Windows 10, Privacy 0? ESET dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS

Introduction The title of this article is “Windows 10, Privacy 0: ESET deeps dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS” and in it I will be providing analysis of Microsoft’s privacy plans for Windows 10, some of the reasoning behind those changes, and also theorize about who else besides Microsoft might be interested. But… More Windows 10, Privacy 0? ESET dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

So-called ‘bug bounties’ are offered by some of the world’s largest websites and software companies to ensure that software bugs are found and fixed by friendly security researchers, rather than by malicious hackers who could use the same flaws to cause significant damage. Bug bounties are a relatively new phenomenon but, in recent years, have… More The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

Before Moving to Windows 10, Make Sure You Have the Latest Version of ESET

Upgrading to a newer version of ESET products for home or business is free ESET home and business products for Windows are compatible with the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system. However, users who still have older versions of ESET security products are recommended to upgrade them to newer versions before moving to Windows 10.… More Before Moving to Windows 10, Make Sure You Have the Latest Version of ESET

Critical vulnerabilities in Windows and Adobe Reader exposed by hacker

A hacker has published an extensive list of Adobe Reader and Windows vulnerabilities based on his research into a relatively obscure area of font management. Google Project Zero hacker Mateusz Jurczyk found a total of 15 vulnerabilities, any of which could trigger remote code execution or privilege escalation in Adobe Reader or the Windows kernel.… More Critical vulnerabilities in Windows and Adobe Reader exposed by hacker

Minecraft exploit makes it “easy” for hackers to crash servers

A security researcher has posted a Minecraft flaw that makes it “easy” for hackers to crash the game’s servers, reports Ars Technica. Developer Anmar Askar first noticed the exploit two years ago and notified the game’s creator, Mojang, but after being “ignored” and given several “highly unsatisfactory responses” he has now published the details on his blog. According… More Minecraft exploit makes it “easy” for hackers to crash servers

No, there’s no Google Lottery, sorry.

Scammers are keeping busy, sending all sorts of attempts to get to your personal info, which they can then proceed to abuse. This week ESET Ireland received a good deal of this particular sort of spam email. As people conditioned to believe the credibility of “brand names”, adding “Google”, “Gmail” and “Microsoft Windows” to an… More No, there’s no Google Lottery, sorry.

How was Microsoft Windows exploited in 2014?

Today, we published our research about Windows exploitation in 2014. This report contains interesting information about vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office patched over the course of the year, drive-by download attacks and mitigation techniques. The report includes the following information. Vulnerabilities discovered and patched in Microsoft Windows and Office. Statistics about patched vulnerabilities and… More How was Microsoft Windows exploited in 2014?