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January 2017

Password-stealing security hole discovered in many Netgear routers

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.

Cybersecurity: 5 basic lessons for everyone

A new way of looking at cybersecurity, no longer viewing it as a goal in itself, but instead something that is directly connected to business needs.

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Ransomware is not going anywhere. Here, we’ve rounded up vital tips and advice from three ESET experts: Lysa Myers, Stephen Cobb and David Harley.

Austrian hotel experiences ‘ransomware of things attack’

Only one month into the new year, it appears that we may well have our first example jackware in 2017 with a ransomware of things attack on an Austrian hotel.

Security professionals shortage in UK ‘increasing competition among companies for talent’

IT security professionals are at the forefront of the demand from companies across the UK, many of whom have placed greater demand on tech skills.

Some examples of vulnerable code and how to find them

“When looking for vulnerabilities in open-source code, it is advisable to check portions of code that is prone to errors”: Useful tips from one of ESET’s malware analysts, Matías Porolli, on how to spot vulnerable code.

An introduction to private browsing

Privacy and security fears are driving many people to look into the possibilities of private browsing. We investigate what it is and how you stay anonymous online

Worrying about data privacy isn’t enough: Here’s how to own your online presence

As Data Privacy Day is upon us, we thought it apt to put together some top tips on how to manage and secure your online information.

PayPal users targeted in sophisticated new phishing campaign

Recent phishing scams targeted both Gmail and Yahoo, and now attackers have their sights set on PayPal with some very convincing bait.

Desperately seeking cybersecurity skills

Cybercrime is victimizing US companies and consumers, but a gap in cybersecurity skills presents a problem for the federal government. ESET’s Stephen Cobb investigates.

RoT: Ransomware of Things

Could the Internet of Things spark the Ransomware of Things? ESET’s Stephen Cobb examines how ransomware and jackware are evolving.

Yahoo faces SEC probe into its two record-breaking data breaches

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether Yahoo could have been quicker to tell investors about two record-breaking data breaches.

Lloyds Banking Group hit with distributed denial of service attack

Lloyds Banking Group fell victim to an attempted cyberattack earlier this month, which saw cybercriminals attempt to crash the online banking service over a two day period.

Apple issues security patches for … just about everything

If you have a piece of Apple technology in your house or office, chances are that it’s time you updated it.

UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

There were approximately 5.6 million incidents of fraud and cybercrime in the UK last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Ransomware attack hits St Louis Public library

If you were trying to use the public computers at St Louis Public Library this week you may have experienced more than your fair share of problems.

Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

There are signs of improvement in the global cybersecurity skills gap, but serious problems still remain, a new report finds.

UK’s ICO releases new guidelines for becoming GDPR ready

The UK’s ICO has released a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring companies are adequately prepared for the introduction of the GDPR.

Flashback Wednesday: Pakistani Brain

This month’s Flashback Wednesday takes us back to the beginning. Pakistani Brain, discovered on January 19th, is considered to be the first-ever PC virus.

Ransomware: Should you pay up?

ESET’s Cameron Camp provides valuable insight into what you should do if you’re a victim of ransomware.

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