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

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. Thousa ...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Microsoft will release what is touted to be the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever in less than one month. The Developer Preview builds made available to Windows ...

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

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 pr ...

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

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 Bitdefe ...

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

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 tagg ...

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

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 receive ...

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

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 sm ...

Epic DNS Hiccup Redirects Irish Versions of Google, Yahoo to Indonesian Server

A security breach that affected the IE Domain Registry authority prompted the redirection of the local versions of Google and Yahoo to a fraudulent web server. The Oct. 9 incident was detected rapidly by the IEDR and some services were immediately taken offline. “As you may be aware, there was a security incident on Tuesday October 9th, involving two high profile .ie domains that has warranted further inves...

German Police, Big Brother on Skype, Hotmail, GMail and Facebook

German Police are allegedly monitoring Skype, GMail, MSN Hotmail and Facebook chat, according to a report detailing the Federal Ministry of Home Affairs’ expenses.  Since 2002, more than 7 million euros has been spent on external service providers for border control biometrics, passenger information systems, and telecommunications surveillance. “Money is spent on Trojan viruses and we can be quite certain w...

De Facto Privacy Settings on Verizon Puts User Info on Sale

Wireless carrier Verizon may sell data of new customers, including web search history, to marketers unless the clients opt-out within 30 days of signing the contract, revealed blogger Bryan Clark, a new Verizon customer himself. "New Verizon customers like us have 30 days to opt-out from them selling your Web history and device location to marketers," Bryan Clark’s wrote. The news raises further concerns th...

Cyber Attack on Capital One Places U.S. Banks on Alert

Capital One Financial Corp. announced they were targeted by a series of cyber-attacks that may have been initiated by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters group. The bank said it experienced a series of intermittent issues with their website due to a possible denial of service attack, but the problem was handled with minimum impact on customers. After experiencing problems for three hours, the bank resum...

Canada Throws “National Security Exception” in Building Communication Network

Canada announced that only local contractors will be used in building a secure communication network, for fear that outside sources pose a security threat. Although no specific company was denied participation in the project, both Huawei and ZTE are rumored to have been left out because of a recent US panel debate questioning both companies’ affiliation to the Chinese government. Their parts and equipment w...

Tips to Keep Your Laptop Yours

Laptops and smartphones get lost or stolen with unsettling frequency, according to the latest research data from a Bitdefender survey. A whopping 31% of participants claimed they or someone they know had their mobile device (a laptop or smartphone) stolen or lost, lending further credence to the idea that mobile users are at risk for more than data theft and inflated bills from premium-rated SMS charges. Ye...

Android “InfoStealer” Poses as Japanese Phonebook App

Bitdefender Labs recently analyzed an Android app that collects geolocation data, device IDs, email addresses and more. Although no longer available in the official store, the app lures users with the promise of access to a comprehensive Japanese database with advanced queries based on name, location and even phone numbers. While the application looks legit and promises access to a database of 38 million co...

New Variant of TDL4 Buries Itself Deep into the Hard-Drive to Evade Detection

One of the most difficult to remove e-threats in the world, the TDL4 rootkit, appears to be back with a blast. According to a news report from network monitoring specialist Damballa, the new variant has not been isolated yet in binary form, but rather had its presence revealed by the “network noise” between the compromised systems and their command & control centers. Named by some antivirus vendors the...

Twitter’s Own Shortlink System Gets Blacklisted, Renders All Twitter Links Inaccessible

Millions of Twitter users were unable to access hyperlinks in tweets on Sunday evening as the social network's own short-link system got pulled off the DNS zone for over an hour. The incident, which basically affected all accounts, led any click on the tweet hyperlinks to an error page claiming that the resource the user tries to visit was unavailable. Unlike other social networks, Twitter uses their own li...

Top 10 3Q E-Threats: Newer Threats Dominate

While the international malware top has barely changed for more than three years, with AutorunInf and Downadup easily dominating the e-threat landscape, malicious operations have reached a turning point in the last three months - older families of e-threats are fading away in the face of newer, more aggressive adware applications. Research in the past three months confirmed an old supposition that malware a...

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