Think before you scan: How fraudsters can exploit QR codes to steal money

QR codes are all the rage and scammers have taken notice. Look out for dangers lurking behind those little black-and-white squares. QR codes are having a moment. The humble squares may have been around since 1994, but it wasn’t until the COVID-19 era that they became a truly household name. These days, you can spot … More Think before you scan: How fraudsters can exploit QR codes to steal money

Breaking the habit: Top 10 bad cybersecurity habits to shed in 2022

Be alert, be proactive and break these 10 bad habits to improve your cyber-hygiene in 2022. The new year is a new opportunity to rewire your digital life. An increasingly important part of this is cybersecurity. In fact, 2021 is already shaping up to have been one of the most prolific years yet for cybercriminals. … More Breaking the habit: Top 10 bad cybersecurity habits to shed in 2022

Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks

To mitigate the chances of their Wi-Fi home routers being compromised, users would do well to change the manufacturer’s default access credentials. One in 16 home Wi-Fi routers is still sporting the manufacturer’s default admin password, a recent study conducted by technology website Comparitech revealed. This flaw could allow cybercriminals to conduct all manner of cyberattacks, including … More Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks

Vacationing? How to avoid the cybersecurity blues

From securing your devices to avoiding public Wi-Fi hotspots for logging into apps we look at measures you can take to remain safe while this holiday season. Summer vacations are slowly inching closer, a welcome respite from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been raging around the world for well over a year now. And with the … More Vacationing? How to avoid the cybersecurity blues

42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals

ESET reveals that 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application or platform. Of those, half (50%) do not know if the app they use sells their data. ESET has explored the topic of data security in the consumer segment of its global financial technology (FinTech) research, surveying 10,000 consumers across the UK, US, … More 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals