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 ...

California Threats App Developers with $2,500 Fine Per Download for Violating Privacy Law

 California Attorney General Kamala Harris is notifying app developers and companies to post privacy notices for users or risk fines of up to $2,500 every time their app is downloaded. Announcing that notification letters will be sent to 100 app developers and companies telling them of the new California privacy law, Harris said online customer privacy should not be taken lightly. "Protecting the privacy of...

Latino Anonymous Hacks Charity, Religious Sites in the Name of Halloween

A small hacking group, allegedly part of Anonymous Central America, defaced several charity and religion-themed websites in the “name” of Halloween. One of the websites broken by “AnarckHack” is that of a children’s organization based in Caracas, Venezuela. Most websites hacked before Halloween are still down. The hackers also posted online an object-oriented typing text script. Under the title “Halloween s...

Mozilla Fixes XSS Flaw in Firefox 16.0.2 Release

Mozilla has announced availability of Firefox version 1.6.0.2, an emergency update to address a serious flaw in the way the browser treats the LocationObject. According to the advisory, successful exploitation of this flaw can result in cross site scripting or code execution. Firefox. Image courtesy of the Mozilla Foundation The bug discovered by security researcher Mariusz Mlynski forced Mozilla developers...

Teen Hacks High-School Network to Get Girl’s Data

When social networks aren’t enough to get information about your colleague, hack into her computer at school. Well, that’s how 20 year-old Matthew Higgins thought. After boasting about his accomplishment on a hacking forum, he was prosecuted for accessing user data without authorization. According to a news report from the BBC, Higgins accessed data and then sent a fake message to Clwyd West assembly member...

Malware Uses Trending Celebrities to Drag New Victims into Botnets

A new illicit campaign using celebrity names such as Madonna and Rihanna infects computers with malware and recruits users into rapidly growing botnets, according to Bitdefender. Both Rihanna, the 6th most popular star in the US this year with 4.090.000 local monthly searches, according to a Google search tool, and Madonna, who ranks 19th, with 1.830.000 searches a month, are used as baits to make users cli...

Free Zynga Games as Anonymous Launches Operation maZYNGA

Alleged planned layoffs at game developer Zynga caused Anonymous to retaliate against what it calls the “end of the US game market as we know it.” Anonymous claims to have confidential documents which confirm that 1,000 people will be laid off and hiring will be done in “other more convenient financial countries.” Legal action against those who disclose this information will be taken, says the Anonymous tra...

Google Apps Safe from DKIM Vulnerability, Says Google

The DKIM (Domain Key Identified Mail) vulnerability discovered by Zachary Harris in Google’s email servers poses no threat to Google Apps customers, according to Google spokeswoman Andrea Freund. The previous 512 bits encryption used by Google’s mail servers was deemed hack-able in less than 72 hours, enabling Harris to forge a legit digital signature and impersonate Sergey Brin, Google’s founder. Harris es...

The New York Times Website Blocked in China

Chinese officials decided to block their citizens’ access to The New York Times, both the English and the Chinese versions of the websites, in reaction to a text about the Chinese prime minister’s hidden estate published yesterday. The Chinese government also decided to ban all mentions of The Times or of the prime minister, Wen Jiabao, on Sina Weibo, the most popular micro blogging service in China and loc...

Huawei Hands In Source Code to Fight Cyber-Espionage Accusations

Huawei, one of China’s largest networking and telecom hardware providers, has offered the Australian government access to the company’s source code to fight cyber-espionage accusations issued earlier this month by the Intelligence Committee of the US House of Representatives. After being publicly blamed for bundling their device firmware with backdoors, Huawei is trying to clear its name and keep its ties w...

“Jesus” and “Ninja”: Newcomers in Scariest 2012 Passwords

“Jesus” and “Ninja” join older entries such as “password”, “123456” and “12345678” in the list of the scariest 2012 passwords, according to SplashData, a California-based company that makes password management applications. Other newcomers in the list of unsecure passwords include “welcome,” “mustang”, and “password1.” “At this time of year, people enjoy focusing on scary costumes, movies and decorations, b...

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