February 24, 2012 | Barcelona

Mobile World Congress: ESET to Showcase ESET Mobile Security Solution for Android Smartphones and Tablets

ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, will hold a premiere at the GSMA Mobile World Congress showcasing its portfolio of products for mobile devices. Held in Barcelona, the event is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry. ESET will present its products from February 27 until March 1, 2012, which will be introduced by the company’s top mobile security experts. The theme for the 2012 congress is Redefining Mobile.

February 22, 2012 | San Diego, CA

Pinterest.com security – step by step howto

I recently signed up for Pinterest.com, a hip, trendy pin board style website that allows beefed up sharing of your interests with friends via a large visual bulletin board style forum where fans of a particular subject can post what they find compelling, and want to share. Then other friends can weigh in on the subject “pinned”, thereby creating a crowd-ranked list of what folks in that sector are talking about, with the more popular, relevant, and timely pins rising toward the top. The service is heavily integrated with other social media venues, specifically Facebook and Twitter.

February 20, 2012 | San Diego, CA

Security awareness, security breaches, and the abuse of “stupid”

Computer security is not created, nor is it improved, by calling people stupid. That's the conclusion I have arrived at after more than two decades in computer security and auditing. To put it another way, we should stop dropping the "S" bomb, especially when it comes to people who don't know any better.Consider the phenomenon of people posting photos of credit cards on Facebook, a sort of self-inflicted security breach.

February 16, 2012 | San Diego, CA

Iranian TOR “arms race” a shadow of things to come?

Recently, the anonymizing network system TOR’s (The Onion Router) traffic was ratcheted to a standstill in Iran, prompting a comparison by one of the TOR project developers to an emerging “arms race”. Users of the service, hoping to evade state censorship/snooping, encrypt the traffic that then gets routed anonymously around the globe. But it seems Iran has caught on, and started shutting down the traffic.This, the latest in a continuing escalation globally of attempts to crackdown on Internet traffic, matched by zealous competing efforts from those in favor of a more open system of communication.

February 10, 2012 | San Diego, CA

ACTA and TPP: The wrong approach to intellectual property protection

This weekend there will be street protests in Europe against ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. I want to put on record ESET North America’s opposition to ratification of this agreement while applauding the actions of countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Germany in withholding or delaying ratification. I would encourage anyone who shares this view to make their voice heard. But why is it that ESET, a company built on the licensing of intellectual property, a company that fights running battles with counterfeiters, is opposed to ACTA and the closely related TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership?Three months ago I posted an open letter to congress on this blog in which I expressed ESET’s opposition to a number of provisions in a pair of bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT-IPA or PIPA).

February 6, 2012 | San Diego, CA

Your Children and Online Safety

A few years ago, I used to visit the school where my wife taught IT from time to time, to talk to some of their students about IT security. In fact, we wrote a paper (along with my good friend Eddy Willems), based on some research data we gathered between us in the UK and Belgium at that time, about student knowledge of and attitude towards security issues: Teach Your Children Well – ICT Security and the Younger Generation, and also drew on it for a chapter in the AVIEN Guide to Malware Defense for the Enterprise.All that was six or seven years ago, but the online safety of the younger generation is an ongoing concern. However, Urban Schrott, my colleague at ESET Ireland, while considering the same issue, came up with an angle with an unexpected resonance.

February 6, 2012 | Bratislava

ESET Wins “Best Usability” Award From AV-TEST

ESET Smart Security 5 Secures Top Honors from Independent Testing Lab. ESET announces it has won a “2011 Best Usability” award from the AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and antivirus research. ESET Smart Security 5 was awarded “Best Usability” for its low false positives and low impact on system performance.

February 1, 2012 | Bratislava

ESET Releases BETA Versions of ESET Endpoint Security Suite and ESET Endpoint Security, the Next Generation of its Business Solutions

ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, today announced the BETA launch of its new flagship products for business customers: ESET Endpoint Security Suite and ESET Endpoint Security. ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology that is celebrating 25th anniversary in 2012, invites IT administrators to join in the public testing of the new BETA version of the new solutions. Both ESET Endpoint Security Suite BETA (with added Personal firewall and Anti-spam) and the lighter version of ESET Endpoint Security BETA come standard with ESET Remote Administrator 5 BETA and are available for free download at ESET.com.

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