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Ghost Has Arrived

 December 14, 2018

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On the back of an upswing in Ransomware activity, we decided to carry out an in-depth analysis of Ghost Ransomware. Interesting fact about this malware is that it uses multiple components to encrypt user files. Technical Analysis : Main malware executable (Ghost.exe) is compiled using the DotNet Framework. The infection...

Again! A New .NET Ransomware Shrug2

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 August 10, 2018

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For several months, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing an increase in ransomware which are built in  .NET framework. Ransomware like SamSam, Lime and now Shrug was found to be built in .NET framework. Malware authors are finding it very easy to build and obfuscate malware in .NET framework rather than making them in...

Delete Your WhatsApp Chats and Become a Criminal

 September 22, 2015

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The Government recently released a draft of National Encryption Policy which has got a lot of coverage in the press over the last few days. Very few people actually agree with the purpose of this policy since it threatens to leave hordes of personal user data vulnerable to spying by...

New Ransomware Alert! TeslaCrypt is After Your Game Files

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 March 27, 2015

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The ransomware menace is becoming a sore of the Internet. Just last month, we had released an extensive blog post about the alarming growth in ransomware attacks across the world. There are around 12 families of ransomware detected in the wild as of now. And joining the gang is a...

Your WhatsApp Messages are Now Encrypted and More Secure

 November 19, 2014

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A wave of delight has started to sweep away 600 million users of the most popular messaging app WhatsApp. The company has released an update to its Android app that will have a strong end-to-end encryption by default. What does this mean for you? Scroll down to know. The recent...

Is Your Password Among the 25 Worst Passwords of 2013?

 January 21, 2014

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Yes, you read it right! “123456” has been labelled as the most commonly used and obviously the worst password of 2013. SplashData, a California-based company, comes up with an annual list of the 25 most common passwords used by people online. The list for the year 2013 was topped by...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 January 11, 2014

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Time for another roundup of the latest IT security news, updates, and alerts for this week.   1. Thanks to Gmail, strangers now can email you. Know how from this post. 2. Yahoo Mail finally gets 100% HTTPS encryption. Read more about it here. 3. Snapchat is sorry for the...

Are Your Messages on Skype Private?

 May 23, 2013

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If you are a Skype user, then you might not be delighted to know that Microsoft (which owns the software) is all eyes and ears about what you communicate with your peers. An experiment conducted by Ars Technica (a technology news and information website), with the aid of Ashkan Solanti...