Stay away from the Fireball Malware – Update your Antivirus

In its latest advisory, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has warned Internet users of the Fireball malware. This post explains what this virus is all about and how you can stay away from it. What is the Fireball Malware? Fireball is a browser hijacker that attacks the victim’s web browser. It is designed to perform the following activities: Generate fraudulent clicks on advertisements to make money for the attacker Make changes to the default web browser and its settings Download and execute other malware on the infected system Spy on the victim and steal their private information How does Fireball malware spread? Fireball is being distributed with freeware programs. So, when a user installs this freeware, they may also install fireball without even knowing about it. What should be done? If you think you may have installed free software in the past and noticed unusual changes in your web browser or computer, then follow these steps: Run an antivirus scan on your computer Uninstall programs which you don’t recognise. Go to Control Panel > Programs Uninstall browser add-ons (plug-ins, extensions) which you don’t recognise or don’t remember installing Reset your Internet browsers How Quick Heal helps? Quick Heal Antivirus successfully detects and blocks the Fireball malware. It detects it as: Pua.Elex AdWare.ELEX PUP.Elex If your PC is not protected, you may install the trial version of Quick Heal and run its Anti-malware scan. Download Quick Heal – 30 day Free Trial Tips to avoid such malware Avoid installing free software, especially those that do not have verified publishers Do not click on pop-up ads when you visit less popular and unknown websites, particularly those that offer free software download Do not click on links or download attachments in unknown or unexpected emails. Keep your antivirus up-to-date Apply all recommended security updates on your computer. Keep Automatic Updates ON If this post is helpful, share this post with your friends and family.

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Watch out for Android Ransomware – It’s rising!

Android-ransomware

It’s not only PC ransomware that you should be worrying about. Android ransomware too is on the rise…

Android ransomware has grown by 200% according to the study done by Quick Heal Security Labs for its Q1 Threat Report.

Click here to read the full report

Android ransomware work in the same fashion like PC ransomware do. The malware can lock your device or encrypt the stored data and demand a ransom to put things back to normal.

Tips to stay safe from Android ransomware

  1. Do not click on links or download attachments received in unknown or unexpected emails.
  2. Do not click on links received in text messages from unknown numbers.
  3. Avoid installing apps from unofficial or third-party sources.
  4. Keep a backup of your important data stored on your phone.

How Quick Heal Mobile Security app helps prevent ransomware and other malware threats

  1. Scans apps while they are being installed on your phone.
  2. Detects security vulnerabilities that might exist in the apps installed on your phone.
  3. Background scans inspects every downloaded app to ensure it is safe.
  4. The app receives automatic virus updates that help protect your phone from the latest viruses and malware.
  5. The app reviews the security level of your device and helps you keep it strong.

Reference by Quick Heal

New features for your Google Docs and Sheets mobile apps

Today’s updates to the Google Docs and Sheets mobile apps bring several new and useful features to your Android and iOS devices. Read on for more information.

On your Android phone or tablet, you can now:

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On your iPhone or iPad, you can now:

iOS Page Setup 2

Download the latest versions of these apps from Google Play or the App Store.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

 

 

 

New built-in Gmail protection to combat malware in attachments

Today we announced new security features for Gmail customers, including early phishing detection using machine learning, click-time warnings for malicious links, and unintended external reply warnings. In addition, we have also updated our defences against malicious attachments.

Let’s take a deeper look at the new defences against malicious attachments. We now correlate spam signals with attachment and sender heuristics, to predict messages containing new and unseen malware variants. These protections enable Gmail to better protect our users from zero-day threats, ransomware and polymorphic malware.

In addition, we block the use of file types that carry a high potential for security risks including executable and javascript files.

Machine learning has helped Gmail achieve more than 99% accuracy in spam detection, and with these new protections, we’re able to reduce your exposure to threats by confidently rejecting hundreds of millions of additional messages every day.

Constantly improving our automatic protections

These new changes are just the latest in our ongoing work to improve our protections as we work to keep ahead of evolving threats. For many years, scammers have tried to use dodgy email attachments to sneak past our spam filters, and we’ve long blocked this potential abuse in a variety of ways, including:

  • Rejecting the message and notifying the sender if we detect a virus in an email.
  • Preventing you from sending a message with an infected attachment.
  • Preventing you from downloading attachments if we detect a virus.

While the bad guys never rest, neither do we.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

 

Reference by Google.com

 

Save time with Smart Reply in Gmail

It’s pretty easy to read your emails while you’re on the go, but responding to those emails takes effort. Smart Reply, available in Inbox by Gmail and Allo, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages. The feature already drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile. And starting today, Smart Reply is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS too.

Smart Reply suggests three responses based on the email you received:

Smart reply
Once you’ve selected one, you can send it immediately or edit your response starting with the Smart Reply text. Either way, you’re saving time.
Smart Reply
Smart Reply utilises machine learning to give you better responses the more you use it. So if you’re more of a “thanks!” than a “thanks.” person, we’ll suggest the response that’s, well, more you! If you want to learn about the smarts behind Smart Reply, check out the Google Research Blog.

Smart Reply will roll out globally on Android and iOS in English first, and Spanish will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more languages coming soon!

Launch Details
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)

Impact: 
All end users

Reference by Google.com

Move Google Drive files and folders into Team Drives

Following the launch of Team Drives in March, it’s likely you and your users have existing content that needs to be moved from traditional Google Drive locations (e.g. My Drive) into these new shared spaces. As a G Suite admin, there are three ways you can do this:

1. Allow users to migrate files 
If you enable this setting in the Admin console (Apps > G Suite > Drive and Docs > Migration settings > User options > Allow users to migrate files to Team Drives), users in your domain will be able to move individual files into Team Drives, as long as they have Edit access to those files and the current file owners are members of the destination Team Drive.

Migration Settings

2. Migrate folders as a super admin
If you’re a super admin and have view access or higher to an existing My Drive folder, you can move that folder to a Team Drive yourself. Check out the Help Center for detailed instructions.

3. Delegate admin migration rights to individual users
If you’re a super admin, you can delegate the admin rights described in option 2 to any user in your domain. He or she will then be able to move My Drive folders into Team Drives. For a step-by-step guide to granting these admin migration rights, see the Help Center.

Migration Privilege

No matter which option you choose, there are a few important things to remember when moving files and folders into Team Drives:

  • Any file moved to a Team Drive will then be owned by the Team Drive—not an individual.
  • Moved files will remain in the user’s Shared with me and Recent locations, but they’ll be removed from all other Drive locations (e.g. My Drive).
  • A file’s permissions and sharing link will not change when it’s moved into a Team Drive. People who aren’t Team Drive members will still be able to access that file with their previously granted permissions.

For additional details and key considerations, please visit the Help Center.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Editions:
Available to G Suite Business, Education, Nonprofit, and Enterprise editions only

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
Admins and end users

Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

 

 Reference by Google.com

 

Setup Journaling , Backup, watchdog , routing in Gsuite

The following is a step to setup Journaling, backup, watchdog, routing in Gsuite

  1. Login to google admin console.
  2. Go to manage users
  3. There create email id for journaling
  4. Now go back to admin console page in search just type routing you will land to Apps > Gsuite > Settings For Gsuite> Advance settings or  From the Admin console dashboard, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGmailand thenAdvanced settings.
  5. On the left, select the organization.
  6. Scroll to the Routing setting in the Routing section, hover over the setting and click Configure. If the setting is already configured, hover over the setting and click Edit or Add another.
  7. Enter a unique name that’ll help you identify the setting.
  8. Go to the next step to configure the setting.
  9. You can set up the routing policy for:Inbound (any incoming messages)
    Outbound (any outgoing messages)
    Internal sending (internal message sent to another user in your organization)
    Internal receiving (internal message received by another user in your organization)
    Note: This includes messages originating outside of Gmail that are SPF or DKIM authenticated by one of
    your domains.For example, select Inbound, Internal-receiving, or both, to set up split delivery, dual delivery, or a catch-all address (or all 3) and to route messages to additional recipients.

    Check the boxes next to the messages you want the policy to apply to.
    For split delivery or dual delivery, select Inbound, Internal-receiving, or both.
    To set up a catch-all address or to route messages to additional recipients, select Inbound, Internal-receiving, or both.

    Go to the next step to continue.

    After that you will see Also Deliver to: there you will have to mention your journalling email id.

    10.You will have to save it.

    11. You will see a message at bottom of the screen to save it. You will have to  save it again.

    12.At last you will see something like below

     

    Setup Journaling , Backup, watchdog , routing in Gsuite

  10. All your policy is created.

 

 

How to configure an e-mail account in Outlook Express

If you have an email account set up on the server, you may want to configure Outlook or Outlook express to send/receive email from this email address. To configure Outlook to connect to your account, please do the following:

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Go to “Tools” and click on “Accounts
    OutlookExpress
  3. An “Internet Accounts” window will pop up. Select the Mail tab, then “Add“, then click on “Mail“.
    OutlookExpress
  4. This will start up Internet Connection Wizard. Enter your name where it says “Display name:” and click “Next” at the bottom right.
    OutlookExpress
  5. Select the Next button
  6. Enter your Email address in the input box. This does NOT have to be your “username@yourdomain.com”( you can use “john@yourdomain.com, webmaster@yourdomain.com, etc). Then click Next

  7. Click the Next button
  8. In the Incoming mail field type mail.yourdomain.com.In the Outgoing mail (SMTP)field type mail.yourdomain.com
    (so if your domain name is elitepolls.com, then you would put “mail.elitepolls.com” there). Click Next
    OutlookExpress
  9. For the Account Name, type the full email address (including the domain name). In the Password section, type the password for the email.
    OutlookExpress
  10. Click the Next button
  11. Click the Finish button
    OutlookExpress
  12. You should still see the Mail tab, so click the Properties button
  13. Select the Servers tab
  14. Check the box at the bottom which says “My server requires authentication”
  15. Select the Advanced tab
  16. At the top, you will see “Server Port Numbers” and “Outgoing mail (SMTP):” with a value of 25. You need to change this to port 26 if you are not able to send emails using 25.
  17. Click the Apply button, OK button, and the Close button.
  18. You’re done! Now you can test your email.

Users with legacy Android devices can now access work apps in Google Play

Recently, we announced that your organization’s private apps would move from the “Private Channel” (i.e. the “domain.com” tab) to the “Work Apps” tab in the Google Play Store. We envision this Work Apps section as a single destination where users can find all of the applications they need to be productive on mobile. Using Google Mobile Management, G Suite administrators can offer a curated set of both public and custom apps to their employees in the Work Apps section of Google Play.

Previously, however, employees with Android devices that did not support work profiles could not see the Work Apps tab and the apps their admins had curated. This included any users with Android devices running 5.0 Lollipop or less. With this launch, employees with these older devices can now access the Work Apps tab in Google Play (in their personal profile) and the apps their admins have curated.

Google Play for Work on Legacy Devices

Note that on devices that do support work profiles, the Work Apps tab can only be accessed from Google Play in the work profile.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

 

Reference by Google.com

Support for rotated text, accounting number formats, and more in Google Sheets

We’re working hard to ensure that Google Sheets meets your business needs. As part of that effort, today we’re introducing several enterprise-friendly features that you’ve been asking for in Sheets on the web, Android, and iOS:

Rotated text
You can now rotate the text in a cell in Sheets (Format > Text rotation). This is especially useful when you need to fit long header names into thin columns, or when you simply want to fit more text on a single screen.

 

Rotated text 1

Accounting number formats
We’re making it easier to read your budgets, expense reports, and other spreadsheets containing monetary amounts by aligning the currency symbols within them (Format > Number > Accounting). We’re also making improvements to the way numbers, decimal points, and repeated characters line up to make them simpler to scan and analyze.

Accounting number formats 2

More border styles
You can now choose from several new border styles in Sheets, including various thicknesses and double borders, which are commonly used in financial statements like balance sheets (Toolbar > Borders > Border styles).

Additional improvements on mobile
In addition to the features described above, we’re also launching the following improvements to our mobile apps:

  • Support for using a mouse with the Sheets Android app
  • Ability to view and select existing custom colors in the Sheets Android app
  • Ability to drag and drop rows and columns in the Sheets Android and iOS apps
  • Formatting suggestions in Explore in the Sheets iOS app

For more details, check out the Help Center articles below.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

  • All mobile features
  • Additional border styles on the web

Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming on March 6, 2017

  • Rotated text on the web
  • Accounting number formats on the web

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

Reference by Google.com