While a lot of media coverage centers on how threat actors are becoming better at evading capture and generally deploy ever more sophisticated techniques, I wanted to tell a story where one criminal in particular was anything but sophisticated. Before I joined ESET, I spent 14 years working in the UK police force working predominantly … More Not all cybercriminals are sophisticated
If you try to purchase a new appliance these days, there is a good chance you will be guided toward the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art, smart appliances first. Whether you are in the market for a new dishwasher, fridge or even toaster, the chances are there is an internet-enabled device waiting to target you, but why … More Is your dishwasher trying to kill you?
Just how easy is it to conduct a SIM swap attack and what can the attacker do once they have taken control of your phone number? In short, it’s worryingly easy and the criminals can do a lot once they have the keys to the kingdom. We hear of SIM swapping – also known as … More I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack
Sharing is caring – except when it isn’t. Here’s why you shouldn’t share your password for online media services with other people. If I were to ask you if you share your email account password with anyone else, the vast majority of you would probably say “absolutely no chance!”… but when it comes to media … More Why you should keep your Netflix password to yourself
When the coronavirus pandemic began, people took to Houseparty by the millions. Many of us weren’t allowed to meet anyone in person, so videocalling became an even bigger success and Houseparty was the front runner. Between March and April 2020, Houseparty reported 50 million sign-ups. For comparison, the app was downloaded 533,000 times in February … More Houseparty – should I stay or should I go now?