Another year, another fine Virus Bulletin conference come and gone. And some of us even got long-service badges. (My first VB was in 1996, and my first VB presentation in 1997, but there are people like our own Righard Zwienenberg whose attendance record goes back way further.) (Yes, it did rain the last day or
Well, that was a little unexpected. The Irish Times has reported the discovery of the “first Irish language virus“. (Further checking suggests that the story may have originated with the Donegal Daily.) Actually, it sounds less like a virus – there’s no indication of whether it self-replicates – than the kind of ransomware that we’ve
Phish, Phowl, and Passwords I spend a lot of time defending educational as opposed to purely technical solutions to security. Not that I don’t believe in the usefulness of technical solutions: that is, after all, ESET’s basic business. However, there are many people in the security business who believe that education is a waste of
The threat of the Dorifel/Quervar malware spreading in the Netherlands is being used by telephone scammers to trick local PC users into paying for ‘protection’.
Jonathan Brossard describes an ‘undetectable, unremovable’ attack on firmware through gimmicked hardware or a subsequent malware attack. David Harley isn’t convinced.
If a service leaks your credentials, your options are limited, but changing all your passwords to something harder to guess/break is never a bad idea.