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Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

What is Bitdefender’s Pick? We might be a security company, but our interests spin way beyond creating virus signatures and identifying new malware. We keep our eyes peeled for new gadgets, innovative technologies and geeky events, but also give you security tips and tricks on how easy it could be to stay safe online. Developing award-winning technologies that fight off even the newest malware outbreaks is...

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar business mostly ran by Google, Yahoo or Bing via AdSense-like programs. The current generation of clickbots such as the Redirector.Paco Trojan have taken abuse to a whole new level, burning through companies’ advertising budget at an unprecedented pace. Bitdefender analyzed a clickfraud bot that currently operates on nearly one million computers worldwide. The bo...

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android malware is not unusual; we’ve even seen it pop up in Google’s Marketplace app on several occasions. Increasing in both sophistication and stealthiest, Android malware has mostly been a nuisance on third-party marketplaces, such as in China, where it continues to thrive. Why third party marketplaces? As Google’s Bouncer does a pretty good job at identifying malicious apps – for the most part – Androi...

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Have you tried creating a Facebook account under someone’s name and then use it to access his/her online accounts? Accounts you know that person manages on e-commerce or travel sites, so you could book a flight or order a smart TV on her behalf? Ionut Cernica did exactly that. He helped Facebook patch a serious login vulnerability that allowed rogue users to access online accounts via Facebook’s social logi...

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

Smart lighting IoT devices are prone to attacks that expose households and inhabitants to discomfort, but more importantly, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft. Bitdefender researchers analyzed the LIFX bulb – a successful crowdfunding project started in September 2012 - and found it vulnerable to traffic interception. Coincidentally, the LIFX product has been subjected to a hacking experimen...

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

Four billion internet-connected devices promise to take our homes to an unprecedented level of comfort. But this new digital convenience takes its toll on private lives. As we have seen in the early stages of IoT development, gadgets designed for our home can talk with each other, yet they risk being overheard when communicating sensitive data. Bitdefender believes the IoT can reach its full potential only...

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Independent labs AV-Test and AV-Comparatives reward top security without slowdowns. There is no better validation for your internet security choice than the results of the most prestigious independent testing labs in the world. And the latest awards from AV-Test and AV-Comparatives show once more that Bitdefender users enjoy the most advanced cyber-security in the world with unaffected computer performance...

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

With Android 6.0 - known as Marshmallow to die-hard fans - rolling out on devices, Google has pushed some significant new features in terms of user experience and “under the hood” changes. Bitdefender Mobile Security has been updated to reflect the new visual standards – material design – and fall in line with the two new permission groups. However, we’ve also added some new features, such as Bitdefender Ce...

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

The future is written in lines of code. Zero and ones. Simple, clear and definitely, not gender biased. So, where are all the women in white hats? Fueled by debates over whose code is better, it seems the fight for supremacy leaves a lot of women doubting whether they fit in in an overwhelmingly male industry. To mark the International Woman’s Day, I’ve asked Ivona Chili, one of the youngest cybersecurity r...

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

It’s not the first time Android’s Google Play has been found harboring a malicious application that both hides its presence and performs activities that generate some form of revenue for the attacker. Last year we not only saw the proliferation of aggressive adware, but also some new CAPTCHA-bypassing threats that subscribed users to a premium-rated number, both hosted in Google Official marketplace. A new...

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