A review for Virus Bulletin of two recent eBooks that aim to provide security guidance and tips to consumers.
The vivisection of a large Linux server-side credential stealing malware campaign.
The release of Windows 8.1 may have been more eagerly anticipated for the changes it makes to the Start Screen than for the security improvements it brings.
The analysis of four not-so-advanced persistent threats that targeted Vietnam and Taiwan.
ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record 10 years of consecutive VB100 awards for its ESET NOD32 technology, has released today its annual predictions for the threatscape in the upcoming year “Trends 2014 – The Challenge of Internet Privacy”.
Pablo Ramos, Security Researcher for Latin America together with his colleagues, has looked into the chronology of a Skype attack. They have captured their investigation in a dedicated White Paper named Chronology of a Skype Attack: The Rodpicom Worm Propagation.
If you deployed your security solution even just last year, you may not be protected from some of today’s most common malware.
A look at Windows 8 during the first six months of its release. Just how well is it holding up, security-wise? The challenges faced by developers in securing Modern Windows and how piracy in the Windows Store might affect BYOD rollouts in the enterprise.
ESET Latin America's Malware Analysis Lab looks at the implications of changes in the threat landscape, focusing in particular on anticipated developments in mobile threats.
An updated version of the paper "Ten Ways to Dodge CyberBullets", addressing the question "what are the top 10 things that people can do to protect themselves against malicious activity?"
What is a potentially unwanted application (PUA)? This paper gives some examples of "potentially unwanted" and "potentially unsafe" applications, explaining how they differ from out-and-out malware.
This paper consolidates information published by ESET and Group-IB researchers on Russian malware that attacks Russian RBS (Remote Banking Systems) transactions: now updated to version 1.1 to include additional material.
If you know you need to back up your data but you're not sure how to do it, here's a practical guide on how to get started.
A comprehensive analysis of Win32/Hodprot, one of the families of malware most used in banking fraud in Russia and its neighbours.
A comprehensive analysis of the TDSS/Olmarik/Alureon family, which has learned some radical new tricks. Updated to include information on a new plugin making radical changes to Olmarik's botnet.
As if fake anti-virus products weren’t bad enough, nowadays we have unsolicited phone-calls from fake AV helpdesks. ESET researchers tell you pdf about support scams.
Version 1.31 of a comprehensive analysis of the Stuxnet phenomenon, updated to add pointers to additional resources. This is probably the last update of the document, but further relevant resources will be added to a list here
Researchers from ESET's Laboratories in Latin America summarize the main trends anticipated for 2011 in malicious programs and antivirus security.
Written in the form of a personal retrospective, this paper compares the earliest days of PC computer viruses with today’s threats, as well as provides a glimpse into the origins of the computer anti-virus industry.
A discussion of some of the ways in which attackers use psychological manipulation to trick their victims.
Some ways of avoiding easily guessable passwords.
Around New Year it seems that everyone wants a top 10: the top 10 most stupid remarks made by celebrities, the 10 worstdressed French poodles, the 10 most embarrassing political speeches and so on. We revisited some of the ideas that our Research team at ESET North America came up with at the end of 2008 for a "top 10 things that people can do to protect themselves against malicious activity."
This is a translation for ESET LLC of a document previously available in Spanish by ESET Latin America Click here.
This paper is a bit different from other papers you'll find on the ESET white papers page. Following is a mock interview between Dan Damon, of BBC radio and David Harley discussing the complications of a digital world when someone passes away.
The Research teams in ESET Latin America and ESET North America put their heads together in December 2009 to discuss the likely shape of things to come in the next 12 months in security and cybercrime.
On the Information Superhighway, the traffic signals are always at amber. Here are some suggestions for reducing the risk from collisions and carjacks. Part One of a series of short papers.
Everyone knows that passwords are important, but what is a good password and how do you keep it safe?
Americans are often expected to share their SSNs inappropriately: what are the security implications, and how serious are they?
Describes in detail how criminals make money out of stealing online gaming credentials and assets.
Cybersecurity is about protecting information and its related resources. This paper examines the different threats we face from cybercrime (the threatscape), real-world statistics to explain the scope and reach of cybercrime, and consumer and business best-practices — to protect both critical and non-critical information.
Understanding and avoiding fake anti-malware programs that offer "protection" from malware that doesn't really exist.
A detailed overview of ESET's flagship security package by the team that brings you the ESET series of product-independent threat analyses.
The Storm botnet may have blown itself out, but its legacy remains. This paper places Storm in the context of botnets in general, examining its technical, social, and security implications.
An ongoing series of papers that describe some of the commonly-found lies and half-truths that continue to circulate on the Internet, and discuss some ways of identifying them.
Describes the botnet phenomenon in detail: its origins and history, current trends, and what you need to do about it.
A detailed overview of spam, scams and related nuisances, and some of the ways of dealing with them.
Understand and avoid the attentions of phishers and other Internet scammers.
A detailed analysis of the differences between traditional threat-specific detection and proactive detection by generic detection and behavior analysis.
This paper describes and de-mythologizes the rootkit problem, a serious but manageable threat.
adapted from Worldwide Antivirus 2006-2010 Forecast Update and 2005 Vendor Analysis. IDC #204715
A look at Windows 8 during the first six months of its release. Just how welpiracy imight affect BYOD rollouts in the enterprise.