Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Yahoo users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that helps hackers grab their credentials and hijack accounts. Bitdefender was already blocking the malicious URLs spreadi ...

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

We hate to sound gloomy before the holidays, but Christmas not only brings joy and presents. It comes with increasing cyber-crime activity as well, as Hacker Grinch prepares new sc ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

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 also keep our eyes peeled fo ...

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus softw ...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software ...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release ...

Misfortune Cookie Threatens 15 Million SOHO Routers

A critical vulnerability is exposing over 15 million home routers to man-in-middle attacks, according to researchers from Check Point. The flaw, identified as CVE-2014-9222, allows an attacker to remotely take over the device with administrative privileges and intercept all communication going through it. “Any device connected to it – including computers, phones, tablets, printers, security cameras, refrige...

Sweden Hacked by Anonymous. Revenge for Pirate Bay?

The email accounts of Swedish government members have been compromised by hacking group Anonymous, allegedly to avenge the recent Pirate Bay take down by Swedish officials, according to The Hacker News. Anonymous confirmed the hack on its official Twitter account. The tweet, linking to a Pastebin dump containing the leaked data, reads: "BREAKING: Emails from Swedish government were hacked in retaliation for...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what we know today. Some of them also caught a glimpse of the future and envisioned the technology we are using now or are about to see. Keeping an eye on the visionaries helps us prepare for the future.  [divide] Open source enthusia...

Google Will Mark HTTP Sites As Unsafe Starting in 2015

Google plans to mark all HTTP pages “insecure” to warn users about data security and privacy issues, according to Chromium.org. As part of the open-source Chromium Projects, the initiative will affect Chrome starting in January. It’s meant to encourage all website owners to switch to HTTPS by default. “We all need data communication on the web to be secure (private, authenticated, untampered),” Google’s tea...

Delta Airlines security flaw allows access to strangers’ boarding passes

You would like to think that airlines are taking security seriously. After all, every time you try to board a plane you're asked to take off your belt and shoes, prove that your laptops boot up, discard any liquids that weren't bought in Duty Free, and dispose of your toenail clippers. Which makes it all the more ironic that it appears some airlines make it so darn easy to grab a complete strangers' electro...

New Russian Malware Impacts 100,000 WordPress Sites

Google blacklisted more than 10,000 domains compromised with a piece of malware dubbed SoakSoak, according to virus researchers. Up to 100,000 WordPress sites may be vulnerable to the malicious campaign, Sucuri said. Any version of WordPress that uses a popular slideshow plugin called “Slider Revolution” or RevSlider can fall victim to SoakSoak. In September, researchers discovered a zero-day vulnerability...

FBI warns firms of sophisticated Iranian hacker threat

The FBI has reportedly privately warned US energy and defence firms to be on the lookout for a sophisticated attack against their computer systems by sophisticated Iranian hackers. That's the claim made by Reuters which says it has seen a confidential "Flash" report issued by the US authorities on Friday, detailing methods used by the attackers and methods to thwart being hit by the malware. Although the fi...

1 in 4 Young People Had Naked Photos Leaked Online

Some 24 per cent of young British adults had naked photos of them shared on the Internet without their consent, a new UK survey reveals. As a result, a third of respondents said they felt less confident, 26 per cent had suicidal thoughts and 24 per cent tried to harm themselves. “An ex-boyfriend of mine took naked photos of me on holiday and then decided to send it to EVERYONE we knew via WhatsApp,” said Si...

Sony Pictures wants the media to stop publishing private information stolen by hackers

It's been three weeks since Sony Pictures realized its computer network had suffered a serious security breach. Frankly, it wasn't hard for them to tell - a grisly skull appeared on computer screens, alongside a warning that the company's internal data had been stolen and would be released to the public if the criminals' demands were not met. Since then the media has been having a field day, trawling throug...

Smart Car Makers to Comply With ‘Privacy Principles’ Starting 2016

The handling of data generated by connected cars will be regulated by a set of “Privacy Principles” designed to protect user data starting January 2016, according to the Automobile Alliance. In a letter to the Federal Trade Commision, the group of automakers said the new technologies and services offered by smart cars rely on information such as a vehicle’s location and driving details such as speed and bra...

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