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  • Financial departments under attack from malicious campaign, ESET discovers

    Financial departments under attack from malicious campaign, ESET discovers

    August 19, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Financial departments under attack from malicious campaign, ESET discovers

    ESET researchers have discovered a malicious campaign that has been underway since 2016 in four countries of the European Balkan region: Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The victims of this attack were the financial departments of...

  • Beware of Whatsapp scam offering free internet

    July 29, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Beware of Whatsapp scam offering free internet

    ESET researchers in Latin America have discovered a scam that impersonates Whatsapp. The fake app offers 1000 GB of internet data to celebrate its anniversary. What strikes right off the bat here is that the URL that comes with the message is not an official...

  • Is it safe to download FaceApp?-All your questions answered

    Is it safe to download FaceApp? All your questions answered

    July 21, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Is it safe to download FaceApp? All your questions answered

    The past week has seen a craze around a mobile app that uses neural network technology to automatically generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs. Developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, FaceApp, as it is known, has been around...

  • 26% of all phones are hacked into using the top 20 most used PIN codes

    New research cautions phone users to re-examine their PIN codes

    June 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New research cautions phone users to re-examine their PIN codes

    There are many lists online that highlight the most used passwords, but very little attention is drawn to the most used PIN codes. Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa, has brought attention to the importance of choosing a unique PIN code to protect...

  • Why the Bluekeep vulnerability is a big deal

    Why the Bluekeep vulnerability is a big deal

    May 30, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Why the Bluekeep vulnerability is a big deal

    Remember the panic that hit organisations around the world on May 12th, 2017 when machine after machine displayed the WannaCryptor ransom screen? Well, we might have a similar incident on our hands in the coming days, weeks or months if companies don’t...

  • Is it safe to download FaceApp?-All your questions answered

    ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play

    May 24, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play

    ESET researchers have just concluded their analysis of fake cryptocurrency wallets that emerged on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed spike in value. This month has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to its highest point since September...

  • No environment is immune to cyber attacks-Check Point study reveals

    ESET warns users of fraudulent e-mail messages

    April 10, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on ESET warns users of fraudulent e-mail messages

    ESET has recorded a wave of multi-lingual e-mail based extortion scams scaring victims into paying. The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim’s device and has recorded the person while watching pornographic content. The email...

  • Why the Bluekeep vulnerability is a big deal

    ESET announces smartphone-based 2FA solution

    April 3, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on ESET announces smartphone-based 2FA solution

    Global cybersecurity company, ESET, has announced that it has made its smartphone-based 2FA solution, ESET Secure Authentication (ESA), available via its 4000+ strong MSP Partner’s Program ESA can be leveraged within ESET’s proven daily billing...

  • CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

    CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

    January 21, 2019 • SecurityComments 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...

  • New Year's resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    New Year’s resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

    January 14, 2019 • SecurityComments 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...

  • 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 • 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 • 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...

  • Why the Bluekeep vulnerability is a big deal

    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 • 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...