We Live Security » Languages » English http://www.welivesecurity.com Security news, views and insight from the ESET experts Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:46:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How malware moved the exchange rate in Russia http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/12/malware-moved-exchange-rate-russia/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/12/malware-moved-exchange-rate-russia/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:30:05 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75601 After an investigation period, details were published about a unique cyberattack on a Russian bank where a malware placed trade orders for $500 million and heavily manipulated the ruble-dollar exchange rate.

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Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/12/prince-charming-valentines-day-scammer/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/12/prince-charming-valentines-day-scammer/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:49:09 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75584 In this feature, we highlight some of the key tactics used by cybercriminals via online dating websites, helping you stay safe on Valentine's Day.

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Calls from the UK to make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/12/calls-uk-make-malicious-data-breaches-criminal-offence/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/12/calls-uk-make-malicious-data-breaches-criminal-offence/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:00:54 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75624 The UK government should make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence, according to a new report from the Science and Technology Committee.

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How to isolate VBS or JScript malware with Visual Studio http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/11/isolate-vbs-jscript-malware-visual-studio/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/11/isolate-vbs-jscript-malware-visual-studio/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:49:23 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75436 ESET has seen a rise in malware developed using scripting languages. We can understand the threats better by isolating them in a dynamic analysis environment.

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UK business decision makers see cyberattacks as their great nemesis http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/11/uk-business-decision-makers-see-cyberattacks-great-nemesis/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/11/uk-business-decision-makers-see-cyberattacks-great-nemesis/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75548 More and more business decision makers in the UK consider cyberattacks to be the greatest threat to their enterprise, according to a new study.

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ICS calls for latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill to go further to protect privacy http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/10/ics-calls-latest-draft-investigatory-powers-bill-go-protect-privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/10/ics-calls-latest-draft-investigatory-powers-bill-go-protect-privacy/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:27:50 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75529 The UK's Intelligence and Security Committee has deemed the latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill as a “missed opportunity”, according to its latest report.

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Southwest Airlines flight giveaway scams spread on Facebook http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/09/southwest-airlines-flight-giveaway-scam-facebook/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/09/southwest-airlines-flight-giveaway-scam-facebook/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:59:33 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75483 There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was... who likes airline food that much anyway?

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Cybersecurity e-learning course launches in the UK for HR staff http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/09/cybersecurity-e-learning-course-launches-uk-hr-staff/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/09/cybersecurity-e-learning-course-launches-uk-hr-staff/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:18 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75504 A new e-learning tool has been launched in the UK to help HR professionals effectively deal with cybersecurity issues in the British workplace.

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Stay safe with our Facebook cheat sheet http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/09/stay-safe-facebook-cheat-sheet/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/09/stay-safe-facebook-cheat-sheet/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:49:42 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75458 Learn how to boost your Facebook privacy on Safer Internet Day with our excellent cheat sheet. It'll work to your advantage now and in the future.

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Student arrested for grade-changing school data breach http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/08/student-arrested-school-data-breach/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/08/student-arrested-school-data-breach/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:14:40 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75453 A 17-year-old student in America has been arrested and charged with illegally accessing government computers, months after the data breach took place.

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Remtasu is disguising itself as a tool to appropriate Facebook accounts http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/08/remtasu-disguising-tool-appropriate-facebook-accounts/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/08/remtasu-disguising-tool-appropriate-facebook-accounts/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:49:08 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75337 Almost a year ago we warned about the spreading of Remtasu, and far from lessening, we have been able to identify numerous instances of this threat being propagated further.

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The security review: Encryption 101 and Android security updates http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/08/security-review-encryption-101-android-security-updates/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/08/security-review-encryption-101-android-security-updates/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:00:02 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75429 Highlights from the past seven days in information security include encryption insights, Android updates, Facebook at 12 and a data breach at UCF in the US.

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63,000 people affected by UCF data breach http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/05/63000-people-affected-ucf-data-breach/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/05/63000-people-affected-ucf-data-breach/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:13:17 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75395 The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed that it has experienced a major data breach. Up to 63,000 people are thought to be affected by the incident.

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Encryption 101: What is it? When should I use it? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/04/encryption-101-useful/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/04/encryption-101-useful/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:49:36 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75272 More than perhaps any other security topic, encryption really seems to perplex a lot of people. So, let's take a closer look – from basics to best practice.

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Facebook at 12: Bigger, better and securer? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/04/facebook-12-bigger-better-securer/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/04/facebook-12-bigger-better-securer/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75326 In recognition of Facebook’s 12th birthday and its 1.2 billion active users who still enjoy using it, a timely guide on how to keep your account secure.

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New security measures to protect EU data flows to the US http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/04/new-security-measures-protect-eu-data-flows-us/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/04/new-security-measures-protect-eu-data-flows-us/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:00:28 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75361 The European Commission and the US have agreed on a landmark new deal that will seek to boost the security of ‘transatlantic data flows’, it has been revealed.

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European firms’ financial departments the target of cyberattacks http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/03/european-firms-financial-departments-target-cyberattacks/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/03/european-firms-financial-departments-target-cyberattacks/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:45:51 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75235 Two major cyberattacks have siphoned over $50 million and nearly $80 million from a Belgian bank and an Austrian aircraft parts manufacturer, respectively. They were both victim to a scam known as Business Email Compromise.

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Android has some critical remotely-exploitable security holes. But can you get the patch? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/02/android-security-holes/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/02/android-security-holes/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:51:42 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75192 Remote code execution vulnerabilities have been found in the Android operating system, and patches released for Nexus devices.

But what about your smartphone? Is there a patch for you, and can you get your hands on it?

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UK council ‘thwarts ransomware attack’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/02/lincolnshire-county-council-thwarts-ransomware-attack/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/02/lincolnshire-county-council-thwarts-ransomware-attack/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:00:29 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75173 Lincolnshire County Council has successfully thwarted attempts by cybercriminals to extort money from them and brought most of its systems back online, almost one week on from the ransomware attack.

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Americans ‘worry more about online privacy than losing main income’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/01/americans-worry-online-privacy-losing-main-income/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/01/americans-worry-online-privacy-losing-main-income/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:43:16 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75141 American consumers are more concerned about not knowing how their personal data are collected online than they are about losing their main source of income, new research has found.

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The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/01/security-review-windows-exploitation-2015-bayrob-trojan/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/02/01/security-review-windows-exploitation-2015-bayrob-trojan/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:00:30 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75121 Highlights from the past seven days in information security include ESET’s annual Windows exploitation report, analysis of the Bayrob trojan and beating tax identity fraud.

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HSBC’s online banking services hit with cyberattack http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/29/hsbcs-online-banking-services-hit-cyberattack/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/29/hsbcs-online-banking-services-hit-cyberattack/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:59:11 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75094 HSBC in the UK has revealed via Twitter that its internet banking services were targeted by cybercriminals this morning (January 29th), which it has “successfully defended”.

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Businesses ‘still naïve to the risks of cybercrime’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/29/businesses-still-naive-risks-cybercrime/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/29/businesses-still-naive-risks-cybercrime/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:23:15 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75077 Close to half all businesses in the UK are of the opinion that they are safe from cybercrime, according to new research. They believe the risks are minute.

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Wendy’s launches investigation into possible data breach http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/28/wendys-launches-investigation-possible-data-breach/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/28/wendys-launches-investigation-possible-data-breach/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:07:57 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75052 The fast food chain Wendy's may have been the victim of a data breach, the security expert Brian Krebs has revealed. Unusual activity has been reported.

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Belong to the ‘selfie’ generation? You are probably oversharing http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/28/belong-selfie-generation-probably-oversharing/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/28/belong-selfie-generation-probably-oversharing/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:49:32 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74890 The 'Selfie Generation', which shares every detail of their lives online, doesn’t realize that giving away too much information can have serious consequences.

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‘Application not compatible': Bayrob may be stealing your info http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/28/application-not-compatible-bayrob-may-be-stealing-your-info/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/28/application-not-compatible-bayrob-may-be-stealing-your-info/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:49:48 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74838 In this post, ESET's Josep Albors analyzes Bayrob, a trojan that has been intensely targeting users across the world since mid-December, 2015.

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Businesses increasingly targeted with ransomware http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/27/businesses-increasingly-targeted-ransomware/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/27/businesses-increasingly-targeted-ransomware/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:27:56 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=75016 Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting businesses with ransomware, according to a new report by the Online Trust Alliance.

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Will your Swiss email account stay private (or can the govt take a look)? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/27/will-swiss-email-account-stay-private-can-govt-take-look/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/27/will-swiss-email-account-stay-private-can-govt-take-look/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:49:57 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74906 A referendum is to be held on Switzerland's proposed surveillance law, a decision lauded by supporters of privacy. ESET's Cameron Camp discusses further.

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Google bans over 780m ‘bad ads’ to protect online experience http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/26/google-bans-780m-bad-ads-protect-online-experience/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/26/google-bans-780m-bad-ads-protect-online-experience/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:57:54 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74984 Google has banned over 780 million so-called ‘bad ads’ in 2015 alone, explaining that these advertisements have breached the terms of their policies.

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Windows exploitation in 2015 http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/26/windows-exploitation-in-2015/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/26/windows-exploitation-in-2015/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:30:20 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74486 Hacking Team exploits and new security features in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are just a few of the highlights of ESET's annual Windows exploitation in 2015 report.

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in the US http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/26/tax-identity-theft-awareness-week-us/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/26/tax-identity-theft-awareness-week-us/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:00:27 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74945 As Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in the US gets underway, ESET's Stephen Cobb offers expert advice on how to protect yourself from fraudsters.

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Hedge fund managers ‘need a cybersecurity response plan’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/25/hedge-fund-managers-need-cybersecurity-response-plan/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/25/hedge-fund-managers-need-cybersecurity-response-plan/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:16:50 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74918 Having in place a ‘cybersecurity response plan’ is vital if hedge fund managers in London are to deal effectively with this threat.

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The security review: ESET’s trends for 2016, more attacks in Ukraine and virtualized security http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/25/security-review-esets-trends-2016-attacks-ukraine-virtualized-security/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/25/security-review-esets-trends-2016-attacks-ukraine-virtualized-security/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:19:55 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74885 Highlights from the last seven days in information security include ESET’s latest trends report (In)security Everywhere and the ongoing cyberattacks against Ukraine’s electric power industry.

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Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/24/skype-finally-hides-ip-address-protect-vengeful-gamers/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/24/skype-finally-hides-ip-address-protect-vengeful-gamers/#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:08:44 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74873 For too long streaming video gamers have suffered denial-of-service attacks and raids from police SWAT teams, often assisted by Skype leaking private IP addresses.

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Retailers ‘capable of tracking shoppers through smartphones’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/22/retailers-capable-tracking-shoppers-smartphones/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/22/retailers-capable-tracking-shoppers-smartphones/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:52:35 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74845 More and more retailers are investing technology that allows them to track the movement of shoppers through their smartphone, an expert has revealed.

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Irish lottery and ticket terminals knocked offline by DDoS attack http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/22/irish-lottery-ticket-terminals-knocked-offline-ddos-attack/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/22/irish-lottery-ticket-terminals-knocked-offline-ddos-attack/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:59:20 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74824 It should have been a great week for the Irish Lottery, with the largest jackpot (12 million euros) for 18 months up for grabs.

However, things didn't run entirely smoothly in the run-up to the Wednesday night draw.

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Countries remain unprepared for cyberattacks on nuclear facilities http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/21/countries-remain-unprepared-cyberattacks-nuclear-facilities/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/21/countries-remain-unprepared-cyberattacks-nuclear-facilities/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:48:15 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74798 Nuclear facilities across the world have little or no real security mechanisms in place to deal with cyberattacks, according to new analysis.

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New wave of cyberattacks against Ukrainian power industry http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/new-wave-attacks-ukrainian-power-industry/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/new-wave-attacks-ukrainian-power-industry/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:59:32 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74764 ESET has discovered a new wave of cyberattacks attacks against Ukraine's electric power industry. Interesting, the malware that was used is not BlackEnergy.

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Phony web traffic to cost advertisers $7.2 billion in 2016 http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/phony-web-traffic-cost-advertisers-7-2-billion-2016/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/phony-web-traffic-cost-advertisers-7-2-billion-2016/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:00:27 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74758 Fraudsters are set to hit online advertisers hard this year, costing them $7.2 billion globally as a result of phony web traffic generated by bots, new research has found.

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ESET Trends for 2016: Threats keep evolving as security becomes part of our lives http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/eset-trends-2016-threats-keep-evolving-security-becomes-part-lives-2/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/eset-trends-2016-threats-keep-evolving-security-becomes-part-lives-2/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:35:33 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74659 ESET's Trends for 2016: (In)Security Everywhere report includes a review of the most important events of last year and outlines trends in cybercriminal activity and cyberthreats for 2016.

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Managing security in virtualized environments – agent-based or agentless? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/managing-security-virtualized-environments-agent-based-agentless/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/managing-security-virtualized-environments-agent-based-agentless/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:49:02 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74513 Before you jump into the virtualization migration process, there are a few things to consider, like security, explains ESET's Miguel Angel Mendoza.

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Weak passwords continue to pose huge security threat http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/weak-passwords-continue-pose-huge-security-threat/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/20/weak-passwords-continue-pose-huge-security-threat/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00:48 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74727 People’s choice of passwords continues to be a huge security risk, according to new research. SplashData's annual Worst Passwords List finds '123456' and 'password' continue to be the most common choice.

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‘Context’ shapes American attitudes towards privacy http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/19/context-shapes-american-attitudes-towards-privacy/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/19/context-shapes-american-attitudes-towards-privacy/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:00:58 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74702 A new survey has revealed that when it comes to making a decision on information sharing and privacy, context plays an important part for many Americans.

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Twitter goes offline across the globe http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/19/twitter-goes-offline-across-globe/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/19/twitter-goes-offline-across-globe/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:00:44 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74665 Twitter users across the globe have experienced problems with the social network, which was unavailable for between one to two hours.

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Phishing scams spike leads to social engineering campaign http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/18/phishing-scams-spike-leads-social-engineering-campaign/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/18/phishing-scams-spike-leads-social-engineering-campaign/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:41:37 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74624 Get Safe Online has launched a major new campaign in the UK to help raise awareness of the dangers of social engineering, as figures suggest more needs to be done to inform the public about this growing nuisance.

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The security review: BlackEnergy, Internet Explorer and Fitbit http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/18/security-review-blackenergy-internet-explorer-fitbit/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/18/security-review-blackenergy-internet-explorer-fitbit/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:00:23 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74603 Highlights from the past seven days in information security include an analysis of the BlackEnergy trojan and Microsoft’s decision to end support for older versions of Internet Explorer.

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Legal firms ‘risk compromising data over poor login security’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/15/legal-firms-risk-compromising-data-poor-login-security/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/15/legal-firms-risk-compromising-data-poor-login-security/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:52:17 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74585 Firms in the legal sector are at risk of compromising information confidentiality because of poor data practices, according to new research by IS Decisions.

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Online predator busted after being intercepted by tech-savvy mom http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/15/online-predator-busted-intercepted-tech-savvy-mom/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/15/online-predator-busted-intercepted-tech-savvy-mom/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:49:39 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74545 An attentive and tech-savvy mom, based in Colonie in New York, has been lauded by the police for helping uncover and bring an online predator to justice.

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Employees face penalties for ‘misinterpreting security policies’ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/14/employees-face-penalties-misinterpreting-security-policies/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/14/employees-face-penalties-misinterpreting-security-policies/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:42:53 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74527 Corporations will take a much tougher approach to insider security threats by penalizing employees who “invite a data breach”, according to a new survey.

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Global operation against DD4BC results in arrests http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/13/global-operation-dd4bc-results-arrests/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/13/global-operation-dd4bc-results-arrests/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:01 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=74474 European countries have joined the fight against DD4BC, as part of a global response against the cybercriminal organization, resulting in arrests.

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