A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have become so popular that, according to … More Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?
ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users
ESET researchers discover fraudulent schemes piggybacking on the popularity of the face-modifying tool FaceApp, using a fake “Pro” version of the application as a lure. The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make a quick profit. The FaceApp application, which offers various face-modifying filters, is available for both Android and iOS. While the app … More With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge
With the end of Toruk, the famous Cirque du Soleil show, also ends a digital experiment that made your mobile device vulnerable. One of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows, Toruk, had its final performance in London on June 30th, 2019. This event, while unfortunate for the show’s fans, brought one positive effect: the mobile app … More A great show is now history, as is its insecure mobile app
Microsoft will soon add a new feature to its OneDrive cloud storage that is designed to ramp up security for your most sensitive files. Dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault, this ‘partition’ of your OneDrive account will only be accessible using “a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or … More Microsoft enhances OneDrive to secure your sensitive files
Locked out and out of luck? The photo-sharing platform is trialing new methods to reunite you with your lost account. Instagram is testing out a new, in-app process for users to regain access to accounts overtaken by cybercriminals. In recent years, the site has been grappling with a growing problem of successful account-takeover attempts, including … More Instagram tests new ways to recover hacked accounts
An extra layer of security never hurt anybody, and now you can turn your phone into a physical security key. Google has announced that any smartphone running Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later can now be used as a hardware security key for two-factor authentication (2FA). Available in beta at the moment, the new feature is intended … More Your Android phone can now double as a security key