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 ...

Attackers Feast on 0-day Exploit for IE 7, 8 and 9 On Windows XP, Vista, and 7

A new 0-day exploit enabling remote code execution in Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 could let attackers execute malicious code in the context of the current user. Attackers could craft websites that take advantage of a vulnerability in the way Internet Explorer accesses objects that have been deleted or improperly allocated. “An attacker who successfully exploited this vul...

The Verge is not Safe, Google Says; Chrome Users Warned of Tech News Site Malware Content

Chrome users trying to access tech news hub The Verge on Saturday were met with a security warning claiming it contains content from SBNation.com, a suspected malware distribution site, reports cnet. “Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you’ve visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it’s possible that it has just recently been compromised...

Mexican Cyber Protest Hacks Government Websites on National Independence Day

Some 10 government online properties as well as the websites of several ministries and political parties were attacked by Mexican hacktivist group Mexican Cyber Protest (MCP) on the day the country celebrated its independence, as reported by the BBC. Messages accusing Enrique Pena Nieto of having been recently elected president through fraud were posted on the defaced pages “As we saw Mexico is undergoing a...

Anonymous to Launch Decentralized version of Wikileaks on Nov. 5

Anonymous has blown the whistle about the release date of their newest project, a “massively distributed and decentralized Wikipedia-style P2P cipher-space structure” expected to enter the beta-testing stage on the 5th of November 2012. According to the announcement on the AnonNews website, the new service, called TYLER, will become available on Nov. 5 and will serve as a publishing platform where users fro...

Microsoft finds malware in brand new computers in China

Microsoft stumbled upon a series of malware samples, during an action codenamed “Operation b70” initiated by the company to investigate claims that malware was installed within counterfeited software on computers in China even before systems reached shelves. The US District Court of Virginia granted Microsoft legitimate control over the domain 3322.org that hosted, among others, the infamous Nitol botnet wh...

Windows 8 Users Lured with Fake Dedicated Security Tool

Users of soon-to-be-launched Windows 8 are being lured by a rogue Win 8 Security System, adding further headaches after the mess with the vulnerable Flash Player version in IE 10.   Windows 8 is not yet officially launched. But those tasting it via a "Release to Manufacturing" version of Windows 8 or the 90-day trial version of Windows 8 Enterprise are already exposed to several security hazards. Crooks jum...

Beware of iOS Apps that Send Plaintext Passwords

Passwords are the last, and sometimes only, line of defense against online criminals. The average computer users know not to leave their critical passwords lying around for all to see. Some iOS app developers, however, are apparently less careful when handling users’ vital information. Bitdefender Labs analyzed some highly-rated free iOS apps starting from the premise that they should handle credentials wis...

UK Puts Cyber Security on Academic Map with £3.8 Million for University College London Research

The first UK Cyber Security Research Institute benefiting from a £3.8 million government grant is to open at the University College London (UCL) in October to enable co-operation among "social scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists from across" the country, as reported by zdnet. Designed to “improve understanding of the science behind the growing Cyber Security threat”, the Research Institute wi...

Chip and Pin Diet Unhealthy for Credit Cards, Cambridge Says; Unique Numbers not that Unique

Cambridge University researchers recently found a disturbing vulnerability in the chip-and-pin payment system which renders credit cards easy to compromise by cloning, as reported by the BBC. The results of the research project were presented at the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded System (CHES) 2012 conference, in Leuven, Belgium and they pointed to major issues in implementing cryptography. The researc...

Hacked Pinterest Accounts Push Spam to Facebook and Twitter

A series of Pinterest accounts were reported as compromised, while disseminating spam on Twitter and Facebook. Users who cross-linked social networking accounts were unintentionally responsible for the spam. Although Facebook reports on Pinterest spam messages were unfounded, Twitter posts revealed a high number of complaints regarding compromised accounts. The spam wave is losing momentum as users have bee...

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