What is a potentially unwanted application (PUA)? This paper gives some examples of “potentially unwanted” and “potentially unsafe” applications, explaining how they differ from out-and-out malware.
This paper consolidates information published By ESET and Group-IB researchers on Russian malware that attacks Russian RBS (Remote Banking Systems) transactions: now updated to version 1.1 to include additional material.
If you know you need to back up your data but you’re not sure how to do it, here’s a practical guide on how to get started.
A comprehensive analysis of Win32/Hodprot, one of the families of malware most used in banking fraud in Russia and its neighbours.
A comprehensive analysis of the TDSS/Olmarik/Alureon family, which has learned some radical new tricks. Updated to include information on a new plugin making radical changes to Olmarik’s botnet.
As if fake anti-virus products weren’t bad enough, nowadays we have unsolicited phone-calls from fake AV helpdesks. ESET researchers tell you pdf about support scams.
Version 1.31 of a comprehensive analysis of the Stuxnet phenomenon, updated to add pointers to additional resources. This is probably the last update of the document, but further relevant resources will be added to a list here.
Researchers from ESET’s Laboratories in Latin America summarize the main trends anticipated for 2011 in malicious programs and antivirus security.
Written in the form of a personal retrospective, this paper compares the earliest days of PC computer viruses with today’s threats, as well as provides a glimpse into the origins of the computer anti-virus industry.
A discussion of some of the ways in which attackers use psychological manipulation to trick their victims.
Around New Year it seems that everyone wants a top 10: the top 10 most stupid remarks made By celebrities, the 10 worstdressed French poodles, the 10 most embarrassing political speeches and so on. We revisited some of the ideas that our Research team at ESET North America came up with at the end of 2008 for a “top 10 things that people can do to protect themselves against malicious activity.”
This is a translation for ESET LLC of a document previously available in Spanish By ESET Latin America Click here.
This paper is a bit different from other papers you’ll find on the ESET white papers page. Following is a mock interview between Dan Damon, of BBC radio and David Harley discussing the complications of a digital world when someone passes away.
The Research teams in ESET Latin America and ESET North America put their heads together in December 2009 to discuss the likely shape of things to come in the next 12 months in security and cybercrime.
On the Information Superhighway, the traffic signals are always at amber. Here are some suggestions for reducing the risk from collisions and carjacks. Part One of a series of short papers.
Everyone knows that passwords are important, but what is a good password and how do you keep it safe?
Americans are often expected to share their SSNs inappropriately: what are the security implications, and how serious are they?
Describes in detail how criminals make money out of stealing online gaming credentials and assets.
Cybersecurity is about protecting information and its related resources. This paper examines the different threats we face from cybercrime (the threatscape), real-world statistics to explain the scope and reach of cybercrime, and consumer and business best-practices — to protect both critical and non-critical information.