Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found. Thousa ...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Microsoft will release what is touted to be the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever in less than one month. The Developer Preview builds made available to Windows ...

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

You will be pleased to know that Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security have received PC MAG’s highest praise. Editor’s Choice is yet another confirmation that our pr ...

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Home media player software Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has been found vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that may jeopardize the security of home users, according to Bitdefe ...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagg ...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have receive ...

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware demanding 500$ to restore access to their sm ...

Financial Companies to Provide Stronger Authentication Methods; How FIDO Works

Financial services companies have the most urgent need for safer payment methods as their clients demand privacy, security and convenience in all transactions, according to FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, which groups more than 200 companies and government agencies, including financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, among others. Source: Wikipedia Bank clients may...

Ethical Decisions May Be Embedded in Self-Driving Cars

Progress in self-driving vehicles led Chris Gerdes, a professor at Stanford University, and Patrick Lin, a professor of philosophy at Cal Poly, to experiment with ethical dilemmas that may come up when such vehicles become common. Considering that recent proof-of-concept hacking attempts on smart vehicles have proven that, with off-the-shelf equipment and adequate skills, someone could interfere with and co...

Security Has Reached Board-Level Thinking, Gartner Survey Finds

Some 71% of managers say IT risk management data influences decisions at the board level, according to Gartner's annual end-user survey for privacy and information security. Image source: Flickr The study’s authors found an increasing focus on IT risk as part of corporate governance. Almost 40% of respondents stated explicitly that the most senior person responsible for information security reports outside...

How to upgrade to Windows 10

Users running genuine Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 will be asked to upgrade to Windows 10, as Microsoft releases this week the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever. (Upgrade to Windows 10 - Image source: Flickr) Upgrading to Windows 10 is free until July 29, 2016 for all users who meet the hardware requirements. According to Microsoft, users can reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the Get Window...

Jeep hacking and the risks posed by the internet of things

Last week, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek did something extraordinary. They hacked a Jeep, interfering with its entertainment system, engine and brakes, while it was being driven down a busy highway at 70mph. And they didn't do it while they were sat in the back seat, they did it from the comfort of a sofa in Miller's basement 10 miles away. [embed youtube video https://www.youtube.co...

Installing Software Updates and Antivirus are the Most Important Safety Practices, Study Shows

Some 35% of security experts say installing software updates is one of their top security practices, while 42% of non-experts say running antivirus software is one of the top three ways to stay safe online, according to a Google research.   Source: Wikipedia Most experts said they install software updates (35%) and use unique passwords (25%) two-factor authentication (20%) strong passwords (19%) and a passw...

Steam User Accounts Compromised Due to Password Reset Vulnerability

Popular gaming platform Steam has suffered a recent security breach that allowed attackers to take over user accounts, due to a vulnerability in Steam’s password reset functionality. Knowing only the victim’s username, attackers could abuse Steam’s “forgot password” feature and avoid having to input the security code by leaving it blank, thus gaining complete access to a user’s account. Information about th...

Remember JP Morgan? Four Arrested In Relationship with Notorious Breach

Authorities arrested four people involved in a complex fraud that allegedly used data stolen from JP Morgan and other financial institutions, according to a Bloomberg news report. Two Israeli residents were arrested and charged in the US with running a multimillion-dollar stock manipulation scheme. Simultaneously, two men in Florida, Anthony Murgio and Yuri Lebedev, were accused of operating an illegal mone...

Zero-Day Exploits as Weapons

Members of the Wassenaar Arrangement, an export control association whose 41 member states exchange information on transfers of conventional weapons, have agreed to add technologies relating to "intrusion software," to their control list. Source: Wikipedia US companies would require a license to export security technologies or information on newly discovered vulnerabilities. IT companies say new rules will...

Lottery security chief found guilty of hacking Hot Lotto to win $14.3 million

If you're hired as the head of IT security for an association that runs lotteries, chances are that the requirement to stop people hacking your lottery is pretty high in the job description. What is much less likely to appear in the list of duties you're expected to fulfil is installing a malicious rootkit via a USB stick onto the lottery random-number-generating computer in order to fix the draw in such a...

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