International Youth Day 2019: Young people and cybersecurity

Of the eight billion people in the world, around a quarter are between the ages of 10 to 24 – the largest youth population that has ever existed. And with today representing the UN’s International Youth Day – an awareness day focused on young people as ‘essential partners in change’ – ESET is looking at … More International Youth Day 2019: Young people and cybersecurity

Google pays $10,000 for student’s bug

Google has rewarded a Uruguayan student with $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw that could allow hackers to access sensitive data. Ezequiel Pereira discovered the vulnerability in Google’s App Engine server after changing the Host header in requests to the server using Burp. The high-school student explained in a blog post, “I was bored, so … More Google pays $10,000 for student’s bug

Education cybersecurity: 3 steps to a safer school

Schools do far more than educate students. Their IT departments have to support and secure functions including healthcare, retail, research, human resources, finance and accounting. Some of those functions present rich targets for data thieves—just look at all the healthcare and retail companies that have suffered well-publicized data breaches. Breaches in education continue to happen, … More Education cybersecurity: 3 steps to a safer school

Current uni students ‘less vulnerable to cybercrime’

Current university students have a strong understanding of how best to use social media, resulting in them being “less vulnerable to cybercrime”. This is according to a study by Kingston Business School in the UK, which found that in comparison to recent graduates, they tend to be “safer users” of websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn … More Current uni students ‘less vulnerable to cybercrime’

Back to school: 5 challenges that parents and teachers face in IT security

With schools soon resuming their educational activities, it’s time to prepare our children to get back into the swing of going to class. And that means it’s also time to take any necessary precautions relating to IT security. For kids, returning to school these days means using mobile devices and computers to stay connected to the … More Back to school: 5 challenges that parents and teachers face in IT security