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

Homograph attacks: Don’t believe everything you see

Just as attackers are finding new, increasingly sophisticated ways to try and evade the detection techniques used by antiviruses, they are also improving their methods designed to trick the user or at least evade the main techniques that tend to be taught in standard IT security training. Despite this, we can always take another step forward to strengthen … More Homograph attacks: Don’t believe everything you see

Google: More websites failing victim to cybercriminals

The number of websites compromised by cybercriminals during 2016 was 32% higher than the previous year, according to Google. The tech giant added that this spiral of cyberattacks is unlikely to lose momentum anytime soon, as more websites become “outdated” and cyberattackers “more aggressive”. One area of weakness identified by Google has been the slow … More Google: More websites failing victim to cybercriminals

DNS attacks: How they try to direct you to fake pages

DNS servers are essential to the normal functioning of the internet as we know and love it, but they tend to go unnoticed by most users. At least, that is, until some sort of attack or incident occurs that stops them from working normally, which results in the services we use every day starting to fail (something … More DNS attacks: How they try to direct you to fake pages

100,000+ WordPress webpages defaced, Irish pages included

Thousands of WordPress webpages hacked, ESET Ireland finds several Irish pages, including GAA Daily among them. Two weeks ago WordPress 4.7.2 was released, and website administrators running self-hosted versions of the hugely popular CMS and blogging platform were advised to update their systems as a matter of urgency. What we didn’t know at the time … More 100,000+ WordPress webpages defaced, Irish pages included