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 ...

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...

Facebook Privacy Is Good/Bad (Enough); Just Flip a Coin!

The discovery of a flaw that would allow users’ phone numbers to be publicly available despite adjustments to contact info visibility hits Facebook where it hurts most: data privacy. Security researcher Suriya Prakash found that a conflict between two Facebook account privacy settings makes it possible to look random users up and associate their names with the phone numbers they provided as an authenticatio...

Monday’s Hacking Cocktail: Green Protests against Filipino Cybercrime Law, TinKode Short of $120,000 and WoW Mass Kill

A hacking attack targeting the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) came shortly after several other government websites were taken down due to the outrage over the new Filipino cybercrime law, reports the HackerNews. The defaced website was restored to normal operation within minutes. The DENR hit posed quite a lot of offline security issues in as much as it was likely to dis...

Brand New Online Marketplace Fails Security Test

A new auction website in New Zealand was taken down two days after its launch when IT professionals deemed it unsafe.   Wheedle.co.nz proved to lack consistent security policies and needed to postpone its activities until it properly addressed the multitude of “unforeseen technical problems.” Shortly after its launch, some wheedle visitors noticed and complained about how the password reset system was sendi...

Microsoft Readies Cumulative Fix for Critical Bugs in Office 2007, 2010

Microsoft announced it will patch 20 security flaws in its product line-up next week. According to the Redmond-based vendor, the upcoming update will deliver security fixes for Office, SharePoint Server, SQL Server and Windows products and close significant holes that could allow attackers discretionary access to the vulnerable systems.   Particularly important in the upcoming Patch Tuesday is the delivery...

Annoying Tagging Warm-up for Gangnam Style Scam Ball

Just as all other pop-culture ephemerids, the Gangnam craze has caught us in its maze. College fresher statement video? Do it Gangnam style! Internet meme that’s bound to propel you to online social heaven? Gangnam, again. Tons of parodies for your own 15 minutes of fame? Gan-gnam, gan-gnam, gan-gnam. It’s THE thing to have, do, imitate, show or look at. So, what happens now in the Scammersmith family’s bac...

Tech Support Scammers Nailed by FTC

 The FTC froze assets of 14 companies charged with impersonating tech support from large corporations such as Microsoft, Symantec, Dell, Google and others. Following 40,000 fraud complaints, the FTC plugged six rings of scammers that operated from India and called people in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the U.K. The scammers convinced consumers they’re infected with a virus...

Google Issues New State-Sponsored Attack Warnings; Tens of Thousands on the Receiving End

New warnings of suspected state-sponsored attacks have been issued by Google concerning “malicious attachments, links to malicious software downloads and links to fake websites [..] designed to steal your passwords and personal information,” reports nbcnews. A similar batch of messages was sent out in June. While Google states its “internal systems are not compromised” and these warnings are only a precauti...

Philippines Pass Online Libel Law; If You (DO NOT) Like it, Don’t Show It

The Philippines recently passed a cybercrime law that sparked controversy among freedom of speech promoters due to its broad approach to what might constitute online libel, according to Yahoo! News. The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 adopted by the Congress of Philippines aims to “define cybercrime, provide for the prevention, investigation, suppression and the imposition of penalties therefore and for o...

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