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CVE-2019-11815: Experts discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel

 May 27, 2019

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Red Hat engineers and experts discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Linux kernel, which is basically a flaw while implementation of RDS (Remote desktop Protocol) over TCP. This flaw has affected Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE and security advisories have been issued for all. This flaw could enable an...

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 May 2019 Update

 May 22, 2019

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As part of the Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has now come up with a new update for Windows 10 PCs. It’s called Windows 10 19H1 (Windows 10 May 2019 Update). This post lists down some of the highlights of this particular update and Quick Heal’s compatibility with the OS. Highlights...

What is Emotet?

 May 22, 2019

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Emotet malware was first identified in 2014 as Banking trojan. Emotet has evolved from banking trojan to threat distributor till now. It has hit many organizations very badly in 2018 with its functionalities like spamming and spreading. Further with its widespread rich/existence at many organizations, it became threat distributor. Since...

CVE-2019-0708 – A Critical “Wormable” Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows RDP

 May 17, 2019

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This is an important security advisory related to a recently patched Critical remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Service (RDP). The vulnerability is identified as “CVE-2019-0708 – Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability”. MSRC blog mentions This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. In other...

Miners snatching open source tools to strengthen their malevolent power!

 April 26, 2019

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From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. One of the ways to earn cryptocurrencies is to mine them. Nowadays cryptocurrency miner malware have become hot attack vectors for cybercriminals due to its ease of deployment and instant...

5 ways to instantly detect a phishing email and save yourself from phishing attack

 April 18, 2019

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Phishing is a fraudulent activity to trick you into revealing your personal and confidential information. This information usually includes bank account details, net banking details, credit/debit card numbers, login ID and passwords. Every day, countless people become unsuspecting victims of phishing attacks. With cyber criminals adopting sophisticated modes of phishing...

PCs fail to boot up / Freeze after receiving Microsoft Windows 9-April-2019 updates and rebooting the PC

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 April 16, 2019

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Quick Heal and Seqrite users are reporting that PCs fails to boot up / Freeze after installing 9th April Windows Updates and Rebooting the system. Symptoms:  Users have Quick Heal or Seqrite product installed and running on their systems. The PCs fail to boot up / Freeze after installing Windows Updates of 9-April-2019 and Rebootingthe system. There are...

JCry – A Ransomware written in Golang!

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 April 9, 2019

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For several months, QH Labs has been observing an upswing in ransomware activity. We found a new ransomware which is written in Go lang. Malware authors are finding it easy to write ransomware in Go lang rather than traditional programming languages. Infection of Jcry ransomware starts with a compromised website. As...

This summer vacation let your kids explore the internet with safety of parental control

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 April 5, 2019

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At a time when toddlers can be seen playing around with tabs and teens are living in a virtual world of communication, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that today’s parents are raising a completely new and advanced breed of kids!! Not to be left behind are the schools that...

3059 android malware detected per day in 2018 – Are you still counting on free android antivirus for protection?

 March 22, 2019

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The incidents of cyber-attacks on smartphones, especially those working on the popular Android operating system, have been on a constant rise. However, a major reason people still continue to go in for android smartphones, is the fact that these are mostly cheap to buy. However, the year 2018 ended with...