Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Yahoo users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that helps hackers grab their credentials and hijack accounts. Bitdefender was already blocking the malicious URLs spreadi ...

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

We hate to sound gloomy before the holidays, but Christmas not only brings joy and presents. It comes with increasing cyber-crime activity as well, as Hacker Grinch prepares new sc ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

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 also keep our eyes peeled fo ...

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus softw ...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software ...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release ...

Company Connects Your Toaster, Blender to the Internet for $25

Total connectivity with household appliances is a goal that only the tech-savvy or the inhabitants of futuristic houses have managed to achieve so far, but start-up Electric Imp promises to deliver it to the masses for about $25 per device. Founded by former iPhone engineering manager Hugo Fiennes, ex-Gmail designer Kevin Fox, and firmware designer Peter Hartley, the startup aims at bringing Internet connec...

Top 5: Corporate Losses Due to Hacking

Last year wasn’t called “The Year of the Hack” for nothing. Companies lost untold sums of money because of cyber attacks. In 2012, businesses still face many online threats and continue to be exploited because of lax security measures. Hackers targeted major companies including Sony, RSA Security, and Citigroup, but also governmental websites and smaller firms. Many companies could have prevented the attack...

Man Gets Convicted for Hijacking Facebook Account

21 year-old Gareth Crosskey has been sentenced to 12 months in jail after logging into a Facebook account without authorization. The sentence, pronounced yesterday at the Southwark Crown Court in the UK, concludes an investigation started in mid-July by the Metropolitan Police Service's Police Central e-Crime Unit. Crosskey accessed the Facebook and the private e-mail account of a US-based individual on Jan...

Wi-Fi-Based Localization Not that Invasive, Tracking Company Claims

Mobile marketing is nothing new, given that SMS advertising and Bluetooth proximity broadcasts have been around for years, but tracking companies still have great plans for handset owners. A new startup called Euclid Elements plans to track retail shoppers by monitoring the MAC addresses their Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones broadcast usually and identify returning customers while keeping their privacy a priority...

Turn Blind Eyes to Remove Timeline Scams

Get your [colors of the rainbow] Facebook and its kin back in business, parallel legitimate “Timeline removal” movement just a matter of perspective Ever since the Timeline entered the social media scene, plenty of angry voices clamored for their Old Facebook in high pitched diatribes against the blasphemous Facebook account makeovers. Scammers exploited protesters’ arduous cries and went about their busine...

Battery Saving Apps for Android Devices

Smartphone battery life is a sensitive issue when OEM manufacturers start throwing hardware specs at customers, because the number of hours your device is juiced up often depends on personal usage rather than overall benchmark tests. Having a state of the art smartphone doesn’t mean it’ll stay powered up for days. It actually may mean that it comes with a lot more features to drain your battery. From tablet...

Cyber Criminals Targeting Small, Medium Businesses Due to Lower Security

Cyber criminals are deliberately targeting small and medium businesses because lower security measures make them easier to breach. While large companies can afford to invest in state of the art security systems, small business are often exposed to hacking attacks because of their inability to invest in such assets. A study conducted in collaboration with law enforcement agencies around the world has reveale...

Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Phishing Conviction

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year old Nichole Michelle Merzi from California, who was convicted of participating in a phishing scheme. As part of an official U.S.-Egyptian operation codenamed Operation Phish Phry, the woman has been identified as a member of a Los Angeles cyber-gang that caused more than $1 million in bank frauds. The six-week trial for Nichole Michelle Merzi’s conviction...

Top 5 Hottest Security Lawsuits So Far This Year

Hacking, spamming, ID theft, privacy, and piracy issues. The year started well for specialized law firms, but not so good for the defendants. In the first quarter of the year, there were several security cases that created waves in the public opinion. HotforSecurity made a list of the hottest most interesting recently filed lawsuits.  1.    Microsoft co-founder victim of ID theft Is it OK to rob from a guy...

Exchange Site Bitcoinica Hacked, US$90,000 Stolen

Bitcoins valued at 90,000 dollars were stolen in a security breach at Bitcoin exchange site Bitcoinica, according to a site representative. Hackers compromised one of the team members’ email servers and then hijacked 18,547 Bitcoins from the online wallet. The company has suspended operations to focus on the investigation. In the attack last Friday, the database was most likely compromised. This included in...

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