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 ...

Facebook Photo Syncing Raises Privacy Concerns

New privacy questions spark after a Facebook user claimed his phone pictures have been publicly shared on their Timeline without their consent, according to GlobalNews.ca. “Personal photos that I have decided not to share were uploaded without my permission,” said Adam Carroll, from Winnipeg, Canada. “I thought it was strange that I wasn’t asked if they were allowed to do that.” The photo syncing feature, i...

Open Redirect Vulnerability on MasterCard’s Australia Web Site

An open redirect vulnerability has been found on MasterCard's Australia web site (mastercard.com.au), according to an advisory by researcher Anastasios Monachos from Packet Storm. An open redirect vulnerability consists of the malfunction of a web app that, according to the Common Weakness Enumeration dictionary, "accepts a user-controlled input that specifies a link to an external site, and uses that link ...

Game On! Bitdefender 2015 Boosts Your Gaming Experience

The new Bitdefender 2015 loves gamers. It now protects your in-game life from the outside risks of a sluggish computer, not trading protection for optimum performance. Bitdefender 2015 boasts a set of impressive features, including Bitdefender Activity Profiles, a new technology that automatically detects when you play games and tweaks your system so you enjoy it to the fullest. The Gaming Profile kicks in ...

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 ...

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