Fighting post-truth with reality in cybersecurity

The world is changing in front of our eyes. Where facts, truth and honesty were once our most valuable assets, nowadays alternative-facts, post-truths and outright lies reign. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity business is no exception to this trend. Even worse, with all the recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), … More Fighting post-truth with reality in cybersecurity

Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

A smartphone’s internal sensors may provide cybercriminals with enough information to be able to guess a user PINs and passwords, according to new research by Newcastle University in the UK. Experts found that PINs and passwords could be deciphered relatively easily this way. Tests carried out by the university, for example, found that cybercriminals could … More Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

Spanish Harmada: More on tech support scams

Introduction After our recent joint blog Support scams now reign in Spain, Josep Albors was contacted by a Spanish online newspaper asking for further information and general commentary. So here, first, is my general commentary on the evolution of the tech support scam and why the current high incidence of reports in Spain (and, to … More Spanish Harmada: More on tech support scams

It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

ESET Ireland warns Irish WhatsApp users not to click on an email that claims it’s from WhatsApp, but in reality, spreads a trojan infection. A dangerous email spam message is dropping into Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from WhatsApp. Its subject says “Missed voicemail” and the content of the mail just says “New voicemessage” and … More It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

Healthcare challenges: Ransomware and the Internet of Things are the tip of the iceberg

2015’s Anthem and Premera breaches made the general public more aware of the importance of security in healthcare organizations. 2016 brought fewer instances of massive healthcare breaches, but sadly this does not suggest that the problem has been solved. In fact, 2016 brought a surfeit of successful ransomware attacks in a variety of industries, and medical … More Healthcare challenges: Ransomware and the Internet of Things are the tip of the iceberg