You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN

Are you in the 26% of people who use one of these PIN codes to unlock their phones? You’ve likely seen a list of top 25 passwords that get reused time and time again – “password” is a usual suspect – but what about phone PIN numbers? How unique are the PIN codes that we choose to … More You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN

Why cybercriminals are eyeing smart buildings

A recent talk by ESET’s Global Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe looks at the key security challenges facing intelligent buildings. As part of the Segurinfo Argentina 2019 conference in Buenos Aires, ESET’s Global Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe gave a talk on smart buildings, in which he explained the security risks associated with intelligent buildings. Let’s cut … More Why cybercriminals are eyeing smart buildings

D-Link camera vulnerability allows attackers to tap into the video stream

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

You should pick your Android security app wisely, test shows

It’s prudent to get a security solution for your device, but a test by AV-Comparatives shows why you need to choose judiciously. A recent test of anti-malware apps available in Google Play showed that most are not, in fact, worthy of the name and, indeed, the space they take up on the Android device. Independent testing outfit … More You should pick your Android security app wisely, test shows

European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

The watch has been found to expose its wearers to a high level of risk of being contacted and monitored by attackers. The European Commission has issued a recall order for a smartwatch aimed at children due to concerns that it represents a serious risk for the privacy and security of its wearers. The watch, … More European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

In our final report from CES we take a look at smart city initiatives. This year at CES there was an entire section devoted to smart city initiatives municipalities are rolling out in many cities around the world, or planning to. As we noted in our look at automotive security and IoT securitypreviously, the technologies surrounding transportation are converging; … More Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo

No 3D-printed heads or realistic masks were needed to trick even a handful of high-end handset models into unlocking their screens. A Dutch non-profit has tested facial recognition on 110 smartphones to see just how well their implementations of this method of biometric authentication secure the devices – and found that the picture isn’t pretty. … More Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo