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272 million email accounts compromised in major data breach

Hundreds of millions of email usernames and passwords are ‘up for grabs’ in Russia’s criminal underworld, thanks to a major data breach.

Forget about passwords: You need a passphrase!

Forget about passwords – it’s all about passphrases. Longer, more complex and easy to remember, they will help you be more safe and secure. Our guide shows you how to create a passphrase.

10-year-old Finnish boy uncovers Instagram comments vulnerability

A 10-year old boy has found a security flaw in Instagram and, for his efforts, been rewarded $10,000 by Facebook.

Jigsaw and how ransomware is becoming more aggressive with new capabilities

There is no doubt that criminals have found a mechanism in ransomware enabling them to obtain significant benefits with relatively little effort, reports ESET’s Josep Albors.

Google introduces HTTPS for blogspot domain names

Google is adding further security to the world wide web by introducing HTTPS for every blogspot domain name.

Third party risks ‘ a serious risk’

Third party risks to organizations has been described as a “serious threat”, a new study by the Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments as revealed.

Authentication 101

Authentication may sound like a very complicated concept, but it’s quite simple: a way of showing that you are who you say you are, says ESET’s Lysa Myers.

Security Bulletin: Steps you should take to fix a Java SE security risk on your computer

Steps you should take to fix a Java SE security risk on your computer, a message from Oracle, broadcast by ESET, as requested by the FTC.

Cybercriminals ‘increasingly relying upon ransomware’

Ransomware is being increasingly relied upon in cyberattacks, according to Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report.

Ransomware is everywhere, but even black hats make mistakes

Ransomware is everywhere. At least that might be the impression left by a seemingly endless stream of news reports on recent cyberattacks, reports ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

Say goodbye to cyber stresses in the workplace

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we’ve put together a brief guide on potential cyber stresses to avoid in the workplace.

Malware found at a German nuclear power plant

Malware has been found on a computer at Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany, it has been revealed. RWE states that it is not considered a threat as the infected computer is not connected to the internet.

Malware ‘used as part of a wider toolkit’ in Bangladesh Bank attack

Malware used by cybercriminals to carry out one of the biggest cyberheists in history is thought to have been “part of a wider attack toolkit”, according to a BAE Systems’ security researcher.

The perimeter is everywhere (so where is your data really?)

It’s hard to protect what you don’t understand. It’s also hard to protect data if you don’t know where it is. ESET’s Cameron Camp looks explores the challenges of data security.

Companies fear data breaches caused by compromised credentials

Two thirds of security professionals rate the risk of a future data breach, due to compromised credentials, as medium or high.

Ransomware and the Internet of Things

A report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology warns that ransomware could be hitting more than just your regular computer in future…

BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach: 1m affected

The personal data of around 1.1 million people could be sold off on the black market after BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach.

Insider threats: A persistent and widespread problem

In this feature, we take a look at some of the key things you should be aware of to ensure that you are well-equipped to deal with insider threats.

Data privacy and data protection: US law and legislation white paper

This white paper on data privacy and data protection law and legislation in the US should prove to be a handy reference during ongoing privacy debates.

The security review: Dorkbot, encryption and buildings

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes Dorkbot, the importance of encryption and how buildings are at threat of cyberattacks.

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