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7 years of Android: A painful journey to world dominance

Exactly seven years ago to the day (September 23rd), after much speculation, Google finally lifted the lid on its secret project, one which would go onto change the mobile world.

Google Drive security boost for paying customers

Google has announced that organizations that pay for Google Drive will reap the benefits of a more secure platform.

Android trojan drops in, despite Google’s Bouncer

ESET recently discovered an interesting stealth attack on Android users, an app that is a regular game but with an interesting addition: the application was bundled with another application.

Update Flash now! Adobe releases patch, fixing critical security holes

It’s time to update Flash once again, and don’t forget to reduce the attack surface by enabling “Click to Play”… or uninstall it altogether.

Apple removes hundreds of malicious apps after major malware attack

Apple has removed more than 300 malicious apps after confirming the first major breach to its iOS app store.

UK’s NCA calls for global approach to cybercrime

An international effort between security organizations is needed to fight cybercrime, says the UK’s National Crime Agency.

The evolution of ransomware: From PC Cyborg to a service for sale

A look back at how ransomware – a type of malware used mostly for hijacking user data – has evolved from the days of PC Cyborg to today’s service for sale.

The Trojan Games: Odlanor malware cheats at poker

Every now and again, ESET comes across an attack that “stands out”. Odlanor malware fits that bill – this unique trojan targets players of online poker.

iOS AirDrop vulnerability allows for malware installation on Apple devices

A security expert has found a vulnerability on iOS devices that allows malware to be installed via AirDrop.

Second Russian pleads guilty in record US data breach

A second Russian man has admitted that he was part of a group of cybercriminals that carried out the largest data breach in US history.

Researchers make easy work of Android lockscreen security

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have demonstrated how easy it is to bypass Android lockscreen security.

Lasers can ‘immobilize driverless cars’

An expert says that a $60 homemade laser kit can be used to disable driverless cars, by convincing its sensors that phantom objects are in its way.

Top tips on safe online banking from the comfort of your home

Online banking from the comfort of your own home makes life much easier, but you may still be at risk of cybercrime. We look at how to stay safe.

Women in security – why are there so few?

With the annual Executive Women’s Forum conference in Arizona on the horizon, Lysa Myers looks at the importance of having more women in technology posts.

UK businesses ‘number one target for cybercriminals’

The UK has become the number one target for cybercriminals, with its businesses increasingly under attack.

GM ‘spends 5 years’ fixing car security vulnerability

General Motors has spent up to five years fixing a security vulnerability that left millions of cars susceptible to being hacked.

iOS 9 boosts iPhone 6s and iPad Pro security with improved 2FA

Apple has announced that iOS 9 will launch on September 16th. The updated operating system will have even greater security features, including a stronger passcode and improved 2FA.

Aggressive Android ransomware spreading in the USA

The latest ESET discovery of the first known Android lock-screen-type ransomware that spreads in the wild and sets the phone’s PIN lock is examined.

The sad stats on state of cybersecurity: 70% attack go unchecked

A finance expert says that cybercrime is a major worry for American citizens. And, with up to one billion data records breached in the US alone last year, there is a lot to be concerned about.

Mozilla’s Bugzilla breached

A cybercriminal has stolen and used “security sensitive information” from Mozilla’s Bugzilla to launch attacks on Firefox users, it has been revealed.

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