K7 Ultimate Security – World Class Anti-Virus Software Made in India

With a lot of us working from home and internet usage skyrocketing, there is a steep rise in cyberattacks especially with respect to malware and ransomware. While the whole world is fighting an unknown virus on the health front, cybersecurity researchers and security companies worldwide are spending an increasing amount of time safeguarding digital infrastructure worldwide which is facing an unprecedented amount of cyberattacks from bad actors.

A small company based in Chennai, India K7 Computing founded by Jayaraman “Keseven” Kesavardhanan, very often confused with Moscow based Kaspersky has been developing an IT security solution since 1991.

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Millions of Android users targeted by drive-by cryptocurrency miner

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According to Malwarebytes, a new malware on Android is letting user use their device to drive-by cryptocurrency mining campaign, and this is believed to be the biggest operation of this kind that is specifically attacking mobile users.  Continue reading “Millions of Android users targeted by drive-by cryptocurrency miner”

Android malware targets 232 Android apps including Indian banking apps

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Quick Heal Security Labs has detected an Android banking trojan; Android.banker.A9480 which is said to be targeting more than 232 banking apps which also includes the apps offered by Indian banks. Like other banking trojans, even the Android.banker.A9480 is designed with the aim to steal login credentials, hijacking SMSs, etc. Continue reading “Android malware targets 232 Android apps including Indian banking apps”

CCleaner tool compromised by hackers; 2.27M users hit by the malware

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Hackers have managed to compromise a popular PC cleanup tool, CCleaner by Avast. More than 2.21 million people have installed the infected app. CCleaner also known as “crap cleaner”, promises to clean up your system for enhanced performance.  Continue reading “CCleaner tool compromised by hackers; 2.27M users hit by the malware”

Android Malware ‘Judy’ infects over 36.5 million devices

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A new malware dubbed as Judy is hitting Android devices, according to a report from security research firm Check Point. The malware has affected as many as 36.5 million Android devices, making it potentially the most widely-spread malware yet found on Google Play. Continue reading “Android Malware ‘Judy’ infects over 36.5 million devices”

AceDeceiver malware can infect even non-jailbroken iOS devices

Researchers from the cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new malware that can affect even non-jailbroken devices. The malware manages to install itself without any enterprise certificate unlike other malwares.

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New auto rooting malware discovered for Android that is impossible to remove

Android is facing a risk again and this time it is from a deadly adware that is virtually impossible to uninstall. Security researchers from Lookout have come across a new Android adware that masquerades as a popular app and quietly gets root-level access to your phone and gets stuck in the OS.

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Apple says YiSpecter malware issue was fixed in iOS 8.4

Researchers have revealed that a new malware threat is affecting iOS devices. Dubbed as YiSpecter, the malware is able to infect even non-jailbroken Apple devices using enterprise certificates and private APIs.

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iOS devices targeted by new ‘Masque attack’ malware

A new malware vulnerability called as “Masque attack” is targeting iOS devices, as per a security firm FireEye. Masque Attack allows malicious parties to install duplicate versions of third-party apps on your iPhone or iPad, replacing your original app with theirs, which can access and monitor your data.

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“WireLurker” malware attacking Mac and iOS devices

A new malware called as “WireLurker” is targeting Mac and iOS devices has been discovered by researchers from Palo Alto Networks. The malware has already affected thousands of users in China.

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Simplocker Android malware encrypts file and demands ransom

A new Android malware is affecting Android phone users in Ukraine by locking their mobile data. Called as Simplocker, the malware scans the device’s SD card or internal storage, encrypting any data files it finds there with a range of extensions, including obvious ones such as .jpg, .doc, .avi, and mp4. It then demands a ransom from them to recover their files.

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Android’s Verify Apps feature to continuously monitor for malware

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All devices running Android 2.2 and above come with a “Verify Apps” feature built into the Google Settings application. So far this feature has been used to scan apps while installing. The feature would kick in whenever a user would install an APK file obtained from other than the Play Store. Going forward, Google is pushing out an update to flesh out this functionality. Continue reading “Android’s Verify Apps feature to continuously monitor for malware”

AVG Anti-Virus Android app review

With Android being affected by various malwares these days, it is necessary to have an Anti-Virus application installed on your device to protect the device from these malwares and also for the security for your Android smartphone or tablet. When I was searching for an app to secure my phone from these malwares I came across AVG Anti-Virus which had loads of features in it’s free version including remote location of your device.

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