Some URL shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans

ESET Research has analyzed an aggressive advertising-based threat — Android/FakeAdBlocker — which downloads malicious payloads provided by its operator’s command and control server. Android/FakeAdBlocker usually hides its launcher icon after initial launch, delivers unwanted scareware or adult content advertisements, and creates spam events for upcoming months in iOS and Android calendars. These ads often cost … More Some URL shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans

Vacationing? How to avoid the cybersecurity blues

From securing your devices to avoiding public Wi-Fi hotspots for logging into apps we look at measures you can take to remain safe while this holiday season. Summer vacations are slowly inching closer, a welcome respite from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been raging around the world for well over a year now. And with the … More Vacationing? How to avoid the cybersecurity blues

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes 13 critical flaws, including 4 under active attack

The latest Patch Tuesday brings a new batch of security updates addressing a total of 117 vulnerabilities. The second Tuesday of the month is here, which means that Microsoft has rolled out patches for security vulnerabilities in Windows and its other products as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday bundle. This month’s batch of security updates brings … More Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes 13 critical flaws, including 4 under active attack

Sports events and online streaming: prepare your cybersecurity

If you’ll be watching Sports Streaming events on your SmartTV, laptop, tablet or cell phone, learn the tips to keep you and your personal data safe. After a year and a half of cancelled global events, the 2021 summer season is proving to be full of major sporting events across the globe, and all sports are … More Sports events and online streaming: prepare your cybersecurity

Choosing your MSP: What the Kaseya incident tells us about third‑party cyber risk

Lessons to learn from the Kaseya cyberincident to protect your business’ data when doing business with a MSP. Managed service providers (MSPs) play a critical role in the IT ecosystem. By outsourcing many of their day-to-day IT requirements to these companies, smaller organizations in particular can save costs, improve service levels and focus more resources … More Choosing your MSP: What the Kaseya incident tells us about third‑party cyber risk