Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks

To mitigate the chances of their Wi-Fi home routers being compromised, users would do well to change the manufacturer’s default access credentials. One in 16 home Wi-Fi routers is still sporting the manufacturer’s default admin password, a recent study conducted by technology website Comparitech revealed. This flaw could allow cybercriminals to conduct all manner of cyberattacks, including … More Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks

Cybercriminals may target 2020 Tokyo Olympics, FBI warns

Cybercriminals may target the popular event with ransomware, phishing, or DDoS attacks in a bid to increase their notoriety or make money The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about threat actors potentially attempting to disrupt the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. It went on to warn that cybercriminals could utilize various … More Cybercriminals may target 2020 Tokyo Olympics, FBI warns

The ECSO ‘Cybersecurity Made in Europe’ label awarded to ESET, the leading endpoint protection platform vendor headquartered in Europe

ESET to be awarded the ‘Cybersecurity Made in Europe’ label and sees the designation as further recognition of the company’s capabilities and commitment to protecting citizens, businesses and government bodies from cyberthreats. ESET is one of the first Europe-based IT security companies to be awarded the ‘Cybersecurity Made in Europe’ label by the European Cyber … More The ECSO ‘Cybersecurity Made in Europe’ label awarded to ESET, the leading endpoint protection platform vendor headquartered in Europe

Some URL shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans

ESET Research has analyzed an aggressive advertising-based threat — Android/FakeAdBlocker — which downloads malicious payloads provided by its operator’s command and control server. Android/FakeAdBlocker usually hides its launcher icon after initial launch, delivers unwanted scareware or adult content advertisements, and creates spam events for upcoming months in iOS and Android calendars. These ads often cost … More Some URL shortener services distribute Android malware, including banking or SMS trojans

Vacationing? How to avoid the cybersecurity blues

From securing your devices to avoiding public Wi-Fi hotspots for logging into apps we look at measures you can take to remain safe while this holiday season. Summer vacations are slowly inching closer, a welcome respite from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been raging around the world for well over a year now. And with the … More Vacationing? How to avoid the cybersecurity blues