Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

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 ...

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Yahoo users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that helps hackers grab their credentials and hijack accounts. Bitdefender was already blocking the malicious URLs spreadi ...

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

We hate to sound gloomy before the holidays, but Christmas not only brings joy and presents. It comes with increasing cyber-crime activity as well, as Hacker Grinch prepares new sc ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

What is Bitdefender's Pick? We might be a security company, but our interests spin way beyond creating virus signatures and identifying new malware. We also keep our eyes peeled fo ...

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus softw ...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software ...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release ...

Social Media Honored for Security and Privacy Progress in 2012; @facebook. com E-mail Spoils It

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a global non-profit focused on enhancing online trust by developing and advocating best practices against privacy and security threats, released its  2012 Online Trust Roll, a document “recognizing website adoption of key technologies to help protect consumer privacy and security”. Following “a composite analysis of ten security and privacy best practices,” OTA found that “s...

‘Wanted Poster’ Smartphone App to Pursue Unidentified London Rioters

The Metropolitan Police plans to recruit the help of the public, plus a smartphone app, to track down as-yet unidentified individuals accused of crimes committed during the 2011 London riots, according to a BBC report. 2,880 CCTV images are to be uploaded into a free smartphone app dubbed Facewatch ID so people can browse them, and possibly send the authorities the name and address of the persons they may k...

Facebook’s Friendshake and Foe Showdown

Thanks to the new “Find Friends Nearby” feature, initially dubbed “Friendshake”, mobile Facebook fans - both iOS and Android  users - can now identify and connect with friends or strangers who happen to be sharing the same location, according to techcrunch.com. “For me, the ideal use case for this product is the one where when you’re out with a group of people whom you’ve recently met and want to stay in co...

Russia’s Hermes Charged With Creating 4.5 Million-Computer Wonder Botnet

After a 10 month chase by Russian Police authorities, a 22 year old hacker  who goes by the nicknames of Hermes or Arashi was caught and charged with having created and milked “the largest publicly known botnet to date”, according to a report by h-online.com According to the Russian Interior Ministry, the attacker relied on variants of Carberp and other banking Trojans to steal banking credentials from appr...

How to Become a Facebook Scam Detective

With the increase in crime on social networks, users should become more scam-wary than ever before. Here are some clues to look out for as you learn to become the Sherlock Holmes of your Facebook account. Social scammers use tricky methods to avoid Facebook security filters. Developing their own Spamglish talk, they lure people with grammatically-challenged but clever dirty tricks. Here are some of the ling...

Iran Allegedly Detected Massive Western Cyber Attack

Iranian authorities claim they detected a planned massive Western cyber attack against its nuclear facilities soon after international talks on Iran’s nuclear program seemed to go nowhere. Iranian officials believe the alleged cyber attacks came mainly from the US, UK, and Israel. “Based on obtained information, America and the Zionist regime (Israel) along with the MI6 planned an operation to launch a mass...

Twitter Silenced by “Cascading Bug”

Twitter was taken offline for two hours due to a “cascading bug” in one of their infrastructure components that prevented users from logging in. Twitter officials dismissed any rumor that it was due to hacker attacks and said repairs would restore normal activity shortly. Referring to it as a “cascading bug”, Twitter said users worldwide were affected and that rolling back the system to a previous stable ve...

The More Ridiculous the Nigerian Scam, the More Likely It Is to Turn a Profit

The more outrageous and obvious Nigerian scammers’ offers of untold West African riches are, the more likely they are to turn out profitable for the scammers, shows the latest Microsoft research. The study shows Nigerian scammers, far from being too dim to come up with something more creative, are carefully crafted to sift out scam-savvy targets and leave them with only the most gullible. By announcing they...

Illicit Android Image Stamper Overlays All Images on Your Phone or Tablet

Android malware usually involves data-stealing Trojans or other malicious software that attempts to steal personal information or money. But we’ve encountered an interesting new threat that’s not bent on collecting data or even act covertly for that matter. Detected as Android.Trojan.Stamper.A, its purpose is to overwrite every image on your device with a predefined sample chosen by the attacker. We have en...

Four People Cuffed in Relation to Olympics Ticket Fraud

UK Police have made four arrests for London Olympics online fraud as part of an investigation into the unauthorized sale of Olympic and Paralympic tickets, according to a press release. Detectives from Operation Podium, supported by Leicestershire Police, arrested a 39-year-old man on 19 June on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation and the unauthorized sale of Olympic tickets. A further two men (aged 33...

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