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 ...

Google Analytics May Violate Norwegian Privacy Laws

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority is investigating the use of Google Analytics by The Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund, because collected data can potentially track users by storing their IP addresses. The two government authorities are believed to have no control over how IP addresses are handled, enabling Google to use the data for other purposes than measuring traffi...

Online Fraud Earns Jail Time for German Felons

German authorities arrested a 23-year-old man who used a network of 187 fake online stores to make $1.36 million selling fictitious electric equipment and home appliances between November 2008 and August 2011. The cybercrime gang also launched a phishing campaign which asked users to verify their bank credentials because a possible virus attack might have left them vulnerable. More than 117 illegal transact...

One in Two US Execs Worried about Data Security and Cybercrime, Study Shows

Some 42 percent of 11,340 surveyed US board members have a concrete response and crisis management plan in the event of a cyber-attack against their corporations. With more and more US-based companies adopting the Internet as the favorite channel of communication, sales and delivery in the past decade, online safety has become a key concern in 2012.  The 2012 Law and the Boardroom Study commissioned by The...

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...

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