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eBay faces a major hack and other security news

 May 24, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In massive security news this last week, eBay was hacked on a large scale. This is the dominant story emanating from IT circles in the week gone by, and all else pales in comparison. During the hack, large databases of user passwords were also stolen and this is a rather...

Top 10 Quick Heal security blogs for 2012

 December 27, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

Will Windows 8 “ELAM” be the David for “Malware” Goliath?

 September 26, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

AntiMalware vendors have the uphill task of tackling thousands of malware on a daily basis. One of the top challenges that AntiMalware vendors face is handling early boot malwares. Sophistication of malware has reached such a level that they take control of the system early in the boot process. This...

Seven terrific new features of Quick Heal 2013

 August 23, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

We are proud to announce the release of the Quick Heal 2013 product line. So what’s new? Here is a brief rundown of the new features that will help protect your machines from all kinds of unsolicited threats. Web Browser Sandbox Quick Heal 2013 brings the much awaited web browser...

Upcoming security features of Windows 8 Enterprise edition

 July 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In a recent post we discussed about Windows 8 security features for home users. This post talks about the security features of Windows 8 that caters to enterprises. Enterprise channels face different threats and hence require customized security features. Windows 8 Enterprise focuses on organizational needs but is only available...

Windows 8 security features that Quick Heal users will love

 July 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Windows 8 is scheduled to hit the market in October and promises a new era for desktops. Microsoft aims to integrate the PC market with the mobile market by unifying the Metro UI across all platforms. However, Windows has always brought a number of security threats due to its massive...

The End is Near for Windows XP

 April 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Microsoft has gone a step further to purport the arrival of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system by declaring that post April 8, 2014 they will be withdrawing support for Windows XP. This gives home users and business enterprises two years to complete their migration from the OS that has...

MS12-020 Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2671387)

 March 16, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The vulnerability lies in a part of Windows called the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and could allow malicious hackers to run code without the users’ permission.The security hole affects Windows XP and all subsequent versions of Windows released, including the developer preview of Windows 8. This security update resolves two...