ESET Research discovers vulnerabilities in Lenovo consumer laptops exposing users to risk of UEFI malware installation

Exploitation of these vulnerabilities would allow attackers to deploy and successfully execute UEFI malware such as LoJax and ESPecter. UEFI threats can be extremely stealthy and dangerous. · Discovered vulnerabilities: CVE-2021-3970, CVE-2021-3971, CVE-2021-3972. ESET Research strongly advises all owners of Lenovo consumer laptops to go through the list of affected devices and update their firmware. … More ESET Research discovers vulnerabilities in Lenovo consumer laptops exposing users to risk of UEFI malware installation

Don’t forget to unplug your devices before you leave for the holidays!

As you down tools for the holiday season, be sure to also switch off the standby lights – it’s both cost effective and better for the environment. Depending on who you talk to, climate change can sometimes be a contentious topic, but even the sceptics should accept that there is little point in wasting energy. … More Don’t forget to unplug your devices before you leave for the holidays!

Protect the privacy of your children and cover their webcams

Laptops, smartphones and tablets – most of today’s smart devices come with a built-in camera. Thanks to technological advances, it doesn’t matter if your friend lives down the street or on the other side of the world, their webcam lets you have an (almost) face-to-face chat anytime. Video calls, selfies, vlogging, and the little lenses … More Protect the privacy of your children and cover their webcams

Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work

And many of them didn’t receive any new security training or tools from their employer to properly secure the devices, a study finds. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging around the world, many companies have had to switch to a work-from-home policy to keep their employees safe. The rush to remote work didn’t come without risks; … More Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work