Thunderspy attacks: What they are, who’s at greatest risk and how to stay safe

All you need to know about preventing adversaries from exploiting the recently disclosed vulnerabilities in the Thunderbolt interface. In May 2020, Björn Ruytenberg, a computer security researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, announced the discovery of Thunderspy, a series of vulnerabilities in the Thunderbolt technology and interrelated scenarios for changing – including disabling – … More Thunderspy attacks: What they are, who’s at greatest risk and how to stay safe

Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in

ESET researchers have discovered a new sneaky malware threat named Joao, targeting gamers worldwide. Spread via hacked Aeria games offered on unofficial websites, the modular malware can download and install virtually any other malicious code on the victim’s computer. To spread their malware, the attackers behind Joao have misused massively-multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) originally published by … More Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in

False positives can be more costly than a malware infection

Poor business decisions can be very costly, especially in cybersecurity, where labeling clean items as malicious – so-called false positives – can have very damaging consequences. So, how can you simultaneously keep the error rates low, uphold detection rates and keep protection strong? With a combination of a well-tuned security solution and experienced human supervision. … More False positives can be more costly than a malware infection

8 things you should know about spyware

Spyware is defined as a “generic term for a range of surreptitious malware such as keyloggers, remote access trojans, and backdoor trojans, especially those that allow remote surveillance of passwords and other sensitive data”. The term can also refer to “more aggressive adware”, which collects user information such as visited websites, installed applications, and other personal … More 8 things you should know about spyware