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 ...

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, cr ...

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

A new spam wave has hit hundreds of mailboxes with malicious .chm attachments to spread the infamous Cryptowall ransomware, malware researchers from Bitdefender Labs found. Interes ...

Anonymous to Launch Decentralized version of Wikileaks on Nov. 5

Anonymous has blown the whistle about the release date of their newest project, a “massively distributed and decentralized Wikipedia-style P2P cipher-space structure” expected to enter the beta-testing stage on the 5th of November 2012. According to the announcement on the AnonNews website, the new service, called TYLER, will become available on Nov. 5 and will serve as a publishing platform where users fro...

Microsoft finds malware in brand new computers in China

Microsoft stumbled upon a series of malware samples, during an action codenamed “Operation b70” initiated by the company to investigate claims that malware was installed within counterfeited software on computers in China even before systems reached shelves. The US District Court of Virginia granted Microsoft legitimate control over the domain 3322.org that hosted, among others, the infamous Nitol botnet wh...

Windows 8 Users Lured with Fake Dedicated Security Tool

Users of soon-to-be-launched Windows 8 are being lured by a rogue Win 8 Security System, adding further headaches after the mess with the vulnerable Flash Player version in IE 10.   Windows 8 is not yet officially launched. But those tasting it via a "Release to Manufacturing" version of Windows 8 or the 90-day trial version of Windows 8 Enterprise are already exposed to several security hazards. Crooks jum...

Beware of iOS Apps that Send Plaintext Passwords

Passwords are the last, and sometimes only, line of defense against online criminals. The average computer users know not to leave their critical passwords lying around for all to see. Some iOS app developers, however, are apparently less careful when handling users’ vital information. Bitdefender Labs analyzed some highly-rated free iOS apps starting from the premise that they should handle credentials wis...

UK Puts Cyber Security on Academic Map with £3.8 Million for University College London Research

The first UK Cyber Security Research Institute benefiting from a £3.8 million government grant is to open at the University College London (UCL) in October to enable co-operation among "social scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists from across" the country, as reported by zdnet. Designed to “improve understanding of the science behind the growing Cyber Security threat”, the Research Institute wi...

Chip and Pin Diet Unhealthy for Credit Cards, Cambridge Says; Unique Numbers not that Unique

Cambridge University researchers recently found a disturbing vulnerability in the chip-and-pin payment system which renders credit cards easy to compromise by cloning, as reported by the BBC. The results of the research project were presented at the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded System (CHES) 2012 conference, in Leuven, Belgium and they pointed to major issues in implementing cryptography. The researc...

Hacked Pinterest Accounts Push Spam to Facebook and Twitter

A series of Pinterest accounts were reported as compromised, while disseminating spam on Twitter and Facebook. Users who cross-linked social networking accounts were unintentionally responsible for the spam. Although Facebook reports on Pinterest spam messages were unfounded, Twitter posts revealed a high number of complaints regarding compromised accounts. The spam wave is losing momentum as users have bee...

GoDaddy Outage Blamed on Faulty Routers

What was first believed to be an Anonymous attack on domain name registrar GoDaddy was revealed to be a series of network issues that corrupted router tables. AnonymousOwn3r’s responsibility claims were quickly denied by the hacker group Anonymous. "The service outage was not caused by external influences," Scott Wagner, GoDaddy's interim CEO, wrote in a statement. "At no time was any customer data at risk...

Android Mobile Malware Report – August 2012

We’ve seen our share of malware, adware and other interesting Android threats this summer. With autumn upon us, it’s time to recap the sizzling highlights that plagued our top 10 Android mobile malware summer charts. Although we didn’t start to break down adware until July, it’s worth mentioning that June kick started what we would later discover to be an avalanche of adware. In July, 77.34% of the total An...

Digital Agency Takes Heat for Apple UUID Leak, FBI Breach still Plausible

One million apple UUIDs, along with a significant amount of Apple customer data that leaked earlier last week by AntiSec members proved to come from digital agency Blue Toad, not from the FBI, as initially thought. The Florida-based publishing company learned of a severe data breach affecting its servers after David Schuetz, a researcher with mobile device security consulting firm Intrepidus Group, noticed...

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