Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

When it comes to cyberthreats, we in ESET-LATAM Research often see ransomware, banking trojans (especially in my home country – Brazil), botnets or worms. As a consequence, other types of dangerous malware that run inconspicuously might get less of our attention; as is the case with firmware malware or bootkits. Bootkits run before the OS … More Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

ESET works with Google to halt dangerous malware

ESET launched Chrome Cleanup, a new scanner and cleaner for Google Chrome designed to help users browse the web safely and without interruption.  Chrome Cleanup will be available for all Google Chrome users running on Windows. As cyber-attacks become more complex and difficult to spot, browsing the web can lead users to dangerous sites which … More ESET works with Google to halt dangerous malware

Having “the talk” with parents — the tech talk, that is

Reviewing a lease, preparing a favorite recipe, applying for a loan … these are all things a typical college student might ask parents how to do. But these days, students are more likely to turn to a quick internet search for answers to just about everything. Parents, however, still tend to depend on their children … More Having “the talk” with parents — the tech talk, that is

Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW

Written by Graham Cluley, ESET We Live Security One of the favourite pieces of software for malicious hackers to target on users’ computers is Adobe Flash Player. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. Firstly, Adobe Flash Player is on an awful lot of computers. Many users may have it installed it long ago in … More Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW

Ignoring software updates? You’re making one of five basic security mistakes

Cybercrime has quickly become a major problem for businesses, governments and citizens all over the globe. While awareness of this multifaceted threat is increasing, we’re still making the same blunder when it comes to cybersecurity, as a recent study by the Pew Research Center alluded to. Here are a few security mistakes to be aware … More Ignoring software updates? You’re making one of five basic security mistakes

Next-gen security software: Myths and marketing

The Age of Dinosaurs There is a view of the current security market that is often recycled by the media these days. It assumes a split between ‘first-gen(eration)’ or ‘traditional’ (or even ‘fossil’ or ‘dinosaur’) malware detection technology – which is invariably claimed to rely on reactive signature detection – and (allegedly) superior technologies using … More Next-gen security software: Myths and marketing