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December 2012

The guide to safer online shopping

Many of us now buy goods and services online for the convenience and savings. The experts at ESET put together this guide to safer online shopping so you get the goods you want, and no nasty surprises. Tune your shopping machine Like the tune-up your car gets before a long drive, your laptop may need

Five tips to stay safer using Wi-Fi in public places

Want to be safer online using your laptop or tablet when using public Wi-Fi? You can. Here are our five essential tips. 1 First, if you are not going to use the Internet it’s a good idea to turn off Wi-Fi connectivity completely on your laptop, smartphone or tablet. You are then guaranteed that your

Top ten tips for safer online gaming

Online gaming is great fun but it does bring together large numbers of online strangers, most of whom want just to play but some can pose a threat. Here’s our 10 top tips for staying safe when playing on consoles and PCs.

Think before you take that old computer to the city dump

We tend to replace our computers more often these days but how do you ensure that you don’t give away your data when you pass on that old desktop or laptop? Here are our top tips for safer computer disposal.  Back up your data Before you do anything with your existing PC or laptop, ensure

A Load of (Red) Bull

A hoax/chain message claiming that a well-known energy drink poses a serious threat to health, is now spreading on Facebook.

How to keep your children safer online

Do you know what your kids get up to online? They probably know more about technology than you do but they are still children and need protecting. Here are our top tips to ensure they remain safer. 1 Educate your children Children and young people spend huge amounts of time online and may not be

Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts, Part 1: Windows PC Guide

[UPDATE #1:  (21 Dec 2012, 5:30PM) ESET Researcher Cameron Camp has just published the second part of this series on securing your Android device.  Read it here on the ESET Threat Blog at Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts, Part 2: Android Guide.  AG] December is upon us, and whether you have a Christmas tree, menorah,

Advanced Heuristics

When something in your vicinity happens, you know right away if it is good or right. When the traffic light on a busy road is red, you know not to cross and when it is green you can cross, but still be looking around to see if it is safe. With different instances that are

Dorkbot romance with Latin America

The information-stealing, botnet-building worm known as Dorkbot (Win32/Dorkbot) is one of the most active threats in Latin America. Ever since we started to investigate this worm, we have been able to identify different dissemination campaigns, the ultimate aim of which is stealing sensitive information such as login names and passwords from its victims. Most of

How to secure your home Wi-Fi network

Most people now use a wi-fi network to access the internet around the home. However an unsecured network could let your neighbor’s piggyback on your broadband or worse, let hackers snoop on your activities. Luckily it’s not that difficult to harden the security of your home network. Here’s a quick step-by-step. 1 Check the router

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