April 29, 2013 | Bratislava

ESET and Sucuri Uncover Linux/Cdorked.A: The Most Sophisticated Apache Backdoor

ESET researchers, together with their counterparts at web security firm Sucuri, have been analyzing a new threat affecting Apache webservers, the most well-known and widely-used webserver in the world. The threat is a highly advanced and stealthy backdoor being used to drive traffic to malicious websites carrying Blackhole exploit packs. Researchers have named the backdoor, Linux/Cdorked.A and it is the most sophisticated Apache backdoor seen so far.

April 25, 2013 | Bratislava

ESET Opens ESET Deutschland, New Office for Germany

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, has just opened a new office in Germany. A new operations hub in the country is part of the company’s overall sales strategy in the German speaking region. The newly formed company will continue to expand its 3500 strong reseller network in Germany and to strengthen its presence in retail and e-commerce.

January 29, 2013

Anatomy of an Attack: ESET Uncovers How Trojan Stole Login Credentials of Over 16,000 Facebook Users

ESET, the leader in proactive protection against Internet threats with a 20 year history, has discovered a social engineering trojan horse. The piece of malware was managed to steal the login credentials of more than 16,000 Facebook users. The focus of the malware was on stealing personal Facebook (FB) login details and linking these with the user statistics of Texas HoldEm Poker, in case the victim plays this game. The detection stats of ESET have shown that the threat was spreading almost exclusively in Israel. It needs to be added that the targeted application is a legitimate and very popular FB application by Zynga Inc. According to AppData, the application has a monthly share of 35 million active users.

January 24, 2013 | Bratislava

ESET Releases ESET Smart Security 6 with Anti-Theft and Offers Security Tips

ESET, the leader in proactive digital protection - developing award-winning technology for more than 25 years has just released the latest versions of its flagship products’: ESET Smart Security® 6 and ESET NOD32® Antivirus 6. ESET Smart Security 6 provides all-in-one Internet security, while ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 is a fast and powerful antivirus solution. Alongside many important functions, ESET Smart Security features Anti-Theft protection.

December 11, 2012 | Bratislava

ESET Teams Up with Memory Manufacturer Kingston Digital

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, proudly announces the partnership with world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products Kingston Digital. ClevX DriveSecurity™ powered by ESET, a high secure USB flash drive protected by award winning ESET NOD32 Antivirus Engine, is now availible as an option on any unmanaged edition of Kingston’s DataTraveler® 4000 (DT4000) or DataTraveler Vault − Privacy (DTVP) secure USB Flash drives.

September 19, 2012 | Bratislava

ESET Reveals Further Facts about OS X Flashback Trojan, the Most Widespread Mac Malware to Date

ESET has performed a deeper investigation into the OS X Flashback Trojan on Apple Macs and come up with some interesting facts you might want to consider in order to protect your day-to-day use of Macs at work and home.

July 24, 2012 | San Diego, CA

Free YouTube .mp3 converters – with a free malware bonus

Want to access the music tracks of YouTube.com videos on your iPod but don’t want to pay? You’re not alone. Recently, a crop of websites have popped up offering to convert the audio from videos to .mp3 files that you can then download at no charge.

July 12, 2012 | San Diego, CA

Instagram vulnerability can allow strangers access to your photos and more

Are you one of the 50 million users of Instagram, the photo-sharing service bought by Facebook in April for $1 billion? If so you need to look out for an Instagram update to fix a vulnerability that has just been published by Spanish security researcher Sebastián Guerrero. This vulnerability, which Guerrero has dubbed the "Friendship Vulnerability," allows people you don't know to add themselves as a friend to your Instagram account, with privileges that include viewing photos you thought were Private.[Update: Approximately 4 hours after this post was published, Instagram placed a notice in its Help Center stating that the vulnerability, which they refer to as "Following Bug," has been fixed. They also state that "Never in the course of the bug existing was users' data at risk--and at no point were private photos made public.

July 12, 2012 | Bratislava

ESET partners up with StopBadware for Safer Cyberspace

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, announces its partnership with StopBadware, a non-profit organization that makes the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites. ESET is a staunch supporter of education and academic research, and hopes that its vast knowledge and expertise in the antivirus industry will enrich StopBaware’s discussions and programs. In turn, this co-operation will allow ESET to gain a more extensive insight into the issue and better support website owners whose sites have been infected with malware, educate users browsing the Web and share data with industry stakeholders.

July 10, 2012 | San Diego, CA

Is my business too small to be hacked by a nation-state (or should I worry)?

Small businesses have their hands full these days in light of a down economy, tightening budgets and the steepening pace of business, but with nation-state hacks front and center in the threatscape, should you worry about those too, or are you (and your customers) safe?Nation-state hacks bring to mind images of large defense contractors, big government offices, and/or high profile financial institutions. After all, if a bad actor overseas stole the cutting edge design of a new nuclear reactor, it would be quite a haul for that government and its cronies – and worth their time, money and effort to go after. But you’re a small business, too small to garner that kind of attention, right?Architect firms in Peru no doubt thought along those same lines, up until the time that critical design documents started  “magically” exfiltrating out over the Internet. The malicious software called ACAD/Medre.

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