What is an exploit?

Cybercriminals constantly use vulnerabilities to infiltrate networks, and their favorite tools for this are known as exploits. But what is an exploit?

Cheap wifi privacy device pulled with no explanation

A planned Defcon talk around a low-cost privacy device called ProxyHam has been cancelled.

Operation Liberpy: Keyloggers and information theft in Latin America

In April, ESET’s Laboratory in Latin America received a report on an executable program named “Liberty2-0.exe.” Now, it asks is there a version 1.0?

Tour de France leader Chris Froome has had his data hacked, claims Team Sky

Yellow Jersey wearer targeted by critics who claim he has been using performance-enhancing drugs.

Spoofed URLs: Homograph Attacks Revisited

How homograph attacks can present a spoofed, malicious link, and a case where a secure connection doesn’t guarantee a safe site.

Barclays compensates customers after personal data trove uncovered

Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast.

Millions of records lost in huge OPM US data breach

The US Office of Personnel Management has admitted that the widely-publicised data breach in June was more wide-reaching than at first thought.

Sednit APT Group Meets Hacking Team

The infamous Sednit espionage group is currently using the Hacking Team exploits disclosed earlier this week to target eastern European institutions.

Aspiring singer jailed for hacking Madonna and stealing unreleased tracks

Breaking into the music business is one thing. Breaking into Madonna’s computer without permission is quite another.

Adobe rushes to patch Flash flaw under attack

Adobe Systems has issued a sizeable security update with patches for 36 vulnerabilities, at least one of which is currently under attack in the wild.

Apps on Google Play Steal Facebook Credentials

Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. ESET detects these trojans as Android/Spy.Feabme.A.

US petrol stations are vulnerable to cyberattack

More than 5,000 devices in petrol stations in the US can be manipulated from the internet, causing false alarms, closure of the petrol station and locking the monitoring services out of the system.

5 security tips to defeat cybervillains at Comic-Con 2015

The crowds at Comic-Con are a tempting target for cybvervillains, so get prepared with these top tips for keeping your data and devices safe.

T-Mobile received the most US data requisition requests

Telco T-Mobile’s US arm received more data requests than its larger peers in 2014.

Open SSL mystery bug to be fixed Thursday July 9

A new version of Open SSL is set to be released imminently, patching a single ‘high severity’ vulnerability.

What I learned at Cyber Boot Camp (Instructor Edition)

Teaching computer security to highly motivated students at Cyber Boot Camp reveals a lack of basic computer science education in California Schools.

Outdated Bitcoin mining software loses miners thousands

Bitcoin has issued an urgent warning that very recent transactions could be invalid, due to a glitch with older mining software that could cause Bitcoins to be double-spent.

400GB of info leaked from Hacking Team

The “Hacking Team” Security Company has been hacked and more than 400 GB of confidential info has been leaked by a group of unidentified attackers.

North America is running out of IPv4 addresses

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is no longer able to issue IPv4 addresses, activating an ‘unmet requests’ policy for the first time,

Mastercard trials selfies as password replacement

A new app could see Mastercard accepting selfies instead of passwords to make purchases online.

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