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 ...

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...

Cloud Computing Security Boosts Productivity, Cuts Worrry, Study Shows

Small and midsize businesses using the cloud waste less time and money, a recent Microsoft research shows. According to the study conducted in five U.S. areas, these companies gain significant security benefits, including increased protection against e-threats. The study shows that 35 percent of American companies have experienced higher levels of security since moving to the cloud. In addition, 32 percent...

Fake Market Serves All-You-Can-Eat Android Malware

Third-party Android markets have traditionally been the main source of infection since the Android boom, as they are less strict than the genuine Play when it comes to bouncing malware. If alternative Android markets have a couple of potentially dangerous applications, today’s catch is an Android market that only serves malware. Dressed up to perfectly imitate the genuine Google Play, this rogue repository...

Anonymous’ Commander X Claims Access to Every Classified Database in the US Government

“It’s a matter of when we leak the contents of those databases, not if. You know how we got access? We didn’t hack them. The access was given to us by the people who run the systems. The five-star general (and) the Secretary of Defence who sit in the cushy plush offices at the top of the Pentagon don’t run anything anymore”, said Cristopher Doyon, a.k.a Commander X, in an exclusive interview for National Po...

Translating Spamglish: Are All Spammers Grammatically-Challenged?

Spammers send almost 300 billion messages a day combined, mostly in English. That’s more than 90 percent of the world’s e-mail traffic. It costs billions of dollars a year in lost productivity, annoys hundreds of millions of people, and seriously harms some of those who fall into the trap. It also means that the vast majority of the world’s e-mail is a babbling, eye-crossing, head-scratching mess of near-ra...

Cyber Criminals Stole a Combined Half a Billion Dollars in 2011

Last year, almost half a billion dollars were lost because of online criminal activity, and 300,000 complaints were addressed to the FBI. According to the newly released Internet Crime Report, last year’s complaints increased over 2010 with 3.4 percent. The most common scams included FBI-related schemes in which a criminal poses as the FBI to defraud victims, identity theft, and advance-fee fraud. “This rep...

OMG!!! Where is Malwarecity?

Disturbing reports about the disappearance of the Bitdefender tech bloggie hub wreak havoc, BUT security news gets way hotter (while keeping most of its clothes on. What happened here? Quite a lot, you’ll see. Prepare for a lot of security flavored goodies packed tightly in a yummy blog format, with and a humorous cherry on top.  Ladies and gents, exit a glorious tech-savvy Malwarecity and enter fresh, hip...

Spam Becomes Leaner, More Targeted, for Mother’s Day

Spam messages and their related scams have dropped ahead of Mother’s Day this year, but gift givers – and their mothers – are far from safe. While spam campaigns are shedding the emphasis on mass numbers, crooks are aiming for greater efficiency Spam campaigns that emerge around Mother’s Day and other holidays may not overwhelm inboxes like they used to since spam dropped a whopping 30 percent overall in th...

Android Malware Report – April 2012

Continuing on the same trend that we’ve noticed in our Q1 2012 E-Threat Landscape Report, the top Android malware detections have remained the same. Except for some new (app)aritions that have made their way into our chart, the number one threat still remains Android.Trojan.FakeDoc.A (most commonly known as “Battery Doctor”), followed up by the “Rage Against the Cage” exploit (aka “Android.Exploit.RATC.A”)....

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