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Can regulations improve cybersecurity? In APAC, opinions vary

An ESET-commissioned survey among enterprises also shows that while respondents in most countries agree on the need to bolster cyber-defenses, some are reluctant to adopt cybersecurity solutions The post Can regulations improve cybersecurity? In APAC, opinions vary appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

First BlueKeep attacks prompt fresh warnings

The infamous vulnerability has been exploited for a cryptocurrency mining campaign, but more damaging attacks may still be in store The post First BlueKeep attacks prompt fresh warnings appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

To mark this year’s Antimalware Day, we outlined five simple ways to increase engagement and instill cybersecurity awareness in the workplace The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

How much do data breaches affect stock prices?

A study looks at just how badly the news of a data breach impacts the company’s share price, revealing some surprising findings The post How much do data breaches affect stock prices? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases

The virtual keyboard app ai.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent The post Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

How can organizations foster a workplace environment that enables employees to acquire the skills needed to keep cyber-threats at bay? The post Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Antimalware Day 2019: Building a culture of cybersecurity awareness

The introduction to a series of articles marking this year’s Antimalware Day and highlighting the importance of cyber-readiness The post Antimalware Day 2019: Building a culture of cybersecurity awareness appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

When we hear about a breach, we assume that attackers used a fiendish exploit to breach the victim's defenses – but is this how breaches typically occur? The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Safe downloading habits: What to teach your kids

Even if you are careful about what you download, chances are your children will be less cautious. Here’s how you can help them – and your entire family – stay safe. The post Safe downloading habits: What to teach your kids appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Deepfakes: When seeing isn’t believing

Is the world as we know it ready for the real impact of deepfakes? The post Deepfakes: When seeing isn’t believing appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition

However, the social network harbors no plans to deploy the technology in any of its services any time soon The post Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What you may be getting wrong about cybersecurity

Attention-grabbing cyberattacks that use fiendish exploits are probably not the kind of threat that should be your main concern – here's what your organization should focus on instead The post What you may be getting wrong about cybersecurity appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET researchers released their findings on Winnti Group's MSSQL backdoor and showed how they'd tracked down the operator of an adware campaign that victimized millions of Android users. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings The post Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facebook lays out plan to protect elections

How is the social network preparing to curtail the spread of misinformation as the election season heats up? The post Facebook lays out plan to protect elections appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight million times, use several tricks for stealth and persistence. The post Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

As cities turn to IoT to address long-standing urban problems, what are the risks of leaving cybersecurity behind at the planning phase? The post Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider

The company says that the incident, going back to March 2018, affected only 1 out of its 3,000 servers The post NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Winnti Group’s skip‑2.0: A Microsoft SQL Server backdoor

Notorious cyberespionage group debases MSSQL The post Winnti Group’s skip‑2.0: A Microsoft SQL Server backdoor appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET experts described recent shenanigans of The Dukes and the Winnti Group, vulnerabilities in Amazon Echo and Kindle, and a fake Tor Browser stealing cryptocurrency The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Fleecing the onion: Darknet shoppers swindled out of bitcoins via trojanized Tor Browser

ESET researchers discover a trojanized Tor Browser distributed by cybercriminals to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers The post Fleecing the onion: Darknet shoppers swindled out of bitcoins via trojanized Tor Browser appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What was wrong with Alexa? How Amazon Echo and Kindle got KRACKed

ESET Smart Home Research Team uncovers Echo, Kindle versions vulnerable to 2017 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities The post What was wrong with Alexa? How Amazon Echo and Kindle got KRACKed appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Operation Ghost: The Dukes aren’t back – they never left

ESET researchers describe recent activity of the infamous espionage group, the Dukes, including three new malware families The post Operation Ghost: The Dukes aren’t back – they never left appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds

Do you know what kind of data your streaming device may be collecting while you binge watch? The post Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Connecting the dots: Exposing the arsenal and methods of the Winnti Group

New ESET white paper released describing updates to the malware arsenal and campaigns of this group known for its supply-chain attacks The post Connecting the dots: Exposing the arsenal and methods of the Winnti Group appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET researchers published an analysis of a previously unknown cyber-espionage platform and described a system enabling them to explore the UEFI landscape in an efficient way The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

EU warns of cyber‑risks as 5G looms

What are the scenarios that may prove to be challenging to manage in the 5G world? The post EU warns of cyber‑risks as 5G looms appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET discovers Attor, a spy platform with curious GSM fingerprinting

ESET researchers discover a previously unreported cyberespionage platform used in targeted attacks against diplomatic missions and governmental institutions, and privacy-concerned users The post ESET discovers Attor, a spy platform with curious GSM fingerprinting appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

How concerned are you about the privacy challenges of your IoT devices?

An ESET survey of thousands of people in North America provides a peek into how they perceive the privacy and security of their smart home connected devices The post How concerned are you about the privacy challenges of your IoT devices? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Internet pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie on global internet security

We sat down with internet pioneer and Farsight Security CEO Dr. Paul Vixie, who co-invented some of the services that are central to the 'Net's fabric, to discuss a range of issues affecting security and privacy The post Internet pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie on global internet security appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Inside consumer perceptions of security and privacy in the connected home

An ESET survey polled 4,000 people to get a sense of their attitudes towards the privacy and security implications of smart home technology The post Inside consumer perceptions of security and privacy in the connected home appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Needles in a haystack: Picking unwanted UEFI components out of millions of samples

ESET experts describe how they trained a machine-learning model to recognize a handful of unwanted UEFI components within a flood of millions of harmless samples The post Needles in a haystack: Picking unwanted UEFI components out of millions of samples appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers publish an in-depth analysis of the Casbaneiro banking trojan that targets banks and cryptocurrency services in Brazil and Mexico The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hospitals in US, Australia hobbled by ransomware

The incidents send medical staff back to the days of pen and paper The post Hospitals in US, Australia hobbled by ransomware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Casbaneiro: Dangerous cooking with a secret ingredient

Número dois in our series demystifying Latin American banking trojans The post Casbaneiro: Dangerous cooking with a secret ingredient appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Do apps need all the permissions?

Why you should ensure that all those apps on your smartphone only run with the permissions they reasonably need to do their job The post Do apps need all the permissions? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cyber Security Awareness Month starts today!

October is upon us, reminding us to make choices every day that will scare cybersecurity threats away The post Cyber Security Awareness Month starts today! appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers break down a revamped set of tools that the Sednit group has added to its Zebrocy malware family The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Are you sure you wiped your hard drive properly?

Almost 60% of second-hand hard drives hold leftover data from previous owners, a study shows The post Are you sure you wiped your hard drive properly? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft rushes out patch for Internet Explorer zero‑day

There is no word on which threat actor is abusing the severe vulnerability for attacks The post Microsoft rushes out patch for Internet Explorer zero‑day appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Many companies are ranking cybersecurity as a top 5 priority but their actions do not measure up to the claim, a survey finds The post Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

No summer vacations for Zebrocy

ESET researchers describe the latest components used in a recent Sednit campaign The post No summer vacations for Zebrocy appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A nationwide data leak is believed to affect almost all citizens of Ecuador, putting them at risk of identity theft The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks

The UK’s cybersecurity agency also outlines precautions that academia should take to mitigate risks The post Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Remote access flaws found in popular routers, NAS devices

In almost all tested units, the researchers achieved their goal of obtaining remote root-level access The post Remote access flaws found in popular routers, NAS devices appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Nearly all of Ecuador’s citizens caught up in data leak

The humongous collection of extensive personal details about millions of people could be a gold mine for scam artists The post Nearly all of Ecuador’s citizens caught up in data leak appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers found an undocumented backdoor used by the infamous Stealth Falcon group, an operator of targeted spyware attacks against journalists, activists and dissidents in the Middle East. With the launch of the Safer Kids online initiative, a guide to help parents protect their kids when they take selfie. The discovery of a serious vulnerability The post Week in security with Tony...

A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users

The bug, which has already been fixed by Facebook, allowed access to private user information that could be abused by malicious actors. The post A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Selfies for kids – A guide for parents

Are you – and especially your children – aware of the risks that may come with sharing selfies? The post Selfies for kids – A guide for parents appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET discovered an undocumented backdoor used by the infamous Stealth Falcon group

ESET researchers discovered a backdoor linked to malware used by the Stealth Falcon group, an operator of targeted spyware attacks against journalists, activists and dissidents in the Middle East The post ESET discovered an undocumented backdoor used by the infamous Stealth Falcon group appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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