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What’s lurking in the shadows? How to manage the security risks of shadow IT

Par : Phil Muncaster

Employee use of unsanctioned hardware and software is an increasingly acute problem in the remote and hybrid work era

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Cybersecurity careers: What to know and how to get started

Par : Editor

Want to help make technology safer for everyone? Love solving puzzles? Looking for a rewarding career? Break into cybersecurity! Insights from ESET researchers Aryeh Goretsky and Cameron Camp will put you on the right track.

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Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine

Par : Amer Owaida

Brave Search will become the default search option for new users in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France, with more countries to follow soon

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$5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions possibly tied to ransomware

Par : Amer Owaida

Threat actors are increasingly using advanced tactics to obfuscate and launder their illicit gains, a report by the US Government finds

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A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords

Par : Jake Moore

Security professionals advise to never use ‘beef stew’ as a password. It just isn’t stroganoff.

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Par : Editor

Phishing and how to avoid taking the bait – Offboarding employees securely – Why old malware refuses to die

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Virus Bulletin: Old malware never dies – it just gets more targeted

Par : Cameron Camp

Putting a precision payload on top of more generic malware makes perfect sense for malware operators

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Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy

Par : Phil Muncaster

There are various ways a departing employee could put your organization at risk of a data breach. How do you offboard employees the right way and ensure your data remains safe?

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Don’t get phished! How to be the one that got away

Par : Tony Anscombe

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. Now, how do you apply the duck test to defend against phishing?

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Microsoft thwarts record‑breaking DDoS attack

Par : Amer Owaida

The attack, which clocked in at 2.4 Tbps, targeted an Azure customer based in Europe

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Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

Par : Amer Owaida

The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Par : Editor

ESET research discovers ESPecter bootkit – FontOnLake targeting Linux – Fake SafeMoon app update

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FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux

Par : Vladislav Hrčka

ESET researchers discover a malware family with tools that show signs they’re used in targeted attacks

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Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Par : Amer Owaida

Two-factor authentication is a simple way to greatly enhance the security of your account

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To the moon and hack: Fake SafeMoon app drops malware to spy on you

Par : Martina López

Cryptocurrencies rise and fall, but one thing stays the same – cybercriminals attempt to cash in on the craze

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UEFI threats moving to the ESP: Introducing ESPecter bootkit

Par : Martin Smolár

ESET research discovers a previously undocumented UEFI bootkit with roots going back all the way to at least 2012

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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Par : Editor

New ESET Threat Report is out – Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins today – What organizations should do to secure their VPNs

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Why being cyber‑smart matters

Par : Amer Owaida

The campaign may last for a month, but we should remember that cybersecurity is a year-round affair

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Hackers could force locked iPhones to make contactless payments

Par : Amer Owaida

Flaws in Apple Pay and Visa could allow criminals to make arbitrary contactless payments – no authentication needed, research finds

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