You already live in a smart home. Now make it safe.

You already live in a smart home. Now make it safe.

Smart homes have become a reality as technology reaches the point where anything can be transformed into a smart thing. We’ve surrounded ourselves with internet-connected devices t ...

Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

The Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Threats, as we often call it, has been labeled "the next Industrial Revolution" by journalists because of the way it will change the way ...

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Whenever you go on holiday, you end up taking all your personal data. The information on your personal phone, laptop or other smart device is at more risk of being compromised or s ...

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

It happened! Last night, this blog received the Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog at the European Security Blogger Awards in London! An award we are happy to shar ...

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

You might be risking your privacy, and even physical security, if you use a next-generation switch to control appliances in your home. Image source: Flickr In analyzing several IoT ...

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

What is Bitdefender’s Pick? We might be a security company, but our interests spin way beyond creating virus signatures and identifying new malware. We keep our eyes peeled for new ...

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar business mostly ran by Google, Yahoo or Bing via AdSense-like programs. The current generation of clickbots such as the Redirector.Paco ...

User Information Accessed in Coordinated Hacking Attempt on Evernote

Web-based note-sharing service Evernote issued a security notice warning users of “suspicious activity” in their network that resulted in the exposure of usernames, cryptographically protected passwords, and e-mail addresses. No evidence of data tampering was discovered, and Evernote emphasized that no user payment information was exposed. By issuing a precautionary password reset notice to all its 50 milli...

Bitdefender Discovers Early Version of MiniDuke Malware

An early version of MiniDuke, the sophisticated cyberspy malware that caught media headlines this week after infecting governments and agencies in Europe and elsewhere, has been operating since at least May of 2012, internet security firm Bitdefender has discovered. MiniDuke was detected by Bitdefender Labs almost a year ago. The variant discovered by Bitdefender was added to the Bitdefender malware databas...

US Police Forensic Tools Can Collect Suspects’ Smartphone Data without Warrant, ACLU Says

US law enables police to use forensic tools that download call logs, text messages, geo-location, and proprietary technology data from suspect’s smartphones without a warrant, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU revealed a court document that outlines the type and amount of information collected by advanced forensic tools when a suspect’s device is under investigation. From visi...

HTML5 Browser Exploit Floods Hard Drives with Data

A recent HTML5 browser exploit enables websites to flood users with gigabytes of junk data, only to clog PCs and crash browsers. Web developer Feross Aboukhadijeh rigged a proof-of-concept website that exploits the vulnerability and adds 1 GB of data every 16 seconds on a solid state drive. Named FillDisk.com, the webpage can be accessed by anyone interested in learning more about the HTML5 vulnerability. T...

Beta Testers Invited to Tackle the New Bitdefender

Bitdefender is now inviting techies, bloggers and other elite beta testers around the globe to experience the New Bitdefender by visiting beta.bitdefender.com and downloading the beta kit. Join us in making the world’s best antivirus software sharper, faster, and more lethal to malware, and you’ll get the chance to win amazing prizes, such as a 32GB Google Nexus, a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy S3, and a HP Envy dv6...

Sex Tape Scam Featuring Rihanna and `His’ Boyfriend Hits Facebook

Facebook users are being hit by yet another alleged sex tape featuring Rihanna, one of the most popular celebrities used by cyber-criminals for hoaxes and fraud on the social network. This time, the scam alleges the American singer was caught with `his boyfriend’ [sic] during sexy times. The inappropriate possessive pronoun may have been used to avoid anti-scam detection. But the fact that spammers are gram...

Cyber-Spy Hacking Gang Steals a Terabyte of Data Each Day, Report Shows

An as-yet unknown gang of cyber-spy hackers is stealing more than a terabyte of data per day from major firms, governments and others, and security experts say cyber-war will get even worse, according to a report by Team Cymru published by The Verge. Some hackers use custom-made software to take control of computer systems. The Florida-based security company said victims of the massive hacking operation inc...

German Customers of PayPal, ING-DiBa Asked by Scammers to Update Accounts

In a brand new phishing campaign targeting Germans, scammers set their eyes on identification data of PayPal and ING customers in Germany. Germans should therefore take care with the e-mail that seems sent by PayPal or ING asking them to update their accounts for safety reasons. Scammers impersonate customer service representatives of the financial institutions seeking to help secure customers and their pri...

Henry, Isabella and Luke Didn’t Comment on Your Facebook Photo! They’re Scammers

A wave of e-mails disguised as Facebook messages alleging that “Henry,” “Isabella” and “Luke” commented on your photo is the latest in a line of spam and scams to prey on Facebook fans. The spam e-mails seek to pique users’ curiosity only to redirect them to malicious and phishing websites that could steal their identity, their money and install malware on their computers. The Bitdefender Labs caught the ne...

Internet Service Providers to Implement Pirate Notification System

Internet Service Providers in the US are reportedly working on implementing a copyright infringement notification system to flag subscribers who download or upload copyrighted material via peer-to-peer services. According to a report issued by The Associated Press, the Copyright Alert System will allow copyright holders to prompt internet service providers to deliver a notification that the IP address is in...

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