Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

A study paints a dim picture of router security, as none of the 127 devices tested was free of severe vulnerabilities. A recent study of more than 100 consumer-grade routers from seven, mostly large vendors has found that nearly all tested routers are affected by scores of unpatched and often severe security flaws that leave … More Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the nature of everyday work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs via remote access. Cybercriminals – especially ransomware operators – are aware of the shift and attempt to … More Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Can regulations improve cybersecurity? In APAC, opinions vary

An ESET-commissioned survey among enterprises also shows that while respondents in most countries agree on the need to bolster cyber-defenses, some are reluctant to adopt cybersecurity solutions. As technology evolves by leaps and bounds every year, so does the threat landscape and bad actors keep coming up with new threats. That’s not scaremongering, it’s a … More Can regulations improve cybersecurity? In APAC, opinions vary

Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Many companies are ranking cybersecurity as a top 5 priority but their actions do not measure up to the claim, a survey finds. The hard truth that companies must face is that there is no way that cybersecurity risk can be fully eliminated. On the other hand, there are steps that organizations can take to … More Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks

The UK’s cybersecurity agency also outlines precautions that academia should take to mitigate risks. The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a stark warning to universities across the country, urging them to be on their guard against cyberattacks. The main risk is, in fact, two-fold. Firstly, it comes from ne’er-do-wells seeking financial gain via … More Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks