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 ...

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Have you tried creating a Facebook account under someone’s name and then use it to access his/her online accounts? Accounts you know that person manages on e-commerce or travel sit ...

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

Smart lighting IoT devices are prone to attacks that expose households and inhabitants to discomfort, but more importantly, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft. Bitd ...

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

Four billion internet-connected devices promise to take our homes to an unprecedented level of comfort. But this new digital convenience takes its toll on private lives. As we have ...

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Independent labs AV-Test and AV-Comparatives reward top security without slowdowns. There is no better validation for your internet security choice than the results of the most pre ...

20 million Instagram accounts were put at risk through sloppy security hole

A bug bounty of US $5,000 has been awarded to a Belgian vulnerability researcher who uncovered two methods by which malicious hackers could brute force their way into Instagram accounts. Arne Swinnen says that he discovered two distinct vulnerabilities which could - when combined with the site's weak password policies, and a lack of two-factor authentication and other mitigating security controls - have all...

HotForSecurity, European Security Blogger Awards 2016 finalist!

Exciting news! HotForSecurity is nominated, again, at the prestigious European Security Blogger Awards 2016, held at the InfoSecurity Europe event, in London. VOTE HERE HotForSecurity is competing against top cyber-security blogs in three major categories: Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog The Best Corporate Security Blog  The Best European Corporate Security Blog Last year, we were thrill...

Who can hack the most popular smart devices? Bitdefender’s IoT Village hosted in Techsylvania is ready to roll

You’ve probably read in our latest report that, as security becomes more entwined with the physical world, protection against physical manipulation needs to be addressed, too. Mobile devices can be stolen. If someone hacks into the memory of an IoT device and reads the encryption key, every identical device becomes vulnerable. This is a real problem for both consumers and the industry as a whole. The IoT op...

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 gadgets, innovative technologies and geeky events, but also give you security tips and tricks on how easy it could be to stay safe online. Developing award-winning technologies that fight off even the newest malware outbreaks is...

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 Trojan have taken abuse to a whole new level, burning through companies’ advertising budget at an unprecedented pace. Bitdefender analyzed a clickfraud bot that currently operates on nearly one million computers worldwide. The bo...

Two-thirds of enterprises in the UK were breached in the past 12 months, causing damages of up to £3m

Some 24% of all businesses have experienced one or more cyber security breaches in the last 12 months, while 65% of large firms faced a breach over this period, according to a recent report. Breaches are more common among administration or real estate firms (39%). Businesses that invest in cyber security are more likely to have experienced breaches than those who spend nothing on it (33% versus 8%). “This m...

US Congress blocks Yahoo Mail after wave of ransomware attacks

The United States of Representatives has taken drastic action in the wake of a series of attempted ransomware attacks against its computers. It is completely blocking Yahoo Mail. Source: Wikipedia Gizmodo managed to get its paws on a copy of an email sent to House of Representatives staff by its IT department at the end of April, warning that an increase in ransomware attacks had been seen, primarily coming...

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 mostly been a nuisance on third-party marketplaces, such as in China, where it continues to thrive. Why third party marketplaces? As Google’s Bouncer does a pretty good job at identifying malicious apps – for the most part – Androi...

North Korea Possibly Behind Alleged South Korea Defense Contractor Hack

South Korean defense contractor Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. has been allegedly hacked by North Korea, according to the local military counter-intelligence service. The naval warship builder allegedly suffered a security breach on April 20, although no details regarding its severity or consequences have been offered to the press. South Korean officials have started investigating the incide...

Eight great ways to avoid embarrassing privacy leaks

Selfies have become the digital currency on social media. People are going to extreme extents to take the perfect selfie, putting their lives on the line to share their extraordinary experiences. And celebrities are leading the way, “breaking” the Internet with unconventional pictures that evoke floods of comments. This massive wave of content is driven by mobile apps, like Snapchat, Periscope and Instagram...

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