Even though the Irish tend to use safer passwords than the global average, here are some safety tips just in case. Growing up before the age of the internet and social networks has left many older users unprepared for risks looming in the virtual world. From that perspective, today’s kids are lucky, as the best… More Do your kids know good password hygiene? Here are some rules
More than 800,000 usernames, email addresses, and birth dates are thought to have been stolen by hackers from online forums run by Epic Games. Epic, famed for developing popular games such as Unreal Tournament, Gears of War and Infinity Blade, are thought to have had members of their message boards exposed by hackers exploiting a… More Epic Games forums hacked again – over 800,000 gamers put at risk
Towards the end of July 2016, Kevin Townsend brought it to my attention that Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, had announced an initiative to address the ransomware problem. No More Ransom is intended to provide information and help victims recover their data without paying a ransom to the criminals. As well as being quoted… More Ransomware: To pay or not to pay?
We all know about the various cyberthreats that organizations face today; the highly-sophisticated cybercriminal groups in operation; the new and old variants of malware that are deployed; the well-worn mistakes of the past that we continue to make (like opening phishing emails and insertinginfected USB sticks into our computers). Some of the solutions to these… More Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals
Nemucod, previously one of the worst infecting malware types in Ireland is causing mayhem again. Just last week ESET reported on Nemucod shifting away from ransomware and downloading the ad-clicking malware Kovter instead. Now, it seems that the operators of the notorious downloader went a step further and are serving their victims the whole package… More Nemucod serves nasty package: Combining ransomware and ad-clickers
ESET researchers noticed a huge outbreak of a new Spy.Banker variant, detected as Spy.Banker.ADEA. Nemucod has previously been one of the most detected malwares in Ireland. On the morning of Friday August 12th, at around 12pm CET this new variant was spotted in Brazil. Similar to previous ones used by other banking trojans in South America,… More Nemucod now spreading banking trojans
How many times in the field of software development have we heard that safety must be considered from the outset to the release – and subsequent maintenance – of the app or program in question? Hundreds, right? Fortunately, developers have understood this fundamental concept for programming, especially those who write code for operating systems or… More Why security is a transversal issue for video games development