Lucas Paus
Lucas Paus
Security Researcher
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Education: Systems student at John F. Kennedy University in Argentina. I have two certifications issued by EC-Council as Certified Etical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). In addition, I did numerous courses and various investigations in the field of computer security and cryptography.

Highlights of your career: Prior to joining ESET Latin America, I developed as a Technical Specialist in an Internet incident response team for seven years.

Position and history at ESET: I work as a Security Researcher for Latin America since January 2015.

What malware do you hate the most? In the past, Win32/Conficker, but I think today would be some ransomware.

Favorite activities: In my spare time I really like to dive. I also like motorbikes and dancing, practicing extreme sports and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Golden rule for cyberspace? Common sense. Don't let your session become their session.

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? It was in 1992, an Intel AT 486 PC. I still have my 51/4 DOS and Windows 3.11 diskettes.

Favorite computer game / activity: I haven't played in a while but I had a lot of fun with friends playing Def Jam: Fight For NY or Age of Empires.

10 ways to ruin a cybercriminal’s day

Technology is affecting our relationships and changing our lives, but are we taking the necessary measures to protect ourselves online? Here’s how to outsmart cybercriminals.

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!

Beware new WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”

The number of scams spreading through the messaging app WhatsApp keeps on increasing, reports Lucas Paus. And there’s already a new one in 2017.

10 gadgets every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit

Here’s a list of the 10 tools every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit, says ESET’s Lucas Paus.

Beware Burger King WhatsApp scam: It’s a trap

Just when it seemed that the recent raft of WhatsApp scams were coming to a close, we have discovered a new one. This time it involves Burger King.

How is cryptography incorporated into PoS terminals?

Whenever there is information that needs to be protected, there is a need to use cryptographic solutions. POS applications are no exception explains ESET’s Lucas Paus.

WhatsApp scam extends into multiple countries and brands

IKEA, KFC, H&M and 7-Eleven are just a few popular brands that are being exploited by cybercriminals via WhatsApp. We take a closer look at this multi-country, multi-brand fraud.

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