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'Dangerous' Industroyer malware linked to industrial cyber attacks
ESET has posted a warning that critical infrastructure worldwide could be vulnerable to the cybercriminal group Industroyer.
16 Jun 17
Botnets are being overshadowed by ransomware - in the media, at least
Botnets not only harm the owners of infected computers, but others too – they can send out spam, distributing a range of scams or even ransomware.
12 Jun 17
Oops, Turla did it again - hackers target Britney Spears' Instagram account
A backdoor trojan has been lurking in the comment sections of Britney Spears' Instagram posts and the hacking group Turla may be the culprit.
09 Jun 17
The three types of employees that can cause a data breach
More and more companies are realizing that trusted & trained employees can also pose an enormous threat. We have identified three types of employees.
29 May 17
ESET offers free cybersecurity awareness training program
ESET is now offering free cybersecurity awareness training for anyone who wants to learn about cybersecurity and the risk of being attacked.
19 May 17
A short history of the computer password
The concept of a password was developed so that users could only access their own specific files for their allotted four hours a week.
15 May 17
Big changes in the infosec landscape: Time to take note and take action
Do you like RDP? Good. So do attackers. Wait? What?! Yes, attackers love your weakly-defended RDP port as the payoff can be huge.
15 May 17
Online shopping? Four tips for staying secure
Have you remembered Mother's Day? If not, better get on the net and buy something! Here's some tips for staying secure while online shopping.
12 May 17
Fingerprint security & biometrics: Three major myths busted
Contrary to what many people assume biometric readers aren't foolproof. They have their own set of unique vulnerabilities. Fingerprints can be stolen.
08 May 17
Epic hacker fail: An exclusive look at the Netflix hack with ESET
We chatted with ESET’s senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald for an expert's views on what the Netflix hack means for the future of streaming.
04 May 17
Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages
Recently, here at our research lab, we have seen an increase in the number of JS/Chromex.Submelius threats detected.
02 May 17
Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’
An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain.
27 Apr 17
'Flashlight' Trojan targets Australian banking apps, takes pictures of victims
Android users are being warned about a fake flashlight app on Google Play that is targeting Australian banking apps.
24 Apr 17
Women in cybersecurity: Slowly but surely, change is coming
“More people are realising what a solid, secure and interesting career choice it is."
24 Apr 17
Don’t buy the elixir of youth: Machine learning is not magic
If someone told you they had a magic elixir that would heal all your illnesses or injuries, and make you young again, would you believe them?
18 Apr 17
Anyware Corporation adds ESET to Aussie security portfolio
Anyware Corporation has inked a deal with ESET to provide the vendor’s range of business and personal security licensing and software in Australia.
11 Apr 17
It’s time to finally say goodbye to Windows XP. And Vista. Again.
On April 8 it was three years since Microsoft ended its extended support for Windows XP. 8% of desktop users worldwide still run the operating system.
10 Apr 17
Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play
F11 did not contain any harmful code. Instead, it relied purely on social engineering, tricking users into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player.
05 Apr 17
ESET-DESlock acquisition pays off in data encryption test
“Given the growing importance of IT and data security, this is the first time AV-Comparatives has conducted a test on business encryption."
31 Mar 17
The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided
It is precisely because of this concept of the cost of doing nothing that we’re able to determine the value of a cybersecurity solution.
27 Mar 17
ESET says Australia's mandatory breach disclosure doesn't go far enough
“In 2017, the idea that boards of businesses exempt from the mandatory data breach disclosure laws still don’t need to have plans is very worrying."
20 Mar 17
Getting more Instagram followers? Could be a scam
Cybercriminals have been targeting Instagram users by luring them to install these apps, which claim to boost their Instagram followers.
15 Mar 17
Here are the top trends in Android ransomware right now
Android devices are used to store increasing amounts of valuable data, making Android ransomware ever more worthwhile for attackers.
14 Mar 17
ESET updates free decryptor for victims of Crysis ransomware
People who have been hit by the Crysis ransomware now have access a free decryptor that will unlock their devices, thanks to the team at ESET.
13 Mar 17