Entries by Tomas Foltyn

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Microsoft plugs a serious hole in Windows – Your options after Windows 7 end of life – iPhones as security keys for Google accounts Microsoft has released a security patch to address a severe Windows vulnerability discovered and reported by the United States’ National Security Agency. Also this week, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, […]

FBI shuts down website selling billions of stolen records

A subscription to the trove of personal details could be had for as little as $2 US law enforcement has seized the WeLeakInfo.com domain name for peddling personal data stolen in data breaches. The shadowy website offered a pay-to-play scenario that allowed anyone to search for and access other people’s personal details, according to a […]

You can now turn your iPhone into a Google security key

And it doesn’t require much more than downloading a dedicated app Last year, Google made it possible for most Android users to use their phone as a physical security key for their Google accounts. Fast forward a few months and most iPhone users receive the same option. According to Google’s blog post yesterday, the feature […]

Microsoft patches severe Windows flaw after tip‑off from NSA

The US intelligence agency expects attackers to waste no time in developing tools aimed at exploiting the vulnerability Microsoft has shipped out a security patch to address a serious vulnerability in the Windows operating system that, if abused, could enable attackers to make malware appear as though it was code from a legitimate source. The […]

Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Multiple cable modem models from various manufacturers found vulnerable to takeover attacks Hundreds of millions of cable modems from various manufacturers may be susceptible to a critical vulnerability that can enable attackers to intercept people’s private messages or redirect their internet traffic, new research has found. Tracked as CVE-2019-19494 and nicknamed Cable Haunt, the vulnerability […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Some takeaways from CES 2020 – Firefox update plugs a zero-day – Facebook cracks down on deepfakes Writing from the CES floor, ESET security researcher Cameron Camp notes how cities that seek to become smart lack a road map that includes security, as well as why car manufacturers have resisted using standards such as Automotive […]

Mozilla rushes out patch for Firefox zero‑day

The US cybersecurity agency warns that the critical vulnerability could allow attackers to take control of people’s computers Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox web browser to address a critical zero-day vulnerability that has been abused for targeted attacks. Details about the flaw and its exploitation are rather sparse, however. What […]

Facebook bans deepfakes but not all altered content

Footage defined as parody or satire will be permitted, as the social network isn’t slamming the door on all types of manipulated media Facebook is rolling out a new set of rules aimed at curbing the spread of manipulated media as the specter of highly convincing deepfake videos looms large over not only the US […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET experts offered some valuable advice this week to help keep your digital life secure in the new year Law enforcement in Thailand is looking into an incident that resulted in the broadcasting of live CCTV footage from a prison on YouTube. The issue reminds us of the need to stick to basic cybersecurity practices, […]

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings Law enforcement in Thailand is looking into an incident that resulted in the streaming of live surveillance footage from a local prison on YouTube, according to a report by The Bangkok Post The feed, which gave a glimpse into inmates’ […]