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Protect your Smart TV from security threats

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Authored by Gabrielle Ladouceur Despins, writer at WeLiveSecurity-ESET The final stretch of 2018 approaches. For parents of young children, this means that lunch boxes and homework are back. It is also the season, for many of us, when trees start to change color before the arrival of the cold season. It is also the time when entertainment companies try to entice viewers back to the sofa to discover what new treats they have in store.Your couch is ready, you’ve possibly […]

Fake finance apps targeting users

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Lukas Stefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET highlights that cybercrooks have used fake finance apps on Google Play to phish six online banks and cryptocurrency exchange worldwide. The writer also shares tips to secure yourself against such crimes. Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. Using bogus forms, the […]

Securing 5G networks of tomorrow

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Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa discusses the new risks that will rise with 5G While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will open up new risks. The security of the SP network infrastructure, their business, and their customers will require a holistic approach says Every new generation of carrier technologies has brought forward new business and consumer use cases. The release of […]

Can home appliances can knock down power grids?

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Tomas Foltyn, security writer from ESET in this article discusses the far-fetched idea of knocking down a power grid with an home appliance but according to researchers electrical grids and smart home appliances could make for a dangerous mix Cybercriminals could rope internet-connected household appliances into a botnet in order to manipulate the demand side of the power grid and, ultimately, cause anything from local outages to large-scale blackouts, according to a study from a team of academics at Princeton University. […]

Focus on Industrial Security at Black Hat

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Written by Cameron Camp, security researcher at ESET  Industrial Control System (ICS) security was ramped up at Black Hat USA – with packed sessions ranging from specific attacks to vulnerable hardware – all with the aim of protecting critical infrastructure, whose security shortcomings so frequently hit the headlines these days.

Digital workplace helps unlock full potential

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Saadi Kawkji, SE Director, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company uncovers the pros and cons of the digital workplace and how to approach the trend while balancing risk with experience. Technology has innumerable benefits for business. The explosive growth of devices, applications and networks have not only changed our personal lives, but our working lives too. In fact it’s widely recognised that workspaces that are investing in digital technologies are boosting productivity. Yet, I can’t […]

Not all cloud software is created equal

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John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions at Fortinet explains that while cloud will be cloud, but not every cloud is same hence selecting cloud based security software is of paramount importance. An assumption made by many security professionals is that any performance differences between physical security devices are eliminated when those security software images are run on identical cloud hardware. But the truth is, there are still significant performance differences between solutions, and those differences can be […]