Raphael Labaca Castro
Raphael Labaca Castro
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Education: Information Systems Engineer with an M.Sc. in Information Security at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. In 2010 I also cooperated within the Institute for Neural Computation at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany.

Highlights of your career: Getting a German driver's license

Position and history at ESET: Joined ESET Latinoamérica in 2011 as security researcher and in 2012 started to coordinate the area. In 2014 I moved to Germany where I collaborate to improve security-related activities and also work as editor-in-chief for WeLiveSecurity.

What malware do you hate the most? Hating malware does not seem to help. I try to understand it in order to help our users to protect themselves.

Favorite activities: Traveling and knowing new cultures.

Golden rule for cyberspace? If we all do what we suggest, we’d be safer.

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? In 1999, it was a Pentium 200 Mhz, 32 Mb RAM and 4 Gb hard disk.

Favorite computer activity: Booking flights.

Malware coded into synthetic genomes

Malware coded synthetic genomes have caused skepticism within the scientific community, but new research might help to change that perception.

Trojan Downloaders on the rise: Don’t let Locky or TeslaCrypt ruin your day

Weeks after it started attacking and encrypting victims’ information, Locky is still targeting many users. Here’s what you need to know about this threat.

Germany’s Industrie 4.0 – the challenges in IT-Security

Time after time we have experienced revolutions in our societies, in the way we work and thus in the Industry. In the past we have been through several Industrial Revolutions and now it’s seems to be the time for another.

Are you still vulnerable to Stagefright? Get your Android device checked now

Security researchers found a vulnerability in Android that could allow attackers to steal information from smartphones through remotely executed code via a crafted MMS. According to them up to 950 million devices could be vulnerable.

Waski downloader spreads banker Trojan targeting users worldwide

If you have recently received an unexpected email with a ZIP file attached, it could be a threat attempting to steal your banking login credentials. Its name is Waski and is detected by ESET as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.

October is the Cyber Security Month: stats, events and advice

Since October 2012, the European Cyber Security Month is going live as a pilot plan across Europe. Inspired by the concept of other similar projects that were successfully implemented around the globe. One of them is the Stop. Thinking. Connect campaign supported by the National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States.

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