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 ...

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Have you tried creating a Facebook account under someone’s name and then use it to access his/her online accounts? Accounts you know that person manages on e-commerce or travel sit ...

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

Smart lighting IoT devices are prone to attacks that expose households and inhabitants to discomfort, but more importantly, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft. Bitd ...

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

Four billion internet-connected devices promise to take our homes to an unprecedented level of comfort. But this new digital convenience takes its toll on private lives. As we have ...

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Independent labs AV-Test and AV-Comparatives reward top security without slowdowns. There is no better validation for your internet security choice than the results of the most pre ...

State-Sponsored Cyber-Espionage up 75 Percent, Says Defense Security Service

United States technology, trade secrets, and proprietary information have been targeted by foreign countries cyber-espionage, according to a Defense Security Service report. An increase of 75% percent in attempts to access classified and proprietary U.S. information was registered during the fiscal years of 2010 to 2011. An FBI report states the United States had lost $13 billion in economic cyber-espionage...

Pingback Bug in WordPress Can Be Leveraged in DDoS Attack, Router Reconfiguration

A bug known since 2007 in the popular publishing platform Wordpress is now back and ready to be abused, according to a blog post by vulnerability specialist Accunetix. Image courtesy to Wordpress Like most major publishing platforms, Wordpress has a pingback feature that notifies the blog owner when another website links to a page of the Wordpress blog, with details of where and what. This feature is used b...

Social Media Spying Scams Claim Thousands of Victims

Thousands of victims have fallen for a unusually stubborn scam circulating in various forms on Facebook promising to show users who has been looking at their profile, warns Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions. Dozens of “guess who saw your profile” apps, with promises to reveal information about Facebook stalkers and viewers, have collectively exposed thousands of Face...

Hollywood Celebrity Hacker Sent to Jail

The American who hacked the e-mail accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and some 50 other celebrities was sent to prison for 10 years. US District Judge S James Otero sentenced 35-year old Christopher Chaney, of Florida, USA for wiretapping and illegally accessing computers of more than 50 high-profile Hollywood celebrities. The federal Judge in Los Angeles, California stated for t...

Bogus Christmas Loans and Credit Extensions Expose Users to Malware

New Christmas scam campaign targets shoppers in need of extra cash with bogus loans and credit extensions and tricks them into accessing pages hosting BlackHole exploit kit.  With holidays just around the corner, crooks have already started to poke around for shoppers who want a piece of the online Christmas cheer, but don’t quite have the budget for it. If you are “short on cash this holiday,” there’s a sc...

Money-Stealing Android Malware Proliferates in North America, Europe

North American and European Android users face the greatest chance of having their money stolen, while Asians tend to be bombarded with annoying ads and shortcuts from aggressive adware, according to a study by Bitdefender®. Countries with a high risk of being infected by money-stealing Android malware include the United States (16%), France (15%), Romania (15%), the United Kingdom (10%) and Germany (9%) th...

`Stalking’ Applications Could Be Marked As Illegal in US

A Senate Judiciary Committee sanctioned Senator Al Franken’s bill that restricts location tracking via mobile devices. The Location Privacy Protection Act would set outside the law any company selling applications that provide data on the device’s location to anyone other than the device owner. The bill deems as unacceptable apps that silently monitor a user’s location or share that location to a third part...

Free Domain Provider Offers Safe Harbor for Spammers

Crooks replace co.cc and co.kr with Tokelau’s free .tk TLD in cyber-attacks. Cyber crooks have significantly abused .tk domains in attack campaigns in the second half of 2012. Compared to the first half, the number of malicious .tk domains jumped from less than 1 percent to 9 percent of all security incidents involving Top Level Domains. The explanation for the jump is simple: In the second half, Tokelau’s...

Three Brits Arrested for Running ‘Police Ransomware’ Con

UK police arrested three fake cops for running a ransomware-type scam over the Internet and demanding £100 `fines’ from victims. The three suspects from Stoke-on-Trent, two men and a woman, were detained for questioning by the Staffordshire police on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud, money laundering and possession of items to use in fraud. It appears the three fake cops got their hands on malicious softw...

10 Arrested for Stealing $850 Million through Butterfly Botnet

Ten people were arrested for stealing $850 million through the Butterfly Botnet, which included more than 11 million infected computers, according to the FBI. Cyber-criminals mainly targeted Facebook users with the “Yahos” malware to steal their credit card, bank account, and other personal details. The arrests occurred in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the UK and the US, bas...

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