Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

The Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Threats, as we often call it, has been labeled "the next Industrial Revolution" by journalists because of the way it will change the way ...

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Whenever you go on holiday, you end up taking all your personal data. The information on your personal phone, laptop or other smart device is at more risk of being compromised or s ...

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

It happened! Last night, this blog received the Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog at the European Security Blogger Awards in London! An award we are happy to shar ...

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

You might be risking your privacy, and even physical security, if you use a next-generation switch to control appliances in your home. Image source: Flickr In analyzing several IoT ...

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

What is Bitdefender’s Pick? We might be a security company, but our interests spin way beyond creating virus signatures and identifying new malware. We keep our eyes peeled for new ...

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar business mostly ran by Google, Yahoo or Bing via AdSense-like programs. The current generation of clickbots such as the Redirector.Paco ...

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android malware is not unusual; we’ve even seen it pop up in Google’s Marketplace app on several occasions. Increasing in both sophistication and stealthiest, Android malware has m ...

New massive spam wave spreads Locky – is Necurs botnet back?

A million emails per day. That’s how much spam Bitdefender has seen starting the 21st June, in a massive campaign spreading the infamous Locky ransomware. After weeks of silence, we’ve seen a sudden spike in ransomware-infected emails,” Adrian Miron, Antispam researcher says. “We believe this may be linked with the re-emergence of Necurs”. The Necurs botnet, one of the largest and most resilient criminal bo...

How malware could steal data from an air-gapped PC – via its fan

Imagine you're a cybercriminal and you want to steal information from a malware-infected PC that isn't connected to the internet, isn't connected to any other computers, and that you don't have any physical access to. How would you do it? Without being able to physically reach the isolated computer, and without any network connections, you're going to have to use your imagination. And that's precisely what...

Air-Gapped Systems Vulnerable to Data Exfiltration via Fan-Controlling Malware, According to Israeli Researchers

New research into data exfiltration by compromising air-gapped systems has proven that malware can control the acoustic waveform emitted by a CPU’s cooling fan to transmit audio binary data to a remote microphone up to eight meters away. While previous vulnerabilities in air-gapped systems have been reported and suspected to have been used in the wild, Fansmitter (as it’s called by the researchers) poses ne...

FBI Free to Hack into Suspects’ Computers, Court Rules

The US District Court of Virginia ruled in favor of the FBI in a case involving hacking a suspects’ computer without a warrant. Fearing this might infringe on basic privacy rights, privacy advocacy groups have expressed deep concerns over the ruling. Judge Henry Morgan argued that the suspect’s IP address is not private information, as it’s something given out by internet service providers and mandatory for...

Ad Network Pays $950,000 in Penalties for Tracking Millions without Permission

Advertising company InMobi agreed to pay $950,000 in penalties after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concluded the company was collecting users’ geolocation information without expressed permission. The FTC said InMobi also violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting information from applications for children, including thousands of applications with millions of downloa...

Facebook CEO tapes over his webcam. Maybe you should do the same?

Facebook really doesn't want its Mark Zuckerberg to come to any harm. That's why they have spent over $16 million on bodyguards and other security services to protect their multi-billionaire CEO and his young family's personal security. But sometimes you don't have to spend millions of dollars to protect yourself from attacks, as Zuckerberg inadvertently revealed when he posted an image on his Facebook page...

Bank Indonesia, Bank of Korea Face Alleged Anonymous Attacks

After hacking group Anonymous announced last month it’s planning a wave of cyberattacks on world banks, Bank Indonesia and the Bank of Korea have been under constant fire, according to officials. Blocking more than 149 regions from accessing their website, Bank Indonesia believes this will plug Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, a preferred attack method of the cybercriminal group. Other central...

With 36 security fixes, you should either update Adobe Flash now… or kill it

Adobe has issued an update for its widely-used Flash Player browser plugin, patching a total of 36 different vulnerabilities. Here is how Adobe has described the updates in its latest security bulletin: Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control...

Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

The Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Threats, as we often call it, has been labeled "the next Industrial Revolution" by journalists because of the way it will change the way people live. As BI Intelligence projects, there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, from 10 billion in 2015. IoT devices will account for 24 billion, while traditional computing devices (e.g. smartphones...

The Dark Side of Internet of Things Home Devices

Imagine you just bought a million-dollar mansion - the home you’ve always dreamed of. Everything is brand new, but one day you go to the attic and find a crack in one of the wooden windows. Unpatched, the small crevice widens as time passes, inviting rodents and other pests into your home. Captivated by the new acquisition, you overlook this seemingly minor disadvantage. Just like with IoT gadgets. Most ear...

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