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20 tips for 2020: Be smarter with your smartphone

In the second blogpost of this two-part series we'll suggest handy tips to help enhance the security of your mobile devices

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31 December 2019

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

With ever more tech in our lives, our data is vulnerable. Here are our six top tips to keep it safe in the new year

Technology is changing our lives for the better; yet it’s also exposing us to organised crime, online scammers and hackers – and whole industries built around monetising our personal data. But you don’t have to be resigned to cyber-victimhood. Give yourself, and your devices, a security update for 2020 and start fighting back.

Hackers don’t like a liar – especially if the fibs are about the questions sites ask you as a means of identification

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31 December 2019

Huawei says 'survival is our first priority' in 2020 as western boycott bites

Huawei says 'survival is our first priority' in 2020 as western boycott bites

Chairman Eric Xu warns that hit from US sanctions means telecoms firm must ‘go all out’ to maintain sales

The embattled Chinese telecommunications company Huawei says “survival” is its first priority after announcing sales were hit hard by a boycott from western countries.

Eric Xu, the company’s chairman, said estimated sales revenue would reach 850bn yuan for 2019 (US$121bn) - up roughly 18% from the previous year, but much lower than initially expected.

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30 December 2019

20 tips for 2020: Mistakes to avoid

In the first instalment of this two-article series we will be looking at cybersecurity habits to avoid when using your computing devices

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30 December 2019

20 tips for 2020: Mistakes to avoid

In the first instalment of this two-article series we will be looking at cybersecurity habits to avoid when using your computing devices

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30 December 2019

Happy 10th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity.com

Today marks the 10th anniversary of KrebsOnSecurity.com! Over the past decade, the site has featured more than 1,800 stories focusing mainly on cybercrime, computer security and user privacy concerns. And what a decade it has been. Stories here have exposed countless scams, data breaches, cybercrooks and corporate stumbles. In the ten years since its inception, […]
29 December 2019

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Synoptek, a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. The company has reportedly paid a ransom demand in a bid to restore operations as quickly as possible. Irvine, Calif.-based Synoptek is a managed service provider that maintains a variety of cloud-based services for more than 1,100 customers across a broad spectrum of industries, including state and local governments, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and software. The company employs nearly a thousand employees and brought in more than $100 million in revenue in the past year.
27 December 2019

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings

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27 December 2019

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings

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27 December 2019

How to get rid of your old devices safely

Disposing of old tech isn’t a one-click solution; there are multiple things you have to consider before moving on to greener pastures

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27 December 2019

How to get rid of your old devices safely

Disposing of old tech isn’t a one-click solution; there are multiple things you have to consider before moving on to greener pastures

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27 December 2019

How to secure your digital Christmas presents

What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it?

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23 December 2019

How to secure your digital Christmas presents

What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it?

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23 December 2019

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET's free BlueKeep vulnerability checker – Dangerous PayPal-themed scam – This year's worst passwords

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20 December 2019

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET's free BlueKeep vulnerability checker – Dangerous PayPal-themed scam – This year's worst passwords

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20 December 2019

Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins

An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop

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20 December 2019

Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins

An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop

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20 December 2019

38,000 people forced to pick up email passwords in person

Malware and legal requirements force academics and students to join a near-endless line in order to pick up their passwords

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19 December 2019

38,000 people forced to pick up email passwords in person

Malware and legal requirements force academics and students to join a near-endless line in order to pick up their passwords

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19 December 2019

Increasing Industry Participation and Knowledge


Increasing industry participation and knowledge is a core pillar in the PCI Security Standards Council’s strategic framework, which guides how the Council achieves its mission and supports the needs of the global payments industry. To round out our Q&A blog series introducing the framework, we interview PCI SSC Executive Director Lance Johnson on this foundational strategic pillar and how it ties the framework together.

18 December 2019