Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Two-factor authentication is a simple way to greatly enhance the security of your account. Google has announced that by the end of 2021 it plans to automatically enroll 150 million users into two-step verification (2SV), a security measure also commonly known as two-factor authentication (2FA). “For years, Google has been at the forefront of innovation in … More Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

ESET Research discovers ESPecter, a bootkit for cyberespionage

ESET researchers have discovered a previously undocumented real-world UEFI bootkit that persists on the EFI System Partition (ESP). The bootkit, which ESET has named ESPecter, can bypass Windows Driver Signature Enforcement to load its own unsigned driver, which facilitates its espionage activities. ESPecter is the second discovery of a UEFI bootkit persisting on the ESP … More ESET Research discovers ESPecter, a bootkit for cyberespionage

Hackers could force locked iPhones to make contactless payments

Flaws in Apple Pay and Visa could allow criminals to make arbitrary contactless payments – no authentication needed, research finds. Cybercriminals could make fraudulent purchases by circumventing an iPhone’s Apple Pay lock screen where the device’s wallet has a Visa card set up in so-called transit mode. The attackers could also bypass the contactless limit … More Hackers could force locked iPhones to make contactless payments

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Why being cyber‑smart matters

The campaign may last for a month, but we should remember that cybersecurity is a year-round affair. The month of October is associated with a variety of themes, but it also ushers in the start of autumn and pumpkin-spiced lattes and culminates with one of the scariest days of the year – Halloween. However, beyond … More October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Why being cyber‑smart matters