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Dorkbot Malware Infects Facebook Users; Spies Browser Activities and Grabs Data

A new variant of the Dorkbot malware infects Facebook users worldwide, spreading from one friend to another through the social network’s internal chat. The Bitdefender Labs have caught and blocked the worm, which is capable of spying on users’ browsing activities and stealing their personal details. The malware family mainly circulates in the US, India, Portugal, the UK, Germany, Turkey and Romania. The inf...

Top Five Stupid Ways Spammers Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Spammers invest a great deal of time and money in the business of bothering of other people. They rent e-mail lists from other spammers, pay for spam templates, and face other costs. While spammers collectively cost businesses billions of dollars per year in lost productivity, they do actually have to outlay some cash for it. And that’s all the more reason for the honest citizens of the world to feel a litt...

What’s in Your Daily Slice of Spam? Bitdefender Digs In to Find Out

Just as the original spam – the tinned meat of 50 years ago - prompted people to wonder just what it contained, so too does the spam of the Internet age Bitdefender decided to look at just what spam – the e-mail version – contains.  And we found out spam covers a lot more than pitches for Canadian Pharmacy wonder medicine and luxury goods replicas. With 264.6 billion spam messages sent per day, roughly 90% ...

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