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Webcam firm recalls hackable devices after mighty Mirai botnet attack

Chinese firm says it will recall vulnerable components, but as long as insecure devices continue to be attached to the internet, there will be opportunities for malicious hackers to exploit them and use them for their own ends.

10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

On Friday October 21st, a series of IoT DDoS attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Stephen Cobb investigates.

Know your enemy: Training can help avoid cybersecurity pitfalls

European Cyber Security Month offers a great opportunity to remind people of some of the practices that can boost their cybersecurity skills.

Cybercriminals target Brazilian routers with default credentials

Criminals are hunting for routers with default credentials and with vulnerabilities in their firmware, with Brazilians the main target.

Facebook privacy settings hoax resurfaces again

A Facebook hoax that has been around since at least 2012 has resurfaced, claiming that private photographs and messages are going to be made public.

New ESET research paper puts Sednit under the microscope

Security researchers at ESET have released their latest research into the notorious and highly experienced Sednit cyberespionage group.

Facebook Messenger’s creepy test of Conversation Topics

Need some more help choosing an inane conversation topic with your online friends? Don’t panic! Facebook appears keen to help you. But is its behaviour bordering on creepy?

At least 15% of home routers are unsecured

Tests show that software vulnerabilities and weak passwords are common in home routers, with up to 15% of them being unsecured.

Consumers still failing to protect themselves against cybercrime

Consumers are failing to appropriately protect themselves against the threat of cybercrime, according to a new survey from Get Safe Online.

Organizations advised to invest in a culture of cybersecurity

A culture of cybersecurity is essential in today’s organizations to help ensure that they are able to successfully fend off cyberattacks.

Information security: A career at the forefront of an exciting industry

Demand for information security specialists is growing, and there are many routes to qualification. Do you have the skills to transform cybersecurity?

Vera Bradley alerts customers to data breach

Vera Bradley has notified its customers of a data breach, explaining that it had launched an investigation last month into a “payment card incident”.

Online safety tips for social media and IM fans

Since October is European Cyber Security Month, it is a good time to recap on social media and IM security. These online safety tips will do you well.

NHS increasingly being targeted by ransomware attacks

NHS hospitals in England are increasingly being targeted with ransomware attacks, according to an investigation by the i newspaper.

Security fatigue is preventing us from being safe online

Individuals are demonstrating security fatigue when it comes to protecting themselves online, increasing their risk of being compromised by a cyberattack.

Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure

ESET’s Lysa Myers offers a detailed and comprehensive overview on how to stay safe against ransomware attacks, a threat that is growing in prominence.

Cybercrime in Canada: The impact on SMBs

A new survey, conducted by Ipsos and sponsored by ESET, finds that one in four Canadian SMBs with yearly revenues of $10 million or more have been hit by a cyberattack.

TalkTalk receives record fine for security failings that resulted in 2015 cyberattack

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) hits TalkTalk with record fine for failing to take basic security measures to protect customer information.

Our insulin pumps could be hacked, warns Johnson & Johnson

The Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump contains vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a malicious attacker to remotely trigger an insulin injection.

How to handle multiple devices and passwords at once

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of devices and passwords you have to manage and remember? Here are four top tips how to help handle this tech overload.

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