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Vol: 157 – February 03, 2015

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Are you hit by the Ransomware that demands 8 Bitcoins?

eScan has warned IT users of a Ransomware that has been creating havoc in the Indian sub-continent since January 19, 2015 evening. According to the IT security company the Ransomware has the capability to encrypt all the user document files stored in the systems that are infected by it. Further to which, it demands ransom of 8 Bitcoins to decrypt them.

Hostage crisis for your computer, smartphone

US-based eScan, one of the leading anti-virus and content solutions providers, says the best way to prevent such malware attacks is to not open e-mail attachments which are specifically related to fax receipts. Another obvious method is to make sure that your anti-virus software is up to date and your mail gateways are installed with blocking and scanning mechanisms, which are essential to weed out the viruses.

Swear by your mom

This is the only way we can make you stick to the pledge that you will no longer buy gadgets in blissful ignorance!

Presenting a Glimpse on Technologies and trends that are set to rule year 2015

As we move into the year 2015, here are some of the best technologies that are likely to have a big impact on the near term future and how the industry feels about the upcoming trends in technologies.

eScan Security tip of the week
It is always advisable to lock the apps in your mobile device, especially the ones holding your private information such as your email apps or file managers. This will help prevent anyone from using your lost/stolen device even if someone has managed to bypass your locked Android.
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New Ways of Spamming

Recently, it was reported that WhatsApp users in India were receiving phony investment spam messages from USA. The messages were all about promotion of wide range of comfort goods from well-known brands such as Ray-Ban and Louis Vuitton. These messages from USA were destined to WhatsApp users to Europe. However, recent investigation revealed that spam messages were broadcasted from China not USA. The spam is much similar to iMessage spam, which was reported in 2014.
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