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Digital Security

Deepfakes in the global election year of 2024: A weapon of mass deception?

Deepfakes in the global election year of 2024: A weapon of mass deception?

Digital Security

Deepfakes in the global election year of 2024: A weapon of mass deception?

As fabricated images, videos and audio clips of real people go mainstream, the prospect of a firehose of AI-powered disinformation is a cause for mounting concern

Phil Muncaster13 Feb 2024


Video, Ransomware

Ransomware payments hit a record high in 2023 – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Ransomware payments hit a record high in 2023 – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Video, Ransomware

Ransomware payments hit a record high in 2023 – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Called a "watershed year for ransomware", 2023 marked a reversal from the decline in ransomware payments observed in the previous year

Editor09 Feb 2024


Scams

Could your Valentine be a scammer? How to avoid getting caught in a bad romance

Could your Valentine be a scammer? How to avoid getting caught in a bad romance

Scams

Could your Valentine be a scammer? How to avoid getting caught in a bad romance

With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, here’s some timely advice on how to prevent scammers from stealing more than your heart

Imogen Byers05 Feb 2024


Digital Security, Business Security

Cyber: The Swiss army knife of tradecraft

Cyber: The Swiss army knife of tradecraft

Digital Security, Business Security

Cyber: The Swiss army knife of tradecraft

In today’s digitally interconnected world, advanced cyber capabilities have become an exceptionally potent and versatile tool of tradecraft for nation-states and criminals alike

Andy Garth29 Jan 2024


Scams

Break the fake: The race is on to stop AI voice cloning scams

Break the fake: The race is on to stop AI voice cloning scams

Scams

Break the fake: The race is on to stop AI voice cloning scams

As AI-powered voice cloning turbocharges imposter scams, we sit down with ESET’s Jake Moore to discuss how to hang up on ‘hi-fi’ scam calls – and what the future holds for deepfake detection

Cameron Camp23 Jan 2024


Scams

Virtual kidnapping: How to see through this terrifying scam

Virtual kidnapping: How to see through this terrifying scam

Scams

Virtual kidnapping: How to see through this terrifying scam

Phone fraud takes a frightening twist as fraudsters can tap into AI to cause serious emotional and financial damage to the victims

Phil Muncaster18 Jan 2024


Scams, Digital Security

Is Temu safe? What to know before you ‘shop like a billionaire’

Is Temu safe? What to know before you ‘shop like a billionaire’

Scams, Digital Security

Is Temu safe? What to know before you ‘shop like a billionaire’

Here are some scams you may encounter on the shopping juggernaut, plus a few simple steps you can take to help safeguard your data while bagging that irresistible deal

Phil Muncaster17 Jan 2024


Mobile Security

Attack of the copycats: How fake messaging apps and app mods could bite you

Attack of the copycats: How fake messaging apps and app mods could bite you

Mobile Security

Attack of the copycats: How fake messaging apps and app mods could bite you

WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal clones and mods remain a popular vehicle for malware distribution. Don’t get taken for a ride.

Phil Muncaster10 Jan 2024


Digital Security

Cracking the 2023 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

Cracking the 2023 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

Digital Security

Cracking the 2023 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

From ChatNPT to Game Boys and space apps, this year’s challenge took us to the Geese Islands for another rollicking romp of fun

Rene Holt06 Jan 2024