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Windows flaw enhances DNS hijacking

Through use of this new sleight-of-hand, DNS Unlocker can be tricky to defang, as it can continue to act in the shadow of a victim’s computer and do more damage than expected.Typically, a computer user affected by DNS Unlocker will see advertisements with a note at the bottom like “Ads by DNS Unlocker”, and multiple variations of “support scam” pop-ups.

And winner for the best Mac security solution is…

And winner for the best Mac security solution is… Apple’s offerings claim a substantial part of the market, and thus it is always good to know which security solution is the most effective.To satisfy this demand, AV-TEST ran a test (how ironic) of 12 separate security solutions for Mac OS X to determine the best among them.

Pokémon GO hype: New malware infects users

Pokémon GO hype: New malware infects users ESET has discovered the first ever fake lockscreen app on Google Play, named Pokemon GO Ultimate.Yet, the malicious app still runs in the background using this technique to click on advertisements, generating revenue for its operators.

Online buyers beware: Rio Olympics 'ideal' for cybercrims

Online buyers beware: Rio Olympics 'ideal' for cybercrims According to security firm ESET, events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics are ideal targets for fraudsters and cybercriminals.“If the first condition is met, you can start looking for websites that offer tickets for the Olympic Games,” says FitzGerald.

Old Facebook scam gets ready for new boost

Old Facebook scam gets ready for new boost For example, Facebook users in the Czech Republic were targeted with a fake news report on a “deadly attack in Prague”.Soon after the Facebook scam was publicly disclosed in Czech mainstream media, the crooks turned their attention to the Slovakia (in Slovak) and duplicated their tricks to find new victims.

ESET report says millennials are cyber-savvy – and also cyber-careless

ESET report says millennials are cyber-savvy – and also cyber-careless The generation gap is large and in this case millennials would be wise to listen to baby boomers (55-65-year-olds), according to new research from ESET.The report,'ESET Australia and New Zealand cyber-savviness report 2016 part 2: The differences in cybersecurity practices across generations', found that 46% of millennials use the same password for all accounts on personal devices - compared to only 18% of baby boomers.

ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps

ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps The two fake patch apps in question are the "Fix Patch QuadRooter" by Kiwiapps Ltd, one of which cost 0.For example, some e-criminals would trick online stores into installing a fake security patch for a critical vulnerability in the Magento ecommerce platform.

ESET disvers new Android botnet ntrolled by Twitter

ESET disvers new Android botnet ntrolled by Twitter ESET has discovered the first-ever Twitter-controlled Android botnet.Detected by ESET as Android/Twitoor, it’s the first malicious app using Twitter instead of a traditional command-and-control (C&C) server, the company explains.

‘Alarming’ cyber security survey a wake up call for ANZ education sectors

‘Alarming’ cyber security survey a wake up call for ANZ education sectors Lukas Raska, APAC COO of ESET, believes cyber security education should be a mandatory part of primary and secondary school curriculums across Australia and New Zealand.“Without a proper program implemented throughout all schools for both teachers and students, the teachers’ ability to deliver adequate cyber security education is not realistic,” he says.

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads Some users of the ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free got more hits than they bargained for, according to numerous reports.It read: There’s something pretty alarming going on right now with Spotify Free.

Online safety tips for social media and IM fans

Online safety tips for social media and IM fans Before, browsing online meant using search engines, looking for specific content or reading articles on your favourite news websites.Nowadays, social networks, online videos and instant messaging are core to users’ online experience, and this is especially true for the younger generation.

Use your 'mmon-sense' online this holiday season, researcher says

Use your 'mmon-sense' online this holiday season, researcher says Which means ‘tis the season for online cybersecurity scams too, with fake retail apps already appearing on app stores.“We’ve seen travel scams and hacking attacks on travel booking websites increase around holiday times in the last few years,” he says.