Inside consumer perceptions of security and privacy in the connected home

The ESET survey polled 4,000 people to get a sense of their attitudes towards the privacy and security implications of smart home technology. When most people think of home security, locks, alarms and big dogs come to mind. Substitute security with privacy, and images of curtains and blinds, or unlisted phone numbers spring to mind. … More Inside consumer perceptions of security and privacy in the connected home

Needles in a haystack: Picking unwanted UEFI components out of millions of samples

ESET experts describe how they trained a machine-learning model to recognize a handful of unwanted UEFI components within a flood of millions of harmless samples. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) security has been a hot topic for the past few years, but, due to various limitations, very little UEFI-based malware has been found in the … More Needles in a haystack: Picking unwanted UEFI components out of millions of samples

Casbaneiro: Dangerous cooking with a secret ingredient

Número dois in our series demystifying Latin American banking trojans. Most reverse engineers would agree that quite often one can learn something new on the job. However, it is not every day you learn how to cook a delicious meal while analyzing malware. This unique experience is provided by a malware family we discuss in … More Casbaneiro: Dangerous cooking with a secret ingredient

Hospitals in US, Australia hobbled by ransomware

The incidents send medical staff back to the days of pen and paper. Several hospitals in the United States and Australia have been paralyzed by ransomware attacks, leading to the cancellation of all but the most urgent appointments and surgeries. In the US, the outbreak affected three Alabama-based healthcare providers – DCH Regional Medical Center, … More Hospitals in US, Australia hobbled by ransomware

The 21st Anniversary of Google: celebrating two decades of technological evolution

On September 27, 2019, Google turned 21 years old! Though technically born on September 4, 1998, when the company filed for incorporation, the search engine has changed its mind over the years about the date on which it wishes to celebrate its birthday. For now, Google has chosen to host the festivities on the 27th, … More The 21st Anniversary of Google: celebrating two decades of technological evolution