How safe is your child’s phone?

Online safety is one of the most significant challenges facing parents in the modern world, with increased access to the internet paving the way for cyberbullying, sexting, and harassment, amongst other dangers. In fact, nearly three-quarters of parents (70%) worry about their child’s online activity, according to ESET’s recent research, which surveyed 1,000 parents of … More How safe is your child’s phone?

Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears

From malware-laden emails to fake donations, these are some of the most common cons you should watch out for amid the public health crisis. We are currently experiencing an unprecedented global event. The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – now officially a pandemic – has caused apprehension globally, ultimately resulting in lockdowns, travel bans, panic buying, … More Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears

Scammers and jobhunters

In The Guardian, Snighda Poonam recently explored the competition for jobs in general in India, with massive numbers of applicants chasing relatively small numbers of job opportunities. The article on The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market goes some way to explaining why so many find it hard to resist a career in call-centre scamming. Tech support … More Scammers and jobhunters

Homograph attacks: Don’t believe everything you see

Just as attackers are finding new, increasingly sophisticated ways to try and evade the detection techniques used by antiviruses, they are also improving their methods designed to trick the user or at least evade the main techniques that tend to be taught in standard IT security training. Despite this, we can always take another step forward to strengthen … More Homograph attacks: Don’t believe everything you see