Cybersecurity Trends 2021: Staying secure in uncertain times

ESET experts look back at some of the key themes that defined the cybersecurity landscape in the year that’s ending and give their takes on what to expect in 2021. 2020 has been a year like no other in living memory. It will go down in history for many things, but they all pale in … More Cybersecurity Trends 2021: Staying secure in uncertain times

Cyberattackers could trick scientists into producing dangerous substances

Without ever setting foot in the lab, a threat actor could dupe DNA researchers into creating pathogens, according to a study describing “an end-to-end cyber-biological attack” Researchers have described a theoretical cyberattack that could be used to dupe unsuspecting scientists into producing dangerous biological substances, toxins and synthetic viruses. The paper, authored by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion … More Cyberattackers could trick scientists into producing dangerous substances

Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

Are mobile payments and digital wallets safe? Are the apps safer than credit cards? What are the main risks? Here’s what to know. While cash transactions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, the convenience of electronic payment solutions has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. According to a recent survey by the US Federal Reserve, … More Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself

Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise. SIM swap scams have been a growing problem, with fraudsters targeting people from various walks of life, including tech leaders, and causing untold damage to many victims. Here’s why you should be on the lookout for attacks where someone can upend your … More SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself