How to secure your router to prevent IoT threats?

Earlier this year I was forced to buy a new router for my home. As it is, with so many devices to connect, the old TP Link no longer provided me with what I needed. Two computers, three cell phones, video game console, TV, Chromecast, stereo, smart lights, thermostat, smartwatch… There are 13 computers permanently … More How to secure your router to prevent IoT threats?

Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

When it comes to cyberthreats, we in ESET-LATAM Research often see ransomware, banking trojans (especially in my home country – Brazil), botnets or worms. As a consequence, other types of dangerous malware that run inconspicuously might get less of our attention; as is the case with firmware malware or bootkits. Bootkits run before the OS … More Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

Worrying about data privacy isn’t enough: Here’s how to own your online presence

“Who has access to my data?” If you’ve asked yourself this question and can’t help but feel concerned, you are not alone. According to a National Cyber Security Alliance study from 2016, more than 90% of American internet users worry to some extent about their data privacy. For almost 70% of the surveyed Americans, their … More Worrying about data privacy isn’t enough: Here’s how to own your online presence

Black Friday approaches milestone. How to e-shop safely

This year’s Black Friday is predicted to be historic. If Deloitte’s analysts are right, more people than ever before will hunt for deals and shop online. It will also be the first time shoppers will spend just as much money in the virtual realm as in bricks and mortar stores. The same survey estimates that … More Black Friday approaches milestone. How to e-shop safely