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Welivesecurity reports new crypto-ransomware hitting macOS
We have seen a new ransomware campaign for Mac. This new ransomware, written in Swift, is distributed via BitTorrent and calls itself "Patcher".
13 Mar 17
10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones
Smartphones aim to heighten convenience, but there is a real feeling that they're becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. Why?
06 Mar 17
DNS attacks: How they try to direct you to fake pages
that there is more than one type of attack that can affect DNS servers—and in this article we will look at the differences between them.
02 Mar 17
Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet
The new Android banking malware ESET recently discovered on Google Play was spotted in the wild again, targeting more banks.
27 Feb 17
Weekly AU security roundup: The Government, Mimecast, Acronis, ESET and CompTIA
SecurityBrief Australia revisits the biggest stories from the week that was.
24 Feb 17
Weekly NZ security roundup: 31c0n, cyber threats, Darknet and Mimecast
SecurityBrief New Zealand revisits the biggest stories from the week that was.
24 Feb 17
Dangerous Android Trojan masquerades as Flash Player update
A new Android Trojan has been lurking under a fake app that tries to mimic a Flash Player update, ESET discovered this week.
22 Feb 17
Welivesecurity reveals the eight things you should know about spyware
Spyware is widely spread across the web, and is ever present on today’s mobile and desktop devices. You should be security-conscious at all times.
21 Feb 17
ESET receives three AAA ratings in anti-malware protection tests
ESET has walked away with three of what it calls the ‘highest accolades’ in the SE Labs Anti-Malware Protection Tests.
20 Feb 17
Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing
“Every year we see a spike in online dating activity around Valentine’s Day."
13 Feb 17
Entrust your cyber security secrets to a safe pair of hands
Imagine, if you will, that your security is flawless, and not a single other person can access your sensitive accounts or information.
10 Feb 17
Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts
Take ransomware. What does it entail? Does it even matter – will it ever actually affect you? It’ll vanish as quickly as it appeared, right? Wrong.
07 Feb 17
RoT: The all-powerful Ransomware of Things
Infected IoT devices may extort commercial websites by threatening a DDoS attack, or locking IoT devices in order to charge a ransom aka Jackware.
31 Jan 17
Stopping the Ransomware of Things in its path
To stop the IoT becoming home to the RoT, a number of things need to happen; in two different spheres of human activity.
27 Jan 17
How to stay safe online when heading back to school
“More and more children get their first device at primary school."
25 Jan 17
Holding a peace sign in your selfie could ruin your life
"Adopting fingerprints as a biometric authentication option is an increasingly economical one."
20 Jan 17
Behind the WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ allegations: An expert's opinion
Apple’s iMessage made the same tradeoff between ease of use and security, but nobody has accused Apple of backdooring, says ESET.
18 Jan 17
ESET walks away with 100th industry accolade in 'monumental milestone' for security
ESET's NOD32 anti-malware is the first ever product to receive 100 VB100 awards for a single product, achieving a 'monumental milestone'.
18 Jan 17
Windows OS is still full of holes, but Microsoft's making serious efforts to fix it
ESET shows that the Windows operating system is continuing to be a breeding ground for vulnerabilities, but patches are never far behind.
11 Jan 17
Connected car hacking: Who’s to blame?
Yours doesn’t sync with your phone when it detects you driving? That’s so 2016
10 Jan 17
Ransomware to dominate cyber security landscape
“Ransomware was a serious security problem throughout 2016. ESET takes no joy from having been on the right side of that prediction."
09 Jan 17
SecurityBrief Asia revisits 2016's year on the wild, wild web
New threats, new malware, new attacks, new chaos and new ways to fight back: A look back at Asia cybersecurity in 2016.
16 Dec 16
Why combining technology with standards could combat fraud
Fraud is still on the increase due to the use of new technologies, causing losses to both users and companies. What is being done to avoid this?
14 Dec 16
Connected toys and wearables for Christmas? Could be a cyber security risk
As long as a device can be connected to the web or other devices and isn’t secured, it can be accessed stealthily and used to a criminal’s advantage.
13 Dec 16