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First Ransomware Disguised as Windows 10 Upgrade, Bitdefender Warns

Don’t be fooled by fake emails offering updates to operating systems and other software! Cyber-extortionists are trying to take advantage of the millions of people looking for a free system upgrade to Windows 10. Cybercriminals are spreading CTB Locker via fake emails claiming to install Windows 10 kits, Bitdefender Antispam Labs found. Attackers demand 2 Bitcoins (worth $600) be paid within 96 hours to res...

Configure Windows 10 like a privacy pro

Windows 10 has only been around for a couple of days, but it is running on more than 67 million computers worldwide already. The new operating system is being aggressively pushed to all Windows users who own a valid license for Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, provided they want the upgrade and their computer meets the minimum requirements. The average of 11 million new customers per day is somehow understandabl...

Start Testing the New Bitdefender 2016 Beta

Help us perfect the best security software of 2016 by visiting http://www.bitdefender.com/beta/ to download the new Bitdefender 2016 beta kits. You get early access to some of the newest, most advanced security features before they become available to everyone interested in making the internet a safer place. We have a few simple rules, but quality feedback will be greatly rewarded as we’re prepared to rewar...

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found. Thousands of people were invited to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file claiming to come from a tax consultant. Posing as a follow-up email, the message asks users to urgently download the attached archive and provide i...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Update: The antivirus upgrade system built into Windows 10 won’t immediately check for a compatible version of the product. There is a three hour delay and this is not something we can control. You can either wait for Windows to poll for an update or you can point your browser to bitdefender.com, download the version compatible with Windows 10 and install it manually. Please note that, if you install the pr...

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

You will be pleased to know that Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security have received PC MAG’s highest praise. Editor’s Choice is yet another confirmation that our products are the most effective and easiest to use in the industry. “Every imaginable security feature,” “top-level mega-suite” and “totally aced our own anti-phishing tests.” These are the words used by PC MAG journalists to descri...

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Home media player software Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has been found vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that may jeopardize the security of home users, according to Bitdefender research. Kodi is mostly used by those who want to build their own home media centers without investing in dedicated hardware or software. This open-source solution is compatible with a wide range of operating systems (Linux,...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagged in the post, so those who have not tweaked their privacy settings will be tagged without their consent. Once users click to see the video, they are redirected to a suspicious-looking URL which displays a spoofed Youtube page. I...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have received The Best European Corporate Security Blog award, an official recognition of our efforts to bring readers the hottest security news each day! Thanks to everyone who voted in the European Security Blogger Awards 2015! Also, huge t...

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware demanding 500$ to restore access to their smartphone, according to anti-malware provider Bitdefender. A fresh strain of spam emails containing malicious .apk files has hit inboxes of Android users in the last few days. Bitdefender has detected over 15,000 spam emails, inclu...

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