State sponsored cryptocurrency: Could it ever be a reality?

Companies showcase their products, whether they are physical, virtual or services. Images of Steve Jobs launching an iPhone or Elon Musk announcing the latest Tesla generate media interest and hype. Cybersecurity companies are no different, ESET holds an annual event for journalists and security testers. At the event people discuss the latest research news and … More State sponsored cryptocurrency: Could it ever be a reality?

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

Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

A smartphone’s internal sensors may provide cybercriminals with enough information to be able to guess a user PINs and passwords, according to new research by Newcastle University in the UK. Experts found that PINs and passwords could be deciphered relatively easily this way. Tests carried out by the university, for example, found that cybercriminals could … More Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

Apple issues security patches for… just about everything

If you have a piece of Apple technology in your house or office, chances are that it’s time you updated it. On Monday Apple issued security patches for all of its major operating systems – fixing vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, the Safari browser, and iCloud for Windows. iPhones and iPads, for instance, now … More Apple issues security patches for… just about everything

I can see your texts: SMS/messaging clients, security, and privacy

My mother text me the other day about cycling and performance components. No one other than myself really wants to read that. Looking at the multitude of different types of SMS users out there, however, there is a very high probability that there is someone who wants to read or gain access to another user’s … More I can see your texts: SMS/messaging clients, security, and privacy

A history of mobile malware from Cabir to SMS Thief

If there is one device that has captured the digital zeitgeist, it’s perhaps the smartphone. It has become such a constant that today, the average person will check their mobile 85 times a day. That seems like quite a high number, but when you consider how practical these devices are – for keeping in touch with … More A history of mobile malware from Cabir to SMS Thief