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New Snapcash Feature Triggers Concern; Users Call it ‘Future of Cam Girls’

New security concerns were raised after Snapchat launched a feature that allows users to send cash within the app, according to media reports. On Reddit, users named Snapcash “the future of cam girls,” saying the service will also be used to pay for online prostitution. To ease security concerns, Snapcash is powered by credit card processing and business solutions company Square. The service handles the bac...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software specialists warn of the numerous scams that could flood the new project if the company neglects thorough security measures. As Facebook allegedly crafts an office-dedicated social network, Bitdefender warns about e-threats that co...

Zero-Day Remote Code Execution Flaw Disclosed by Microsoft; Workarounds Issued

Microsoft has disclosed on Tuesday in a Security Advisory a Windows OLE zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability  in PowerPoint and released a quick fix. The vulnerability impacts all Windows versions, except Windows Server 2003 and it is currently being exploited via malicious Office files that contain OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) objects. "The vulnerability could allow remote code executio...

Facebook Designs Stolen Credentials Parsing System

Facebook has built an automated system designed to analyze data from online published credential leaks, according to their announcement. Facebook users are going to be prompted if their usernames and passwords match the ones leaked online. This measure is going to protect users who have been compromised in third-party data breaches and have the same credentials on Facebook. The primary source seems to be Pa...

Facebook Bug Bounties for Ads Code Just Doubled

Facebook doubled the bounties for security vulnerabilities discovered in the code behind its advertising system, according to PC World. Researchers who find bugs in the ads code will be paid at least $1,000, and not $500 as until now. Typical vulnerabilities include wrong permission checks, insufficient rate-limiting, edge-case CSRF issues, and Flash problems in the ads code. The social network announced it...

Car Makers Urged to Sign Security Manifesto against Hacking

Automobile manufacturers could deter hackers from hijacking cars by following a five-principle manifesto, according to I Am The Cavalry, as quoted by The Register. The security pressure group wrote an open letter to car makers, urging them to increase their products’ security. “Modern vehicles are computers on wheels and are increasingly connected and controlled by software and embedded devices,” I am the C...

Tuck Your Sensitive Information into the Bitdefender Wallet for the Most Secure Keeping Ever

Want to keep your sensitive information secured from thieves and snoops? Tuck it away in the Wallet feature of the new Bitdefender 2015 Wallet. The Wallet stores all your sensitive information such as credit card details, mail, WiFi passwords and more in an encrypted and secured storage spot. The Wallet creates an encrypted and master-password protected container in which it stores all your sensitive inform...

Bitdefender Mobile Security Tops AV-TEST July/August Rankings; 100 Percent Malware Detection

The Bitdefender Mobile Security application topped the July/August test rankings from independent analysis firm AV-TEST with 100 per cent malware detection, according to an AV-TEST Twitter announcement. The Germany-based IT security tester has awarded Bitdefender Mobile Security with a maximum score of six out of six for protection. Bitdefender Mobile Security also scored six out of six on performance. Phot...

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...

Are typewriters really the way to stop cyberspying? Germany seems to think so

German politicians think they have come up with a novel way to keep their sensitive documents secret. They're going to stop using computers. Okay, okay. They're not going to completely throw out all of their computers - that would be preposterous. But concern about electronic surveillance by other countries has become such a big issue in Germany that prominent politicians say they are seriously considering...

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