November 2015

Superfish 2.0 – Dell Laptops Preinstalled with Similar Malware and Security Flaw

Superfish 2.0 on Dell

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Earlier this year, several cases came to light where brand new Lenovo laptops came preinstalled with a strain of adware that was being used by hackers to steal sensitive data. This adware was known as ‘Superfish’ and it affected thousands of PC users around the world. The Superfish adware effectively...

Ransomware could be the Biggest Security Threat in 2016

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While the list of security threat predictions for 2016 is long, the one that concerns home users the most is linked to ransomware – a malicious program that either locks the infected system or encrypts its data. Once it has done that, it asks for a ransom to let go...

Using Google Chrome on these Operating Systems Will be Risky


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Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers around, and this is highlighted by its growing usage statistics around the world. In January 2015, the number of Chrome users around the world was around the 62% mark, and in the month of September this number has gone up to...

Security Hole in Gmail Android App Makes Phishing Attacks Easier

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A recently discovered bug in the Gmail Android App allows anyone to pose as someone else, hiding their real email address. Although labelled as a “non-issue” by Google Security Team, the flaw can prove to be helpful for online scammers. Read the rest of the story from the post that follows....

Evolution of Android Malware – Quick Heal Threat Report Q3 2015


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We recently reported the notable Windows malware stats and findings from the Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report Q3, 2015. In this post we will be sharing some insights and interesting findings from the Android section of this report. As per latest data by IDC, there were close to 350 million...

Windows Malware on the Rise – Quick Heal Threat Report Q3 2015


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The Quick Heal Threat Research Labs receive malware trends from around the world in real-time and the results these findings show are very insightful. In the third quarter of 2015, the months of July, August and September, the Windows platform has undergone a rather large number of malware attacks and...