ESET Ireland warns Irish WhatsApp users not to click on an email that claims it’s from WhatsApp, but in reality, spreads a trojan infection. A dangerous email spam message is dropping into Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from WhatsApp. Its subject says “Missed voicemail” and the content of the mail just says “New voicemessage” and … More It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!
A WhatsApp ‘security issue’ has been identified, meaning third parties may be able to both intercept and read encrypted messages, according to new research. Discovered by Tobias Boelter, a security researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, the flaw is said to contradict the company’s assertion that no-one is capable of deciphering messages sent between … More WhatsApp bug: Messages ‘can be intercepted and read’
It seems that the number of scams spreading through the messaging app WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example of this. This particular WhatsApp scam promises users a free internet service, without needing to use Wi-Fi. Despite … More Beware new WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”
An Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation into WhatsApp’s decision to share customer data with Facebook has confirmed initial concerns that personal information is not being properly handled. The UK’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said in an official company blog that consumers have been left in the dark about this development. “I had concerns that consumers … More ICO concerned about privacy protection on WhatsApp/Facebook
Just when it seemed that the latest round of scams via WhatsApp was coming to a close, ESET discovers a new one. This fake survey promises a chance at a discount coupon from Burger King, but ultimately ends by signing up victims to services that were not requested. In this post, we will show our readers … More Beware Burger King WhatsApp scam: It’s a trap
There are hundreds of thousands of applications available for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry, via their respective app stores and third-party sites. But not all of them are worth your time and money. We Live Security looks at five signs the app you’re about to download could be risky, and worth investigating further. Excessive permissions Perhaps … More 5 signs that an app could be risky
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