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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...

Game Website Wurm Offers 10,000 Euro Reward for Hackers behind DDoS

Free online game website Wurm is offering a 10,000 euro ($13,000) reward for details on the culprits behind the recent DDoS attack that affected its servers, according to The Hacker News. The multiplayer game was hacked hours after their 1.2 update. “Shortly after today’s update we were the target of a DDOS attack and our hosting provider had to pull us off the grid for now,” game developer Rolf Jansson sai...

Tricky Shopping: When Extra Safety Measure Becomes Security Breach

What can happen when you send your banking information to the support department after the transaction, to “secure your payment?” Nothing good, as a friend of mine recently discovered while shopping online. This is a complicated story we both tried to untangle to send out a warning about extra safety measures that may become a security breach. It started with a couple of perfumes my tech-savvy friend wanted...

Kids Watch Porn Online as Early as Age 6, Bitdefender Study Shows

Kids start watching porn online from as early as the age of 6, and flirting on the Internet from the age of 8, according to a Bitdefender marketing study of over 19,000 parents worldwide. The antivirus company’s marketing research shows the age of kids accessing instant messaging and computer games is decreasing. Some 3.45% of children chatting with IM friends and 2 percent of computer game addicts are five...

Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Jay-Z Found Their Finance Data Posted Online

Hackers got their hands on US celebrities’ finance details and posted them on a dedicated website suspected to be tied to Russia. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears were among the stars that had private data displayed for all to see. Hackers also targeted top government officials including US Vice-President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, form...

Warning on Most Severe Threats Children Face Online

The increasing number of kids using social media platforms and Android devices makes them vulnerable to online predators, cyber-bullying, identity theft and malware. Parents consider social networks the main danger to their children on the Internet. According to Bitdefender statistics, 54 percent of websites monitored or blocked by parents are social networks. “On social media, the main threats children fac...

How Modern Kids KPC (Keep Parents Clueless)

WTH did they say when talking NIFOC to their PFB while there was an AITR? Well, not too much, but enough to pique parents’ curiosity. Children have no doubt tried to dodge parents’ oversight since the ancient days of smoke signals and bird calls. So, of course, teenage antics in the days of 3G connections and Facebooking are not entirely new. Nor did the modern day teenager invent acronyms. They do, however...

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