Other common and easily hackable password choices include the names of relatives and sports teams, a UK study reveals. As many as 15% of Brits use their pets’ names as passwords to “protect” their online accounts, according to the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC). The agency cited figures from a survey that revealed how a … More One in six people use pet’s name as password
An attacker can lock you out of the app using just your phone number and without requiring any action on your part. If you use WhatsApp, you may want to be wary of an attack where cybercriminals could suspend your account using only your phone number. The underlying loophole abuses a lapse in security of … More WhatsApp flaw lets anyone lock you out of your account
Is the message real or fake? Take our Phishing Derby quiz to find out how much you know about phishing. Phishing comes in a number of forms and remains one of the most pervasive online scams, as both consumers and businesses face an incessant stream of unsolicited emails, texts and even phone calls where bad actors impersonate a trusted … More Would you take the bait? Take our phishing quiz to find out!
They’re supremely easy to remember, as well as easy to crack. Here’s how to improve your password security. Cybersecurity experts often share advice about the do’s and don’ts of passwords as a vital part of good cyber-hygiene practices. And yet, annual roundups of the most common passwords show that many of us continue to prioritize convenience over … More The worst passwords of 2020: Is it time to change yours?
Knowing that because of the current situation an increased number of people are working from home, via email, cybercriminals have adapted a few scams to take advantage of that. ESET Ireland has identified a few more email scams, aimed at the office or home-office workers, taking advantage of an increased reliance on emails and office … More Scams designed to target home-office workers in Irish mailboxes