Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

More than 50 universities in the United Kingdom had their cyber-defenses tested by ethical hackers, and the ‘grades’ aren’t pretty. A team of ethical hackers recently conducted tests on the cybersecurity defenses of more than 50 universities in the United Kingdom. In each case, it took them less than two hours to gain access to … More Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

2018: Research highlights from ESET’s leading lights

As the curtain slowly falls on yet another eventful year in cybersecurity, let’s look back on some of the finest malware analysis by ESET researchers in 2018. If you never got the chance to read this year’s investigations by ESET researchers into some of the most dangerous hacker shenanigans in recent years, or if you … More 2018: Research highlights from ESET’s leading lights

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

The first week in security video round-up from WeLiveSecurity. Welcome to the first ever week in security video round-up. This weekly video will bring you some of the biggest industry news that we have covered here on WeLiveSecurity. The videos will be presented by ESET’s Global Security Expert & Industry Ambassador Tony Anscombe. In this week’s cybersecurity … More Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Interviewing ESET’s experts about the Web’s journey so far

What has the journey of the World Wide Web been like so far, as seen and experienced by ESET’s security folk? ESET Senior Research Fellow David Harley provides his take in the first installment of our series of interviews marking the Web’s 27th birthday. On August 6, 1991, English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee publicly announced … More Interviewing ESET’s experts about the Web’s journey so far

This test will tell you how likely you are to fall for fraud

The questionnaire measures a range of personality traits to distinguish people who are more prone to taking the bait than others. Researchers have devised a test that gauges a person’s susceptibility to falling for online scams and other types of internet crime. The freely available questionnaire – called “Susceptibility to Persuasion – II” (StP-II) and … More This test will tell you how likely you are to fall for fraud

ESET malware researchers awarded prize in open-source memory forensics competition

“Something magical happens when reverse engineers write Volatility plugins” – The Volatility Plugin Contest committee on Browserhooks ESET malware researchers Peter Kálnai and Michal Poslušný were awarded 3rd place in this year’s Volatility Plugin Contest for their Browserhooks tool. The duo made use of the knowledge they have gained tracking banking Trojans and Man-in-the-Browser (MitB) malware, and documenting … More ESET malware researchers awarded prize in open-source memory forensics competition

Transparency of machine-learning algorithms is a double-edged sword

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on May 25, 2018, redefines how organizations are required to handle the collection and use of EU citizens’ personal data. Debates around the GDPR focus mostly on the global reach of this legislation, the draconian fines it introduces, or its stricter rules for “informed … More Transparency of machine-learning algorithms is a double-edged sword