Internet Security

Google: Here’s how we cracked down on bad apps last year

Apps downloaded from Google Play were eight times less likely to compromise a device than apps from other sources The post Google: Here’s how we cracked down on bad apps last year appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Smoke damage and hard drives

A closer look at the damage caused by smoke particles and some steps you can take to aid recovery The post Smoke damage and hard drives appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Malta’s leading bank resumes operations after cyberheist-induced shutdown

Bank of Valetta, which went dark for a day after the fraudulent transfers of €13 million, is now looking to get the money back The post Malta’s leading bank resumes operations after cyberheist-induced shutdown appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET malware researcher Lukáš Štefanko sits down with us to discuss Android banking malware, the topic of his latest white paper. An attack on an email provider wipes out almost two decades' worth of data. Plus an interesting article from Jake Moore on the possible dangers that may come from providing your name at your local coffee shop. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared...

Navigating the murky waters of Android banking malware

An interview with ESET malware researcher Lukáš Štefanko about Android banking malware, the topic of his latest white paper The post Navigating the murky waters of Android banking malware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Attack at email provider wipes out almost two decades’ worth of data

Instead of financial gain or other, more usual, goals, the attacker leaves ‘scorched digital earth’ behind The post Attack at email provider wipes out almost two decades’ worth of data appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

When love becomes a nightmare: Online dating scams

Roses are red, violets are blue, watch out for these scams or it may happen to you The post When love becomes a nightmare: Online dating scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Why you should choose a pseudonym at Starbucks

Innocently providing your name at your local coffee shop is just an example of how easy it can be for miscreants to cut through the ‘privacy’ of social media accounts The post Why you should choose a pseudonym at Starbucks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Apple to pay teenager who uncovered FaceTime bug

The decision to award the bug has been welcomed but one security researcher has said that they need to do more to compensate those who find bugs The post Apple to pay teenager who uncovered FaceTime bug appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers publish their latest findings on a modular Trojan called DanaBot and on a cryptocurrency stealer that takes the form of clipper malware on Google Play. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

Cryptocurrency stealers that replace a wallet address in the clipboard are no longer limited to Windows or shady Android app stores The post First clipper malware discovered on Google Play appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

DanaBot updated with new C&C communication

ESET researchers have discovered new versions of the DanaBot Trojan, updated with a more complicated protocol for C&C communication and slight modifications to architecture and campaign IDs The post DanaBot updated with new C&C communication appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google rolls out Chrome extension to warn you about compromised logins

The new tool aims to help in an age when billions of login credentials are floating around the internet The post Google rolls out Chrome extension to warn you about compromised logins appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

The watch has been found to expose its wearers to a high level of risk of being contacted and monitored by attackers The post European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Houzz discloses data breach, asks some users to reset passwords

Citing an ongoing investigation, the company wouldn’t say how or when the incident occurred The post Houzz discloses data breach, asks some users to reset passwords appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Four new caches of stolen logins put Collection #1 in the shade

The recently discovered tranches of stolen login credentials freely floating around the internet total 2.2 billion records The post Four new caches of stolen logins put Collection #1 in the shade appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers have spotted a large wave of ransomware-spreading spam targeting Russian users. Researchers at ESET have also detected a substantial new wave of the “Love you” malspam campaign, updated to target Japan and spread GandCrab 5.1. Plus FaceTime bug bites Apple The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Japan to probe citizens’ IoT devices in the name of security

Smart devices were targeted by more than one-half of cyberattacks detected in the country in 2017 The post Japan to probe citizens’ IoT devices in the name of security appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cybercrime black markets: Dark web services and their prices

A closer look at cybercrime as a service on the dark web The post Cybercrime black markets: Dark web services and their prices appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

‘We’re coming for you’, global police warn DDoS attack buyers

First closing in on operators, now on users, as the hunt continues and law enforcement in many countries is about to swoop down on people who bought DDoS attacks on WebStresser The post ‘We’re coming for you’, global police warn DDoS attack buyers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

“Love you” malspam gets a makeover for massive Japan-targeted campaign

ESET researchers have detected a substantial new wave of the “Love you” malspam campaign, updated to target Japan and spread GandCrab 5.1 The post “Love you” malspam gets a makeover for massive Japan-targeted campaign appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug

The company is rushing to fix a glitch that may let other iPhone users hear and see you – before you answer the call The post Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hear me out! Thousands tell UK taxman to wipe their voice IDs

Even so, the database has grown to seven million voiceprints amid a controversy that puts the spotlight on the privacy implications of the collection of biometric information The post Hear me out! Thousands tell UK taxman to wipe their voice IDs appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Russia hit by new wave of ransomware spam

Among the increased number of malicious JavaScript email attachments observed in January 2019, ESET researchers have spotted a large wave of ransomware-spreading spam targeting Russian users The post Russia hit by new wave of ransomware spam appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints

Eight months after the landmark rules came into effect, data released by the European Commission provides a glimpse into the law’s application The post Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Google fined €50 million for violating EU data privacy rules. Twitter bug may have exposed private tweets of Android users for years. Plus some interesting results from the USA following a recent ESET survey. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cybersecurity Barometer: Cybercrime’s impact on privacy and security

Study shows the majority of Americans fear the misuse of their personal data supplied to websites, and view cybercrime as a threat to their country The post Cybersecurity Barometer: Cybercrime’s impact on privacy and security appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Can you spot the phish? Take Google’s test

Everybody loves quizzes. So why not take this one and hone your phish-spotting prowess? The post Can you spot the phish? Take Google’s test appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Former employee blamed for hack of WordPress plugin maker

The plugin’s users are recommended to change their passwords on WPML’s website following havoc reportedly wrought by a disgruntled ex-employee The post Former employee blamed for hack of WordPress plugin maker appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google fined €50 million for violating EU data privacy rules

France’s data protection watchdog issues the first major penalty under the EU’s new privacy regime The post Google fined €50 million for violating EU data privacy rules appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Email security does not end with your password

A strong password is a great start, but there are more ways to make sure that your email is as secure as possible The post Email security does not end with your password appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Twitter bug may have exposed private tweets of Android users for years

If you use Twitter for Android and want your tweets to be private, you may want to play safe and review your settings The post Twitter bug may have exposed private tweets of Android users for years appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Two men charged with hacking into SEC in stock-trading scheme

The hacking duo is believed to have exploited a software flaw and compromised several SEC workstations with malware in order to take early peeks at financial disclosures The post Two men charged with hacking into SEC in stock-trading scheme appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

773 million email IDs, 21 million passwords exposed for anyone to see in massive data dump. A car and almost $1m on offer for Tesla Model 3 hacks. Plus some resolutions for 2019 with tips for securing your router The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

773 million email IDs, 21 million passwords for anyone to see in massive data dump

The vast dossier of login details appears to have been gathered from data stolen in many breaches The post 773 million email IDs, 21 million passwords for anyone to see in massive data dump appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

New Year’s resolutions: Routing done right

As another thing to improve this year, you may want to route your focus on a device that is the nerve center of your network and, if poorly secured, the epicenter of much potential trouble The post New Year’s resolutions: Routing done right appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Car and almost $1m on offer for Tesla Model 3 hacks

The electric car maker is raising the ante in automotive security, putting one of its swanky models as a target at a hacking contest The post Car and almost $1m on offer for Tesla Model 3 hacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What makes a cybercriminal?

Forget balaclavas or hoodies; these cybercriminals are hiding in plain sight The post What makes a cybercriminal? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

In our final report from CES we take a look at smart city initiatives The post CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Automotive security for cars. Do you know who your connected home is talking to? Plus some resolutions for 2019 with tips for passwords The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo

No 3D-printed heads or realistic masks were needed to trick even a handful of high-end handset models into unlocking their screens The post Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

CES IoT security – do you know who your home is talking to?

There’s a digital treasure trove to be had in your home so you should take steps to protect it The post CES IoT security – do you know who your home is talking to? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

CES – singularity and securing the car

What's in store for automotive security once cars morph into mobile living rooms and working spaces? And how about transportation at large? The post CES – singularity and securing the car appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

New Year’s resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape

In case there are some blank entries in your laundry list of New Year’s resolutions, we have a few tips for a bit of cybersecurity ‘soul searching’. Here’s the first batch, looking at how you can fix your good ol’ passwords. The post New Year’s resolutions: Get your passwords shipshape appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

EU offers bug bounties on popular open source software

The program with a prize pool of almost US$1 million aims to leverage the ‘power of the crowd’ in order to prevent another Heartbleed The post EU offers bug bounties on popular open source software appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Personal data of German political elite dumped online

The vast trove of data was released online and disseminated via Twitter over the span of four weeks – without anybody really noticing The post Personal data of German political elite dumped online appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

What stalled the production and delivery of several major newspapers in the US on the last Saturday of 2018? The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security?

A reflection on how acknowledging the cumulative nature of cyber-threats and understanding its implications can benefit our digital security The post What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning

The message starts off with the kind of information that is apt to send shivers down the spines of many binge-watchers The post This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Ransomware vs. printing press? US newspapers face “foreign cyberattack”

Did malware disrupt newspaper deliveries in major US cities? Here’s what’s known about the incident so far and the leading suspect: Ryuk ransomware. Plus, advice on defending your organization against such attacks. The post Ransomware vs. printing press? US newspapers face “foreign cyberattack” appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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