Updated information on ESET presentations at Virus Bulletin 2014.
Autumn: the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, not to mention a couple of excellent security conferences. Virus Bulletin and AVAR make a very tasty Conference Pair.
We Live Security has launched on Flipboard - the hit magazine-style app for Kindle, Android and iOS. Every week, we'll hand-pick the best articles from We Live Security, and the app will automatically keep you up to date with our latest news, features and research.
ESET Endpoint Security was named a silver medal winner in the 2012 Editors’ Best Awards in the Best Antivirus and Anti-malware product category by Colorado based Windows IT Pro.
A shortened and updated version of the advice that David Harley and Andrew Lee gave to potential phish victims in an earlier paper. Part 3 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
Phishing scams and online shopping. Part 2 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
[UPDATE: 10/23/2012, 3:00PM — Testing agency AV-Comparatives has reviewed both ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security for Windows 8 compatibility. I have updated the blog post below. AG] The release of Windows 8 is this week and interest remains high in Microsoft’s new flagship operating system. We have already taken a
The slides for many of the presentations by ESET researchers at VB 2012 can now be found on the Virus Bulletin conference web pages.
Phish, Phowl, and Passwords I spend a lot of time defending educational as opposed to purely technical solutions to security. Not that I don’t believe in the usefulness of technical solutions: that is, after all, ESET’s basic business. However, there are many people in the security business who believe that education is a waste of
Security can't be purely the responsibility of the government, the police, the security industry, the ISPs, the public sector, private industry, or any permutation thereof.
Tomorrow, on January 18, 2012, dozens of popular websites covering a diverse range of subjects will be blacking out their home pages in protest of the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Some of these websites are well-known, such as the English language web site for the encyclopedic Wikipedia and quirky news site Boing Boing,
An updated version of the paper "Ten Ways to Dodge CyberBullets", addressing the question "what are the top 10 things that people can do to protect themselves against malicious activity?"
An aspect of mobile computing that affects generations unborn...
Facebook recently launched a facial recognition feature that allows you and others to “tag” photos with your name. As has been the norm for Facebook, this “feature” is turned on by default and users must take their own initiative to limit, or turn it off. The implications are wide-ranging, so if you or anyone in
...if you're a Facebook user, you might want to try the CTAC Facebook page. I've taken to posting links to CTAC output there at the same time as I tweet it...
Security companies in general and, unfortunately, anti-malware companies in particular, are often accused of ‘hyping’ threats because of a perceived self-interest. However, in the main, legitimate vendors and researchers like those at ESET typically try to resist overhyping or playing up threats where possible, in favor of more balanced discussion that can help customers take
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeeter_Davis Here in the UK it's just turned 6pm on the 21st May, which apparently means I'll shortly be either invited to a rapturous celestial street party or subjected to various unpleasant experiences starting with a giant earthquake and ending with a front seat at a subterranean bonfire on or before 21st October. Though according to
The death of Osama bin Laden has gone viral, with blogs, social media and search engines pumping terabytes of rumor, innuendo and conspiracy theories at the speed of light, along with the occasional kilobyte of truth. As the number of people searching for pictures and videos of bin Laden’s execution has skyrocketed, the criminal syndicates
Our friends at Virus Bulletin are hosting a seminar later this month ... organized by the security-knowledgeable but vendor-agnostic magazine whose annual conference is one of the major highlights of an anti-malware researcher's year.
If you’re going to be attending RSA in San Francisco next week, stop by our booth (#1751) and say hi! ESET bloggers Jeff Debrosse, David Harley, and I will be there. Jeff and I will take turns presenting “Security’s Rosetta Stone: Translating security to human behavior”. You can also enter a drawing to win some