News from the Dorkside: Dorkbot botnet disrupted

ESET has collaborated with Microsoft, CERT.PL and various law enforcement bodies around the world to disrupt known Dorkbot botnets by sinkholing their C&C servers. ESET shared technical analysis, statistical information about the malware used, and known command and control servers’ domains and IPs. We also were able to leverage our historical knowledge of this threat … More News from the Dorkside: Dorkbot botnet disrupted

You are 6 security steps away from Black Friday brilliance

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise to offer some fantastic deals at low prices. But it’s also a time of year when cybercriminal scams are aplenty. Here are six top tips to help ensure its a fun and safe experience. Spot those phishing emails Phishing emails are often used by criminals trying to steal your … More You are 6 security steps away from Black Friday brilliance

Who is responsible for cyberbullying?

ESET Ireland’s latest survey reveals people believe the bullies and their parents should take responsibility for cyberbullying. Is it the education? The schools? The Gardaí? Online websites? Social media? The victims themselves? Who should bear the brunt of responsibility for cyberbullying? According to the last survey commissioned by ESET Ireland and carried out by Amárach … More Who is responsible for cyberbullying?

Trick or treat? Beware so a ransomware won’t end up between your Halloween sweets

There are many spooky things in this world of ours and Halloween helps to bring them all under the spotlight. Does your biggest fear involve spiders, zombies, ghosts, and horror movies or is it rather something from cyberspace? Many online users would probably opt for the latter – especially if they have had an experience … More Trick or treat? Beware so a ransomware won’t end up between your Halloween sweets

3 recommendations that can make your applications safer

In today’s fast-paced world, software developers are often pushed to their limits, especially when it comes to working on projects with strict deadlines (and often commissioned at short notice). These “quick deliveries” come with a price though, as unwanted flaws and vulnerabilities may sneak into the code. But there are ways of mitigating these risks, … More 3 recommendations that can make your applications safer