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November 20, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET spots 'Unicorn bug' in action

The first proof-of-concept of the infamous Internet Explorer vulnerability strikes in Bulgaria.

Last week’s patch of a Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability allowing remote code execution, which had lain undiscovered for almost 20 years, has prompted significant interest among cyber-attackers. Earlier this week ESET researchers spotted the first proof-of-concept showing the CVE-2014-6332 vulnerability, or 'Unicorn Bug', in action. More about this topic is now available on WeLiveSecurity.com.

November 14, 2014 | Bratislava

Cyber-attackers use G20 Summit to target advocates for Tibet

G20 Summits are notorious in the IT security industry for frequently being the target of cyber-criminals. The 2014 G20 Summit, being held this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, is proving to be no exception. This was confirmed by the detection of a sample of the Gh0st Remote Access Trojan (RAT), detected as Win32/Farfli, in an email targeting advocates of the Tibetan cause. ESET® has analyzed the Trojan in blog post on WeLiveSecurity.com.

November 13, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET awarded highest score in AV-Comparatives Performance Test

AV Comparatives test scores shows ESET to be agile and lightweight, boasting the smallest impact on system performance.

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, announces award-winning scores for its latest product release of ESET Smart Security in the latest AV-Comparatives Performance Test.

November 12, 2014 | Bratislava

Malware targets Afghan and Tajik military and diplomatic subjects

Focusing on detections of the Korplug trojan, ESET® researchers lately noticed two larger scale campaigns employing this well-known Remote Access Trojan. The first one, related to Afghanistan and Tajikistan is analyzed by Robert Lipovsky in his newest blog post on WeLiveSecurity.com.

November 11, 2014 | Bratislava

Sednit uses USB-spreading malware to attack computers outside the Internet

Sednit cyber-espionage group is attacking air-gapped networks by using removable drive infected by USBStealer.

ESET researchers in Montreal have uncovered another activity of the Sednit cyber-espionage group that allows them to attack physically isolated computers. A month after ESET researchers informed on WeLiveSecurity.com about Sednit using custom exploit kits to attack various institution in Eastern Europe, they warn about Win32/USBStealer, a tool that enables the cyber-criminals to attack computers outside the Internet using removable media. Detailed blog post on USBStealer is available on ESET’s WeLiveSecurity.com.

November 7, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET wins the Home Anti-Virus Protection award from Dennis Technology Labs

ESET Smart Security 7 achieves 100% protection in Dennis Technology labs independent test, topping the list of IT security vendors.

ESET® , a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, was awarded 100% protection for detection and prevention of internet threats by ESET Smart Security 7 by Dennis Technology Labs in its independent test. This result was the highest protection score awarded to all products within the test, outranking Norton, Kaspersky, Avast, Trend, McAfee, BitDefender, AVG and Microsoft.

October 31, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Reviews Scariest Zombie Botnets and Offers Safe Online Tips for Halloween

With Halloween here, ESET researchers have the safety of online users on their mind once again. So what are the surfers to steer clear of on this day? And what is according to ESET the scariest zombie malware out there? ESET researchers offer both security tips and take a look at the scariest zombie botnets.

October 29, 2014

5 Tips from Top Professional Gamers: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Profitable Career

ESET’s GoExplore.net dives into the world of pro gaming, interviewing winning teams, agencies and sponsors to find out how to make it in this growing industry.

GoExplore.net, a best-of-the-web curation website from the IT security software provider ESET, takes a serious look at an emerging online ‘sport’: pro gaming. GoExplore.net collated the top five pieces of advice for those interesting in trying their hand at becoming a pro-gamer.

October 23, 2014 | Bratislava

Deloitte Technology Fast 50: ESET Ranks Among Fastest Growing Big Tech Companies in Central Europe for More than a Decade

ESET, Central Europe-based IT security company has ranked among the fastest growing large tech companies in the region for 12th time in 2014, finds Deloitte in its annual Technology Fast 50 CE report. With a 274% growth over the past five years, ESET has been listed among the elite "Big 5" group which recognizes those companies which consistently achieve fast growth rates, but are too big to compete for the top spots in the main ranking.

October 23, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Researcher Traces the Evolution of Webinject Banking Trojans

Jean-Ian Boutin, researcher from ESET Montreal lab has presented the results of the recent investigation of the webinject-based malware at the 24th Virus Bulletin conference in Seattle. ESET’s Jean-Ian Boutin has been analyzing these types of threats for several years now. His paper titled “The Evolution of Webinject” uncovers many interesting facts about these banking trojans. The highlights of his paper have just been published on ESET WeLiveSecurity.com.

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