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Know your ATM card and the various frauds related to it

 September 26, 2018
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It’s a plastic world we live in. The proliferation of plastic money everywhere, in the form of debit and credit cards, means that the concept of paper money is soon becoming obsolete. Swiping a card seems to have become almost a natural instinct. The total number of cash withdrawals at...

E-commerce transactions: Tips to stay safe when shopping online

 September 25, 2018
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Today’s new-generation customer has all the luxuries. At the click of a button (or a touch, on a mobile phone), they can buy literally anything they want. The arrival of online marketplaces like Flipkart, Amazon and thousands of other similar websites means that the basic premise of going out of...

Have You Received A Call To Replace Your Stripe-Only Card With EMV Chip Card Yet?

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 September 25, 2018

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In case you have received a reminder from your bank asking you to replace your stripe-only card with an EMV chip card and you have no idea why this change is being implemented, then you are at the right place. As per recent instructions received from the Reserve Bank of...

Home network security: Do you really need it?

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 September 23, 2018
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We may not realize it but it’s not just our phones that are smart. In an age of Internet of Things (IoT), there is a lot of hype and hoopla about the connected homes – a concept of houses which will be completely smart and connected. But what we often...

Beware of cyber attacks this holiday season!

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 September 17, 2018
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As the calendar enters into September, a celebratory mood envelops the entire subcontinent. With a range of festivals throughout the festive autumn months, this is truly a time of celebration and joy as the entire country comes together. Whether it is Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Diwali or Christmas, people everywhere...

CVE-2018-8440 – Task Scheduler ALPC Zero-Day Exploit in the Wild

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 September 12, 2018

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The recent zero-day vulnerability CVE-2018-8440 in Windows Task Scheduler enables attackers to perform a privilege elevation on targeted machines. Microsoft has released a security advisory CVE-2018-8440 on September 11, 2018 to address this issue. According to Microsoft, successful exploitation of this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the security context...

How secure is the Wi-Fi router at your home?

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 September 6, 2018

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Your router, the box sitting in the corner of your house powers all your smart devices- mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc. with internet. It is the device which is directly exposed to the outside world and thus can be vulnerable to getting hacked. It may not store your personal information,...

“Troldesh’s” One More Variant in the Encryption Offender

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 September 3, 2018

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Over the past few days, we have been observing criminals/hackers using a new carrier to deliver the ransomware malware. Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs observed a new variant of Troldesh ransomware which encrypts the data and adds the extension as “.no_more_ransom”. This ransomware comes under Crypto-Ransomware variant, the origin of this...

I am invisible – Monero (XMR) Miner

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 September 3, 2018

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From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. Nowadays malware authors are using mining as a replacement for Ransomware to make money. Recently Quick Heal Security Labs came across a malware which mines Monero(XMR). This miner has many...

A new ransomware campaign in the wild,Ryuk!!

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 August 28, 2018

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Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs observed a new destructive ransomware named ‘Ryuk. Ransomware’. This ransomware campaign has already affected many users worldwide and seems to be a spear phishing attack. The compelling thing, it encrypts victim files without appending any extension but making files unreadable. Ryuk uses robust military algorithms...