January 21, 2019 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood
This year at CES there was an entire section devoted to smart city initiatives municipalities are rolling out in many cities around the world, or planning to. As we noted in our look at automotive security and IoT security previously, the technologies...
January 14, 2019 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on New Year’s resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape
Many of us entered 2019 with a boatload of New Year’s resolutions. Doing more exercise, fixing unhealthy eating habits and saving more money are all highly respectable goals in their own right, but could it be that they don’t go far enough in an era with...
December 7, 2018 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites
Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Importantly, the...
December 2, 2018 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds
The prevalence of cybersecurity incidents and the concomitant growing concerns about any organization’s cybersecurity posture haven’t done much to discourage many employees from engaging in poor security habits, a survey has found. In some respects,...
The latest version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium that offers fortified multilayered protection, enhanced IoT protection, product referral and a new security report feature is released today. Users can rely on...
Con artists have been plying their trade since time immemorial, but the internet opened the floodgates to a whole new level of swindling. It has allowed fraudsters to take aim at an endless number of victims and at the range of victims that they never could...
October 24, 2018 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on Five simple steps to staying safe online
October is recognised as European Cyber Security Month in Europe and as National Cyber Security Awareness Month across the pond, giving us all ample opportunity to pause to think about the growing importance of cybersecurity and about ways to stay safe...
October 9, 2018 •
Top Stories •
Comments Off on Top 7 tips for protecting your Smart TV
The final few months will likely be a busy time of year for people and cybercriminals will be no different as they continue to look for weak spots in networks. It’s holiday time, and maybe you’ve invited friends over and you plan to sit back and watch the...
October 3, 2018 •
Comments Off on ESET researchers discover the first-ever UEFI rootkit
ESET researchers discovered a cyberattack that used a UEFI rootkit to establish a presence on the victims’ computers. Dubbed LoJax by ESET, this rootkit was part of a campaign run by the infamous Sednit group against several high-profile targets in Central...
September 27, 2018 •
Comments Off on ESET launches flexible Cloud service to solve SMB IT security challenges
ESET, today launches ESET Cloud Administrator – a cloud-based remote security management solution specifically designed to address the IT security challenges faced by small and medium businesses (SMBs). According to recent data, nearly one in five SMBs fell...
Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda....
Cybercrime remains a looming threat in the ICT sector and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Cybercriminals continue to find new and sophisticated ways to override security protocols for malicious purposes. In 2017, we saw the rise of ransomware as...
September 11, 2018 •
Comments Off on Could home appliances knock down power grids?
Cybercriminals could rope internet-connected household appliances into a botnet in order to manipulate the demand side of the power grid and, ultimately, cause anything from local outages to large-scale blackouts, according to a study from a team of academics...
September 7, 2018 •
Comments Off on Of Machine Learning and Malware: what’s in store
It is no mean feat to find an area in business and technology where the proponents of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) don’t tout the benefits of any of their manifold applications. Cybersecurity is no exception, of course. Given...
First, a quick recap: Epic Games has decided to eschew distributing the Android version of its blockbuster game, Fortnite, via Google Play, instead making it available exclusively from its own website. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has said that the move...
With news headlines regularly announcing a new data breach, one wonders whether hackers are becoming more skilled and bolder, or whether organisations are not taking the security of the information they process seriously. Unfortunately, what businesses may...