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Introducing Metaphor: Another Android Stagefright exploit

Researchers in Israel have come across a new way of exploiting the Stagefright vulnerability that was uncovered last year, and which affects the library that Android uses to analyze multimedia files.

Buying Ray-Bans? Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

Recently, we’ve observed a new wave of scams on Facebook. Crooks are luring social network users to visit bogus Ray-Ban e-shops and buy heavily discounted sunglasses there. Victims’ payment card details are at risk.

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption for its one billion users

WhatsApp users will now benefit from more secure conversations, after the company announced it has turned on full end-to-end encryption.

Trump Hotel Collection suffers data breach

The Trump Hotel Collection has once again suffered a data breach, according to a security expert.

Vulnerabilities, exploits and patches

David Harley, a senior research fellow at ESET, offers expert answers to six important questions that concern vulnerabilities, exploits and patches.

US and Canada issue ransomware alert

A ransomware alert has been issued by the US and Canada to ensure that individuals and organizations are aware of the threat posed by this type of malicious software.

Analysis of the Locky infection process

In recent months, there has been a significant increase in the number of networks and users affected by ransomware known as Locky, discusses ESET’s Diego Perez.

The security review: Remaiten, Trident and World Backup Day

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include insight into Remaiten, the Trident cybersecurity update and the value of backing up your data.

Ransomware threat highlights why backing up data is essential

There has been a marked increase in ransomware attacks recently. We take a look at what this means and why backing up your data helps you combat this threat.

Trident nuclear system to be updated to protect against hacking attacks

It’s a tough enough job protecting your home computer, or your business network, against the rising threat of malware and determined hackers… imagine if you were responsible for the security of Britain’s nuclear deterrent?

Meet Remaiten – a Linux bot on steroids targeting routers and potentially other IoT devices

ESET researchers are actively monitoring malware that targets embedded systems such as routers, gateways and wireless access points. We call this new threat Linux/Remaiten.

Banks ‘should not compensate’ victims of online fraud

UK Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has advised banks not to offer compensation to victims of online fraud.

Facebook fights back against creepy impersonating profiles

It’s one of the creepiest things you can experience on Facebook. You stumble across the profile of “another” user who appears to have stolen the details of your life – lock, stock and barrel. And they are spreading slurs about your character, and befriending your contacts…

US charges seven Iranians for bank-related cyberattacks

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted seven people believed to have coordinated cyberattacks on banks between 2011 and 2013, all with links to the Iranian government.

ESET discovers new USB-based data stealing malware

ESET has discovered a new USB-based data stealer capable of stealthy attacks against air-gapped systems – it is also well-protected against detection and reverse-engineering.

New self-protecting USB trojan able to avoid detection

A unique data-stealing trojan has been spotted on USB devices in the wild – and it is different from typical data-stealing malware, reports ESET’s Tomáš Gardoň.

FBI could ‘bypass’ Apple to unlock San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI has said it may no longer need Apple’s assistance in opening the locked iPhone belonging to an attacker in December’s San Bernardino, California shooting.

Twitter security noticeboard

As Twitter celebrates its 10th birthday, we take a look at things from a security point of view with our ‘noticeboard’ feature. Here’s to 10, 20, 30 and many more successful years of tweeting.

To pay or not to pay? What you should know about ransomware

Ransomware is a very popular type of malicious code present and has a very peculiar operation: hijacks your files and asks for a monetary ransom. So should you pay the cybercriminals?

The security review: What you need to know about Locky

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include the threat from Locky, the nuisance of Robocalls and another celeb-related iCloud breach.

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