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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 ...

$10,000 Bounty to Be Cashed in by Tesla Car Hacker

A $10,000 reward will be cashed in by the first hacker who cracks a Tesla car security system in a China-based competition, according to Fox News. The Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) has launched the hacking competition for all security gurus attending its Beijing conference. The aim is to examine the safety of the high-tech Tesla electric cars. In April 2014, a security researcher showed th...

Microsoft Issues Security Updates for Critical Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Windows Journal

Microsoft issued new update packages to patch critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Windows Journal, according to Microsoft's July Security Bulletin. Two updates have been rated  `critical,’ three as `important’ and one `moderate,’ by the company, which addressed 29 vulnerabilities in six update packages, from MS14-037 to MS14-042. Photo credit: Microsoft’s Blog "The ongoing diligent work from o...

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

A wave of parking fine spam continues to infect computers in the UK with Zeus, or the Zbot Trojan, seeking to steal confidential information, according to Bitdefender. So far, the security company blocked the Trojan from infecting hundreds of computers. The 'reminder notice' e-mails purporting to be from the UK's Ministry of Justice started to invade UK inboxes a couple of months ago. The wave registered a ...

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating system, according to a three-month study by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The research, conducted in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, Spain and Brazil, proved that businesses still rely on the legacy Mi...

How to better secure your Twitter account

Have you ever had your Twitter account hacked? Did you find it unexpectedly spewing out claims that you had lost weight following a miracle diet, malicious links to phishing sites, or even over-run by mischievous hackers like the Syrian Electronic Army? If so, it's time to learn about how to better secure your Twitter account. Here's my quick guide: 1. Choose an impossible-to-guess, hard-to-crack password. ...

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