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Cryptocurrency miner hits IoT devices, mostly affects Brazil and Russia!

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 August 9, 2018

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

According to a blogpost published on Aug 1, 2018, 200,000 routers in Brazil were compromised to deliver Cryptocurrency mining scripts to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Hackers compromised the vulnerable MikroTik routers by injecting CoinHive scripts into the routers web pages in order to carry out the mass Cryptocurrency miner attack....

Meet Chameleon – The Wi-Fi Virus that Spreads Like the Common Cold!

 March 7, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Chameleon is a new virus in town that spreads between unprotected or poorly protected Wi-Fi access points (wireless router) just like the common cold spreads between humans. Wi-Fi access points (APs) are devices that transmit and receive Wi-Fi signal. In other words, whenever you are accessing Wi-Fi, your device is...

Top 10 Quick Heal security blogs for 2012

 December 27, 2012

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2012 has been an eventful year for malware and security threats. A number of innovative social engineering tricks, malwares and threats reared their ugly heads and caused losses all around the world. We witnessed all kinds of attacks by hackers and posted a number of findings on our blog. Here...

Future Watch VII: Your Smart TV opens up a new frontier for hacks and spying

 December 17, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Just like smartphones arrived in most markets and obliterated regular feature phones, smart TV’s are expected to change the way we interact with our television sets. A smart TV, or hybrid TV, comes integrated with several web 2.0 applications and widgets that allow users to access the Internet and obtain...

Vulnerable Wi-Fi routers lead to attacks and fake websites

 October 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

It was recently discovered that millions of ADSL routers were hacked in Brazil to create a large botnet chain. This is an unprecedented move that goes to show that not even our routers are safe from attackers. Many homes and offices use Wi-Fi routers for web access today so it...