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Cassius Puodzius
Security Researcher
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Education: Computer Enginnering B.Sc., graduated from Escola Politécnica da USP, Brazil

Highlights of your career? Speaker at Latincrypt 2014 in Student and PosDoc session

Position and history at ESET? Security Researcher for Brazil

What malware do you hate the most? Win32/Agent.QBU

Favorite activities? Running, coding and learning in labs (I have a home lab)

What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Be wary when something is too good to be true and always know what you are doing

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? Pense Bem - it was a toy in the early 90's and it was a kind of computer after all. Few years later my family bought a Pentium 100

Favorite computer game/activity? I enjoy spending time learning about computing and security. I used to play Counter Strike and I seldom give a shot in wargames

How encryption molded crypto-ransomware

Recently ESET has seen significantly increasing volumes of a particular type of ransomware known as crypto-ransomware, reports Cassius Puodzius.

Nemucod now spreading banking trojans in Brazil

On the morning of Friday August 12th, ESET researchers noticed a huge outbreak of a new Spy.Banker variant, detected as Spy.Banker.ADEA. It happened at around 12pm CET.

Nymaim rides again in 2016 and reaches Brazil

During the first half of this year, ESET has observed an increase in the number of detections of Nymaim, a long-known malware family whose prevalence has fallen markedly since 2014.

Quantum Computation: A cryptography armageddon?

ESET’s Cassius Puodzius takes an in-depth look at cryptography, exploring quantum computing (one of the resources in the toolkit of cryptanalysts).

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