Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Multiple cable modem models from various manufacturers found vulnerable to takeover attacks. Hundreds of millions of cable modems from various manufacturers may be susceptible to a critical vulnerability that can enable attackers to intercept people’s private messages or redirect their internet traffic, new research has found. Tracked as CVE-2019-19494 and nicknamed Cable Haunt, the vulnerability is estimated to … More Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

What you may be getting wrong about cybersecurity

Attention-grabbing cyberattacks that use fiendish exploits are probably not the kind of threat that should be your main concern – here’s what your organization should focus on instead. When we hear about breaches, we assume that attackers used some never-before-seen, zero-day exploit to breach our defenses. This situation is normally far from the truth. While … More What you may be getting wrong about cybersecurity

Interview: Addressing the lack of IT Security Specialists with technology

Read the interview with Michal Jankech, the Principal Product Manager at ESET, discussing major security challenges and cyberattacks faced by large companies nowadays. The six biggest security challenges faced by large businesses: 1.    Ransomware – an encryption-based malware 2.    Targeted attacks and hacking 3.    Various operating systems – there’s always at least one Mac computer … More Interview: Addressing the lack of IT Security Specialists with technology

Hacking my airplane – BlackHat edition

After welcoming hacking research, automobile technology started to get better at defending against hacks. So why has the airline industry not been as welcoming? I’m building a homebuilt experimental airplane. Yes, I plan to fly in it. Don’t be afraid, lots of others are too, and this segment of inventors could easily prove a valuable … More Hacking my airplane – BlackHat edition

International Youth Day 2019: Young people and cybersecurity

Of the eight billion people in the world, around a quarter are between the ages of 10 to 24 – the largest youth population that has ever existed. And with today representing the UN’s International Youth Day – an awareness day focused on young people as ‘essential partners in change’ – ESET is looking at … More International Youth Day 2019: Young people and cybersecurity

Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

What mounting public concern about falling victim to cybercrime says about government and corporate efforts at cybercrime deterrence. Is the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime increasing? Most people in North America and Europe think it is, based on the surveys that I’ve been looking at. Earlier this year the European Union published the … More Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now