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Google testing password-free account sign-in

Google has announced that it is piloting a new sign-in system that will, if successful, replace passwords. User authentication will be delivered through a smartphone.

ESET predictions and trends for cybercrime in 2016

It’s that time of the year when the information security industry takes part in its annual tradition: coming up with cybercrime predictions and trends for the next 12 months.

UK police service ‘needs to better grasp the scale and impact of digital crime’

A new study from HMIC concludes that the police service in the UK needs to better understand the scale and impact of digital crime.

IT manager has his bikes stolen after cycling app reveals his home address

British IT manager Mark Leigh is rueing the day that he was careless about information he shared without thinking via a smartphone app because – he believes – it ended up with him having two bikes stolen from his garage.

Quantum cryptography ‘is vulnerable to attack’

Swedish researchers have found that quantum cryptography, via energy-time entanglement, is vulnerable to being exploited by an attacker.

Employees ‘the biggest threat’ to enterprise cybersecurity programs

A new survey finds that the majority of corporate information security practitioners consider employees to be the biggest risk to their company’s cybersecurity program.

Apple continues to defend encryption

Apple’s Tim Cook has once again defended encryption, explaining that the introduction of a backdoor would create vulnerabilities and leave devices exposed to threats.

The security review: Nemucod malware, Star Wars and China on cyber sovereignty

Our latest recap of the last seven days in information security includes the spread of the Nemucod trojan, the importance of improving awareness of online safety in children and young people and how Star Wars offers plenty of top cyber advice.

UK businesses ‘slow to respond to unusual network activity’

A new study has found that UK businesses, in comparison to their international counterparts, are slow to respond to unusual activity on their networks.

Star Wars: A New Hope – 5 information security lessons

If you are looking to boost your cybersecurity prowess, then make some time for the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. You’d be surprised at what this hugely popular and successful movie has to offer.

Australian parents’ concerns differ from kids’ actual behavior online

When it comes to protecting your children online, knowledge of risks is vital. With this in mind, ESET asked Australian parents about their main concerns.

Xi Jinping: Cyberattacks a global challenge

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has called on the international community to work together to fight cyberattacks, which he described as a global challenge.

Nemucod malware spreads ransomware Teslacrypt around the world

ESET has recently observed a huge increase in detections of the Nemucod trojan, a threat that usually tries to download another malware from the internet. Those detections ratios were very high in some countries.

How do you know if your smartphone has been compromised?

Many people are unaware of what measures they can take to identify malicious activity on their smartphone. We look at how at the key signs to be aware of.

Man arrested in connection with VTech data breach

Authorities in the UK have announced that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the major data breach at VTech in November.

Europol makes 12 arrests in Remote Access Trojan crackdown

Europol have been working alongside a number of European law enforcement authorities in an attempt to crackdown against the use of Remote Access Trojans.

Securing devices at Christmas: Wordsearch

Test your device security nous with our festive-inspired wordsearch. By the end of it, we reckon you’ll have a solid grasp of what’s required this Christmas.

5 things you need to know about connected toys

The current hype, this Christmas and beyond, is the connected toy. Not sure what that means? Well, here are seven things you need to know about this increasingly popular plaything.

New insurance policy covers cyberbullying

Cyberbullying and online abuse is a growing problem, and one insurance company is taking it so seriously that’s it’s willing to cover those who fall victim to harassment on the internet.

Moonfruit takes customers’ sites offline, as it prepares for DDoS attack

A UK company which helps consumers and small businesses create websites and online stores has taken itself and its customers’ sites offline, after receiving threats about an imminent internet attack.

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