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ESET releases Australian Cyberawareness Index 2019 results
The survey covered the current state of technology adoption and what users are doing online as well as what they’re doing to protect themselves.
Five ways smart TVs are at risk of cyber attacks
Android TV is the most popular operating system for TVs – but it’s also vulnerable to many malware strains that affect other Android devices, because it shares the same base architecture.
The future of cybercrime in Australia – ESET
Cyber-attacks will continue so long as the target seems worthwhile and the attackers have funding to continue their work.
ESET: Will blockchain secure the Internet of Threats?
It is well established that contemporary IoT devices, and their associated cloud services, have a terrible security track record.
How to maximise the value of machine learning in cybersecurity
"Systems are growing rapidly on both sides of the cybersecurity barricade, irreversibly transforming the safety of the entire internet."
Are hard disk drives damaged by smoke recoverable?
The old saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ is certainly an apt proverb in IT circles - ESET shares some advice for recovering smoke-damaged HDDs.
Ransomware’s decline equals cryptomining’s rise
ESET’s Security Days Conference recently took place to go over the current threat environment and what to look out for next.
Why the growing threat of scam apps demands attention
"Downloading a fake app can open users’ devices and, consequently, networks, up to a range of dangerous implications, including data breaches and bank account depletion."
5 tips for protection against surging number of scam apps
We all love them and our lives are effectively run by them, but research has revealed apps are increasingly growing deceitful with ulterior motives.
Remember ransomware? The threat is still very real
“In a nutshell, cybercriminals are less focused on volume and more focused on value."
Security tips for SMBs moving to the cloud
"SMBs moving to the cloud should assess and prepare for the changes this will bring to their existing security infrastructure."
Machine learning is a double-edged sword for cyber security
IT departments and security decision-makers need to understand the complexity of AI in cyber security, and how to strike a balance between risk and reward.
ESET cautions mobile gamers to check their games are safe
Whether on iOS or Android, downloadable games inevitably come with more security risks.
How to avoid sending 'phishy' emails that could lose you customers
Some genuine emails can often look similar to scam emails, which can lead to damaged relationships between businesses and their customers.
After five years, the InvisiMole spyware isn't so invisible anymore
InvisiMole is able to turn the affected computer into a video camera, which allows the attackers see and hear what’s going on around their victim.
The cost of our connected world: how to overcome challenges without downgrading technical capabilities
Generally, the most successful threats are the simplest, says ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald.
IoT device security is a business responsibility, too
"It's essential to carefully consider security when implementing IoT devices and to not trust that security will be managed by the vendor."
Today is World Password Day: Here’s what the experts think
Microsoft hails the death of passwords. What are other security experts saying? Comments from Malwarebytes, CyberArk, Vault Systems, ESET & SailPoint.
Why real-time visibility into big data is important for cybersecurity
Real-time visibility into big data could be the answer to keeping networks and endpoints secure without allocating human resources to the problem.
Security expert comments on spearphishing attacks against Singapore universities
"These attacks against universities serve as a reminder that more cross-country collaboration is needed to stop attackers from gaining an upper hand."
'Urgent call to action' for ASEAN nations - improve cybersecurity or face losing $750b
A new report is rallying for ‘an urgent call to action’ for ASEAN nations, saying that a ‘radical agenda’ may help defend against cyber attacks.
From Dridex to Friedex: Malware creators dabble in ransomware
The creators of the Dridex banking Trojan are also responsible for FriedEx (also known as BitPaymer), a ransomware that was discovered in mid-2017.
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
Avoid gifting weaponised teddy bears & game console hacks: Top IoT threats this season
Cyber attacks on toys, gaming consoles and home assistants, you ask? Weaponised teddy bears? Yes, it is possible.
Exclusive: ESET on why the humble password is here to stay
"So how long is ‘really long’? I recommend a minimum of twelve characters with mixed-cases and numbers or symbols. Even longer is better."
The age of software supply-chain attacks: Why they are now a legitimate threat
When you consider that we often only see one or two software supply-chain attacks in a year, eight in the last ten months is a veritable deluge!
ESET: Cybersecurity is everyone's fight against dangerous criminals
Next week marks the start of the Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online week, which aims to raise awareness about cybersecurity best practices.
A system wiper with no recourse: Researchers discover what NotPetya attack was really after
ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald says that NotPetya was most likely a state-sponsored attack through malware.
FY18 is here: ESET's guide to top cybersecurity investments for SMBs
As Australian businesses and SMBs start to formulate their budgets for FY18, ESET is underlining the importance of security irrespective of size.
ESET offers free cybersecurity awareness training program
ESET is now offering free cybersecurity awareness training for anyone who wants to learn about cybersecurity and the risk of being attacked.
Online shopping? Four tips for staying secure
Have you remembered Mother's Day? If not, better get on the net and buy something! Here's some tips for staying secure while online shopping.
Epic hacker fail: An exclusive look at the Netflix hack with ESET
We chatted with ESET’s senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald for an expert's views on what the Netflix hack means for the future of streaming.
Getting more Instagram followers? Could be a scam
Cybercriminals have been targeting Instagram users by luring them to install these apps, which claim to boost their Instagram followers.
Dangerous Android Trojan masquerades as Flash Player update
A new Android Trojan has been lurking under a fake app that tries to mimic a Flash Player update, ESET discovered this week.
Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing
“Every year we see a spike in online dating activity around Valentine’s Day."
How to stay safe online when heading back to school
“More and more children get their first device at primary school."
Holding a peace sign in your selfie could ruin your life
"Adopting fingerprints as a biometric authentication option is an increasingly economical one."
Behind the WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ allegations: An expert's opinion
Apple’s iMessage made the same tradeoff between ease of use and security, but nobody has accused Apple of backdooring, says ESET.
Ransomware to dominate cyber security landscape
“Ransomware was a serious security problem throughout 2016. ESET takes no joy from having been on the right side of that prediction."
Connected toys and wearables for Christmas? Could be a cyber security risk
As long as a device can be connected to the web or other devices and isn’t secured, it can be accessed stealthily and used to a criminal’s advantage.
Malicious exploit kit targeting Internet Explorer users, on global scale
Researchers at ESET have discovered a new exploit kit spreading through the internet.
Use your 'common-sense' online this holiday season, researcher says
“As always, if an offer seems too good to be true then it probably is."
‘Alarming’ cyber security survey a wake up call for ANZ education sectors
“Without a proper program implemented throughout all schools, the teachers’ ability to deliver adequate cyber security education is not realistic."
Aus & NZ organisations increasingly targeted by ransomware
As always, unexpected offers, and especially claims of criminal behaviour that are received by email should be treated with great skepticism.
ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps
ESET is warning Android users to watch out for fake patch apps, the first of their kind to take advantage of the QuadRooter vulnerability.
ESET report says millennials are cyber savvy – and also cyber careless
Our findings actually show that when it comes to safety, baby-boomers are much savvier than millennials"
Online buyers beware: Rio Olympics 'ideal' for cybercrims
"The 2016 Rio Olympics are ideal targets for fraudsters and cybercriminals. Those seeking tickets online should be taking appropriate precautions."
ESET discovers fake Prisma apps full of trojans
ESET researchers reported fake versions of photo transformation app Prisma on Google Play, just ahead of the official app's launch last month.
The many signs of cyberbullying with ESET
"Bullying needs to be considered as a serious issue that can also impact families legally and morally,"
In-flight wi-fi may be coming, but you can't be flippant about security
In-flight wi-fi is coming to all Australian budget carriers by mid 2017, but it does come with the same risks as any public wi-fi networks.
AIIA says Government needs to ditch 'archaic' voting methods & switch to e-voting
Why is Australia slow at electronic voting uptake? The AIIA says that with e-voting in place, we would already know the election results by now.
Kiwi and Aussie workers' security attitudes concerning, says ESET
“Weak cybersecurity behaviours on personal devices can lead to ease of identity theft, ransomware attacks, phishing, and more."
Wi-Fi and connected devices increase security risks
"The increase in connected devices means the need for more Wi-Fi technologies as well as a possible increase of related-risks."
1 in 5 Australians using pirated software: What ESET thinks
Businesses of all sizes should be proactively prohibiting the use of illegal or unlicensed software.
Frequent password changes crucial to prevent data breaches
Last week played host to World Password Day and there couldn’t be a better time to make sure your passwords are fresh and up-to-date.
New malware scam using Facebook Messenger
ESET is warning Facebook users of a common scam that sees attackers sending videos via Facebook Messenger through a user’s friend list.
Got an Android device? Here's some tips for keeping it secure
As Android malware surges, ESET issues some tips on how Kiwis can protect themselves - and how to know if you might have been compromised already.
Warning: Android malware targeting NZ and Aus bank apps
Thieves use stolen credentials to log into the victim’s account remotely and transfer money out.
Porn Trojan rampant on Google Play store
“There have been many cases of malware on Google Play, but none of them have lasted so long or had such a huge number of successful infiltrations."
Ransomware on the rise in Aus and NZ, ESET says
"Understanding methods of propagation and how to combat ransomware in the case of an infection, is key to limiting your susceptibility to ransomware."
Old malware foe active in Aus and NZ
Bayrob displays a message suggesting the user the downloaded file is incompatible with the system, while it is actually already releasing a Trojan.
Don't let virtualisation threaten your data center security
Virtualisaton shouldn’t threaten your data center’s security says ESET’s Nick FitzGerald. He outlines how to avoid an AV storm.