Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Recent survey shows hacking as a major threat to quality of life. Do criminals hacking into computer systems pose a risk to your health, safety, or prosperity? If you ask people this question, the answer is likely to be a resounding yes! Last month we put this question to 750 people in the US and … More Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Biggest fears of EMEA companies? Malware ranks first

Can you guess the most pressing IT security issue faced by companies in Europe? If you were to put your money on malware infection, you’d be right. According to a series of surveys conducted by ESET at various EMEA security events throughout 2015, 58% of businesses have experienced this kind of incident in the last … More Biggest fears of EMEA companies? Malware ranks first

Social Media Users Survey: One in ten had their smartphone lost or stolen

ESET has conducted a survey on social media of smartphone usage ahead of the Mobile World Congress with interesting conclusions: 9.7% of those surveyed users had their phone lost or stolen in the last 12 months, slightly more than 29% do not lock their smartphone, and almost 20% do not backup the content of their … More Social Media Users Survey: One in ten had their smartphone lost or stolen

7 out of 10 Irish youths shared photos that would embarrass them if made public

February 10th is Safer Internet Day, promoting online safety, particularly to young people. ESET Ireland has just completed its latest Irish online security survey which showed worrying results among Irish youth. Last year news headlines were full of stories of celebrities online accounts hacked and various private pictures including those of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Arianna Grande … More 7 out of 10 Irish youths shared photos that would embarrass them if made public

The Irish are using safer passwords than global average

Acording to survey, the passwords situation in Ireland is a bit better than the global average Globally the most widespread passwords are still “123456” and “password” as well as other very simple ones. This seemed just too terrible to us, so we ordered another survey in Ireland, to see if the Irish are any smarter … More The Irish are using safer passwords than global average