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 ...

USSD Attack Could Kill SIM Cards on Androids

Following the remote wipe attack on some Samsung devices via a USSD code embedded in URL links with the “tel” prefix, QR codes and NFC-enabled cards, a new vulnerability in Android OS could affect millions of users. The new USSD attack can change a SIM PIN and brute force a PUK lock, rendering the card unusable. The attack works by changing a card’s SIM PIN and trying the wrong PUK code several times, brick...

Mobile App Development Company Fights Off Android Malware with Obfuscation Tool

Mobile application developer RIIS has released a code obfuscation tool for locking down the Java source code used for developing Android software that will allegedly prevent reverse-engineers from decompiling applications written for the popular Linux-based mobile platform. Even if these tools are usually pitched at developers who try to protect their intellectual property from prying eyes, the tool – HoseD...

Twitter Authentication Flaw Helps Crooks Take Over Popular Handles

If you’re one of the Twitter users with an overly appealing username, please change your password to something solid before finishing this story. According to a veteran Twitter user known as @blanket, an authentication flaw in the Twitter login system makes it extremely easy for cyber-criminals to brute-force your Twitter password without any limitation. Twitter user Daniel Dennis Jones, also known as @blan...

Social Media Mix: Facebook Datalogix Match Made in Privacy Hell? Indian Police Makes ‘Wanted’ Posters Social

Reacting to the deal between Facebook and Datalogix, a company enabling “purchase-based audience targeting”, two independent online privacy monitoring agencies asked the FTC to investigate on suspicion of consumer trust breach, reports slashdot.org. The Facebook – Datalogix cooperation is basically supposed to measure Facebook ads’ efficiency by measuring how many of those exposed to the ads on the social p...

Chinese Hackers Take Bad Trip to White House; Nuclear Command System Among Targets

U.S. intelligence officials have just released information about a Chinese state-sponsored attack against, among other things, the White House Military Office’s nuclear commands system that took place earlier this month, reports freebeacon.com. “This is the most sensitive office in the U.S. government,” a former senior U.S. intelligence official told freebeacon.com. “A compromise there would cause grave str...

Yet Another Miley Cyrus Sex Tape Kicks Tagjacking Back into Shape; Authentication Tokens Snatched through ‘Copy/Paste Code’ Classic

A Facebook post made to resemble a breaking news announcement about a Miley Cyrus sex tape brings tagjacking back into the social scam spotlight. The huge thumbnail propagating the scam displays a closeup of the singer, apparently in a state of rapture. The news crawler aims to hit it big with the leaked tape announcement by throwing in the “minor” detail of the “millions of men [having] called in sick afte...

Mozilla Offers New `Persona’ Website Authentication System

Mozilla launches its website authentication system, Persona, to help users create and manage specific usernames and passwords. Image credits:The Mozilla Foundation    Users authenticate in Persona-supported websites with only e-mail addresses. It starts with creating an account on Mozilla’s persona.org website, where the user choses a password and adds unlimited e-mail addresses. “This lets you keep your va...

Adobe Digital Certificate Ends Up Signing Malware

Software maker Adobe posted a note yesterday about the discovery of two malicious utilities signed with the vendor’s digital code signing certificate and released into the wild. According to the advisory, the digital certificate was not stolen, manipulated or otherwise forcefully applied – the two applications were signed by submitting them to the Adobe highly-controlled code signing infrastructure, where t...

Bitdefender Wipe Stopper Prevents Remote USSD Attack on Androids

Bitdefender Labs has released Bitdefender USSD Wipe Stopper to protect Android users from a USSD attack. The app detects when a USSD code is accessed and notifies the user he’s about to trigger a potentially harmful USSD code. The Android dialer this week was found vulnerable to a remote wipe attack by means of passing specialized strings of characters with a certain prefix to the phone’s dialer. The attack...

Texas Poker (Texas Hold’em) – Poker Fans Gambling with App Credentials

iOS users should be very aware of how iOS apps handle their authentication credentials. The potential for both financial and personal data loss is high. To this end, Bitdefender is starting a series of short stories looking at the behavior of various iOS apps, using data from Clueful – the Bitdefender web app that tells you how your iOS apps are behaving. Texas Poker (Texas Hold'em) broadcasts usernames and...

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