Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Bad week-end for Facebook users: a malicious tagging campaign ended up infecting at least 5 thousand computer users with a backdoor. This three-day campaign has been actively mirro ...

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Here’s your chance to win a brand new 13” MacBook Air by just posting a selfie with your current Mac, followed by the hashtag #hugamac. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and even Inst ...

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

A spam campaign revealing the 10 “hottest snapchats” is a new entry to the long list of Facebook scams flooding the social media platform in 2015, according to Bitdefender Online T ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Celebrating Asimov, the writer who focused on AI and coined the term ‘robotics’

Bitdefender’s Pick. Celebrating Asimov, the writer who focused on AI and coined the term ‘robotics’

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

2014 was a memorable year for large-scale cybersecurity breaches. Target started the year on the wrong foot, exposing 110 million people’s personal information. Then, Sony Pictures ...

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Mobile ransomware, targeted job fraud, and Trojans lurking behind shocking videos are all expected to make their appearance on social media in 2015, security software solutions pro ...

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Millions of people fell for Facebook scams in 2014. They lost money, reputation and even their jobs after simply clicking on the wrong social media link. Though security experts, c ...

Nvidia Forum Suspended After 400,000 Passwords Were Hacked

Nvidia suspended its Developer Zone forum and started an investigation after 400,000 hacked credentials were posted online. Though it described the attack as targeting only “a small proportion of users,” the company warned members should change identical passwords they use elsewhere. “Nvidia suspended operations today of the Nvidia Developer Zone,” the firm’s representatives said after the password breach....

US, UK and AU under Heavy Nigerian-Type Scam Rain

Scammers propose business partnerships to random people, suggesting significant returns for small efforts.    A fresh Nigerian scam campaign that started last week aims mainly at US, UK and Australian citizens to con them into revealing personal information that will eventually lead to pilfering moderate sums of money from gullible good-hearted strangers. One such story presents Mr. Hamza Ahmed al-Khabeir,...

NTIA’s First Step Toward App Privacy Code of Conduct Received with Doubt

Various stakeholders in the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration took a first step toward developing a code of conduct for mobile app transparency in a meeting June 12 by focusing the debate on what becomes of information once collected and deposited by mobile apps.  "Transparency, in itself, has no value,” said Pat Walshe, director of privacy at GSMA, a mobile carrier trade group,...

Microsoft Disables Windows Sidebar and Gadgets to Keep Users Safe

To avoid a possible security flaw, Microsoft made available a fix to disable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets in Windows Vista and Windows 7. The software company intends to keep its users protected in case they run insecure Gadgets that may trigger the execution of arbitrary code by the windows Sidebar and Gadgets. “An attacker who successfully exploited a Gadget vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the co...

Hackers Spill 453,000 Yahoo Credentials on the Internet

Attackers allegedly exposed 453,000 Yahoo credentials, posting them on hacker site D33D Company as plain text. The compromised server was likely Yahoo! Voice, formerly known as Associated Content, as first reported by TrustedSec. Hackers got into the Yahoo subdomain using a union-based SQL injection technique that pumps in newly formed database commands, dumping the database contents to the attacker. "We ho...

Location Tracking and Prediction Algorithm Know Your Future Plan

A prediction algorithm that uses location tracking, communication patterns, app usage, and other metrics was developed by U.K. researchers to track and predict users’ movement with up to 24 hours in advance. The 200 volunteers in the 18-month experiment proved the prediction algorithm was less than 20 meters off in determining where users would be within the next 24 hours. Even friends’ patterns were used i...

Cybercrime “Missile” Claims Largest Financial Losses in History

The billions of dollars spent annually on dealing with damage caused by cybercrime constitutes “the greatest transfer of wealth in history," according to the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander. He made the comment on Monday at the "Cybersecurity and American Power" event organized by the American Enterprise Institute this Monday. Alexander’s speech called for g...

Google’s Safari Cookie Tracking Slapped with FTC Fine

Google was penalized by the FTC for tracking Safari browser cookies even after users explicitly disabled the browser feature. The fine is rumored to be around $22.5 million, making it the largest penalty the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ever on a single company. By means of a special computer code, Google was monitoring activities without prior consent. Although the company says it was inadvertent, users w...

SMS Malware in Google Play Marketplace

An SMS Trojan was spotted in the Google Play marketplace, distributed via a series of wallpaper apps that may look legitimate at first glance but connect to a Dropbox account to download an additional package named "Activator.apk". On download, the package notifies the user it’s about to install and that “services that cost you money” are about to be used. Although it’s a one-time-only process, the "Activat...

100,000 Android Users Infected with Application-Buying Trojan

A new Android Trojan that buys applications on behalf of users has been discovered on the China Mobile Martketplace. Dubbed MMarketPay.A, the Trojan affects Chinese users subscribed to China Mobile, one of the world’s largest mobile phone carriers. According to a report by mobile security company TrustGo, the Trojan is delivered on nine distinct app stores. When it reaches the mobile, it starts buying appli...

© 2012 Powered By Bitdefender

x
Loading...
Scroll to top