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 ...

Mathematician Impersonates Google Founder to Point Out DKIM Flaw

An American mathematician impersonated Google founder Sergey Brin to point out a vulnerability in the company’s DomainKeys Identified Mail, a cryptographic key that domains use to sign e-mails and validate them to recipients, according to media reports. The discovery came up after 35-year old Zach Harris received a strange e-mail from a Google headhunter who offered him a job as a site-reliability engineer....

The 0-Day Interviews: 18 Year Old Hacker Plays Facebook, Lives to Tell the Tale

Two weeks ago, an 18 year-old security researcher named Suriya Prakash came across a feature in the Facebook search system that allows practically anyone to automate the harvesting of usernames, people names and – the missing link – phone numbers associated with the account. The announcement sparked intense debate about whether this was a bug or a feature. The release of the proof-of-concept code also raise...

Barnes & Noble Point-of-Sale Keyboard Hack

Point-of-sale terminals from 63 Barnes & Noble bookstores were hacked, exposing customer credit card information from locations in New York City, San Diego, Miami, and Chicago. The breach was discovered in the point-of-sale keypads and the company has uninstalled all its 7,000 terminals pending an FBI investigation. Although no keypad was replaced, the company said customers’ PIN information and credit...

Cyber Scammers Threaten, Harass and Call You at Work

Detailing some new twists on cyber scams, the Internet Crime Complaint Center released a report on dating and payday loan scams that take it one step further, to the real world and into your pockets. A series of dating scams initiated on singles websites lead to extortion after users were notified that some of their sexual conversations were posted online, along with their real names and phone numbers. Char...

McDonald’s Thailand Serves 2000 Customers with a Side of Data Leak

Some 2,000 McDonald’s customers in Thailand have had their data exposed following a successful data breach claimed by a group of Turkish hackers that also breached the Hungarian division of Pepsi. According to a report published by the CyberWarnews outlet , the hack carried by the Turkish Agent Hacker Group yielded physical and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and registration dates as well as other private...

Cyanogen Mod Android ROM Logs Unlocking Screen Patterns

The highly-popular alternative Android ROM known as Cyanogen Mod has been discovered to log lock-screen swipe gestures, according to developer Gabriel Castro. Cyanogen Mod, one of the most spectacular developments of alternative ROMs for Android phones, runs on more than 2.5 million devices worldwide. Cyanogen Mod 9 Lockscreen. The unlock pattern gets logged locally The committed code on the project’s space...

Yahoo Messenger Malvertising Hijacks Your Browser Start Page to Vietnamese Portal

A piece of malicious advertisement that leads to a Vietnamese website has been displayed for a couple of hours on all Yahoo Messenger windows in the world. It appears he Yahoo Messenger client has been instructed to display a banner linking to Vietnamese website laban.vn for four hours. It is not yet clear whether the banner has reached YIM customers following a legit advertising campaign that was modified...

HP Urges Vulnerability Researcher to Keep Bugs under the Lid

In the world of vulnerabilities, researchers walk a thin line between responsible disclosure and endangering millions of users by documenting a zero-day and the accompanying proof-of-concept code. That’s what happened to researcher Kurt Grutzmacher, who was about to detail some security vulnerabilities in network equipment from Huawei and H3C at this weekend's Toorcon 14 security conference. According to a...

Watch your Torrents: Video Files Can Get You Infected, Advisory Claims

Multimedia files are one category of content that has been somewhat shielded from malicious attacks. Until now. Audio and video files are a significant chunk of content available on the web and, except for some families of malware such as Wimad, they were out of the reach of malware creators. However, a bug in FFMPEG – an open-source library that powers a wide range of media players, video converters and vi...

Teenage Boys Face More Online Monitoring by Parents Than Girls

Teenage boys are more likely than girls to be monitored by parents on Facebook, according to a three-month study by Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions. Parents are 50 percent more likely to monitor the Facebook account of boys between the ages of 13 and 17 than girls of the same age, according to the study on more than 1,600 volunteers. The data also shows the rate of...

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