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

No, there’s no Google Lottery, sorry.

Scammers are keeping busy, sending all sorts of attempts to get to your personal info, which they can then proceed to abuse. This week ESET Ireland received a good deal of this particular sort of spam email. As people conditioned to believe the credibility of “brand names”, adding “Google”, “Gmail” and “Microsoft Windows” to an … More No, there’s no Google Lottery, sorry.

Five million Gmail credentials posted online

According to reports that started to appear on Reddit and other forums on September 9, some five million account credentials were published that have a Gmail address as the user name. For example, if you subscribed to a newsletter on the finegardenz.com site using gthumb99@gmail.com as your user name and the password thumbsup then it is … More Five million Gmail credentials posted online