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Phishing scams spike leads to social engineering campaign

Get Safe Online has launched a major new campaign in the UK to help raise awareness of the dangers of social engineering, as figures suggest more needs to be done to inform the public about this growing nuisance.

The security review: BlackEnergy, Internet Explorer and Fitbit

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include an analysis of the BlackEnergy trojan and Microsoft’s decision to end support for older versions of Internet Explorer.

Legal firms ‘risk compromising data over poor login security’

Firms in the legal sector are at risk of compromising information confidentiality because of poor data practices, according to new research by IS Decisions.

Online predator busted after being intercepted by tech-savvy mom

An attentive and tech-savvy mom, based in Colonie in New York, has been lauded by the police for helping uncover and bring an online predator to justice.

Employees face penalties for ‘misinterpreting security policies’

Corporations will take a much tougher approach to insider security threats by penalizing employees who “invite a data breach”, according to a new survey.

Global operation against DD4BC results in arrests

European countries have joined the fight against DD4BC, as part of a global response against the cybercriminal organization, resulting in arrests.

Security holes found in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe… Start patching now!

Critical security patches have been released for Microsoft and Adobe products. Have you installed them yet?

Operational technology ‘susceptible to remote attacks’

Reid Wightman, a security researcher, has discovered that internet-connected operational technology can ‘easily’ be attacked and damaged.

Data thieves ‘need to be handed tougher sentences’

Data thieves need to receive tougher sentences, says Christopher Graham, the UK’s information commissioner, as this will be a more effective deterrent.

What does Fitbit hacking mean for wearables and IoT?

Wearable activity tracking devices like those made by Fitbit were one of the hottest gifts this past holiday season and it appears criminal hackers were paying attention, ESET’s Stephen Cobb reports.

Microsoft ends support for old Internet Explorer versions

With more of a whimper than a bang, Microsoft has followed up on its August 2014 promise to end support for older versions of Internet Explorer. As of today (January 12th, 2016), Microsoft will end support and security updates for several versions of Internet Explorer running on various versions of Windows.

Your smartwatch may be revealing your card’s PIN code

Wearable devices bring us a whole world of technological innovation, yet at the same time it appears as though they also bring with them a serious security risk.

CES 2016: Day 3 – the drones are back (but with augmented reality)

The final instalment in Cameron Camp’s security-focused coverage of CES 2016, looks at the future of drones. It’s all about augmented reality.

BlackEnergy and the Ukrainian power outage: What we really know

Robert Lipovsky, a senior malware researcher at ESET, offers his expert insight into the recent discovery of BlackEnergy malware in Ukrainian energy distribution companies.

The security review: BlackEnergy, CES 2016 and Windows 10

Highlights from the last seven days in information security include the return of the BlackEnergy trojan and security insights from CES 2016.

CES 2016: Day 2 – making smarter cars

Car security is rising to the fore here at CES 2016, which is not altogether surprising as 2015 was the year when car hacking really crossed over into the mainstream.

Ransom32, a new Filecoder in sight

A new ransomware named Ransom32 poses as Google Chrome and is distinguished from similar threats by its weight.

Uber agrees to $20,000 penalty over poor data security practices

The app-based taxi company Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for poor data security practices and to reform its privacy policies.

Should I stay or should I go … to Windows 10?

It has been almost half a year since Microsoft released Windows 10, and the decision whether or not to migrate computers to this latest release of Microsoft’s flagship operating system is going to be on the minds of administrators for 2016, says ESET’s Aryeh Goretsky.

CES 2016: Day 1 – surviving the swarm

As ever, ESET is once again in attendance at CES in Las Vegas, offering you expert insight into all the security aspects of this year’s show, which, from what have seen so far, is a key focus for CES in 2016.

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