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 are the top 10 blog posts of 2012 that garnered the most attention and feedback.
- How to remove the FBI Moneypak virus from an infected machine?
Ransomware is something that locks a machine and demands a payment to unlock and it is increasing in numbers. In this post we highlighted the steps through which a locked machine could be cleansed of the FBI Moneypak ransomware.
- How to get your kids interested in cyber security?
Quick Heal Parental Control antivirus allows parents to customize Internet access for their kids and there are versatile uses this feature can be put to. This post highlighted these features and talked about how parents should build cyber security awareness in their children.
- Attackers trick victims into calling them back on premium-rate numbers
European attackers have mastered the Wangiri Scam. This involves bombarding a victim with missed calls until he calls back on an international number and incurs heavy charges. A lot of our readers had similar experiences and numbers to share.
- DNSChanger server shutdown deadline looming
The DNSChanger malware had infected millions of machines worldwide. Machines that had not successfully removed the malware would have suffered a complete Internet shutdown on the penciled in deadline. This post was a brief reminder that Quick Heal detected and removed this malware.
- 5 effortless steps to block Facebook spam from reaching your news feed
Facebook spam is something almost every Facebook user has witnessed at some point in time. In this post we explained how you can adjust the filters of your Facebook account to block unwanted spam.
- Upcoming security features of Windows 8 Enterprise edition
Windows 8 has received mixed reviews but there is no doubting the fact that it is the most secure Windows OS yet. Quick Heal 2013 supports all the features of Windows 8 and this post talked about the security features of Windows 8 Enterprise edition.
- Vulnerable Wi-Fi routers lead to attacks and fake websites
More and more people are making use of Wi-Fi routers in their homes and offices to access the Internet. But a lot of these routers are susceptible to hackers and malware as well. This post talks about router safety and security.
- How do Facebook ‘Like’ scams reach thousands of users?
Facebook ‘Like’ scams are cleverly utilized by malicious parties to reach hundreds of thousands of users by appearing in their news feed. In this post we highlighted such scams and advised users not to fall for fake Like scams and other messages that invite Facebook Likes and Shares.
- Seven terrific new features of Quick Heal 2013
We launched the Quick Heal 2013 product line with several new innovative features. Moreover, any active Quick Heal user is permitted to upgrade to Quick Heal 2013 with their existing Product Key, for free.
- Scammers steal credit card details in ways you never thought of
Scammers have devised several ways to steal credit/debit card details of unsuspecting victims. This stretches to sources like restaurants, retail stores, online shopping portals and ATM machines as well. This post discussed these attack vectors and safety tips.