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3 reasons you can’t live without your smartphone [VIDEO]

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 May 14, 2018
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Can you think of 3 reasons why you can’t live without your smartphone? Well, we tried figuring out the answer to that in this short video of ours. We also tried thinking what would happen if something bad happens to your phone and how can you avoid it. So, do...

CVE-2018-8174: Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – An advisory by Quick Heal Security Labs

 May 10, 2018

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The recent zero-day vulnerability in Windows VBScript Engine (CVE-2018-8174), enables attackers to perform a remote code execution on targeted machines. Microsoft has released a security advisory CVE-2018-8174 on May 8, 2018, to address this issue. According to Microsoft, it impacts most of the Windows Operating Systems. Vulnerable versions Windows 7 x86 and x64 versions Windows...

Twitter bug attack: All you need to know & ways to fight such attacks

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 May 10, 2018
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One company with a turnover of $2.44bn 330 million users 500 million tweets per day What does it take to bring an upheaval in such a magnanimous company? A bug and . . . . well, that’s all it needs! Twitter Inc. reported a bug encounter a few weeks ago....

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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 May 9, 2018
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As part of the Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has now come up with a new update for Windows 10 PCs. It’s called Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This post lists down some of the highlights of this particular update and Quick Heal’s compatibility with the OS. Highlights of the Windows...

An analysis of the Dharma ransomware outbreak by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 May 2, 2018

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On April 25, 2018, Quick Heal Security Labs issued an advisory on a new ransomware outbreak. We are observing a sudden spike of Dharma Ransomware. Even though Dharma ransomware is old, we observed its new variant which is encrypting files and appending the “.arrow” extension to it. Previously the encrypted...

Ransomware Alert! Follow these steps to secure your system against an ongoing ransomware attack

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 April 25, 2018

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Quick Heal has detected an ongoing ransomware attack. This post outlines the important steps you must take to protect your computer(s) against this threat. What to do to stay safe from the attack? Most of the steps mentioned below are technical in nature. If you need any assistance, please call...

How important are security patches and updates

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 April 23, 2018

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Security vulnerabilities are increasing and just not so long before, we had to deal with so many of them. Remember WannaCry? In this post, we will discuss some important case in points with respect to security vulnerabilities and how important are security patches and updates. The WannaCry scare The biggest...

Dharma ransomware resurfaces with a new variant

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 April 16, 2018

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A new variant of the Dharma ransomware (‘.arrow’) has been observed in the wild. This variant appends the extension ‘.arrow’ to the files it encrypts and spreads via spam emails.   How Dharma encrypts its victim’s files Once executed, the ‘.arrow’ variant of Dharma uses the below command to disable...

8 tips to avoid a spyware attack

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 April 12, 2018

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Spyware refers to software that spy on your Internet browsing activities, record keystrokes, and collect almost any type of data including your personal information such as credit/debit card or banking details, login IDs and passwords. In this post, we share 8 tips to avoid a spyware attack and keep your...