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UK’s ICO releases new guidelines for becoming GDPR ready

The UK’s ICO has released a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring companies are adequately prepared for the introduction of the GDPR.

Flashback Wednesday: Pakistani Brain

This month’s Flashback Wednesday takes us back to the beginning. Pakistani Brain, discovered on January 19th, is considered to be the first-ever PC virus.

Ransomware: Should you pay up?

ESET’s Cameron Camp provides valuable insight into what you should do if you’re a victim of ransomware.

Invest in encryption and get it right

The heavy ICO fine against Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance PLC has highlighted a shortcoming with encryption.

WhatsApp bug: Messages ‘can be intercepted and read’

A WhatsApp ‘security issue’ has been identified, meaning third parties may be able to both intercept and read encrypted messages, according to new research.

Forensic analysis techniques for digital imaging

ESET’s Miguel Ángel Mendoza looks at a range of forensic analysis techniques that are used to examine digital images.

UK launches major cybersecurity inquiry

The UK parliament has launched an inquiry into its cybersecurity defense measures, describing cyberthreats as a “major security challenge”.

Windows 10 anniversary update: Security and privacy, hope and change?

With analysts predicting a big shift to Windows 10 in the enterprise in 2017, a new ESET white paper looks at security and privacy changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the build that Microsoft expects its business customers to run on the majority of their desktop computers.

Fast Flux networks: What are they and how do they work?

The term Fast Flux can refer to networks used by several botnets to hide the domains used to download malware or host phishing websites, says Josep Albors.

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.

CES: IoT security comes of age

For years, IoT security seemed like solving a problem that didn’t exist. Not anymore says ESET’s Cameron Camp, who was at this year’s CES.

Amazon Echo and the Alexa dollhouses: Security tips and takeaways

Tips on securing the Alexa service on Amazon Echo devices, notably voice purchasing, a topic brought into focus by the recent “San Diego dollhouse TV story”.

Cybercriminals ‘should be punished with Wi-Fi jammers’

A senior UK police officer has suggested that offenders of cybercrime should be penalized by being made to wear Wi-Fi jammers rather than being sent to prison.

Security scare over hackable heart implants

A US government probe into claims that certain heart implants are vulnerable to hacking attacks, has resulted in emergency security patches being issued for devices that cardiac patients have in their homes.

Man pleads guilty to role in harassment scheme against senior US government officials

Justin Liverman, a student from North Carolina, has admitted collaborating in a harassment scheme targeting US officials and their families.

Connected car hacking: Who’s to blame?

ESET’s Cameron Camp just about recovered from the sensory overload that is CES to gather his thoughts on what was another fascinating event.

FTC IoT privacy and security push points out D-Link router and webcam flaws

The US Federal Trade Commission has again acted on its serious concerns about data privacy and security in the Internet of Things (IoT). This time D-Link webcams and routers are the focus. Stephen Cobb puts this latest FTC move in context.

Children in a digital world ‘need lessons in online safety’

More needs to be done to better equip children for life in a digital world, according to a new report from England’s children’s commissioner.

KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt

ESET has discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk component that renders Linux machines unbootable, while encrypting files and requesting a large ransom at the same time.

Windows exploitation in 2016

We are pleased to present our annual report Windows exploitation in 2016. In this latest version of our report, we offer a fresh look at modern security features in Windows 10.

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