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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.

Malicious exploit kit targeting Internet Explorer users, on global scale

Malicious exploit kit targeting Internet Explorer users, on global scale Researchers at ESET have discovered a new exploit kit spreading through the internet via malicious ads on reputable websites with high traffic.For the last two months, they’ve seen cybercriminals targeting users of Internet Explorer and scanning their computers for vulnerabilities in Flash Player.

'Avalanche Network' botnet hideout busted; ESET offers cleanup help

'Avalanche Network' botnet hideout busted; ESET offers cleanup help Cybercriminal activity hub Avalanche Network has been busted by law enforcement agencies, ending a long reign of protection for botnet operators.The operators were attempting to hide from takedown and domain blacklisting, but concentrated efforts from enforcement agencies have busted what ESET called a "fast-flux or ever-changing network".

nnected toys and wearables for Christmas? uld be a cyber security risk

nnected toys and wearables for Christmas? uld be a cyber security risk ESET is warning consumers about connected gifts this Christmas season, as the popularity for devices such as wearables, connected toys and baby monitors continues to grow.The cyber security specialists warn these types of devices can be easily hacked by e-criminals, or turned into a threat to consumers’ privacy.

Ransomware to dominate cyber security landscape

Ransomware to dominate cyber security landscape “We anticipate a new trend on the horizon: The Ransomware of Things or RoT, i.the possibility of cybercriminals “hijacking” devices such as home security cameras and then demanding a ransom payment in exchange for restoring control to the user,” ESET says in the report.

nnected car hacking: Who’s to blame?

nnected car hacking: Who’s to blame? This blog, on connected car hacking, is the first of two posts.Recently, I bought a new car, and the sales guy told me I needed the extended warranty because the computer replacement cost more than any other single component on the car, including the engine.

Behind the WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ allegations: An expert's opinion

Behind the WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ allegations: An expert's opinion With WhatsApp denying that its popular messaging app has a backdoor that allows government agencies to snoop and read our messages, app privacy has once again been called into question.ESET senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald says that the WhatsApp saga demonstrates that the company chose ease of use over better security and privacy, but ‘backdooring’ is an overreaction.

Holding a peace sign in your selfie uld ruin your life

Holding a peace sign in your selfie uld ruin your life A new study out of Japan claims fingerprints can be detected, and potentially stolen, from photos posted on social media.Nick FitzGerald, senior researcher at ESET, says the use of fingerprints is increasingly being considered as an alternative, or supplemental, authentication to passwords and other more traditional means of authentication.

How to stay safe online when heading back to school

How to stay safe online when heading back to school Nick FitzGerald, senior researcher at ESET, has compiled a few cyber security tips for those of you heading back to school in the coming month or two.“More and more children get their first device at primary school,” explains FitzGerald.

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts Before we entangle ourselves in everything digital that this year has to offer, it’s important to heed expert advice.As recently reported; cybercrime has wriggled its way into 21st century life, wreaking a trail of havoc as it goes.

Entrust your cyber security secrets to a safe pair of hands

Entrust your cyber security secrets to a safe pair of hands Imagine, if you will, that your security is flawless, and not a single other person can access your sensitive accounts or information.How will your loved ones get past your security measures to tend to your affairs?

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing “Every year we see a spike in online dating activity around Valentine’s Day,” he says.” For those of you frequenting these online spaces in the lead up to tomorrow, Fitzgerald says there are ways to stay safe and to avoid trouble.