First Ransomware Disguised as Windows 10 Upgrade, Bitdefender Warns

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 fr ...

Configure Windows 10 like a privacy pro

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 t ...

Start Testing the New Bitdefender 2016 Beta

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 Packs Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Says PC Mag Review

Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 was reviewed by PC Mag and was rated a powerful solution for fending off viruses, phishing, and spam. Having “excellent results in antivirus lab tests,” as well as “accurate anti-spam,” a “quiet firewall,” and more, Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 was given a four-star rating. “Bitdefender falls in the camp of those that put as much protection as possible in the entry-l...

Anonymous Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day; NBC, Lady Gaga, Australia, PayPal invited to Hacking Party

Anonymous hacked online properties of US broadcaster NBC, music star Lady Gaga, the Australian government, and PayPal as part of their Nov. 5 celebration of Guy Fawkes Day. The defacements, including multiple NBC sites, were dedicated to the man who plotted to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 and whom Anonymous chose as a symbol. “Vote Guy Fawkes — The Only Man Ever To Enter Parliament With Honest Intenti...

Chinese Government Blamed for Cyber-Attacks on Coca-Cola, ArcelorMittal

Coca-Cola Co. was reportedly hacked in 2009 by what the FBI believes to be a state-sponsored attack from China. Other companies such as British energy company BG Group, Luxembourg-based steel maker ArcelorMittal and Chesapeake Energy were also reported as breached by the same cyber-gang. Identified by security experts as “Comment”, the hacker group is believed to have had access to internal company document...

Are you at the top of your field? Give me $1,000 to prove it!

Professionals in various fields are targeted and tempted with diplomas that attest to their prowess. They’re wooed with promises of having their biography published in a sort of ‘Who’s who’ publication of successful professionals. And then, of course, they’re ripped off. Almost everybody wants to be famous, even if just for a moment. People enjoy speaking in front of cameras, having their opinions broadcast...

Halloween Trick or Trick: Cyber-Ghouls and Goblins Use Fake Commercial Spam to Steal Credentials

Most Halloween cyber-criminals make believe they advertise products while they are actually hunting users’ personal data through fake commercial spam campaigns, according to an analysis by Bitdefender. Up to 70 per cent of spammers who take advantage of Oct. 31 celebrations flood inboxes with images of cars and pharmaceuticals such as Viagra that redirect people to other websites. Users are then asked for p...

Dazzling Ford car sales, jaw-dropping auto-insurance rates and the cheapest designer clothing ever: too-good-to-be-true Black Friday offers

The approach of Black Friday marks hunting season in much of the world. Bargain hunting, that is. In some of the darker, recesses of the world – the corners and caves inhabited by very bad people with very good internet connections - it also marks open season on gullible shoppers.  Spammers, scammers and plain old attention-seekers are buzzing the millions of shoppers with the best offers on the internet –...

Apache Server-Status Module Exposes User Data on the Internet

Hundreds of websites running Apache with the mod_status module enabled are leaking information about the websites they host, the IPs of visitors and what resources they are interested in. This discovery was made by researchers with security firm Sucuri after crawling 10 million websites and finding hundreds of status pages available on the internet. When enabled, the Apache mod_status module creates a “serv...

Malware Already Bypassing Windows 8 Security Mechanisms, French Pen-Tester Says

Hardly has Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system hit the shelves and French penetration-testing company Vupen claims to have defeated the security mechanisms built into it. According to a tweet by Vupen Chief Executive Chaouki Bekrar, the company has found a way to circumvent all zero-day defense mechanisms built into the OS and the Internet Explorer 10 component. “We welcome #Windows8 with various 0Ds com...

Lindsay Lohan Hacked on Twitter; Hitler, Hurricane Messages Outrage her Fans

Lindsay Lohan’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked, and a message about Hitler was posted on the platform as if coming from the 26 year-old actress, according to her latest tweet. “My twitter was hacked, please ignore the last tweet,” she said to her followers on the microblogging website. But fans already disliked the strange joke about Hitler, which was linked to a previous post about Hurricane Sandy. “...

Citibank Scammed for $1 million; Homeland Security Warns of Bank Hacks

The FBI has arrested 14 people for exploiting a Citibank security protocol used to scam more than $1 million from the financial firm. Ara Keshishyan, 29, of Fillmore, California, was charged with initiating the scam and recruiting accomplices. After creating new Citibank accounts, scammers visited casinos in California and Nevada to use cash advance kiosks from where they could withdraw several times the de...

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