to AVAR conference.

 December 18, 2007

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The 2008 AVAR (Association of Anti Virus Asia Research) conference will be held in India. Quick Heal will be hosting this conference. For the first time such a conference will be held in India, which will be attended by security experts and Anti-Virus Guru’s. We are very thankful to all...