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 ...

Long-Term Scammers Target 2014 Glasgow Games

With 693 days until the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, according to their online countdown clock, organized cyber-crooks have already started spam campaigns with bogus Glasgow awards. Many scammers are organized professionals, whether operating from a small room in their parents’ house or a student condo. They monitor “business” trends, prepare holidays and events calendars, and launch phishing hooks well in a...

More than a Billion Users Exposed to Java Zero-Day Exploit

More than a billion users worldwide are exposed to the Java Zero-Day flaws recently disclosed on underground forums, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on users’ machines. Oracle’s platform is currently installed on 3 billion devices, but not all of them run the 7.1 version that is vulnerable to the exploit. The company patches Java every four months, and the next security update is scheduled...

Philips Hacked Again, Almost 200,000 Data Leaked on the Internet

Electronics company Philips was hacked again, with almost 200,000 data leaked on the Internet following an attack claimed by Anonymous. The dump was posted under the #Antisec #LulzSecReborn hashtag on one of the hacking groups’ websites. This is the third time this year when the electronics giant is breached, and user data is stolen. Most of the leaked files have been uploaded as raw SQL databases. Some of...

Counter Strike Fans Tempted with False CS:GO Keys

Crooks put up a spoofed Gamekeyz website to lure Counter Strike fans with 500 allegedly free registration Keys. Valve Corporation, developer of the world’s # 1 online action game, launched last week their latest version of Counter Strike – Global Offensive. With no crack or patch available to circumvent the serial number validation mechanism, cyber-“terrorists” teamed up in a 1v1 game against early adopters...

DDoS Attack Foils Beauty Pageant and Denies Voter Prize

  The Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant took a wrong turn as an alleged DDoS attack on the online voting system forced a local broadcaster to empower a panel of judges to pick the winner. Voters were even more put out because a randomly selected individual was supposed to win a Mini Cooper. However, another contest will be announced in the next two weeks, and everyone will once again have the chance to win...

Twitter Fights Court Ruling on User Information Disclosure

Twitter appealed an order by the New York City Criminal Court that required to present “any and all” user information regarding Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcolm Harris. Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. tried Harris for disorderly conduct on June 30 and ruled that he does not have the standing to invalidate the New York County District Attorney’s subpoenas for access to his Twitter records. "Twitter users own...

Survey reaches for your pocket with empty giveaway promises

The good news is that you won’t be sent items that you never requested. The bad news? You still pay for them. A survey scam recently analyzed by Bitdefender follows a well-worn path that is so common it rarely makes a mention in the news. But we find ourselves compelled to cover these types of scams on occasion to remind users that, like landmines left over from an old war, even old scams claim new victims....

Android Key Fob Secures Online Authentication Via NFC

If you’re into banking, you have probably used a one-time-password generator, or a token, as it’s commonly known. These devices are now moving along with the technology towards near-field communication (NFC), to make them even more friendly and safe. If you have a NFC-enabled smartphone running Android, the Yubico YubiKey Neo is the right token for you. This new concept for generating one-time passwords use...

Java Zero-Day Bug Super-Stars in Metasploit and BlackHole Exploit Kits

A new zero-day exploit for Java has been discovered and added to the world’s most popular exploitation frameworks, according to news on the Rapid7 community. The bug is labeled as critical and affects the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment. Exploitation can lead to arbitrary execution of code on the victim’s machine straight from the web. Zero-day exploits are extremely difficult to guard agains...

Android Adware Breakdown: Benign Vs. Aggressive

Remember the old days when your PC was flooded by annoying pop-ups that sprung out of nowhere? That’s the type of aggressive adware that used to plague desktops and eventually caused system-wide errors. In some cases used to disseminate malware, such aggressive adware was a pain to remove and caused a lot of damage. We got so used to seeing ads while surfing the internet or checking our mail that we become...

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