We Live Security » Languages » English http://www.welivesecurity.com Security news, views and insight from the ESET experts Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:13:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Over 5,000 US gas stations vulnerable to remote hacks http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/29/5000-us-gas-stations-vulnerable-remote-hacks/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/29/5000-us-gas-stations-vulnerable-remote-hacks/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:13:12 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57647 Around 5,300 gas stations in the United States could be vulnerable to a remote cyberattack on the automated tank gauges, causing the pumps to flag alerts or even shut down

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Are you being tracked? How to spot a tracking app on your phone http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/29/how-to-spot-a-tracking-app/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/29/how-to-spot-a-tracking-app/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:45:38 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57638 Tracking apps and spyware are a genuine risk, and an extremely unpleasant invasion of privacy for many. Here are our tips on how to recognize if you have a tracking app on your phone, and what to do about it.

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Top 5 security tips for Android Lollipop http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/top-5-security-tips-android-lollipop/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/top-5-security-tips-android-lollipop/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:12:41 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?post_type=post_video&p=57635 Android Lollipop has a number of new ways to keep your data private. So, start with these top 5 tips to keep your smartphone secure.

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The Biggest Hacks of 2014 http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/biggest-hacks-2014/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/biggest-hacks-2014/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:07:20 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?post_type=post_video&p=57630 There were a number of big security breaches during 2014, but which was the biggest? We count down the top 5.

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20 million dating site profiles targeted by hacker http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/20-million-dating-site-profiles-targeted-hacker/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/20-million-dating-site-profiles-targeted-hacker/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:32:32 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57605 20 million usernames and email addresses for a popular Russian dating website have been leaked, according to Bloomberg. Techworld highlights the targeted website as Topface, which has 91.5 million users. Anti-fraud firm Easy Solutions claimed that of the leaked users, 50 percent were Russian citizens, and 40 percent from the EU. Seven million of the logins

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Electronic Frontier Foundation outlines plan to end NSA surveillance http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/electronic-frontier-foundation-outlines-plan-end-nsa-surveillance/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/electronic-frontier-foundation-outlines-plan-end-nsa-surveillance/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:37 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57580 The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an American civil-liberties group, has revealed its plans to end global mass surveillance, The Inquirer reports.

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U.S. tax identity theft: dodging the $5 billion crime spree http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/tax-identity-theft-awareness/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/tax-identity-theft-awareness/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:48:23 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57383 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week? Yes, tax ID fraud is a real threat to your finances in America today. Putting your tax refund in jeopardy is just one of the impacts.

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Taylor Swift hacked, but denies naked pictures will be leaked http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/taylor-swift-hacked-denies-naked-pictures-will-leaked/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/28/taylor-swift-hacked-denies-naked-pictures-will-leaked/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:54:12 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57558 Singer Taylor Swift has had her Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked, but laughed off claims that the hackers will release nude photographs of her.

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Data Privacy Day 2015: Respecting privacy, safeguarding data, enabling trust http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/data-privacy-day-2015/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/data-privacy-day-2015/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:11:12 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57446 January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international acknowledgment of the importance of privacy in an increasingly data-driven world. The key themes of Data Privacy Day this year are: Respecting privacy, Safeguarding data, Enabling trust.

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Marriott fixes Android app exploit that could expose personal data http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/marriott-fixes-android-app-exploit-expose-personal-data/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/marriott-fixes-android-app-exploit-expose-personal-data/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:49:18 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57506 Marriott International has fixed an exploit in their Android app, that could expose personal details for customers of the hotel chain, highlighted by a security researcher.

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Android Wi-Fi Direct bug means hackers can reboot your device http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/android-wi-fi-direct-bug-means-hackers-can-reboot-device/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/android-wi-fi-direct-bug-means-hackers-can-reboot-device/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:28:44 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57495 A vulnerability in Android's Wi-Fi Direct functionality has been uncovered by security researchers.

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Facebook, Instagram and Tinder hit by outages, but deny cyberattack http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/facebook-instagram-tinder-hit-outages-deny-cyberattack/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/27/facebook-instagram-tinder-hit-outages-deny-cyberattack/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:01:39 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57483 Social Media giants Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were hit by simultaneous outages on Tuesday, which led many to suspect a coordinated cyberattack, reports City AM.

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Flurry of cyberattacks causes concern for Davos elites at World Economic Forum http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/flurry-cyberattacks-causes-concern-davos-elites-world-economic-forum/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/flurry-cyberattacks-causes-concern-davos-elites-world-economic-forum/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:37:03 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57436 Cybercrime was the focus of everyone’s attention at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Lizard Squad hits Malaysia Airlines website http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/lizard-squad-hits-malaysia-airlines-website/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/lizard-squad-hits-malaysia-airlines-website/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:33:33 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57433 The website for Malaysia Airlines was taken offline, in an attack claimed to be by the Lizard Squad hacking group, according to the BBC.

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WhatsApp Security Tips http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/whatsapp-security-tips/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/whatsapp-security-tips/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:15:18 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57409 Even though WhatsApp now encrypts all of its messages and data, it pays to be secure with your chats. Here are our top WhatsApp security tips.

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Google reveals trio of security vulnerabilities in OS X http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/google-reveals-trio-security-vulnerabilities-os-x/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/26/google-reveals-trio-security-vulnerabilities-os-x/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:34:10 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57386 Google's Project Zero has released information on three as yet unpatched vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X operating system, reports Ars Technica.

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University of Buffalo study examines the psychology of phishing emails http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/university-buffalo-study-examines-psychology-phishing-emails/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/university-buffalo-study-examines-psychology-phishing-emails/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:56:38 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57338 A study by the University of Buffalo has revealed that 'information rich phishing emails' may be more effective due to their ability to alter recipients' cognitive processes, reports Phys.org.

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Private cybersecurity school set to open in London http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/private-cybersecurity-school-set-open-london/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/private-cybersecurity-school-set-open-london/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:07:18 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57327 A school entirely focussed on teaching cybersecurity skills has launched in the UK, reports Computer Business Review.

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Edward Snowden doesn’t use an iPhone for privacy reasons http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/edward-snowden-doesnt-use-iphone-privacy-reasons/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/edward-snowden-doesnt-use-iphone-privacy-reasons/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:18:22 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57315 NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed he doesn't use an iPhone for fear of surveillance technology in the smartphone, reports The Independent.

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Blackhat: Lessons from the Michael Mann, Chris Hemsworth movie? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/blackhat-movie-lessons/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/23/blackhat-movie-lessons/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:26:09 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57291 Blackhat, the hacker movie directed by Michael Mann and starring Chris Hemsworth, could spread awareness of digital threats. If it is a learning opportunity, what are the lessons?

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Zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player exploited by attackers http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/zero-day-vulnerability-flash-player-exploited-attackers/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/zero-day-vulnerability-flash-player-exploited-attackers/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:13:29 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57268 A zero day vulnerability in Flash is being actively used by cybercriminals, according to Forbes.

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Madonna hacking suspect arrested by Israeli police http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/madonna-hack-suspect-arrested/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/madonna-hack-suspect-arrested/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:06:49 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57270 Police have arrested a man who allegedly hacked into computer systems and stole unfinished versions of songs from Madonna's upcoming "Rebel Heart" album.

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Public Wi-Fi hacked by seven year old in 10 minutes http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/public-wi-fi-hacked-seven-year-old-10-minutes/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/public-wi-fi-hacked-seven-year-old-10-minutes/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:28:34 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57263 The danger of public Wi-Fi spots has been exposed by a seven year old girl following a short video tutorial, reports ITV.

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Twitter launches phone-based password alternative for the web http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/twitter-launches-phone-based-password-alternative-web/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/twitter-launches-phone-based-password-alternative-web/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:30:03 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57229 Twitter has announced the release of its Digits password alternative for websites, reports ZDNet.

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Mobile health IT security challenge: way bigger than HIPAA? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/mobile-health-it-security-hipaa/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/22/mobile-health-it-security-hipaa/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:28:59 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57109 Wearable technology and other health-related devices were big at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month. This recorded webinar explains why these and related technologies present big challenges for data privacy and security.

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Weakest, common passwords of 2014 revealed http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/weakest-common-passwords-2014-revealed/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/weakest-common-passwords-2014-revealed/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:16:48 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57128 A study of more than 3.3 million leaked passwords in 2014 has been released, exposing the most overused, predictable passwords.

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CTB-Locker: Multilingual Malware Demands Ransom http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/ctb-locker-multilingual-malware-demands-ransome/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/ctb-locker-multilingual-malware-demands-ransome/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:28:46 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57136 Starting a few days ago, we began receiving multiple reports of malware-spreading campaigns in various countries mostly in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

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Le Monde’s Twitter account hacked to say “Je ne suis pas Charlie” http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/le-monde-twitter-hacked/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/le-monde-twitter-hacked/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:03:30 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57135 The Syrian Electronic Army strikes again. Are you using two-factor authentication? You should be.

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Facebook will highlight hoaxes in users’ newsfeeds http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/facebook-will-highlight-hoaxes-users-newsfeeds/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/21/facebook-will-highlight-hoaxes-users-newsfeeds/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:11:10 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57120 Facebook has announced plans to crack down on spam and hoaxes in the newsfeed, with a note highlighting 'false information' when enough people flag the link as a hoax.

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Survey: young people overwhelmingly in favor of biometric security http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/20/survey-young-people-overwhelmingly-favor-biometric-security/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/20/survey-young-people-overwhelmingly-favor-biometric-security/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:57:25 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57074 A survey by Visa Europe has found that the majority of those aged 16 to 24 would feel extremely comfortable with biometric security measures.

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1800 Minecraft logins leak online http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/20/1800-minecraft-logins-leak-online/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/20/1800-minecraft-logins-leak-online/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:37:52 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57055 More than 1,800 Minecraft login details have been leaked online, German news site Heise.de has revealed.

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Cybercrime deterrence: 6 important steps http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/20/cybercrime-deterrence-6-important-steps/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/20/cybercrime-deterrence-6-important-steps/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:50:09 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56579 Cybercrime: there's too much of it, and we need to do more to deter it. With the President of the United States now making frequent references to "doing more about cybercrime" now is a good time to look at what steps must be taken.

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Internet of Things hacking: World Economic Forum warns of “global threat” http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/internet-things-hacking-world-economic-forum-warns-global-threat/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/internet-things-hacking-world-economic-forum-warns-global-threat/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:43:47 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57007 The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risks report has highlighted risks inherent with Internet of Things style connected devices.

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Bluetooth fob used in 2 millions American cars vulnerable to exploit http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/bluetooth-fob-used-2-millions-american-cars-vulnerable-exploit/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/bluetooth-fob-used-2-millions-american-cars-vulnerable-exploit/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:06:32 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=57002 Bluetooth dongles provided to drivers by insurance companies to track driving habits are poorly secured, and could be hacked to hijack cars, reports The Register.

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Aussie Travel Cover breached in December hack http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/aussie-travel-cover-breached-december-hack/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/aussie-travel-cover-breached-december-hack/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:09:09 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56990 Australian travel insurance company Aussie Travel Cover has been breached in a hack that has seen 'hundreds of thousands' of travel records stolen, reports Yahoo News Australia.

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Holiday security tips – booking online safely http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/holiday-security-tips-booking-online-safely/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/holiday-security-tips-booking-online-safely/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:29:27 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56980 With Christmas fast becoming a distant memory and the January blues setting in, thousands of us are turning our eyes to booking a holiday abroad. But the recent hacks at United and American Airlines show that hackers see the travel industry as fertile territory.

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How can businesses save money on internet security in 2015? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/can-businesses-save-money-internet-security-2015/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/can-businesses-save-money-internet-security-2015/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:14:49 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56976 A recent report from Piper Jaffray found that 75% of companies expected to increase their IT security spending in 2015, following a year of high-profile hacks and data breaches in 2014.

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Lizard Squad DDoS-for-hire service hacked – users’ details revealed http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/lizard-squad-hacked/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/19/lizard-squad-hacked/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:29:05 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56944 Lizard Squad failed to encrypt its database of LizardStresser's registered users - storing details of their usernames and passwords in plaintext. A schoolboy error if ever I heard one.

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Cybersecurity and commitment: issues in the fight against cybercrime http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/18/cybersecurity-commitment-cybercrime/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/18/cybersecurity-commitment-cybercrime/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:29:44 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56783 Cybersecurity and cybercrime are a hot political topic in America these days, but a history of ignoring warning signs suggests a lack of commitment to acting on the rhetoric.

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How to make sure Adobe Flash is up to date http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/make-sure-adobe-flash-date/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/make-sure-adobe-flash-date/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:31:02 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?post_type=post_video&p=56907 Follow these simple steps to make sure your Adobe flash player is up to date and to avoid any potential cyber attacks.

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5 tips to help you stay safe on Instagram http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/5-tips-help-stay-safe-instagram/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/videos/5-tips-help-stay-safe-instagram/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:26:07 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?post_type=post_video&p=56903 Instagram has many settings to make sure your photos are kept safe and secure. Start with these top five tips/

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Politicians and journalists stung by fake open Wi-Fi protest http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/16/politicians-journalists-stung-fake-open-wi-fi-security-conference/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/16/politicians-journalists-stung-fake-open-wi-fi-security-conference/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:20:07 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56900 Delegates were left red-faced after connecting to an open Wi-Fi network set up to protest mass digital surveillance.

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Park ‘N Fly and OneStopParking suffer card breaches http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/16/park-n-fly-onestopparking-suffer-card-breaches/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/16/park-n-fly-onestopparking-suffer-card-breaches/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:35:16 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56886 Park 'N Fly and OneStopParking are the latest companies to reveal data breaches, potentially exposing the card details of customers who used either service

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Obama to call for longer hacking prison sentences with revised Computer Fraud and Abuse Act http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/15/obama-call-longer-hacking-prison-sentences-revised-computer-fraud-abuse-act/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/15/obama-call-longer-hacking-prison-sentences-revised-computer-fraud-abuse-act/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:43:14 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56835 President Barack Obama intends to persuade Congress to increase the sentence for hackers, as well as widen the definition of what hacking means, according to Ars Technica.

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Google puts a stop to Adsense malvertising campaign http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/15/google-puts-stop-adsense-malvertising-campaign/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/15/google-puts-stop-adsense-malvertising-campaign/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:03:46 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56830 A 'widespread' malicious advertising campaign that sent web browsers to immitation websites has been stopped by Google

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The end of mainstream support for Windows 7. Learn from past mistakes http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/mainstream-support-windows/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/mainstream-support-windows/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:58:19 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56772 The end of mainstream support for Windows: Don't repeat the mistakes of the past, and be prepared. Especially if you've only just got rid of all the Windows XP computers in your company.

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Corel vulnerabilities could allow hackers in via DLL hijacking http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/corel-vulnerabilities-allow-hackers-via-dll-hijacking/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/corel-vulnerabilities-allow-hackers-via-dll-hijacking/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:29:58 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56761 Many of Corel's photo, video and media editing programs contain DLL hijacking vulnerabilities, a security researcher has discovered.

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Swiss bank data released by hackers http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/swiss-bank-data-released-hackers/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/swiss-bank-data-released-hackers/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:14:02 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56740 The Swiss state owned Banque Cantonale de Geneve has confirmed that hackers have released confidential customer correspondences after the bank refused to pay the ransom demanded by the attackers

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2015: The cybersecurity threatscape for the year ahead http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/2015-cybersecurity-threatscape-year-ahead/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/14/2015-cybersecurity-threatscape-year-ahead/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:37:53 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56449 Presenting a recorded webinar that seeks to answer this question: How is the landscape changing for cybersecurity and what do businesses need to know to protect themselves?

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Thunderstrike! How a radar-proof rootkit could infect your Mac http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/13/thunderstrike-radar-proof-rootkit-infect-mac/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/01/13/thunderstrike-radar-proof-rootkit-infect-mac/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:25:35 +0000 http://www.welivesecurity.com/?p=56557 A security researcher describes how malware could infect your Mac's boot ROM, and spy on your activities, with little chance of you ever realising.

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