Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

A new “funny” video spreading on Facebook drops a not so hilarious Trojan on users’ computers, according to research by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The malware can acc ...

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In a world of increasingly complicated and complex products, computer users are at risk of overwhelm. Obscure techn ...

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

“Nigerian” scammers are citing media outlets such as The Huffington Post to lend credit to their enrichment promises. A new wave of bogus messages is flooding inboxes with the temp ...

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

A wave of parking fine spam continues to infect computers in the UK with Zeus, or the Zbot Trojan, seeking to steal confidential information, according to Bitdefender. So far, the ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

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 ...

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating syst ...

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

Hundreds of Facebook users got infected with a new Trojan secretly using their systems to mine for Bitcoins, the virtual currency that spread a global money-making fever, Bitdefend ...

Five Severe Vulnerabilities Fixed in Siemens’ SIMATIC WinCC SCADA System

Siemens has issued an update to its SIMATIC WinCC SCADA system due to five severe vulnerabilities, the company said in an advisory. Impacted products include SIMATIC WinCC before version 7.3, and SIMATIC PCS7 before version 8.1. "The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow privilege escalation in the WinCC Project administration application under certain conditions," the advisory said. The SIMATIC ...

Fancy $110,000? Easy! Just be Russian and find a way of cracking Tor

It looks like Russia is looking for a way to crack down on those who try to hide their activities from law enforcement agencies and government censors. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) has announced that it is offering prize money totalling nearly four million rubles ($114,000) to anyone who can find a way to identify normally anonymous Tor users. Tor, of course, was originally developed by th...

Bug-Free MicroKernel for Protecting Drones Goes Open Source

The alleged mathematically proven bug-free microkernel for drone protection is going open source, according to The Register. This piece of code, developed by the National ICT Australia (NICTA), was used to stop hackers from compromising unmanned drones. Development was also part of the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems program patronized by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). "If y...

Thousands of WordPress Sites Compromised through MailPoet Vulnerability

Around 50,000 websites have been compromised through a vulnerability in the MailPoet WordPress plugin discovered this month, according to researchers at Sucuri labs. The MailPoet vulnerability allows attackers to upload malicious themes to a Wordpress website and plant a backdoor code to get full control of the site. The compromised website can be exploited for malware injections, defacement, spam campaigns...

European Central Bank Web Site Breached; 20,000 Email Addresses Stolen

The European Central Bank's (ECB) web site has been breached by cybercriminals and the e-mails and contact details of 20,000 people were stolen, according to the IBTimes. The ECB says its internal system is physically separate from its contacts database and no other sensitive data was lost. Photo Credit: Huffington Post "The theft came to light after an anonymous email was sent to the ECB seeking financial ...

Piracy Groups Caught Selling Fake Android Apps

Leading members of three piracy groups that target Android, Appbucket, Applanet and SnappzMarket, have been arrested for illegally distributing Android mobile apps, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. “As a result of their criminal efforts to make money by ripping off the hard work and creativity of high-tech innovators, the defendants are charged with illegally distributing copyrighted apps,” said...

Hacker Finds Undocumented Functions in Apple’s iOS That Could Siphon Data

Jonathan "NerveGas" Zdziarski, an iOS researcher and developer, has found several undocumented functions in Apple's mobile iOS that allegedly siphon data back to Apple, according to a blog post. The functions retrieve data, without authentication, from an iOS-based device using wireless or USB connections and have no other purpose other than data retrieval from devices, Zdziarski says. "I have emailed both ...

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

A new “funny” video spreading on Facebook drops a not so hilarious Trojan on users’ computers, according to research by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The malware can access abundant data from Internet browsers. The hackers might originate from Albania, according to malicious code samples. The story was also featured by The Guardian.  It all starts with what appears to be a funny video of a Facebo...

Google Blocks Access to Less Secure Apps

Google added a sign-in security feature to its Gmail service in an effort to help users keep their accounts safe from suspicious apps and devices, the company says. Google announced that users can opt to disable access for apps that use “insecure sign-in technology.” Apps that don’t comply with the latest security standards may be blocked by default, in which case the user will receive a “Password incorrect...

Apache Server Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Execute Code Remotely Without Authentication

An Apache HTTP server buffer overflow vulnerability could allow attackers to execute code remotely, according to an advisory by the Zero Day Initiative. The vulnerability can be exploited without authentication by attackers, as the flaw is found in the "mod_status" module. “A race condition in mod_status allows an attacker to disclose information or corrupt memory with several requests to endpoints with han...

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