You Are Here: Home » Posts tagged "bitdefender"

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, according to antivirus software company Bitdefender.  With the Ukrainian conflict in mind, hackers have crafted ingenious spam messages that help them deliver the Trojan to those who support the Russian “cause” and dislike measures...

Tired of Freezes and Slow-Downs? Bitdefender Boosts Your Computer with OneClick Optimizer

The new Bitdefender line is on your side when it comes to performance, with the OneClick Optimizer feature that speeds up your computer with a single click. OneClick Optimizer runs all known optimization methods to free up space and get your computer going at top speed again. Where can you find it? Just click on the Optimize button from the main user interface. Or access the main user interface from your Bi...

Keyboards, USB Devices Can Be Used in Enhanced Hacking Attacks

Keyboards, thumb-drives, mice and other USB devices can be used for enhanced hacking attacks that may bypass traditional security filters, a German cryptography expert revealed. Berlin's SR Labs Chief Scientist Karsten Nohl discovered that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control USB functions. Because small electronics components usually don’t have built-in shie...

Work hard! Bitdefender 2015 Improves Working Efficiency

The latest Bitdefender line was designed for on the go desktop and laptop users who like to work efficiently without compromising anti-malware protection. Bitdefender 2015 increases performance on work applications and preserves battery life by temporarily switching off unnecessary functions, so you enjoy your device for as long as possible! Its newest technology automatically detects when your laptop has s...

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...

Scammers Abuse Twitter Features, Trick Thousands with ‘Follower’ Scheme

A series of enhanced follower scams has tricked thousands of Twitter users after a group abused the platform’s authentication system, TweetDeck and Trends section, antivirus software provider Bitdefender warns. The security company reported the scams and notified the micro-blogging company of the dangerous web sites, which are massively promoted through Twitter Trends. The 'entrepreneurs', who may be from T...

Tech Giants and Ad Networks Could Face Penalties for Malvertising, US Senate Warns

The US Senate urges companies such as Google and Yahoo to better protect users from malicious ads and hackers exploiting their online advertising networks, or else new legislation could force them to, according to the Associated Press. The Online Trust Alliance research revealed that malvertising tripled in 2013 to more than 209,000 incidents, generating over 12.4 billion malicious ad impressions. The Senat...

Orange France Hacked Again; Bitdefender Sees Targeted Attacks Increase

The number of phishing attacks against Orange France has jumped since a recent cyber-attack on the company, the second to hit the telco this year. Personal data of more than 1.3 million victims is still at risk, according to media reports. The Bitdefender Anti-Phishing Lab has seen a recent rise in phishing attacks targeting Orange France. While most phishing attacks are easy to notice due to their unrelate...

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...

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wave of dangerous spam hitting the US, the UK and other countries these days invades users’ inboxes with offers for fake vouchers, personal loans, replica watches and dubious candy surveys. Personalized Easter baskets, bunnies, and ...

© 2012 Powered By Bitdefender

x
Loading...
Scroll to top