Data Privacy Day: Reminding Us of Data Protection

Data Privacy Day: Reminding Us of Data Protection

Every year on January 28th we are reminded of the importance of our personal data and how it could be misused against us. More than 47 European countries along with United States a ...

Beware, Facebook Scam Shares Porn on Your Groups!

Beware, Facebook Scam Shares Porn on Your Groups!

A new Facebook tag scam is spreading pornographic content in Facebook groups, Bitdefender warns. We came across an evolved version of the known Facebook tag scam that manages to in ...

In 2016, growing IoT comes with new opportunities — and new threats

In 2016, growing IoT comes with new opportunities — and new threats

The Internet of Things is becoming a bigger part of consumers’ daily lives, thanks in large part to smart phones with larger screens that people use to control smart devices, accor ...

Ten facts you might not know about Linux

Ten facts you might not know about Linux

Today is Linus Torvalds’ 46th birthday! He is the inventor and lead developer of Linux kernel, the core of the operating system we all know and use today under various shapes and s ...

Tech trends: what to expect in 2016

Tech trends: what to expect in 2016

‘Cyber-security’, ’encryption’, ‘the Cloud’ and ‘machine learning’ have been among the buzzwords of 2015. We expect them to be at least as trendy next year, with technology compani ...

Biggest cyber-security events of 2015; lessons learned for a safer 2016

Biggest cyber-security events of 2015; lessons learned for a safer 2016

2 million compromised records 38% increase in security incidents First hacked smart car First ransomware for Linux Launch of Windows 10 and privacy concerns 14 million US governmen ...

CryptoWall 4.0 returns to the wild, posing as good guy

CryptoWall 4.0 returns to the wild, posing as good guy

The infamous CryptoWall ransomware family is back, encrypting files under the false pretenses of testing AV solutions for their’ “suitability” to protect data. “CryptoWall Project ...

Companies with a Few Hundred Employees Easiest to Hack Due to Free Software Use, Lack of IT Staff

Companies employing a few hundred people or less are easy to hack because they often use free or unlicensed software subject to manipulation by cyber criminals and can’t afford to pay dedicated IT staff, according to the BBC. Several surveys suggest more than 60 per cent of small companies suffered some form of successful malware attack in the last year. Security reports also show 20 per cent of small compa...

An Android Malware Analysis: DroidKungFu

Android malware is something we’ve seen spreading and evolving for the past couple of years as smartphones became an essential part of our lives. Few users are aware of how Android malware works. Few understand their complexity or the amount of data they can pillage from handsets. As such, we decided to come up with a short series of articles to take apart some of the most common and potentially dangerous A...

German E-Banking Users Fall Victim to Mobile Banker Trojan

Berlin Police published a press report warning of fraudulent actions that involve scammers using mobile transaction authentication numbers or mTAN sent via SMS to perform illegal online banking transactions and unauthorized cash withdrawals. All signs point to Zitmo, the only mobile Trojan known to date used by scammers to target people with smartphones with an Android operating system by intercepting mobil...

WordPress Green-Lights Premium Feature Payments with Privacy-Friendly Currency

Bitcoin, the favorite digital currency of those over-concerned with privacy, is making a strong debut as the favorite means of payment for extra services with WordPress. Automattic, the company that backs WordPress, will allow users who want a bite of the premium features (such as custom skinning support) to pay for it with the untraceable currency known as Bitcoin, according to the news broken by Andy Skel...

Popular Android Apps Surreptitiously Skimming Sensitive Data and Uploading to Adware Services

Several of the most popular Android apps are skimming users’ phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other data and uploading it to third party servers that belong to companies specialized in advertising to Android users, according to a Bitdefender analysis. Paradise Island, Love Calculator, Samsung TV Media Player are among the popular apps that have adopted this practice, taking sensitive user data and upload...

NASA to Encrypt Laptops after Personal Details Got Stolen

NASA plans to implement full disk encryption on laptops after a security breach affected thousands of employees and contractors in the US, according to Infoworld.com. The agency staff found out about the data theft at the end of October, when the NASA associate deputy administrator Richard Keegan Jr. warned employees about a stolen device. "Although the laptop was password protected, it did not have whole d...

Belize Prime Minister Encourages McAfee to Talk to Police in Murder Case

Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow encouraged computer security pioneer John McAfee to talk to police in a murder case he’s been allegedly involved in recently, saying the security pioneer is "bonkers" and “extremely paranoid,” according to Reuters. "I don't want to be unkind, but he seems to be extremely paranoid - I would go so far as to say bonkers," Barrow told the international press agency. "He ought t...

Opera Users Exposed to BlackHole through Browser Homepage

For at least the last few hours, Opera users have been exposed to e-threats coming from the notorious BlackHole exploit pack. Earlier today, the Bitdefender automated scan systems alerted us to the fact that a malicious obfuscated script loaded by hxxp://portal.opera.com address redirects users towards a malicious page hosting the notorious BlackHole exploit. Apparently, the script has been loaded through t...

Bitdefender Provides Free Removal Tool for ‘Piracy’ Trojan

Bitdefender has released a free tool to remove the “Piracy” Trojan that infected millions of users worldwide with a fake police message accusing them of piracy. User infected with Trojan.Ransom.IcePol can install the Bitdefender tool to wipe the malicious software from their computers and restore their devices by visiting http://download.bitdefender.com/removal_tools/BDRemoval_Trojan_Ransom_IcePol.exe and r...

OMG!!!!! Shocking Truth About Cyber-Criminals. Your jaw will drop when you see what they did!!!

You will lose all respect for cyber-criminals after reading this blog post! After sending out rumors Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have died, Facebook scammers are again spreading “embarrassing” videos with the two American celebrities to steal users’ credentials and money through bogus surveys. Users can’t get enough of sexy videos with celebrities! So scammers “resurrected” two of the most popular American star...

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