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UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage

A new government scheme will be rolled out to thousands of 14-18 year olds across the UK, encouraging them to take part in extracurricular cybersecurity clubs.

New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

Android users are exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player and serving as an entrance gate for potentially any kind of dangerous malware

ILOVEYOU: The wrong kind of LoveLetter

A game with love: How the LoveLetter virus corrupted our tech by playing on our emotions.

Next-gen security software: Myths and marketing

There is a view in the media of the current security market that assumes a split between first-generation and technologies using next-generation signature-less detection.

InterContinental Hotels Group confirms suspected data breach

The InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed that 12 of its hotels suffered a data breach between August and December last year.

Is GDPR good or bad news for business?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the biggest reform of privacy legislation for 20 years, will come into effect on May 25, 2018, bringing with it major changes to Europe’s privacy laws.

Entrust your security secrets to a safe pair of hands

Imagine: your security is flawless. Not a single other person can access your sensitive information or accounts. And then the unthinkable happens – you’re in an accident. How will your loved ones get past your security measures to tend to your affairs?

100,000+ WordPress webpages defaced as recently patched vulnerability is exploited

Keep your WordPress site updated, or risk having hackers modify the content of any post or webpage.

FTC vs. VIZIO: Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing

Is your smart TV selling data about what you watch, without asking? As the US FTC goes after one TV maker, it may be time to check.

Banking chiefs ‘lack confidence to identify data breaches’

Just over one in five banks and insurers are confident in their ability to identify data breaches, according to a new global survey from Capgemini Consulting.

Strategic cybersecurity will stymie ‘expanding threat landscape’

Strategic cybersecurity the key to keeping the threat of cyberattacks at bay, a new report states.

Wardriving: A digital census of Wi-Fi networks?

Are you au fait with wardriving? ESET’S Lucas Paus explains the best ways to survey wireless networks while you’re on the move. Hint: avoid free Wi-Fi networks!

Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

A significant number of US citizens have experienced a data breach and are concerned over the security of their personal information, a study reveals.

Password-stealing security hole discovered in many Netgear routers

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.

Cybersecurity: 5 basic lessons for everyone

A new way of looking at cybersecurity, no longer viewing it as a goal in itself, but instead something that is directly connected to business needs.

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Ransomware is not going anywhere. Here, we’ve rounded up vital tips and advice from three ESET experts: Lysa Myers, Stephen Cobb and David Harley.

Austrian hotel experiences ‘ransomware of things attack’

Only one month into the new year, it appears that we may well have our first example jackware in 2017 with a ransomware of things attack on an Austrian hotel.

Security professionals shortage in UK ‘increasing competition among companies for talent’

IT security professionals are at the forefront of the demand from companies across the UK, many of whom have placed greater demand on tech skills.

Some examples of vulnerable code and how to find them

“When looking for vulnerabilities in open-source code, it is advisable to check portions of code that is prone to errors”: Useful tips from one of ESET’s malware analysts, Matías Porolli, on how to spot vulnerable code.

An introduction to private browsing

Privacy and security fears are driving many people to look into the possibilities of private browsing. We investigate what it is and how you stay anonymous online

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