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Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

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 for new gadgets and innovative technologies. You'll simply love our pick!  [divide] When you run out of coffee for your espresso machine, Samsung and Apple may soon want you to tap a smartphone app for a refill. Amazon may soon pers...

What Happens to Your Stolen Credit Card Data? A Glimpse into Underground Markets

Everyone feels a nagging sliver of doubt when they hear about high-profile breaches like those of Target, Neiman Marcus or Home Depot. Is my data in the hands of thieves? Is it safely hidden in the sea of stolen data? So what really happens with the millions of stolen credentials? Obviously, cyber-thieves prefer to target large numbers of users with a single attack rather than go after one at a time – it sa...

Beware of Bogus FIFA 15 Crack & Keygen Scams; Bitdefender Warns

As always when a big release is expected, scammer are just around the corner, waiting for users to fall into their traps. Such is the case, of course, with FIFA 15, the well-known Electronic Arts sports franchise released today. Scammers right now are employing most any method they can get dream up, from fake blogs or web sites well-ranked in Google searches to survey downloads. Here are a few print screens...

Don’t get caught with your pants down: 9 ways to not be seen naked on the internet

The leaking of several Hollywood celebrities’ nude photos onto the internet has sparked Bitdefender into action - here are its top tips for not being seen naked online. Here's some advice from the software firm's chief security strategist Catalin Cosoi: 1. Avoid storing pictures on a device Last year, a total of 290,651 devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets were reported stolen In the UK. Smartph...

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 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] Alan Mathison Turing...

Bitdefender’s Pick. 5 Geeky Gadgets You’d Love

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 for new gadgets and innovative technologies. You'll simply love our pick!  [divide] 1. You’ve been sitting on that chair too long! Take a fitness trainer with you everywhere. Your flesh and blood fitness trainer can't prompt you to ...

Security Breaches Hit Half of Americans; Bitdefender provides security advice

Almost 110 million Americans have been exposed to data theft in the last 12 months, CNNMoney and Ponemon Institute researchers report. Up to 432 million user accounts have been breached, according to the information recorded by the Identity Theft Resource Center and CNNMoney's overview of the security incidents made public last year. Looking at a short summary, the most damaging breaches include some of the...

Two-Factor Authentication: How to set it up

In a world of online connectivity, smarter hacking techniques and obvious privacy concerns, passwords are no longer considered the strongest link in account security. Understating customers’ need for extra protection, Google, Twitter, Facebook and other popular services added a new layer of security to their accounts by implementing two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is a security feature ...

Bitdefender Tech Assist Client Worried about Missing Cat Darlene

Our Tech Assist colleagues are ready to help you fix the toughest tech issues. But sometimes, they are ready to solve even more troubling day-to-day problems, such as losing a cat. Here’s a conversation between Bitdefender Technical Support Expert Cristina Nica and a client who was worried about his cat Darlene. Fred: Hello, hello? Do you hear me? Fred talking here. Cristina: Hi Fred! Welcome to Bitdefender...

10 Things about Nigerian Scams That You Might Not Know

Do you want a piece of a multi-million dollar fortune? Would you be willing to pay, say, a few hundred dollars in upfront banking costs to receive it? Math aside, it’s probably a very bad idea. A typical Nigerian scam combines impersonation with advance fee scams offering a percentage of some fabulous fortune. The Nigerian scam, now so famous even mom knows about it, still accounts for some of the highest l...

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