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Dorkbot: Life after disruption

A year after its disruption on 2nd December 2015, We Live Security looks at life after Dorkbot.

The odd, 8-year legacy of the Conficker worm

The Conficker worm was huge news when it emerged towards the end of 2008, exploiting millions of Windows devices. Today, it remains one of the most pervasive malware families around the globe.

Sednit: A very digested read

This feature offers a very digested read of ESET’s trilogy of research papers on Sednit, one of the most notorious groups of cyberattackers in the world.

Estonia: Digital powerhouse offering e-residency to non-nationals

In terms of technological advancement, Estonia is up there. It is, for example, the first ever country to offer e-residency permits to any world citizen.

Flashback Tuesday: The Morris Worm

On November 2nd 1988, the Morris Worm was released, bringing the internet to an effective standstill. It was a seminal moment in internet history.

Linux/Moose: Still breathing

For the past year, ESET and the security firm GoSecure combined their skills in order to research Linux/Moose further. Here’s some of what was uncovered.

A history of mobile malware from Cabir to SMS Thief

As we continue to do more things with our smartphones, the threat posed by mobile malware increases. Here’s a short history of its development.

550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donor details leaked

The personal details of 550,000 Australian Red Cross blood donors have been leaked in an event being described as Australia’s largest ever security breach.

International Internet Day: A great network targeted by cybercriminals

As the world celebrates International Internet Day, we take a look at how cybercriminal activity has evolved online.

Webcam security: Understanding this modern day threat

Who would have thought that webcams could be exploited? Well, they can, and so serious is the issue, that it has the likes of Mark Zuckerberg covering them with up with tape.

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?

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads

Some users of the ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free got more hits than they bargained for, according to numerous reports.

Malware researcher Lukas Stefanko will be online on Reddit

WeLiveSecurity author and ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko will be answering questions about Android malware on Reddits‘ popular Subreddit r/IamA.

Flashback Friday: SQL Slammer

Within a few hours of being released in the winter of 2003, SQL Slammer had brought the internet to something of a standstill. We look back at this notable worm.

Half a billion Yahoo users victim to ‘biggest data breach in history’

Yahoo has confirmed that half a billion users may have had their data stolen in what has been described as the ‘biggest data breach in history.’

5 simple ways you can protect yourself from phishing attacks

With these top tips, you should have no trouble in keeping yourself protected against all sorts of phishing attacks.

Tesla Model S hacked from 12 miles away

A team of researchers was able to hack the controls of a Tesla Model S from a distance of 12 miles – adjusting the mirrors, locks and even slamming on the brakes.

Security takes a backseat for uninterrupted, video game marathons

New research from ESET, which polled over 500 gamers, has found that 6% of gamers have spent around a full-day immersed in a video game.

Grace Hopper: Computer bugs & the language of programming

WeLiveSecurity takes a look back at the life of the programming pioneer US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who changed the world of technology.

21st century cybercriminals: The threat landscape has evolved

21st century cybercriminals are more sophisticated, daring and organized than ever. The threat landscape has evolved.

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