Internet Security

Tractors vs. threat actors: How to hack a farm

Forget pests for a minute. Modern farms also face another – and more insidious – breed of threat. The post Tractors vs. threat actors: How to hack a farm appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ScarCruft updates its toolset – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Deployed against carefully selected targets, the new backdoor combs through the drives of compromised systems for files of interest before exfiltrating them to Google Drive The post ScarCruft updates its toolset – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Top tips to save energy used by your electronic devices

With the rapidly rising energy prices putting a strain on many households, what are some quick wins to help reduce the power consumption of your gadgets? The post Top tips to save energy used by your electronic devices appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Who’s swimming in South Korean waters? Meet ScarCruft’s Dolphin

ESET researchers uncover Dolphin, a sophisticated backdoor extending the arsenal of the ScarCruft APT group The post Who’s swimming in South Korean waters? Meet ScarCruft’s Dolphin appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

RansomBoggs: New ransomware targeting Ukraine

ESET researchers spot a new ransomware campaign that goes after Ukrainian organizations and has Sandworm's fingerprints all over it The post RansomBoggs: New ransomware targeting Ukraine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Spyware posing as VPN apps – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

The Bahamut APT group distributes at least eight malicious apps that pilfer victims' data and monitor their messages and conversations The post Spyware posing as VPN apps – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Know your payment options: How to shop and pay safely this holiday season

'Tis the season for shopping and if you too are scouting for bargains, make sure to keep your money safe when snapping up those deals The post Know your payment options: How to shop and pay safely this holiday season appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

10 tips to avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams

It pays not to let your guard down during the shopping bonanza – watch out for some of the most common scams doing the rounds this holiday shopping season The post 10 tips to avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Bahamut cybermercenary group targets Android users with fake VPN apps

Malicious apps used in this active campaign exfiltrate contacts, SMS messages, recorded phone calls, and even chat messages from apps such as Signal, Viber, and Telegram The post Bahamut cybermercenary group targets Android users with fake VPN apps appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Security fatigue is real: Here’s how to overcome it

Do your employees take more risks with valuable data because they’ve become desensitized to security guidance? Spot the symptoms before it’s too late. The post Security fatigue is real: Here’s how to overcome it appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Latest insights on APT activity – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

What have some of the world's most notorious APT groups been up to lately? A new ESET report released this week has the answers. The post Latest insights on APT activity – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Tor vs. VPN: Which should you choose?

Both Tor and a VPN can greatly help you keep prying eyes away from your online life, but they’re also two very different beasts. Which suits your needs better? The post Tor vs. VPN: Which should you choose? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Open banking: Tell me what you buy, and I’ll tell you who you are

The convenience with which you manage all your financial wants and needs may come at a cost The post Open banking: Tell me what you buy, and I’ll tell you who you are appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET APT Activity Report T2 2022

An overview of the activities of selected APT groups investigated and analyzed by ESET Research in T2 2022 The post ESET APT Activity Report T2 2022 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Security challenges facing SMBs – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A new ESET report details the mindset of SMBs on digital security and shows why many of them are underprepared to defend themselves against attacks The post Security challenges facing SMBs – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

FIFA World Cup 2022 scams: Beware of fake lotteries, ticket fraud and other cons

When in doubt, kick it out, plus other tips for hardening your cyber-defenses against World Cup-themed phishing and other scams The post FIFA World Cup 2022 scams: Beware of fake lotteries, ticket fraud and other cons appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Toward the cutting edge: SMBs contemplating enterprise security

Survey finds SMBs, weary of security failures, curious about detection and response The post Toward the cutting edge: SMBs contemplating enterprise security appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

10 common security mistakes and how to avoid them

Do you put yourself at greater risk for successful attacks by making one of these security mistakes? The post 10 common security mistakes and how to avoid them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hacking baby monitors can be child’s play: Here’s how to stay safe

Make sure that the device that’s supposed to help you keep tabs on your little one isn’t itself a privacy and security risk The post Hacking baby monitors can be child’s play: Here’s how to stay safe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Ransomware rages on – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week's news offered fresh reminders of the threat that ransomware poses for businesses and critical infrastructure worldwide The post Ransomware rages on – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

The future starts now: 10 major challenges facing cybersecurity

To mark Antimalware Day, we’ve rounded up some of the most pressing issues for cybersecurity now and in the future The post The future starts now: 10 major challenges facing cybersecurity appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

The spy who rented to me? Throwing the spotlight on hidden cameras in Airbnbs

Do you find reports of spy cams found in vacation rentals unsettling? Try these tips for spotting hidden cameras to put your worries to rest. The post The spy who rented to me? Throwing the spotlight on hidden cameras in Airbnbs appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Trick or treat? Stay so cyber‑safe it’s scary – not just on Halloween

Gather around, folks, to learn about some of the ghastliest tricks used by criminals online and how you can avoid security horrors this Halloween and beyond The post Trick or treat? Stay so cyber‑safe it’s scary – not just on Halloween appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Courts vs. cybercrime – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A look at a recent string of law enforcement actions directed against (in some cases suspected) perpetrators of various types of cybercrime The post Courts vs. cybercrime – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Why your phone is slow – and how to speed it up

You probably don’t have to ditch your phone just yet – try these simple tips and tricks to make any Android device or iPhone run faster The post Why your phone is slow – and how to speed it up appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Parcel delivery scams are on the rise: Do you know what to watch out for?

As package delivery scams that spoof DHL, USPS and other delivery companies soar, here’s how to stay safe not just this shopping season The post Parcel delivery scams are on the rise: Do you know what to watch out for? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

5 reasons to keep your software and devices up to date

Next time you're tempted to hold off on installing software updates, remember why these updates are necessary in the first place The post 5 reasons to keep your software and devices up to date appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

APT‑C‑50 updates FurBall Android malware – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET Research spots a new version of Android malware known as FurBall that APT-C-50 is using in its wider Domestic Kitten campaign The post APT‑C‑50 updates FurBall Android malware – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Domestic Kitten campaign spying on Iranian citizens with new FurBall malware

APT-C-50’s Domestic Kitten campaign continues, targeting Iranian citizens with a new version of the FurBall malware masquerading as an Android translation app The post Domestic Kitten campaign spying on Iranian citizens with new FurBall malware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Don’t get scammed when buying tickets online

With hot-ticket events firmly back on the agenda, scammers selling fake tickets online have also come out in force The post Don’t get scammed when buying tickets online appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

5 steps to protect your school from cyberattacks

What can schools, which all too often make easy prey for cybercriminals, do to bolster their defenses and keep threats at bay? The post 5 steps to protect your school from cyberattacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET research into POLONIUM’s arsenal – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

More than a dozen organizations operating in various verticals were attacked by the threat actor The post ESET research into POLONIUM’s arsenal – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Life in pursuit of answers: In the words of Ada Yonath

From a little girl financially helping her family in Jerusalem to a Nobel Prize laureate. That is the exceptional life of Ada Yonath in a nutshell. The post Life in pursuit of answers: In the words of Ada Yonath appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

10 common Zelle scams – and how to avoid them

Fraudsters use various tactics to separate people from their hard-earned cash on Zelle. Here’s how to keep your money safe while using the popular P2P payment service. The post 10 common Zelle scams – and how to avoid them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

POLONIUM targets Israel with Creepy malware

ESET researchers analyzed previously undocumented custom backdoors and cyberespionage tools deployed in Israel by the POLONIUM APT group The post POLONIUM targets Israel with Creepy malware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Steam account hacked? Here’s how to get it back

What are the warning signs that someone has hijacked your Steam account? Here is what to look for and what you can do to get your account back. The post Steam account hacked? Here’s how to get it back appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Key takeaways from ESET Threat Report T2 2022 – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A look back on the key trends and developments that shaped the cyberthreat landscape from May to August of this year The post Key takeaways from ESET Threat Report T2 2022 – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

The need to change cybersecurity for the next generation

Healthy habits that are instilled and nurtured at an early age bring lifelong benefits – the same applies to good cybersecurity habits The post The need to change cybersecurity for the next generation appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET Threat Report T2 2022

A view of the T2 2022 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts The post ESET Threat Report T2 2022 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

8 questions to ask yourself before getting a home security camera

As each new smart home device may pose a privacy and security risk, do you know what to look out for before inviting a security camera into your home? The post 8 questions to ask yourself before getting a home security camera appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET research into new attacks by Lazarus – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

The attack involved the first recorded abuse of a security vulnerability in a Dell driver that was patched in May 2021 The post ESET research into new attacks by Lazarus – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Amazon‑themed campaigns of Lazarus in the Netherlands and Belgium

ESET researchers have discovered Lazarus attacks against targets in the Netherlands and Belgium that use spearphishing emails connected to fake job offers The post Amazon‑themed campaigns of Lazarus in the Netherlands and Belgium appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Protecting teens from sextortion: What parents should know

Online predators increasingly trick or coerce youth into sharing explicit videos and photos of themselves before threatening to post the content online The post Protecting teens from sextortion: What parents should know appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What happens with a hacked Instagram account – and how to recover it

Had your Instagram account stolen? Don’t panic – here’s how to get your account back and how to avoid getting hacked (again) The post What happens with a hacked Instagram account – and how to recover it appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What to consider before disposing of personal data – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A major financial services company has learned the hard way about the importance of proper disposal of customers' personal data The post What to consider before disposing of personal data – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

5 tips to help children navigate the internet safely

The online world provides children with previously unimagined opportunities to learn and socialize, but it also opens them up to a range of hazards. How can you steer kids toward safe internet habits? The post 5 tips to help children navigate the internet safely appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hey WeLiveSecurity, how does biometric authentication work?

Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but they can also be your airplane boarding pass or the key unlocking your phone. What’s the good and the bad of using biometric traits for authentication? The post Hey WeLiveSecurity, how does biometric authentication work? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Can your iPhone be hacked? What to know about iOS security

Here are some of the most common ways that an iPhone can be compromised with malware, how to tell it’s happened to you, and how to remove a hacker from your device The post Can your iPhone be hacked? What to know about iOS security appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Rising to the challenges of secure coding – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

The news seems awash this week with reports of both Microsoft and Apple scrambling to patch security flaws in their products The post Rising to the challenges of secure coding – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Third‑party cookies: How they work and how to stop them from tracking you across the web

Cross-site tracking cookies have a bleak future but can still cause privacy woes to unwary users The post Third‑party cookies: How they work and how to stop them from tracking you across the web appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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