ESET researchers discovered a new Android Trojan using a novel Accessibility-abusing technique that targets the official PayPal app, and is capable of bypassing PayPal’s two-factor authentication. There is a new Trojan preying on Android users, and it has some nasty tricks up its sleeve. First detected by ESET in November 2018, the malware combines the … More Android Trojan steals money from PayPal accounts even with 2FA on
Defensive steps for Marriott Starwood guests worried their personal information may have been compromised by the massive data breach. If you are into cybersecurity, or data privacy, or staying at hotels, you have probably heard that Marriott International – one of the world’s largest hotel chains – announced a huge data breach today involving the Starwood reservations … More Marriott Starwood data breach: 5 defensive steps travelers should take now
The software giant takes passwords one step closer to obsolescence as it now enables users to log into their Microsoft accounts with more modern forms of authentication. Microsoft has announced that it is enabling users to log into their Microsoft accounts without usernames and passwords. Instead of passwords – which the tech behemoth has previously described … More Who needs passwords? Microsoft now lets you in with your face or security key
The solution to password recycling may be easier to implement than previously thought, according to a recent paper. Mandating longer and more complex passwords reduces the likelihood that users will reuse them across multiple online services, researchers have found. A team of three academics from Indiana University set out to examine the impact of prescribing … More Strict password policy could prevent credential reuse, paper suggests
What are some essential steps you can take to increase your online safety – now and in the long run? Here’s a question: What makes October special beyond Oktoberfest – which mostly takes place in September, anyway? Correct, October is recognized as European Cyber Security Month in Europe and as National Cyber Security Awareness Month across the pond, giving … More Make it a cyber-habit: Five simple steps to staying safe online
The social networking behemoth is expected to face a formal investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission in what could be the “acid test” of GDPR since the law became effective in May. Facebook has announced that it found no evidence that attackers had used stolen account access tokens on other websites or apps that enable … More Facebook: No evidence attackers used stolen access tokens on third-party sites
ESET Ireland looks at the latest scam targeting Irish users, using their passwords as bait, mentioning adult websites and trying to extort large sums of money. “It is just so unfortunate. I’m aware login123 is your password. More importantly, I know about your secret and I’ve evidence of this,” says an email received by many … More They have my password, now they’re blackmailing me!