A reflection on whether this approach to addressing IoT security challenges can ‘deliver the goods’ and how consumer awareness can help. According to an article by the BBC, the United Kingdom’s Digital Minister Margot James is proposing legislation to introduce a new labelling system to show customers how secure an IoT product is. In order to … More The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer?
So, do you think you’ve been ‘pwned’? That’s the question to ask yourself. May 2nd is World Password Day, a day to reflect on just how vulnerable a poor password can leave you. As more and more of the processes and tools we use in our everyday lives shift to the online world, the number … More World Password Day: A day to review your defenses
ESET researchers highlight a series of security holes in a device intended to make homes and offices more secure. Many people are looking to improve the security of their homes or offices by installing “smart” cameras. With a direct connection to the internet, their surveillance stream is just a few clicks away and available at … More D-Link camera vulnerability allows attackers to tap into the video stream
The notorious six-digit string continues to ‘reign supreme’ among the most-hacked passwords. An analysis of the 100,000 most-commonly re-occurring breached passwords confirms that ‘123456’ is the undisputed king of atrocious passwords. Using data from Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), a website that allows users to check if their email addresses or passwords have appeared in a known … More Over 23 million breached accounts used ‘123456’ as password
Criminal activities against accountants on the rise – Buhtrap and RTM still active. What better way to target accountants than to target them as they search the web, looking for documents pertinent to their job? This is just what has been happening for the past few months, where a group using two well-known backdoors — Buhtrap and RTM — … More Buhtrap backdoor and ransomware distributed via major advertising platform
ESET has released an e-book that will help small and medium-sized businesses understand today’s threat landscape, find measures to protect themselves and minimize the impact of a data breach. Although data breaches and cyberattacks aren’t new, many of the techniques and tactics used by modern cybercriminals are – and they’re particularly well-suited to the target-rich … More Data Protection e-book from ESET for small and medium-sized businesses
Marcus Hutchins, who is best known for his inadvertent role in blunting the WannaCryptor outbreak two years ago, may now face a stretch behind bars. British malware analyst Marcus Hutchins, who was propelled to cyber-stardom after he helped neutralize the outbreak of the WannaCryptor aka WannaCry ransomworm in May 2017, has pleaded guilty to two charges related … More WannaCryptor ‘accidental hero’ pleads guilty to malware charges