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Impact of WannaCry ransomware in India

Ransomware attacks have become a growing concern for security researchers. In emerging economies like India where the government is running digital programs as flagship schemes to digitally empower society and knowledge economy, Ransomware attacks have become a grave threat. It […]

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Outlook Office 365 being blocked by Malwarebytes

Anyone who has the premium version of Malwarebytes installed on their PC and self-protection module enabled might be running into the problem! For no apparent reason, whenever a user tried to access his outlook.office365.com account, Malwarebytes displayed an error message […]

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11 year old Indian-origin boy hacks Bluetooth devices using Raspberry Pi

Internet of Things (IoT) aims at integrating digital devices more with the physical world for the betterment of humans. However, as the technology gets increasingly pervasive, we should bear in mind few concerns. For instance, is the technology failsafe for […]

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UIWIX Ransomware too exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities in Computer Systems

Barely, has the fear about WannaCrypt Ransomware subsided, comes the news that even before WannaCrypt, there was this UIWIX Ransomware that was also exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities.  The newly discovered malware assigns a unique machine ID to each infected computer by […]

India’s CERT-In to hold Webcast on WannaCry ransomware

Now when the ransomware WannaCry is all over the social media and news highlights worldwide, it is creating a havoc among the public. Seeing the potential threat and the chaos among users, the Computer Emergency Response Team India CERT-IN has […]

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Security researcher accidentally stops WannaCry Ransomware outbreak

Something very interesting appears to have happened accidentally! A security researcher seems to have temporarily at least stopped one variant of the WannaCry ransomware in its tracks. WannaCrypt also termed as WannaCry and Wcry or Wcrypt, has already caused massive damage […]

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NSA Tool used to spread WannaCry Ransomware; 75K infections in 99 countries!

The last several hours have been the dark hours for various organizations worldwide. A massive Ransomware attack has hit tens of thousands of computer systems in various companies and organizations across several countries including the UK, China, US, Russia, Italy, […]

Conexant HD Audio Driver in HP laptops contains a Keylogger; Fix available

Some HP laptops are reportedly monitoring and logging all your keystrokes, warns security searchers. The report states that an audio driver installed in the HP laptops comes with a ‘built-in keylogger’ which records all your keystrokes and stores it in […]

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WordPress starts adding noopener noreferrer tags automatically

Did you notice that noopener noreferrer tags are being added to both external AND internal links that are set to open in a new tab (target_blank) in your WordPress blog? I noticed this happening on my blog last night. I […]

Microsoft says that Windows users are safe from NSA leaked hacks

Shadow Brokers a hacking group recently leaked a set of hacking tools that apparently had some link with the NSA, and Windows was one of the platforms that were listed vulnerable. However, Microsoft assured that all the exploits have already […]

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Kaspersky will work with feature limitations on Windows 10 v1703

It looks like Kaspersky users who upgraded to Windows 10 v1703 may face some feature limitations in their security product. Users of Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Antivirus, and Kaspersky Endpoint Security may have seen this message after upgrading their computers […]

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Malwarebytes disabling Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

A user of Malwarebytes has posted on its forums that the program has some major issue with the Windows 10 Creators Update. The user said that Malwarebytes is disabling Windows Defender program in Windows 10 Creators Update. Malwarebytes deactivating Windows […]

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Windows Defender tops AV-Test zero-day malware charts for the 3rd straight month

The recent test reports of Security firm AV-Test reveal that Microsoft’s Windows Defender has scored 100% for the 3rd consecutive month when tested for the zero-day malware protection. AV-test tested Windows Defender against current online threats, which involved accessing known […]

Zero-Day in Microsoft IIS 6.0 Web Server temporarily patched

Attackers have been using a Zero day exploit in IIS 6.0 in order to take control of Windows servers. The worst part is that the IIS 6.0 was originally released in 2010 and was shipped along with Windows Server 2003 […]

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Microsoft to end Windows Vista support this month

Microsoft Windows Vista was one of the most talked about operating systems of its time. In fact, Windows Vista was a huge change from other Windows OS of that era. Hence, it was loved and hated by many. However, it’s […]

Microsoft to strengthen the Edge Sandbox in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge will now be more secure and safe, says Microsoft. Seeing the increasing hack reports of Microsoft Edge web browser, the Company has decided to improve the security of its Sandbox thereby controlling the Remote Code Execution attacks. As […]

Ransomware attackers use Installer Packages to hide malware deeper

Ransomware is slowly gaining traction with antivirus manufacturers. The antivirus is trained especially to find strains of ransomware coming from unknown sources. But ransomware operators are trying to stay a step ahead by disguising the malware as installer packages used […]

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McAfee ramps up Investment in India; Now hiring more people

Antivirus software market in India has witnessed a steady growth and finds a fair percentage of adoption amongst both the consumer as well as business. The primary reason that can be attributed to the rapid rise of the persistence of this trend […]

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New Linux Malware attacks AVTech IOT devices

A new malware that targets Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices has been detected by Search-Lab, a Security research and development firm. This Linux ARM malware called as ELF_IMEIJ.A exploits a vulnerability in devices from AVTech, a surveillance technology company. […]

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How CIA used Fine Dining attack to hijack DLL files

The Vault 7 leaks have exposed a bunch of tricks from CIA’s books. Well, seriously speaking the leak details how the CIA is building a surveillance system that encompasses advanced tools, hackers, and state of the art technology. Amidst all […]

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Firefox to warn you about insecure Logins

With every subsequent release, every browser developer tries to make its browser more secure and reliable. Firefox treads along the same path. If you are not aware, the browser has a special feature that issues warning to users by default […]

Decryptor for Dharma Ransomware now available

Dharma Ransomware now officially has decryptor keys. Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor v 1.17.17.0 & ESET Crysis Decryptor v 2.0.3.0 have been updated to decrypt Dharma ransomware encrypted files and remove the malware. Kaspersky has tested and legitimized the master decryptor keys that were […]

Password Managers found leaking passwords

Popular Password Managers were found leaking passwords

Passwords cannot be easy to remember and tough passwords are difficult to remember. In order to get around this problem most of us usually use a Password Manager which will encrypt and store all of our credentials and will enter […]

Poorly coded Lamdelin Lockscreen Ransomware lets you in using Alt+F4

Ransomware, in general, is deadly, but sometimes their authors may not be intelligent enough to make them lethal enough, and that’s what happened with the new Ransomware kid, Lamdelim.A. Win32/Lamdelim.A has been detected as locking victim’s PC in exchange for […]

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C-DAC India launches free Botnet Cleaning & Anti-malware products

The Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the premier R&D organization Govt. of India for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and Computing, has via its Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre), launched a bunch of […]