How is cryptography incorporated into PoS terminals?

Whenever there is information that needs to be protected, there is a need to use cryptographic solutions. POS applications are no exception explains ESET’s Lucas Paus.

How to bypass this LG smartphone’s fingerprint security in just 30 seconds

A troubling vulnerability has been uncovered that may make you think twice about ever even temporarily allowing a friend, partner or acquaintance to use your new LG V10 Android smartphone.

VTech warns users that sensitive information ‘may not be secure’

VTech has relaunched its online service Learning Lodge, but appears to have shirked responsibility regarding future data breaches.

IT security in EMEA – ESET speaks to 1,700 experts and managers. Read the full report

The state of information security in companies in the EMEA region, and the attitudes of their IT experts and managers, by ESET.

Biggest fears of EMEA companies? Malware ranks first

The most pressing IT security issue that companies in the EMEA region face is malware infection, reports Ondrej Kubovič. Enterprises are very worried.

Support scams: What do I do now?

ESET’s David Harley returns to the theme of what to do if a scammer gets a foothold on your system – people are still worried about support scams.

US hospital hit with ’random’ ransomware attack

A hospital in the US is still unable to fully access it computer system, over a week after cybercriminals launched a ransomware attack.

The security review: Remtasu and Facebook cheat sheet

From an outbreak of malicious spyware to the UK’s bill on investigatory powers, here’s our comprehensive breakdown of cybersecurity news from the past week.

How malware moved the exchange rate in Russia

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.

Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

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.

Calls from the UK to make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence

The UK government should make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence, according to a new report from the Science and Technology Committee.

How to isolate VBS or JScript malware with Visual Studio

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.

UK business decision makers see cyberattacks as their great nemesis

More and more business decision makers in the UK consider cyberattacks to be the greatest threat to their enterprise, according to a new study.

ICS calls for latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill to go further to protect privacy

The UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee has deemed the latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill as a “missed opportunity”, according to its latest report.

Southwest Airlines flight giveaway scams spread on Facebook

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was… who likes airline food that much anyway?

Cybersecurity e-learning course launches in the UK for HR staff

A new e-learning tool has been launched in the UK to help HR professionals effectively deal with cybersecurity issues in the British workplace.

Stay safe with our Facebook cheat sheet

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.

Student arrested for grade-changing school data breach

A 17-year-old student in America has been arrested and charged with illegally accessing government computers, months after the data breach took place.

Remtasu is disguising itself as a tool to appropriate Facebook accounts

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.

The security review: Encryption 101 and Android security updates

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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