World Consumer Rights Day: Protecting consumers’ rights online

On March 15, 1962, the US President John F. Kennedy called on Congress to enact legislation to protect consumer rights – he was the first world leader to formally address the issue. Since 1983 this date has been marked as World Consumer Rights Day. The consumer movement uses this day every year to mobilize action … More World Consumer Rights Day: Protecting consumers’ rights online

Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

ESET researchers investigate what could possibly go wrong when you connect your bedroom to the internet of things. As internet of things (IoT) devices continue to seep into our homes and offer an increasingly wide range of features, new concerns are beginning to arise about the security of the data processed by these devices. Although … More Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

IoT security: Are we finally turning the corner?

Better IoT security and data protection are long overdue. Will they go from an afterthought to everyone’s priority any time soon? As October draws to a close, so does Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we can all sit back and congratulate each other on a job well done and forget about the need to think about cybersecurity … More IoT security: Are we finally turning the corner?

These things may be cool, but are they safe?

In the rush to embrace IoT devices, we shouldn’t trade in our privacy and security for the added convenience. Ours is an interconnected world. We have smart doorbells, so we can check on our smartphones who rang, smartwatches to track our children’s’ locations, and fitness trackers to see how we are doing with our physical … More These things may be cool, but are they safe?