No device is safe from Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities:eScan

January 8, 2018

Almost every processor designed since 1995 is affected by “Speculative Execution Side-Channel Attacks” as per the extensive research was done by the researchers of Google Project Zero. The vulnerabilities have been segregated into two categories viz. Meltdown and Spectre.

Computers, smartphones, tablets etc. with Windows, Linux, iOS, MacOS, tvOS, Android or any other operating systems are impacted by these vulnerabilities. Advisory issued by Microsoft can be accessed here (, furthermore, users should enable Automatic updates. However, it yet unknown how smartphone device manufactures would be pushing the updates considering for a fact that every vulnerability addressed by Android takes a long time to be made available to the end-users by the device manufacturers. Apple/iOS traditionally have always been very quick in addressing the concerns and have been providing patches to its users at a much faster rate and this time around too, we expect Apple to provide a resolution for these issues.

Apple has issued a statement pertaining to Meltdown / Spectre and iOS / Mac users should expect updates to the Safari Browser in next few days.

 eScan Advisory:

  • Update security patches regularly: It is very critical to keep your mobile device fully updated. Now that the vulnerabilities have been discovered which can be exploited using Javascript, updating the browsers as and when the new versions are made available, would be the best defense for your mobile.
  • Desktop/Servers: Ensure that the installed Antivirus has enabled the registry key on Windows Machines, as mandated by Microsoft, as this would ensure that Antivirus has tested and is compatible with the patches provided by Microsoft.
  • Be cautious while downloading applications: Avoid installing applications from the internet. Use the Google Playstore or App store as provided in the mobile device.
  • Ensure Backup: Always keep a backup of the data on the mobile device before formatting the device.
  • Upgrade your device:  Many a times mobile devices do not get updates after the software and hardware have become the old. The companies keep upgrading the versions of the mobile device with the latest security patches applied.

iValue Appoints Krishna Raj Sharma as New CEO

January 8, 2018

BENGALURU, INDIA – January 8, 2018 – iValue InfoSolutions, a digital leader in the asset protection and data, network and application management, announced that company’s Co-founder Sriram S has stepped down as CEO. And it’s current Director for BFSI, Krishna Raj Sharma has been appointed as Director and Chief Executive Officer. This is the first change of guard for the company since its inception in 2008.

Company’s Co-founder Sriram S will take non-executive roles within the organization. In his career span of 30 years he has been associated with various roles with companies like Wipro before founding iValue InfoSolutions in 2008.

Krishna Raj Sharma, popularly known in the industry as KRS, will take on the top job effective from 1st January 2018. In his previous role, KRS has successfully spearheaded the business as Director – BFSI and has many accolades to his credit in this vertical. He holds a Degree in Engineering and has over 23 years of experience in various roles with companies like GTL, Select Technologies and WeP.

Commenting on this new appointment Sunil Pillai, Founder & Managing Director at iValue InfoSolutions said, “Krishna Raj Sharma is a very lively, versatile, energetic, people and customer centred individual, a great networker with a passion for success. He is a well-regarded business leader with strong technical skills and great business acumen. With a very focused, analytical and objective outlook, KRS will be efficient in driving motivated, aligned & winning team for higher performance and makes for an ideal fit for iValue’s next stages of growth. Under his able leadership, iValue will be spanning another exciting milestone – “its next lap of success”. I would like to congratulate KRS on his new role and wish him and the team every success.”

Commenting on his appointment, Krishna Raj Sharma, now Director and CEO at iValue InfoSolutions said, “We operate in an exciting market that requires constant focus on the ability to accelerate. I am honored to be chosen for this role and will work towards development of the business with prime focus on making a meaningful impact that matters to our Customers, Vendor and Partner Community.

KRS was one of the founding member and has undertaken many roles in iValue from Sales to Operations and also has been instrumental in rolling out ERP Solutions before driving BFSI vertical as Director.

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About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA) management areas, using Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

With a mission to empower organizations to effectively manage their “Digital Assets,” which are critical & differentiators of business, to ensure profitable growth,  iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

The team at iValue has proven track record for creating robust and scalable delivery models for niche, complementing and compelling offering, through customer engagements, while continuing to provide scalable growth for popular offerings, through its focused partner engagements. iValue has direct partnership with 22+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 6000+ Customers through  500+ partners including Global, National, Regional and Local SI’s. iValue has a direct presence across 10 cities in India, with channel, solution, vertical & customer focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants &  Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa foray.

iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates since inception. iValue won Deloitte India Technology Fast 50 award for India and Fast 500 award for Asia-Pac for two consecutive year, 2013 & 2014. iValue also was “Red Herring Asia 100” Finalist in 2014 & 2015. For more information, visit or mail

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