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

Microsoft will release what is touted to be the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever in less than one month. The Developer Preview builds made available to Windows ...

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 ...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagg ...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have receive ...

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware demanding 500$ to restore access to their sm ...

DNS Changer IPs Available Again, New Servers Risk Post-Mortem Hammering

In a surprising move, European IP regulator RIPE NCC has made available two of the IP blocks seized by the FBI and the Internet Systems Consortium during the DNS Changer incident last month. From November, 2011 until July 2012, these IP ranges used by DNS Changer were controlled by the FBI as per the US court order to prevent a blackout for the infected PCs. After the expiration of the court order, they hav...

Indian Government Sets Temporary SMS Ban to Fight Muslim Violence Rumors

In an attempt to halt a wave of hatred-inducing rumors sweeping the country, Indian ISPs have been officially requested to temporarily prevent users from sending out bulk SMSes and to block access to specific websites, as reported by pcworld. The measure comes as a reaction to workers stationed in the Northeastern area of the country rushing home after receiving short messages on their mobile phones about a...

Pussy Riot Guilty Verdict Triggers DDos Attack against Russia Today; WikiLeaks Cries Censorship Attempt

Operation of the Russia Today website was disrupted several times on Friday due to a heavy DDoS attack perpetrated by an anti-Wikileaks group, as reported by The Register. It was initially suspected that the attack was motivated by the group’s discontent with the Russian channel’s overt support for the Putin regime and for Julian Assange.  A tweet launched by the attackers set the record straight. “Yes. We...

Top 10 Funniest Spam Images

Some spammers like us to enjoy a good laugh while they flood our inboxes with billions of unsolicited messages daily. They scour web sites of funny and trending pictures in the hopes of finding the right image to make us read their grammatically-challenged e-mails.   Bitdefender Labs has stumbled upon an increasing number of funny and weird images spreading through spam e-mails worldwide lately. Though posi...

Reuters Hacked Again, Saudi Minister “Dies” in Phony Blog Post

Hackers breached Reuters News’ blogging platform and a phony message claiming Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was illicitly posted, Reuters said. “Reuters did not report the false story and the post was immediately deleted,” Barb Burg, director of global communications at Reuters News, said in a statement. “We are working to address the problem.” This is the second time this m...

Syrian Dissidents Infected with Malware from Bogus Anti-Hacking Tool

Pro-government hackers allegedly targeted Syrian opposition with a fake anti-hacking tool that installed spyware on their computers, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The watchdog group warns that, as violence across Syria skyrockets, activists are targeted by AntiHacker, a phony security tool promising to provide “Auto-Protect & Auto-Detect & Security & Quick scan and analysing.”...

Microsoft and New York City Design Software to Fight Terrorism, Prevent Crime

The City of New York and Microsoft have cooperated to create software to prevent crimes and counter terrorism actions in real time. DAS (Domain Awareness System), which gathers information from security cameras, 911 calls, and crime reports, is equipped with a graphical interface to make it easier for police officers to access stats and monitor alerts. Future DAS sales will earn the City of New York a 30% c...

CopBook – Australia’s New South Wales Develops Social Network for Law Enforcement

The Australian state of New South Wales is developing a social networking platform for police, enabling officers to exchange ideas and write wiki’s on various topics. Although it has no allocated budget, willing law enforcers are encouraged to participate and contribute with creative ideas. “The organisation’s ITC department, Business and Technology Services (BTS) recently ran a short-term trial of an Innov...

Android Mobile Malware Report – July 2012

The mid-summer mobile malware report reveals not only that Android malware developers are interested in making money, but also that most threats we’ve dealt with are still going strong. For three months, we’ve been talking about the steady growth of adware-bundled apps. Now we’ve seen the percentage spike to 77.34% of the total of Android malware detections. This all-time high represents the total amount of...

Webcam Asks Facebook Who You Are to See What Can Lure You

Forget tinfoil hats and cameras installed by “the Gov’t” on the streets – if you’re living in Nashville, Tennessee, chances are your mug-shot is compared against Facebook’s zillion-image database to fix your daily dose of discounts. According to a video produced by a Nashville-based advertising agency, shops, coffeehouses, bars and restaurants can now use the Facedeals camera to recognize customers and offe...

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