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Popular password manager in the spotlight over web trackers

While the trackers in LastPass’ Android app don’t collect any personal data, the news may not sit well with some privacy-minded users The post Popular password manager in the spotlight over web trackers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Privacy bug in Brave browser – Clubhouse audio streamed to external website – Protecting children from cyberbullying in COVID-19 era The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked

Neither clinical research into the coronavirus nor any patient data were affected by the incident The post Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19

As screen time has increased, so has the risk of cyberbullying. What you can do to help protect your children from online harassment? The post Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Championing worthy causes: How ESET gives a helping hand

A snapshot of some of the ways ESET makes an impact supporting the well-being of people, communities and the environment The post Championing worthy causes: How ESET gives a helping hand appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facebook ramps up fight against child abuse content

Two new tools will warn users about the risks of searching for and sharing content that exploits children, including the potential legal consequences of doing so The post Facebook ramps up fight against child abuse content appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google’s Password Checkup tool rolling out to Android devices

People who use devices running Android 9 or newer will be alerted if their login credentials have been stolen The post Google’s Password Checkup tool rolling out to Android devices appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website

The incident raises concerns about the privacy and security of conversations taking place on the platform The post Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity

A bug in the ad blocking component of Brave’s Tor feature caused the browser to leak users' DNS queries The post Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Avoid COVID-19 vaccine fraud and hoaxes – Romance scams cause record-high losses – Exaramel in the spotlight after attacks in France The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

TDoS attacks could cost lives, warns FBI

Both hacktivists and extortionists have used telephony denial-of-service attacks as a way to further their goals The post TDoS attacks could cost lives, warns FBI appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

The first instance of malicious code native to Apple Silicon M1 Macs emerged a month after the release of devices equipped with the company’s in-house CPUs The post Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy

The Exaramel backdoor, discovered by ESET in 2018, resurfaces in a campaign hitting companies that use an outdated version of a popular IT monitoring tool The post Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records

As dating apps experience a boom amid COVID-19, losses to romance scams soar too The post Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Beware of COVID‑19 vaccine scams and misinformation

The vaccination push provides a vital shot in the arm for the world’s battle against the pandemic, but it's also a topic ripe for exploitation by fraudsters and purveyors of misinformation The post Beware of COVID‑19 vaccine scams and misinformation appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Record‑high number of vulnerabilities reported in 2020

High-severity and critical bugs disclosed in 2020 outnumber the sum total of vulnerabilities reported in 2010 The post Record‑high number of vulnerabilities reported in 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET's Q4 2020 threat report is out – How smart sex toys can ruin your privacy – Protecting water supply systems The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Fifty shades of vulnerable: How to play it safe with your smart sex toy

While you’re living out your fantasies, your internet-enabled sex toy may be setting you up for a privacy nightmare The post Fifty shades of vulnerable: How to play it safe with your smart sex toy appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Protecting the water supply – hacker edition

What can municipalities do to better protect their water supply systems? The post Protecting the water supply – hacker edition appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft patches actively exploited Windows kernel flaw

This month’s relatively humble bundle of security updates fixes 56 vulnerabilities, including a zero-day bug and 11 flaws rated as critical The post Microsoft patches actively exploited Windows kernel flaw appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hacker attempts to poison Florida city’s water supply

While the incursion was thwarted in time, cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure are a major cause for concern The post Hacker attempts to poison Florida city’s water supply appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET Threat Report Q4 2020

A view of the Q4 2020 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts The post ESET Threat Report Q4 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET unearths a supply-chain attack against an Android emulator for PC and Mac – ESET research into malware targeting HPC clusters – How to prevent at least some zero-days The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google: Better patching could have prevented 1 in 4 zero‑days last year

Vendors should fix the root cause of a vulnerability, rather than block just one path to triggering it, says Google The post Google: Better patching could have prevented 1 in 4 zero‑days last year appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facebook etiquette: Behaviors you should avoid

Sharing your thoughts or photos for the world to see is now as easy as pushing a button, but even a seemingly harmless post may come back to haunt you The post Facebook etiquette: Behaviors you should avoid appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Identity theft spikes amid pandemic

The US Federal Trade Commission received 1.4 million reports of identity theft last year, double the number from 2019 The post Identity theft spikes amid pandemic appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Kobalos – A complex Linux threat to high performance computing infrastructure

ESET researchers publish a white paper about unique multiplatform malware they’ve named Kobalos The post Kobalos – A complex Linux threat to high performance computing infrastructure appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Operation NightScout: Supply‑chain attack targets online gaming in Asia

ESET researchers uncover a supply-chain attack used in a cyberespionage operation targeting online‑gaming communities in Asia The post Operation NightScout: Supply‑chain attack targets online gaming in Asia appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Law enforcement disrupts Emotet – Wormable Android malware spreading via WhatsApp – Three iOS zero-day bugs squashed The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Emotet botnet disrupted in global operation

The law enforcement action is one of the most significant operations against cybercriminal enterprises ever The post Emotet botnet disrupted in global operation appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning

As schools and students continue to contend with the very real cyber-risks of virtual classrooms, we share some advice for protecting children’s data and privacy The post Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Apple patches three iOS zero‑days under attack

The company emits emergency updates to fix bugs affecting devices ranging from iPhones to Apple Watches The post Apple patches three iOS zero‑days under attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages

“Download This application and Win Mobile Phone”, reads the message attempting to trick users into downloading a fake Huawei app The post Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research analyzes the Vadokrist banking trojan – Beware smishing scams – WhatsApp postpones privacy policy changes The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily?

Here’s how to spot scams where criminals use deceptive text messages to hook and reel in their marks The post Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Vadokrist: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans The post Vadokrist: A wolf in sheep’s clothing appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

DNSpooq bugs expose millions of devices to DNS cache poisoning

Security flaws in a widely used DNS software package could allow attackers to send users to malicious websites or to remotely hijack their devices The post DNSpooq bugs expose millions of devices to DNS cache poisoning appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

FBI warns of voice phishing attacks stealing corporate credentials

Criminals coax employees into handing over their access credentials and use the login data to burrow deep into corporate networks The post FBI warns of voice phishing attacks stealing corporate credentials appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Millions of people flock to Signal and Telegram as WhatsApp scrambles to assuage users' concerns The post WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research dissects targeted malware attacks in Colombia – What parents hope to get out of parental controls – Privacy risks of new mesh Wi-Fi routers The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What’s your attitude to parental controls?

Nobody said parenting was easy, but in the digital age it comes with a whole slew of new challenges. How do parents view the role of parental monitoring in children's online safety? The post What’s your attitude to parental controls? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

CES 2021: Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

Your ‘networked computer on wheels’ has a privacy problem – when it comes to your data, you may not really be in the driver’s seat The post CES 2021: Car spying – your insurance company is watching you appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hackers leak stolen COVID‑19 vaccine documents

The documents related to COVID-19 vaccine and medications were stolen from the EU's medicines agency last month The post Hackers leak stolen COVID‑19 vaccine documents appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

CES 2021: Router swarms invade your home (and know where you are)

New mesh Wi-Fi routers may be the answer to your wireless signal woes, but how about your privacy and security? The post CES 2021: Router swarms invade your home (and know where you are) appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Operation Spalax: Targeted malware attacks in Colombia

ESET researchers uncover attacks targeting Colombian government institutions and private companies, especially from the energy and metallurgical industries The post Operation Spalax: Targeted malware attacks in Colombia appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

5 common scams and how to avoid them

Fraudsters are quick to exploit current events for their own gain, but many schemes do the rounds regardless of what’s making the news. Here are 5 common scams you should look out for. The post 5 common scams and how to avoid them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Watch out for a new PayPal smishing campaign – Employee login credentials up for sale – WhatsApp to share more data with Facebook The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Chrome, Firefox updates fix severe security bugs

Successful exploitation of some of these flaws could allow attackers to take control of vulnerable systems The post Chrome, Firefox updates fix severe security bugs appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook

Many users have until February 8 to accept the new rules – or else lose access to the app The post WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Stolen employee credentials put leading gaming firms at risk

It’s hardly fun and games for top gaming companies and their customers as half a million employee credentials turn up for sale on the dark web The post Stolen employee credentials put leading gaming firms at risk appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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