The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do

Does your child dream of becoming a YouTube or Instagram celebrity? The influencer lifestyle is not as picture-perfect as it may seem. The rise of the internet has led to the rise of the social media influencer, altering the aspirations of children around the world. A recent survey of 2,000 parents of 11 to 16-year-olds shows that … More The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do

Advances in ESET ransomware protection

There are a multitude of cybersecurity issues that enterprises must negotiate in the current digital landscape, including ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious code that blocks or encrypts the contents of a device and demands a ransom to restore access to the data. The devices in question include mobile phones and PCs but also extend to … More Advances in ESET ransomware protection

Flaw in popular VPN service may have exposed customer data

NordVPN praised its bug bounty program and said that a fix had been shipped within two days. NordVPN, one of the most popular virtual private network (VPN) services, has fixed a security flaw that is said to have exposed customers’ email addresses and other information. The security hole was linked to three payment platforms used by NordVPN … More Flaw in popular VPN service may have exposed customer data

Microsoft: 99.9 percent of hacked accounts didn’t use MFA

Only 11 percent of all enterprise accounts have multi-factor authentication enabled. More than 99.9 percent of Microsoft enterprise accounts that get invaded by attackers didn’t use multi-factor authentication (MFA). This stark, though not entirely surprising, finding comes from a presentation that Alex Weinert, the tech giant’s Director of Identity Security, delivered at the RSA 2020 security … More Microsoft: 99.9 percent of hacked accounts didn’t use MFA

Virgin Media data leak exposes details of almost 1 million people

The misconfigured database was accessed by an unauthorized party on at least one occasion. Virgin Media has disclosed a data leak that exposed the personal information of around 900,000 people. The incident, which impacted around 15% of the British company’s fixed-line customer base, originated from a misconfigured database that was used for marketing purposes. “The … More Virgin Media data leak exposes details of almost 1 million people

Fraud Prevention Month: How to protect yourself from scams

ESET Chief Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe sat down with us to share his insights on how to avoid falling prey to online fraud. Are you aware of some of the most common tactics that con artists can use to steal your data, identity and money? The digital era has opened new ways for scammers to … More Fraud Prevention Month: How to protect yourself from scams

5 reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity

From competitive salaries to ever-evolving job descriptions, there are myriad reasons why a cybersecurity career could be right for you. If you’re finishing middle school, graduating college or even thinking of switching jobs, chances are that you have given some thought to the sprawling tech industry. With cyberthreats looming large and cybercrime predicted to cost the … More 5 reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity