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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...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, we present an introduction to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, the review of the mobile threats and vulnerabilities detected for mobile during the first half of 2019, and Firefox 69 new features. The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Firefox 69: Third‑Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining Now Blocked by Default

Firefox new Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) feature launched to all users of the browser to offer better privacy and protection from cryptojacking. The post Firefox 69: Third‑Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining Now Blocked by Default appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Semi‑annual balance of mobile security 2019

Malware detections for iOS increased, as did the number of vulnerabilities detected in this operating system, while in the case of Android, the number of reported vulnerabilities decreased, although the number of highly critical bugs reported increased. The post Semi‑annual balance of mobile security 2019 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

What is MITRE ATT&CK and how is it useful?

An introduction to the MITRE ATT&CK framework and how it can help organize and classify various types of threats and adversarial behaviors. The post What is MITRE ATT&CK and how is it useful? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research uncovers the first known instances of spyware that is based on the AhMyth Remote Access Tool and has snuck into Google Play The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cyberbullying: What schools and teachers can do

How schools and educators can address and help prevent abusive behavior on the internet The post Cyberbullying: What schools and teachers can do appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

First‑of‑its‑kind spyware sneaks into Google Play

ESET analysis breaks down the first known spyware that is built on the AhMyth open-source espionage tool and has appeared on Google Play – twice The post First‑of‑its‑kind spyware sneaks into Google Play appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Education and privacy legislation at ChannelCon

As education is becoming an increasingly vital tool in companies’ security toolboxes, the question arises: How can they effectively implement security awareness training? The post Education and privacy legislation at ChannelCon appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Ransomware wave hits 23 towns in Texas

The attack, which has victimized mostly smaller local governments, is thought to have been unleashed by a single threat actor The post Ransomware wave hits 23 towns in Texas appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET researchers described an ongoing campaign that targets accountants in the Balkans and spreads both a backdoor and a remote access trojan The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

AI: Artificial Ignorance

Does true Artificial Intelligence even exist yet? Will it ever exist or will it end the world before we reach its full capacity? The post AI: Artificial Ignorance appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft warns of new BlueKeep‑like flaws

Unlike BlueKeep, however, these vulnerabilities affect more recent Windows versions, including Windows 10 The post Microsoft warns of new BlueKeep‑like flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

In the Balkans, businesses are under fire from a double‑barreled weapon

ESET researchers discovered a campaign that uses two malicious tools with similar capabilities to ensure both resilience and broader potential for the attackers The post In the Balkans, businesses are under fire from a double‑barreled weapon appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hacking my airplane – BlackHat edition

After welcoming hacking research, automobile technology started to get better at defending against hacks. So why has the airline industry not been as welcoming? The post Hacking my airplane – BlackHat edition appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET researchers described a cyberespionage campaign against government targets in Latin America and the ins and out of a spambot targeting French internet users The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit

The legal action, brought over alleged click injection fraud, is said to be among the first of its kind The post Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Varenyky: Spambot à la Française

ESET researchers document malware-distributing spam campaigns targeting people in France The post Varenyky: Spambot à la Française appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

FBI warns of romance scams using online daters as money mules

Up to 30 percent of romance fraud victims in 2018 are estimated to have been used as money mules The post FBI warns of romance scams using online daters as money mules appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Sharpening the Machete

ESET research uncovers a cyberespionage operation targeting Venezuelan government institutions The post Sharpening the Machete appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET researchers put the spotlight on two threats – new Android ransomware that spreads to victims’ contacts via SMS messages, and a banking trojan that targets Latin America The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience The post Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

From Carnaval to Cinco de Mayo – The journey of Amavaldo

The first in an occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans The post From Carnaval to Cinco de Mayo – The journey of Amavaldo appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Android ransomware is back

ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks The post Android ransomware is back appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Scam impersonates WhatsApp, offers ‘free internet’

The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending to come from other well-known brands The post Scam impersonates WhatsApp, offers ‘free internet’ appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A critical vulnerability that was thought to affect VLC media player was later downgraded to medium severity, and the player's maker slammed the bug disclosure process The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

South African power company battles ransomware attack

The power utility appears to be well on track to a swift recovery following an attack that ultimately left some people without electricity The post South African power company battles ransomware attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege

The attack, unleashed by a 400,000-strong Mirai-style botnet, may be the largest of its kind on record The post Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Data breaches can haunt firms for years

The compromised company may bear the financial brunt of the breach within the first year after the incident occurs, but the price tag is still far from final The post Data breaches can haunt firms for years appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

VLC player has a critical flaw – and there’s no patch yet (updated)

On the flip side, there are currently no known cases of the vulnerability being exploited in the wild The post VLC player has a critical flaw – and there’s no patch yet (updated) appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers release new findings about malware linked to the Ke3chang APT group, including details about Okrum, a previously unreported backdoor The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge

ESET researchers discover fraudulent schemes piggybacking on the popularity of the face-modifying tool FaceApp, using a fake “Pro” version of the application as a lure The post With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Okrum: Ke3chang group targets diplomatic missions

Tracking the malicious activities of the elusive Ke3chang APT group, ESET researchers have discovered new versions of malware families linked to the group, and a previously unreported backdoor The post Okrum: Ke3chang group targets diplomatic missions appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

BlueKeep patching isn’t progressing fast enough

Keeping up with BlueKeep; or how many internet-facing systems, and in which countries and industries, remain ripe for exploitation? The post BlueKeep patching isn’t progressing fast enough appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

How your Instagram account could have been hijacked

A researcher found that it was possible to subvert the platform’s password recovery mechanism and take control of user accounts The post How your Instagram account could have been hijacked appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers describe the ins and outs of a zero-day exploit that has been used for a highly targeted attack and reveal the name of the threat actor that deployed it The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

What mounting public concern about falling victim to cybercrime says about government and corporate efforts at cybercrime deterrence The post Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Buhtrap group uses zero‑day in latest espionage campaigns

ESET research reveals notorious crime group also conducting espionage campaigns for the past five years The post Buhtrap group uses zero‑day in latest espionage campaigns appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Windows zero‑day CVE‑2019‑1132 exploited in targeted attacks

ESET research discovers a zero-day exploit that takes advantage of a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows The post Windows zero‑day CVE‑2019‑1132 exploited in targeted attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

UK’s data watchdog hands out two mega‑fines for breaches

The times they have a-changed since the ICO could only slap fines worth a fraction of the current amounts The post UK’s data watchdog hands out two mega‑fines for breaches appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Malicious campaign targets South Korean users with backdoor‑laced torrents

ESET researchers have discovered a malicious campaign distributing a backdoor via torrents, with Korean TV content used as a lure The post Malicious campaign targets South Korean users with backdoor‑laced torrents appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Chinese smart home solutions provider Orvibo has leaked two billion logs from devices managed via its cloud platform, exposing sensitive information about their users The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

A trifecta of issues impact the organization’s cyber-resilience and conspire to put it in the firing line of cyberattacks The post NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

The leak, which has since been plugged, exposed a range of highly specific and sensitive information about users The post Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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