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  • New Year's resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    New Year’s resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    January 14, 2019 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

    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...

  • Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    December 7, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments 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...

  • New Year's resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

    December 2, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments 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,...

  • ESET launches security solutions to protect constantly connected users

    ESET launches security solutions to protect constantly connected users

    October 26, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on ESET launches security solutions to protect constantly connected users

    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...

  • Top tips to keep safe this Tax season

    Scams and Flaws: Why we get duped

    October 25, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Scams and Flaws: Why we get duped

    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...

  • Five simple steps to staying safe online

    Five simple steps to staying safe online

    October 24, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments 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...

  • Top 7 tips for protecting your Smart TV

    Top 7 tips for protecting your Smart TV

    October 9, 2018 • Top StoriesComments 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...

  • ESET researchers discover the first-ever UEFI rootkit

    ESET researchers discover the first-ever UEFI rootkit

    October 3, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

    ESET launches flexible Cloud service to solve SMB IT security challenges

    September 27, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Lukas Stefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET

    Fake finance apps on Google Play target users worldwide

    September 21, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fake finance apps on Google Play target users worldwide

    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....

  • Robert Lipovsky unpacks popular cyber threats

    Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    September 11, 2018 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    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...

  • Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    Could home appliances knock down power grids?

    September 11, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments 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...

  • Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    Of Machine Learning and Malware: what’s in store

    September 7, 2018 • SecurityComments 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...

  • Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    September 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    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...

  • Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    August 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    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...

  • Top tips to keep safe this Tax season

    ESET launches a new line of endpoint security solutions

    August 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on ESET launches a new line of endpoint security solutions

    Cybersecurity research and endpoint security company, ESET announced the launch of its new line of endpoint security solutions designed to provide tools for prevention and management of cyber risks on a global scale. ESET is raising its game with the...