Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

The Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Threats, as we often call it, has been labeled "the next Industrial Revolution" by journalists because of the way it will change the way ...

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Whenever you go on holiday, you end up taking all your personal data. The information on your personal phone, laptop or other smart device is at more risk of being compromised or s ...

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

It happened! Last night, this blog received the Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog at the European Security Blogger Awards in London! An award we are happy to shar ...

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

You might be risking your privacy, and even physical security, if you use a next-generation switch to control appliances in your home. Image source: Flickr In analyzing several IoT ...

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

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 keep our eyes peeled for new ...

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar business mostly ran by Google, Yahoo or Bing via AdSense-like programs. The current generation of clickbots such as the Redirector.Paco ...

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android malware is not unusual; we’ve even seen it pop up in Google’s Marketplace app on several occasions. Increasing in both sophistication and stealthiest, Android malware has m ...

Mac OS X Backdoor Delivered Via Exploit Hits Asian Activists

A bug in the Mac OS X version of the Microsoft Office suite has been used to spy on the cyber-habits of some Asian activists militating against the Chinese government.  This highly-targeted attack uses a specially-crafted document delivered via email – if opened, the malicious document drops and installs a backdoor application on the victim’s Mac computer that gives an attacker control of the system. The do...

Phone Number Grabber Blows New Life in SMS Spammers

With e-mail based spam dying a slow death, cyber-criminals are moving to more targeted and personal communication. According to a report by security company Webroot, a new phone number harvester is being advertised these days on the web. The tool does pretty much what an e-mail address crawler can do; scrape the web a page at a time in search for phone numbers, owner’s name and mobile carrier. Unlike e-mail...

Spanish Police Arrest “Ransomware” Cyber-Crime Ring

Spanish police arrested 10 people allegedly involved in a massive “ransomware” cyber-crime organization, according to The European Cybercrime Centre at Europol. Police estimated that the ring infected tens of thousands of users worldwide, stealing over 1 million euros a year. Through the “police virus”, cyber-crooks required users to pay $134 as a “fine” to escape prosecution for piracy or accessing child p...

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Scams: Cyber-criminals Trick Users with Fake Limousine Offers and Online ‘Heart Experts’

Bitdefender, creator of the world’s leading antivirus software, is issuing an alert to Valentine’s Day lovers, after spotting a wave of scams spreading worldwide before the love holiday. The company advises users to stay away from fake limousine offers and online ‘heart experts’ who claim to heal troubled relationships. This type of scam spreads through spam and redirects users to phishing, fraud and malwar...

SCADA Systems Vulnerable Despite Risk Awareness, Finds SANS Survey

A survey of nearly 700 SCADA control systems revealed that security risk awareness is at an all-time high but protection is still lacking, according to the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute. Because SCADA systems are predicted to be highly targeted during 2013 as a result of cyber war, the survey conducted revealed that proper security measures to prevent cyber-attacks are falling behind....

Obama’s Executive Order Aims to Strengthen Privacy and Toughen Cyber Security

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order aimed at strengthening cyber security by creating a series of best practices and encouraging institutions that handle critical infrastructure systems to implement a security framework by working together with key government institutions. The framework will serve as a means of sharing intelligence between the government and private sector institutions to de...

American Express and Twitter Launch Hashtag-Based Shopping System

If you spend a lot of time shopping online, you can now turn to Twitter to place your orders, provided that you have an American Express credit card. Since Monday, the service is available to try for any American Express customer if they pair their credit card with their Twitter handle on the bank’s website. Since all information about the user’s credit card is stored on the bank’s file, there is no risk ab...

US Congress Suspects China of Cyber-Espionage

China is collecting intelligence from the US military and business sector, right under the nose of a powerless US government, the US House Intelligent Committee reports. Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, claims 95 percent of private sector networks are vulnerable to cyber-attack and, in fact, they have already fallen victim to such attacks. Apparently not only China, but also Russia...

Your Every Click is a Clue about You

If Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four were written today, Big Brother would have probably been a social networking profile connected to nearly everybody, scraping the web for traces of activity. This is what RIOT’s latest project - that leaked on the Internet earlier today – is designed to do. In a world where we spend more on social networks than on face-time with family, the digital trace we leave behind is en...

Spammed Malware Campaign Targets Citi Group Customers

Clients of Citi Group, the third largest bank holding company in the US, are targeted by scammers who collect passwords and open backdoors for unauthorized remote attackers or download malware on the compromised systems. This attack seems part of a greater campaign conducted by the group behind other two malicious spam messages that in January had Better Business Bureau and DocuSign clients open malicious a...

© 2012 Powered By Bitdefender

Scroll to top