World Password Day, celebrated on the first Thursday of every May, is a timely reminder of the fact that our passwords are the key to a wealth of personal information about us. It would be nice to imagine that if the various contenders for “inventor of the password” had known how much of a hassle … More Recycling is a must, but why would you reuse your password?
Hacking, data breaches, online scams, identity theft, are constantly making headlines. But many of these will target passwords first! And while ESET’s research suggests the Irish use safer passwords than is the global average, it is always good to follow some additional safety tips, to keep yourself and your children safe. With the amount of online … More Password DOs and DON’Ts for you and your kids
The lottery’s operator has found that attackers probably used an automated method known as ‘credential stuffing’ to access up to 150 customer accounts. The United Kingdom’s National Lottery is advising all of its 10.5 million registered online users to change their passwords as a safety precaution following a security incident. The recommendation comes after the … More UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords
This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack on Equifax that impacted millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies money, it has also hit their reputations hard. Yet despite the impending threats and, as cyberattacks only … More It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient
The latest global cyberattack, detected by ESET as Win32 / Diskcoder.C, once again highlights the reality that outdated systems and insufficient security solutions are still widespread. The damage caused by this attack has raised a number of questions, which we’ll answer for you here. What are the characteristics of this threat? Encryption: The ransomware only encrypts files with a … More Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya
Whenever a business considers the security measures it can implement, three options always crop up: antivirus on endpoints and servers to detect and eliminate as many threats as possible; backups to ensure that any data lost in an incident such as a ransomware attack can be recovered; and device encryption to prevent confidential data from being obtained by attackers. However, … More Two-factor authentication: An underutilized security measure in businesses
Passwords are often the first line of defense in protecting our personal and financial information, so it pays to have a strong, long and complex password (and easy to remember). Our one minute guide shows you how.