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 ...

2008 Bank of France Server Breach is Accidental, Court Finds; Deletesec’s Hack into US Chamber of Commerce in France Not So Much

A French correctional court released a man accused of illegally accessing a Bank of France server in 2008, ruling the breach had “no intentional element,” reports Le Nouvel Observateur. The accused, unemployed at the time of the incident, was trying to keep his expenses down, so he only made phone calls via Skype. Having input a random number, he was asked for an authentication code, according to his lawyer...

Social Media in the News: Facebook Tweaks Sharing Control with New Plugin; Colin Powell Warns Users ‘Too Interconnected’

Facebook has just launched the Shared Activity plugin which allows users to control the visibility of their actions while using apps developed for the platform, according to a blog post signed by Andrew Chen. The plugin allows Facebook users to set a default audience for in-app activities or adjust the size of the public that previous published actions reach. “For example, when an individual uses a music ap...

Zero-Day Exploit Found on Samsung Galaxy S3

A team of Android security experts successfully hacked a Samsung Galaxy S3 by revealing two Android exploits at the Mobile Pwn2Own competition at EUSecWest in Amsterdam. A memory corruption exploit was triggered via Near Field Communication, enabling researchers to upload malicious code and access secure data. The second exploit found involved privilege escalation by enabling an app to execute malicious cod...

Internet Explorer Fix Tool Available; Critical Security Update on Hold until Tomorrow

Microsoft released a “fix it” tool for the Internet Explorer vulnerability that became public earlier this week and scheduled a security update for tomorrow. According to security researchers, variants of the new Internet Explorer exploit are used to infect users with remote access Trojans targeting specific industries, and can covertly grab personal information. “More customers could be affected,” Microsof...

Google Talk and NASA Subdomain Hacked, Fox News Mobile Page Still Defaced

As many as 1,000 usernames and passwords were leaked on the Internet after Google Talk was allegedly hacked by a Team Alad33n member nicknamed Galad33n, according to a Pastebin dump. Several other attackers defaced a couple of Fox News websites and a NASA subdomain in what appear to be separate security breaches. “Google has left it's [SIC] data unsecured, some passwords are not encrypted, some are, scroll...

Thousands of Hacks and Cracks on YouTube Spin Endless Surveys for Money; Fake Antivirus Check Lists Increase Allure

The hacking and cracking business just started a marketing push with intensive YouTube video distribution. Several bogus accounts have been created recently, with thousands of videos providing instructions on various cracking/hacking tools and luring users to click on potentially dangerous short links. To make things look perfectly secure, fake antivirus check lists are posted in the video descriptions. The...

Island Dispute Sets Off Chinese Cyber-attack against Japan; 19 Japanese Websites Hit, 300 Targeted

China appears to have begun a cyber-war against Japan amid the two countries’ dispute over East China Sea islands, notes zdnet. At least 19 Japanese websites were hit, according to a report from Japan’s National Police Association (NPA). NPA said on Wednesday that information about 300 Japanese organizations being targeted surfaced on the message board of Honker, a Chinese hacker group, and that thousands o...

U.S. to Apply Self-Defense Rule if Cyber Attacks Turn Hostile

The United States views any cyber-attack that results in death, injury or destruction as implicitly triggering the self-defense rule. Claiming that cyberspace is not “law-free,” State Department legal adviser Harold Koh said the U.S. will abide by international law and take proportionate actions that won’t harm individuals. Although countries in the United Nations have adopted and shared these views, Koh no...

Fighting Cybercrime with $2.3 Million Cyber Security Scholarship

Kansas State University has launched a cyber security program in an effort to prevent future cybercrime attacks against the United States.  The National Science Foundation awarded $2.3 million to the university, so students interested in cyber security can go pro. With critical infrastructure systems enabling remote access, millions of hacking attempts are made each day to gain control of those systems. Tra...

POS Hacking Sandwich Reels in $ 10 Million; 2 Plead Guilty as Charged

Romanian nationals Iulian Dolan and Cezar Butu pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer  and access device fraud in a POS hacking scheme targeting hundreds of Subway restaurants in the U.S and accounting for $ 10 million losses for customers, reports cio.com. Four Romanians came under judicial fire from the New Hampshire District Court on account of this hack in December 2011. Adrian Tiberiu Oprea, t...

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