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.

First Twitter-controlled Android botnet discovered

Detected by ESET as Android/Twitoor, this malware is unique because of its resilience mechanism. Instead of being controlled by a traditional command-and-control server, it receives instructions via tweets.

Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals

Infosec is a technical discipline, but it also requires good, skilled cybersecurity professionals. We take a look at the bigger picture.

QuadRooter: Unfortunately, you can’t have it patched for now

ESET researchers have spotted fake patch apps for Android – probably the first ever malicious mobile apps masquerading as a patch for a recently discovered vulnerability.

EU-US Privacy Shield launches: Key points to this agreement

There are three key principles to be aware of when it comes to the EU-US Privacy Shield and we’ve digested all of the key points in this feature.

Old Facebook scam gets ready for new boost

ESET researchers are warning about a Facebook scam that spreads fake terror news to trick victims into disclosing their Facebook credentials.

The 10 Security Commandments for every SysAdmin

Celebrating the 17th annual SysAdmin Day, we recognize their dedication and workplace contributions and want to show appreciation for their talent.

5 highlights from the ‘Information Security Olympic Games’

In the spirit of this year’s Olympics, which is being held in Rio de Janeiro, we thought we’d host our own little information security Olympic Games.

APAC cybersecurity: Plenty of room for improvements

When it comes to APAC cybersecurity, there is room for improvement. In this feature we take a look at key trends across this region.

Flashback Friday: The Melissa virus

In 1999, David L. Smith launched the Melissa virus. Within a few hours, it had infected thousands of computers. We take a look back at its impact.

Data leak dangers: Know your weak spots

When it comes to data leaks, what are the major weak spots you need to be looking out for? This feature explores three common causes.

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