Hey Siri! Read this locked iPhone’s hidden messages to me…

Messages sent to your iPhone may not be as private as you think. Apple has confirmed media reports that your iPhone may not be keeping your messages as private as you think. With iOS 11, Apple introduced a privacy feature that allows you to hide message content on your lock screen. The idea if that … More Hey Siri! Read this locked iPhone’s hidden messages to me…

Gmail now warns iOS users about suspicious links in fight against phishing threats

Should you really be clicking on those links you just received in your email? Despite all the headlines about zero-day threats and state-sponsored attacks, the rather less dramatic truth is that the majority of security incidents start with a user simply clicking on a malicious link or opening a dangerous attachment – threats that we’ve … More Gmail now warns iOS users about suspicious links in fight against phishing threats

Gmail starts blocking JavaScript attachments: Alternative infector vectors to be expected?

As of February 13th, 2017, Gmail has started deploying their new restrictive policy on .js file attachments, extending their list of file types blocked for security reasons. After the full release, Gmail users won’t be able to send or receive mail containing .js attachments, even if they’re in a compressed and archived form. Seeing that … More Gmail starts blocking JavaScript attachments: Alternative infector vectors to be expected?

42,000 Irish emails breached? Change passwords now!

ESET Ireland recommends Irish computer users change their email passwords in light of the suggested global email breach. Last week it was reported a massive global email breach has occurred. Allegedly 272 million email accounts were compromised in one of the largest revealed data breaches to date. ESET Ireland, however, cannot confirm this, as the … More 42,000 Irish emails breached? Change passwords now!

Authentication 101

Authentication may sound like a very complicated concept, but it’s quite simple: a way of showing that you are who you say you are. In the offline world this process is simple and universal. Most countries have well-documented procedures by which you can get a passport that demonstrates your identity wherever you go in the … More Authentication 101