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Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

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] Open source enthusia...

What Is End-to-End Encryption? Why Should You Care

It seems everyone is into end-to-end encryption these days. WhatsApp, Google or Dropbox. But what exactly is it? More than a cool catch phrase of the post-Snowden era, end-to-end encryption is considered the remedy to most e-privacy issues out there. Let’s take an in-depth look to understand the concept better. First of all, encryption is a way of converting all electronic data (files, passwords, images) in...

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

We hate to sound gloomy before the holidays, but Christmas not only brings joy and presents. It comes with increasing cyber-crime activity as well, as Hacker Grinch prepares new scams and online attacks. Identity fraudsters claimed a new victim every two seconds in 2013, and the number of identity fraud victims rose to 13.1 million, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. These figures only express fr...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

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, innovative technologies and geeky events. You'll simply love our pick!  [divide] Have you changed your passwords lately? How about creating that backup you’ve been putting off? Computer Security Day on November 30 i...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release. In the last couple of weeks, over 15,000 users tested the beta version of the app available on the Bitdefender Labs blog. Available in English, the new removal tool helps users reclaim their computers, freeing the system of anno...

7 Halloween Tricks You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of

Ghosts, goblins and vampires aren’t the only creepy things that come out on Halloween. This day is also notable for other kinds of creeps – the frightening fraudster, the spooky spammer and the horrible hacker. Let’s not forget that it’s a busy shopping day! We expect a wave of opportunistic scams to hit your inboxes and try to disrupt your whole online experience. Don’t let scammers mistreat you. Remember...

31 Security Tips for a Safe October

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, all the more reason to remind yourself to stay safe online. To start off, we’ve compiled a list of 31 handy security tips you should follow this month and every day of your digital life. You probably know some of them by heart, but it doesn’t hurt to add them to your digital routine. One tip a day keeps malware away. Keep your antivirus solut...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

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] There’s a good reaso...

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...

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