The odd, 8-year legacy of the Conficker worm

Eight years ago, on November 21st, 2008, Conficker reared its ugly head. And since then, the “worm that roared” – as ESET’s distinguished researcher Aryeh Goretsky puts it – has remained stubbornly active. Targeting Microsoft Windows, it has compromised home, business and government computers across 190 countries, leading experts to call it the most notorious … More The odd, 8-year legacy of the Conficker worm

ESET Launches Remote Administrator on Microsoft Azure®

ESET®, a global pioneer in IT security for more than two decades, today announced the launch of ESET Remote Administrator (ERA) Virtual Machine® for Microsoft Azure. The product enables IT administrators to drill-down into endpoint security environments at any time, allowing for ongoing security management and quick problem remediation. Every second is critical amidst a cybersecurity … More ESET Launches Remote Administrator on Microsoft Azure®

Nymaim rides again in 2016 and reaches Brazil

During the first half of this year, ESET has observed an increase in the number of detections of Nymaim, a long-known malware family whose prevalence has fallen markedly since 2014. Back in 2013, WeLiveSecurity published a series of articles about this malware, in which we describe its kill chain and evasion techniques, as well as the … More Nymaim rides again in 2016 and reaches Brazil

Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on

Two years. That is how long it’s been since Microsoft abandoned its record-beating operating system, Windows XP. Despite the fact that during all this time there haven’t been any security updates or patches rolled out for its users (with some industrial solutions being the exception), the system still runs on almost every tenth computer worldwide. … More Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on

Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

Some of the most prominent names in tech are pursuing the development of much tougher encryption technologies, it has been revealed. According to the Guardian, Google, Facebook and Snapchat are reportedly bolstering their respective encryption services, which they have been doing for some time now. The newspaper said that these security initiatives preempt the latest … More Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan

It’s that time of the week again when we recap the biggest, most interesting and notable security stories from the past seven days. And yes, we’ve got a brand new logo to show off as well. We thought it was about time. ESET published Windows exploitation 2015 ESET released its annual Windows exploitation report, which … More The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan