DNSChanger server shutdown deadline looming

 July 7, 2012

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Quick Heal would like to remind its users about the impending DNSChanger server shutdown on July 9th. If you have been following this piece of news, you will be aware that the shutdown deadline is now just two days away. People who still have this malware on their machine will...

3 Security news updates you may have missed

 June 30, 2012

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Malware causes printer outage and gibberish A malicious program called Milicenso afflicted printers across various offices in the world causing them to print garbled data. India, the US, Europe and South America were the majorly afflicted territories. Milicenso has been used in the past by malicious cyber groups and it...

Threatening apps doing the rounds on Google Play

 June 28, 2012

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Here are a few potentially risky applications for Android that you should avoid. The first one is a variant of the notorious mobile spyware, Zeus. Users should actively avoid this app, whereas the second one has some serious privacy related implications. Zeus malware poses as security app A new version...

Fake USPS emails continue

 June 15, 2012

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Here at Quick Heal we constantly warn Internet users about the continuous outbreaks of fake USPS email scams. We have observed a continuous increase in the percentage of fake USPS emails over the past few months. Given below are some stats about the percentage of fake USPS emails out of the total...

DNSChanger: Temporary servers to shut down on July 9th, infected machines to lose Internet access

 June 6, 2012

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According to recent reports, 330,000 machines all over the world are still infected with the DNSChanger malware. Machines infected with this malware beyond July 9th will be unable to access the Internet. Quick Heal users need not worry though, as they are protected against this threat. The malware signature is...

‘Flamer’ Lights Fire In Cyber Space

 May 31, 2012

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We would like to update our readers about the findings of Flamer, the recent information stealing malware which is making news in Cyber Space. Investigation shows that a few of the malicious Flamer components were reported in the Online Scanner portal around 2 years and 10 months ago (in August...

New cyber espionage malware ‘Flamer’ is the most complex ever seen

 May 29, 2012

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Our Malware Analysis team has discovered a highly complex malware (Trojan.Flamer.A) that is written using the ‘Lua’ programming language. This malware is on par, if not stronger, than previously seen similar threats, Stuxnet and Duqu. The Iranian CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) has many names for this worm – ‘Flame’,...

Infographic: Quick Heal’s DNAScan Technology

 May 22, 2012

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As the proliferation of the Internet and the use and abuse of Web 2.0 increases, computer users are exposed to zero-day threats and risks that propagate in real-time. Any access to the Internet without protection is no doubt clogged with spyware, adware and dangerous bots. It doesn’t stop at this,...

Rougeware “Data Recovery” through Fake USPS email

 May 15, 2012

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A few days backs I posted a blog regarding fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. Today I have once again come across a similar sort of fake email which pretends to be from USPS with the subject: “Your postal label is available.” The mail states that USPS failed to...

Outbreak of fake USPS emails

 April 19, 2012

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Attackers are extensively targeting Internet users by spreading fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. This time there are some slight changes in the content of the email but it is nothing that we have not seen before. The subject line reads: “You need to get a parcel”. The email misguides...