Urban Schrott

Online Shopping and a Phishing Pheeding Phrenzy [3]

A shortened and updated version of the advice that David Harley and Andrew Lee gave to potential phish victims in an earlier paper. Part 3 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.

Online Shopping and a Phishing Pheeding Phrenzy [2]

Phishing scams and online shopping. Part 2 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.

Online Shopping and a Phishing Pheeding Phrenzy

Basics of phishing. Part 1 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.

Irish Ransomware Report

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

Sharing versus Security: Driving without Brakes

Does the enterprise still have a choice about sharing information?

Your Children and Online Safety

Do you know what your children are doing online, and do they know the risks out there?

Autorun and Conficker not dead yet: Threat Trends Report

The two most prevalent threats over 2011 were still INF/Autorun and Conficker: ESET’s December ThreatSense Report looks at threat trends in the new year.

Irish 419-er seeks Spanish Lady

ESET Ireland’s Urban Schrott has found an Ireland-targeted 419 with a Spanish twist.

IRISSCERT, ESET Ireland and the Luck of the Irish

The IRISSCERT conference in Dublin has drawn attention to Irish cybercrime statistics since January 2011.

October: Facebook Facepalm, Feeling Safe Online, and a Small Tsunami

ESET’s Threat Reports for September and October include some quality articles on Facebook, safety online, and backup strategy.

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