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 ...

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,...

Yahoo Accounts Hijacked via XSS-Type Attack

Popular webmail provider Yahoo has been slammed with a new e-mail-based attack that seizes control of victims’ accounts. Bitdefender Labs discovered the ongoing campaign today and are once again warning users about the dangers of clicking spammy links.  The account hijacking begins with a spam message with a short link to an apparently harmless session of the reliable news channel MSNBC (hxxp://www.msnbc.ms...

Ruby on Rails Steams Critical Security Patch

The popular Ruby on Rails web application development framework that uses Ruby coding language received an “extremely critical security fix” to be installed “immediately”. Described as a remote code execution vulnerability, the patch fixes a vulnerability in the Rails JSON code that might have enabled authentication bypass in the hands of skilled cyber-criminals. Also patching a vulnerability that could arb...

DVR Flaw Allows Attacker to Control Security Cameras

Security researchers revealed vulnerabilities in the digital video recorders of CCTV video cameras that would allow an attacker to seize control of the buggy devices to watch the recorded video streams, copy, delete or turn them on and off. Apart from enabling illegal access to the security camera systems, the buggy devices also transform the machine into a jumping-off point of access to computers in a netw...

US Military to Hire 4,000 More Cyber-Soldiers

The Pentagon’s Cyber Command intends to hire 4,000 more technology specialists to defend the US against imminent cyber-attacks. A US defense official told the Washington Post that “the national mission teams would focus their efforts overseas and that any actions they took would be directed outside U.S. networks — unless the teams were asked to provide assistance to another agency with domestic authority, s...

Turkmenistan TLD Leaks Domain Data, Unencrypted Passwords

A group of pentesters in Iran have successfully breached Turkmenistan’s Domain Registry and gained access to the name-server management console for the registered .tm domains. The hackers say they found a way to inject SQL code in hidden form fields with insufficient validation and input sanitization. The attack yielded a complete database dump, which one would expect to contain customer names, e-mail addre...

Bitdefender Data Protection Webinar Tackles User Privacy Topics on January 28

Bitdefender, which signed on this month to become a Data Privacy Champion, aims to alert computer users to the growing risks to their privacy and help them control their digital footprint in the company’s new status as a Data Privacy Champion. As a pioneer in data privacy, Bitdefender is hosting a webinar to examine what kind of data is sent and collected over the internet on January 28 between 9AM and 10AM...

Barracuda Firewall Rigged With Hard-Coded Backdoor

A number of hardware security appliances made by Barracuda Networks ship with an undocumented backdoor in their firmware, according to a report by SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab. This backdoor allows an attacker to gain access to the appliances by simply tapping into them via SSH and logging in with a pre-defined username and password. The backdoor is built into a variety of products, such as Spam and Virus...

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