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 ...

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android malware is not unusual; we’ve even seen it pop up in Google’s Marketplace app on several occasions. Increasing in both sophistication and stealthiest, Android malware has m ...

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Have you tried creating a Facebook account under someone’s name and then use it to access his/her online accounts? Accounts you know that person manages on e-commerce or travel sit ...

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

Smart lighting IoT devices are prone to attacks that expose households and inhabitants to discomfort, but more importantly, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft. Bitd ...

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

Four billion internet-connected devices promise to take our homes to an unprecedented level of comfort. But this new digital convenience takes its toll on private lives. As we have ...

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Independent labs AV-Test and AV-Comparatives reward top security without slowdowns. There is no better validation for your internet security choice than the results of the most pre ...

Sensitive Files Leaked from Japanese Foreign Ministry Computer

Sensitive documents were leaked from a compromised computer belonging to Japan’s Foreign Ministry, according to an official statement. Although the leaked information had a low security clearance requirement, the leaked information "could infringe the rights of the public or impede administrative affairs if leaked". The breach was first reported by Japan's National Information Security Center on January 28...

Beware of Taylor Swift ‘Sex Tape’ Leaked on Facebook!

Beware of a new sex tape scam spreading on Facebook featuring US singer Taylor Swift. Thousands of users, particularly curious men, have already shared the scam with friends, so the danger is increasing steadily. The phony sex tape featuring Taylor Swift leads to a link that Bitdefender blocks as a fraud attempt. Cyber-criminals have crafted the scam so that it registers users’ IP addresses and shows a mess...

Warning on Most Severe Threats Children Face Online

The increasing number of kids using social media platforms and Android devices makes them vulnerable to online predators, cyber-bullying, identity theft and malware. Parents consider social networks the main danger to their children on the Internet. According to Bitdefender statistics, 54 percent of websites monitored or blocked by parents are social networks. “On social media, the main threats children fac...

Penetrating and Achieving Persistence in Highly Secured Networks

Only a couple of years ago, cyber-criminals almost exclusively targeted Internet-connected end-users and companies. Now, high profile attacks target isolated, highly secure corporate or business environments. This paper describes the challenges of breaching such systems, achieving persistence for as long as possible and payload delivery mechanisms. Ever since government and companies adopted the Internet on...

Researchers Find Hole in TLS, Can Now Snoop on Your Secure Traffic

Researchers at the Royal Holloway University of London have uncovered a range of methods to attack the TLS cryptographic protocol to expose encrypted data circulating between clients and servers. According to the report, exploitation of the TLS protocol requires that the attacker be close to the target machine to detect small differences in the time at which TLS error messages appear on the network in respo...

Twitter Users Still Log in with Old, Vulnerable Passwords

Twitter users who changed passwords after last week’s cyber-attack still connect with the old, vulnerable passwords, according to The Register. Apps using the Twitter API, including the company's own, allow access to the service without asking users to enter the new passwords. “A password change performed on the web did not, however, cause Twitter's own apps for iPad (under iOS 5.1.1 on an iPad 1) or iOS (u...

Welcome to Scamterest: How Spam and Online Misdeeds Spread on Pinterest

Many brands have started using Pinterest to create buzz around their products. Some online retailers report that Pinterest users spend more money than their Facebook counterparts. With almost a million daily active users and very high visual impact, the sharing platform has also become a massive target for scammers and spammers. Pinterest users can upload, save, sort and manage images and other media conten...

Java on Mac OS X Gets the Boot After Security Incidents

For the second time in two weeks, Apple pulled Java from its users’ browsers via an update to its XProtect anti-spyware scanner. The decision, based on the series of security incidents involving Java, has stirred a wave of complaints on the vendor’s support forums. The XProtect update automatically disables all versions of the Java Web plug-in before version 1.7.11.22, as a number of reports from vulnerabil...

Phishers Steal German E-Mail Passwords, Full Mailbox Scam Goes International

Bitdefender is issuing an alert over the German Full Mailbox scam, a fast-spreading phishing campaign that steals Germans’ e-mail credentials through a phony survey. The scam, also in English, redirects users to a Dutch phishing website.  "Your mailbox has the storage limit, the 20GB as set by the administrator," reads a poorly crafted German-language email allegedly from the system administrator. "When you...

DDoS Attacks on U.S. Banks Reach End as Anti-Muslim Video Pulled

The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighter group said its postponing DDoS attacks against U.S. banks for the time being as a controversial anti-Muslim video was pulled from YouTube. With over 17 million YouTube hits, the video was deemed offensive to Muslims and fueled large protests across the Middle East. The attacks carried out on Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, CapitalOne, Citibank and others,...

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