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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...

Credential-stuffing attacks behind 30 billion login attempts in 2018

Streaming media feature among services that take the spotlight in a report on credential-stuffing attacks in 2018 The post Credential-stuffing attacks behind 30 billion login attempts in 2018 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

OceanLotus: macOS malware update

Latest ESET research describes the inner workings of a recently found addition to OceanLotus’s toolset for targeting Mac users The post OceanLotus: macOS malware update appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Two app developers stored more than half a billion records about Facebook users on unsecured cloud servers The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network The post 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

NIST cybersecurity resources for smaller businesses

How can smaller businesses address their cybersecurity risks without the resources of large organizations? The post NIST cybersecurity resources for smaller businesses appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Look who’s stalking

Aren’t we just making it too easy for online followers to become real-life trackers with the amount of open data we are posting online? The post Look who’s stalking appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cryptocurrency exchange loses millions in heist

Bithumb believes that, unlike in past incidents, this theft was the work of rogue insiders The post Cryptocurrency exchange loses millions in heist appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

World Backup Day reminds businesses that they need to have data backup and recovery plans in place should the unthinkable happen The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands?

World Backup Day is a reminder that organizations and individuals need to make data backup and protection a priority The post World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data

After he was fired for poor performance, the ex-employee was back with a vengeance, literally The post Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

More trouble in dark markets? A notorious black-market bazaar announces plans to close up shop on the same day that police announce the arrests of 61 people The post Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Two white hats hack a Tesla, get to keep it

The electric automaker is working to release a fix for the underlying vulnerability in a matter of days The post Two white hats hack a Tesla, get to keep it appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

APT group OceanLotus has been active with new memory corruption vulnerability. Google fined 1.7 billion US$ by the EU. Plus, pick your Android security app wisely, test shows The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees

The social network says that the passwords were never exposed externally and that it found no abuse of the glitch The post Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

Our penchant for plugging in random memory sticks isn’t the only trouble with our USB hygiene, a study shows The post Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

I Still Didn’t See What You Did

More advice for detecting and avoiding sextortion scams The post I Still Didn’t See What You Did appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU

The third penalty that Europe has levied on the tech giant in less than two years brings the total to €8.25 billion The post Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Fake or Fake: Keeping up with OceanLotus decoys

ESET researchers detail the latest tricks and techniques OceanLotus uses to deliver its backdoor while staying under the radar The post Fake or Fake: Keeping up with OceanLotus decoys appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

You should pick your Android security app wisely, test shows

It’s prudent to get a security solution for your device, but a test by AV-Comparatives shows why you need to choose judiciously The post You should pick your Android security app wisely, test shows appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

I didn’t see what you did, redux

Cyberblackmail/sextortion again raises its not-so-pretty little head The post I didn’t see what you did, redux appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Asian game developers again targeted in supply-chain attacks distributing malware. Facebook suffer most severe outage ever. Plus, over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facebook suffer most severe outage ever

Facebook owned Instagram and WhatsApp also affected by unexplained interruption The post Facebook suffer most severe outage ever appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm

The repository of email addresses and other records would offer a gold mine of data for scammers The post Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Gaming industry still in the scope of attackers in Asia

Asian game developers again targeted in supply-chain attacks distributing malware in legitimately signed software The post Gaming industry still in the scope of attackers in Asia appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Flaws in smart car alarms exposed 3 million cars to hijack

The vulnerabilities, which resided in associated smartphone apps, were both easy to find and easy to fix The post Flaws in smart car alarms exposed 3 million cars to hijack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

RSA conference, USA 2019: Keynotes and key words

A bright tomorrow of technical delight, or a dismal future of digital dysfunction? The post RSA conference, USA 2019: Keynotes and key words appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

RSA 2019: Protecting your privacy in a NIST and GDPR world

Protecting your privacy is no longer just an option but a legal requirement in many parts of the world The post RSA 2019: Protecting your privacy in a NIST and GDPR world appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

The need for better balance on International Women's Day 2019. The Anti-Phishing Working Group offers a mixed bag of findings about the phishing landscape in 2018. Plus people should waste no time in updating Chrome to the browser's latest version. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

International Women’s Day 2019: How can we be better allies?

Every year on March 8, we celebrate International Women's Day to honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. But we also acknowledge that there is still a long way to go before we’ve truly reached gender parity. This day gives us the opportunity to reflect on how we can achieve that balance. So it’s particularly fitting that the theme of this year’s International...

Latest Chrome update plugs a zero-day hole

It now turns out that the vulnerability in the browser was being exploited in tandem with a zero-day in Windows The post Latest Chrome update plugs a zero-day hole appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

RSA – IoT security meets SMB

Some things that businesses can do to get better at it without breaking the bank The post RSA – IoT security meets SMB appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Payment processors remain phishers’ favorites

The latest report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group offers a mixed bag of findings about the phishing landscape in 2018 The post Payment processors remain phishers’ favorites appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Teen earns US$1 million in bug bounties

A ‘white hat’ from Argentina has come a long way since winning his first reward of US$50 in 2016 The post Teen earns US$1 million in bug bounties appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Coinhive cryptocurrency miner to call it a day. Google aims for password-free app and site logins on Android. Plus escalating DNS attacks have domain name steward worried. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

DJ Marshmello concert on Fortnite: An iconic event that also attracted scammers

The first virtual concert to take place inside a video game attracted interest not only from players but also from scammers, who tried to take advantage of the huge event by tricking users into buying tickets even though the concert was free The post DJ Marshmello concert on Fortnite: An iconic event that also attracted scammers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ICAO victim of a major cyberattack in 2016

The organization was the victim of a watering hole attack, likely attributable to the APT LuckyMouse group The post ICAO victim of a major cyberattack in 2016 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Coinhive cryptocurrency miner to call it a day next week

The service became notorious for its use by ne’er-do-wells looking to make a quick buck by hijacking the processing power of victim machines to generate virtual money The post Coinhive cryptocurrency miner to call it a day next week appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

‘Highly critical’ bug exposes unpatched Drupal sites to attacks

Worse, attackers have already been spotted targeting the flaw to deliver cryptocurrency miners and other payloads The post ‘Highly critical’ bug exposes unpatched Drupal sites to attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

How to spot if your password was stolen in a security breach

Following the revelation that a list containing millions of stolen usernames and passwords had appeared online, we tell you a few different ways to find out if your credentials were stolen in that—or any other—security breach The post How to spot if your password was stolen in a security breach appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google aims for password-free app and site logins on Android

With FIDO2 certification for Android, Google is setting the stage for password-less app and website sign-ins on a billion devices The post Google aims for password-free app and site logins on Android appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Escalating DNS attacks have domain name steward worried

The keeper of the internet’s ‘phone book’ is urging a speedy adoption of security-enhancing DNS specifications The post Escalating DNS attacks have domain name steward worried appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cyber-extortionists take aim at lucrative targets

A new report shines some light on multiple aspects of the growing threat of cyber-extortion The post Cyber-extortionists take aim at lucrative targets appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Head of the AI/ML Team at ESET, Juraj Jánošík, looks at machine learning and cybersecurity and considers whether it is a step toward a safer world or a step closer to the brink of chaos The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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