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Instagram tests new ways to recover hacked accounts

Locked out and out of luck? The photo-sharing platform is trialing new methods to reunite you with your lost account The post Instagram tests new ways to recover hacked accounts appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Malware sidesteps Google permissions policy with new 2FA bypass technique

ESET analysis uncovers a novel technique bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication while circumventing Google’s recent SMS permissions restrictions The post Malware sidesteps Google permissions policy with new 2FA bypass technique appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

What are the main security concerns associated with smart buildings and why are they in the crosshairs of cybercriminals? The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

GDPR one year on: Most Europeans know at least some of their rights

On the other hand, a surprisingly high number of Europeans haven't even heard of the landmark legislation The post GDPR one year on: Most Europeans know at least some of their rights appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Spain’s top soccer league fined over its app’s ‘tactics’

La Liga has taken substantial flak for tapping into microphones and geolocation services in fans‘ phones in a bid to root out piracy The post Spain’s top soccer league fined over its app’s ‘tactics’ appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Why cybercriminals are eyeing smart buildings

A recent talk by ESET's Global Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe looks at the key security challenges facing intelligent buildings The post Why cybercriminals are eyeing smart buildings appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cyberattack exposes travelers’ photos, says US border agency

The images, collected over one and a half months, were taken as the travelers crossed an unspecified border point The post Cyberattack exposes travelers’ photos, says US border agency appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research shows how Wajam has evolved into an adware operation that keeps coming up with new tricks in order to evade detection The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Critical bug found in popular mail server software

If exploited, the security hole in Exim could allow attackers to run arbitrary commands on vulnerable mail servers The post Critical bug found in popular mail server software appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

NSA joins chorus urging Windows users to patch ‘BlueKeep’

The alert comes on the heels of Microsoft’s second advisory calling on people to take action before it’s too late The post NSA joins chorus urging Windows users to patch ‘BlueKeep’ appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Wajam: From start-up to massively-spread adware

How a Montreal-made "social search engine" application has managed to become widely-spread adware, while escaping consequences The post Wajam: From start-up to massively-spread adware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hackers steal 19 years’ worth of data from a top Australian university

It is the second major breach that the Australian National University suffered in 2018 The post Hackers steal 19 years’ worth of data from a top Australian university appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Over 2.3 billion files exposed online

Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware The post Over 2.3 billion files exposed online appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers show how Turla has refreshed its malicious toolkit and how, in an effort to evade detection, the group uses PowerShell to inject malware directly into memory The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

The aftermath of a data breach: A personal story

Criminals used my account to launder credit card transactions into cash, at least where the company transacted with was willing to refund The post The aftermath of a data breach: A personal story appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

A dive into Turla PowerShell usage

ESET researchers analyze new TTPs attributed to the Turla group that leverage PowerShell to run malware in-memory only The post A dive into Turla PowerShell usage appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Equifax stripped of ‘stable’ outlook over 2017 breach

Add that to the US$1.4 billion that the massive security incident two years ago has cost the company so far The post Equifax stripped of ‘stable’ outlook over 2017 breach appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers zero in on commands executed by Zebrocy, a piece of malware from the extensive toolkit of the Sednit APT group The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Fake cryptocurrency apps crop up on Google Play as bitcoin price rises

ESET researchers have analyzed fake cryptocurrency wallets emerging on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed growth The post Fake cryptocurrency apps crop up on Google Play as bitcoin price rises appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Patch now! Why the BlueKeep vulnerability is a big deal

What you need to know about the critical security hole that could enable the next WannaCryptor The post Patch now! Why the BlueKeep vulnerability is a big deal appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

A journey to Zebrocy land

ESET sheds light on commands used by the favorite backdoor of the Sednit group The post A journey to Zebrocy land appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cybersecurity training and awareness: Helpful resources for educators

Free resources for cybersecurity awareness and training are out there – links to many of them are provided here The post Cybersecurity training and awareness: Helpful resources for educators appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What the ban on facial recognition tech will – and will not – do

As San Francisco moves to regulate the use of facial recognition systems, we reflect on some of the many ‘faces’ of the fast-growing technology The post What the ban on facial recognition tech will – and will not – do appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers detail how ASUS's cloud service has been abused to distribute the Plead malware; in other news, ESET's telemetry shows that the use of the EternalBlue exploit is reaching new highs The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

EternalBlue reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

Attack attempts involving the exploit are in hundreds of thousands daily The post EternalBlue reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Survey: What should companies do to restore trust post-breach?

The ESET survey of thousands of people in Asia-Pacific (APAC) provides valuable insight into their perceptions of cyber-threats and various common aspects of online security The post Survey: What should companies do to restore trust post-breach? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Ice Hockey World Championship: The risks of free live streaming

You think you’re watching the games for free, but are you sure that's the case? Let’s review some of the risks that may come with free live streaming websites The post Ice Hockey World Championship: The risks of free live streaming appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Plead malware distributed via MitM attacks at router level, misusing ASUS WebStorage

ESET researchers have discovered that the attackers have been distributing the Plead malware via compromised routers and man-in-the-middle attacks against the legitimate ASUS WebStorage software The post Plead malware distributed via MitM attacks at router level, misusing ASUS WebStorage appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say

What are some of the most interesting takeaways from Verizon’s latest annual security report? The post Verizon’s data breach report: What the numbers say appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers detail the modus operandi of LightNeuron, a Microsoft Exchange backdoor that leverages a previously unseen persistence mechanism The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Types of backup and five backup mistakes to avoid

What are the main types of backup operations and how can you avoid the sinking feeling that comes with the realization that you may not get your data back? The post Types of backup and five backup mistakes to avoid appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hackers steal US$41 million worth of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange

The thieves bade their time before running off with more than 7,000 Bitcoin ‘in one fell swoop’ The post Hackers steal US$41 million worth of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Turla LightNeuron: An email too far

ESET research uncovers Microsoft Exchange malware remotely controlled via steganographic PDF and JPG email attachments The post Turla LightNeuron: An email too far appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers document how cybercriminals abused the advertising network of Russia's leading search engine for malicious campaigns targeting accountants The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer?

A reflection on whether this approach to addressing IoT security challenges can ‘deliver the goods’ and how consumer awareness can help The post The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

World Password Day: A day to review your defenses

So, do you think you’ve been ‘pwned’? That’s the question to ask yourself today The post World Password Day: A day to review your defenses appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

D-Link camera vulnerability allows attackers to tap into the video stream

ESET researchers highlight a series of security holes in a device intended to make homes and offices more secure The post D-Link camera vulnerability allows attackers to tap into the video stream appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Buhtrap backdoor and ransomware distributed via major advertising platform

Criminal activities against accountants on the rise – Buhtrap and RTM still active The post Buhtrap backdoor and ransomware distributed via major advertising platform appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

An analysis finds that '123456' is by far the most-commonly re-occurring password on breached accounts The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

BEC fraud losses almost doubled last year

On the good news front, the FBI notes the success of its newly-established team in recovering some of the funds lost in BEC scams The post BEC fraud losses almost doubled last year appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Over 23 million breached accounts used ‘123456’ as password

The notorious six-digit string continues to 'reign supreme' among the most-hacked passwords The post Over 23 million breached accounts used ‘123456’ as password appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

WannaCryptor ‘accidental hero’ pleads guilty to malware charges

Marcus Hutchins, who is best known for his inadvertent role in blunting the WannaCryptor outbreak two years ago, may now face a stretch behind bars The post WannaCryptor ‘accidental hero’ pleads guilty to malware charges appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Microsoft has admitted that some users of its web-based email services such as Outlook.com have had their account information and, in some cases, even email contents exposed The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Embracing creativity to improve cyber-readiness

How approaching cybersecurity with creativity in mind can lead to better protection from digital threats The post Embracing creativity to improve cyber-readiness appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Bug in EA’s Origin client left gamers open to attacks

The gaming company has rolled out a fix for the remote code execution vulnerability, so make sure you run the platform's latest version The post Bug in EA’s Origin client left gamers open to attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Your Android phone can now double as a security key

An extra layer of security never hurt anybody, and now you can turn your phone into a physical security key The post Your Android phone can now double as a security key appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft reveals breach affecting webmail users

Some users of Microsoft’s web-based email services such as Outlook.com had their account information exposed in an incident that, as it later emerged, also impacted email contents The post Microsoft reveals breach affecting webmail users appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

More than 50 universities in the United Kingdom had their cyber-defenses tested by ethical hackers, and the 'grades' aren’t pretty The post Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers publish their findings on a new malware variant that the OceanLotus group uses to target Mac users The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

WPA3 flaws may let attackers steal Wi-Fi passwords

The new wireless security protocol contains multiple design flaws that hackers could exploit for attacks on Wi-Fi passwords The post WPA3 flaws may let attackers steal Wi-Fi passwords appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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