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Jean-Ian Boutin: Banking trojan threat is not going anywhere

In an exclusive for We Live Security, Jean-Ian Boutin, a malware researcher at ESET, shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of banking trojans.

Cybercrime ‘more threatening than ever’

Cybercrime is more aggressive and confrontational than it has ever been, Europol’s latest Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) has stated.

The best social networks for younger children

If you’re looking to introduce your child to social networks and want peace of mind, look no further. Here are some of the most popular and secure sites.

Experian experiences T-Mobile data breach

Experian has revealed that information belonging to T-Mobile, which was housed on one of its servers, has been accessed by cybercriminals in a data breach.

5 things you’ve done wrong when asking your techie for help

Next time your computer breaks down or appears not to be working right, consider what not to do before you call your techie for some help.

Six steps that can make your cyber workspace a safer place

Your work is important to you, your employer and cybercriminals as well. That is a good reason to stop and think before you connect.

Microsoft gaffe spooks users as weird Windows 7 update accidentally released

Good news – hackers hadn’t hijacked Microsoft’s Windows Update system. Bad news – users’ confidence will have been shaken again by Microsoft’s goof.

Significant WinRAR vulnerability identified

An expert says that the popular compression tool WinRAR contains a significant vulnerability that exposes it to an attack.

Virtual skyscraper Cyphinx hopes to find cyber talent

A 3D skyscraper has been developed to help the Cyber Security Challenge find the next generation of cyber talent.

UK parents ‘want minimum age for smartphone ownership’

A survey has found that most parents in the UK are keen to see a minimum age introduced for smartphone ownership.

Viruses, bulletins, surveys, and gender: hashtag #VB2015

Virus Bulletin 2015 in Prague could be the biggest ever, a great place to discover the latest developments in malware protection and information security, and address issues like the infosec skills gap.

Vulnerable medical equipment details disclosed online

Vulnerable hospital equipment details can be found online, two security researchers have found.

Compromised Uber accounts ‘being used in China’

It has been reported that compromised Uber accounts are being used by criminals in China.

How many presentations from ESET in Virus Bulletin 2015: 2, 4 or 8?

Some of the good things in store for those attending Virus Bulletin 2015.

DHS working on ‘self-destructing’ security chip for smartphones

A security chip that self-protects the device it is embedded in is being developed by the Department for Homeland Security.

Virus Bulletin small talk: Diversity in tech

Ahead of next week’s Virus Bulletin conference, ESET’s Lysa Myers offers a teaser of what to expect of her “small talk” with colleague Stephen Cobb.

Why parents must teach their children about internet security

Children as young as five are surfing the web on a daily basis, but are parents doing enough to educate them on the dangers of the online world? We investigate.

iOS 9 security flaw lets attackers access device through Siri

Apple’s iOS 9 contains a security flaw that lets cybercriminals gain limited access to a device through Siri.

Criminals, linguistics, literacy and attribution

Linguistics and some form of textual analysis can be helpful in analysing malware and scams. Regional attribution, though, still requires caution.

Global information security spend grows by 5% in 2015

Gartner reveals that spending on information security across the world will have increased by 4.7% by the end of this year.

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