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 ...

GoDaddy Outage Blamed on Faulty Routers

What was first believed to be an Anonymous attack on domain name registrar GoDaddy was revealed to be a series of network issues that corrupted router tables. AnonymousOwn3r’s responsibility claims were quickly denied by the hacker group Anonymous. "The service outage was not caused by external influences," Scott Wagner, GoDaddy's interim CEO, wrote in a statement. "At no time was any customer data at risk...

Android Mobile Malware Report – August 2012

We’ve seen our share of malware, adware and other interesting Android threats this summer. With autumn upon us, it’s time to recap the sizzling highlights that plagued our top 10 Android mobile malware summer charts. Although we didn’t start to break down adware until July, it’s worth mentioning that June kick started what we would later discover to be an avalanche of adware. In July, 77.34% of the total An...

Digital Agency Takes Heat for Apple UUID Leak, FBI Breach still Plausible

One million apple UUIDs, along with a significant amount of Apple customer data that leaked earlier last week by AntiSec members proved to come from digital agency Blue Toad, not from the FBI, as initially thought. The Florida-based publishing company learned of a severe data breach affecting its servers after David Schuetz, a researcher with mobile device security consulting firm Intrepidus Group, noticed...

GoDaddy Wipes out Significant Chunk of the Web in DNS Service Outage

More than 45 million domain names managed by hosting giant GoDaddy went dark yesterday in what appears to be one of the biggest failures of the DNS system in the history of the Internet. The unscheduled downtime triggered panic attacks among both webmasters who might have thought they were victims of hacks, and end-users who suddenly lost internet connection with their favorite websites. Image credit: GoDad...

Op Big Brother on for Oct. 20; Worldwide Surveillance Systems under Anon Threat

Anonymous released a new call to protest for Oct. 20 - this time against global surveillance systems, according to an annonews post. The main reason behind the protest is Anon’s supposition that surveillance systems all over the world were created even before a real terrorist threat was officially acknowledged and that their true purpose is to infringe upon freedom. “We call you to act now against overall S...

Mac OS X Keychain Data Revealed by Root Access Tool

Mac OS X keychain password data was exposed by a means of a free tool that requires root access. Dubbed keychaindump, the tool scans for the memory space of the process that handles the keychain function (securityd), trying to find the keychain master key. The keychain file is encrypted several times with different keys, but obtaining the keychain master key enables the decryption cascade. The login passwor...

“Activate the new security system” is a phishing scam targeting Italians

Ingenious phishing scam targets Italy’s post office and bank operator, Poste Italiane, with e-mails designed to con users into willingly give away authentication data to their online money accounts. The fake e-mail officially informs customers they can no longer use the prepaid PostePay service if they don’t activate the new web security system of Poste Italiane by August 16th 2013. Fig. 1 Bogus e-mail alle...

Linux Version of Chrome Ships with New Sandbox

The sandboxing system implemented in Google’s Chrome browser has undergone a major overhaul in development version 23.0.1255.0 with the introduction of a brand new sandbox on Linux and ChromeOS for renderers. The new sandbox uses a feature called Seccomp-BPF that gives the Linux kernel a higher degree of control in imposing restrictions to the application, as well as to evaluate system call numbers and thei...

Apple Issues Fix for Zero-Day Vulnerability in OS X

The Java vulnerability discovered in August has prompted Apple to issue their own patch for Mac OS X customers. According to this security announcement, the free update for Java for OS X 2012-005 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 in all Mac OS versions from Snow Leopard to date is available immediately. The company decided to release its own patch for the Java 0-day vulnerability discovered in August. The fix is t...

Romney Tax Returns Apparently Safe; Extorters’ Unauthorized Access Claims Denied

No evidence has been found to support the claim that presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns in its custody have been accessed by unauthorized individuals, according to auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. "At this time there is no evidence that our systems have been compromised or that there was any unauthorized access to the data in question," according to a statement by Maggie O'Donovan-Bolton,...

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