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 ...

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

With Android 6.0 - known as Marshmallow to die-hard fans - rolling out on devices, Google has pushed some significant new features in terms of user experience and “under the hood” ...

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

The future is written in lines of code. Zero and ones. Simple, clear and definitely, not gender biased. So, where are all the women in white hats? Fueled by debates over whose code ...

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

It’s not the first time Android’s Google Play has been found harboring a malicious application that both hides its presence and performs activities that generate some form of reven ...

Crack Passwords like a Boss With GPU-Based Cluster

Hashed passwords have always been the way to go when storing authentication credentials in databases. If in the early days of the web simple hashing algorithms were enough to offer decent protection in case of data leaks, the currently-available computing power makes brute-forcing a breeze. Researcher Jeremi Gosney – also known as epixoip – demonstrated at the Passwords^12 conference in Oslo that no passwor...

US Navy Hit by 30 Cyber Attacks Every Second

The US Navy is hit by 30 cyber-attacks per second, or 110,000 every hour, according to HP, the company managing the Navy Marine Corps Intranet contract. “For the US Navy we provide the network for 800,000 men and woman in 2,000 locations around the world, protecting them against 110,000 cyber attacks every hour,” HP’s head of enterprise services Mike Nefkens said, as quoted by V3. “This means the attacks av...

Mobile Browsers Have Low HTTPS Indicators, Research Shows

Browsers used by 90 per cent of American mobile customers don’t clearly identify the HTTPS status of the connection as the World Wide Web Consortium recommends, research from Georgia Tech shows. The study, titled “Measuring SSL Indicators on Mobile Browsers: Extended Life, or End of the Road?”, showed the lack of HTTPS indicators is still a problem users face with mobile browsing, though smartphones general...

All about the Free 60-Second Virus Scanner from Bitdefender

We've launched the free 60-Second Virus Scanner desktop app, which will add a layer of elite cloud-based protection to PCs worldwide in an all-out assault on malware. It’s called 60 Second Virus Scanner because it scours your system for malware in less than a minute. The claim of speed and convenience may raise the eyebrows of many users who’ve already tried security products. Let’s face it - speed and low...

Identity Thieves Woo Spanish Speakers with Love Songs

Spanish speakers are lured to buy international romantic songs but instead they have their identities stolen. Bitdefender spotted a spam campaign exploring users’ melancholy and depression, the two least welcome holiday guests.   Here’s a reason to be jolly: relationships are the most common trigger for Christmas depression, according to a study reported in 2007 by the Mayo Clinic. Also, two-thirds of women...

Instagram Bug on iPhone Surrenders Accounts to Attackers

Instagram users are prone to account hijacking, as a vulnerability in the way cookies are handled by the iPhone app could enable attackers to seize control of user accounts. Although some activities between the app and Instagram’s servers are encrypted, when the app starts it broadcasts a plain-text cookie that could be intercepted by attackers, said Carlos Reventlov who researched the vulnerability. “An at...

Vast Caches of Secret Data Leaked from Switzerland’s National Security Agency

Terabytes of secret counter-terrorist data was leaked out of Switzerland's National Security Agency by a disgruntled top-level employee with unlimited access to the agencies networks. Warning the CIA and the UK’s MI6, the Swiss intelligence service believes the leaked data could have been compromised. Although the senior employee was apprehended and the terabytes of data recovered, the agency cannot confirm...

Geo-Tagging Gives Away Location of Fugitive AV Guru

John McAfee, founder of the McAfee virus scanner, has been on the run since early November when police in the Central American country of Belize started seeking McAfee as a “person of interest” in the death of McAfee’s neighbor. Accompanied by a journalist with Vice magazine and a female friend, McAfee took a picture which was published by the magazine in yesterday’s online edition. However, the journalist...

[Infographic] What goes furthest in 60 seconds?

Today we launched the free 60-Second Virus Scanner desktop app, which adds a layer of elite cloud-based protection to PCs worldwide in an all-out assault on malware. It scans your computer in just 60 seconds. Wonder what else can happen in just 60 seconds? Check out the infographic below to see what and how far things can travel in that short time. Powered by Bitdefender Antivirus and 60-Second Virus Scanne...

Employees Sneak Company Data via File Sharing Services, Study Shows

More and more employees are relying on file sharing services to store company data, even if they know they are not allowed to, according to a study published by storage company Nasuni. The research, based on the answers of about 1,300 corporate IT users, reveals that company data frequently lands on consumer-grade storage providers that can’t be controlled or managed by corporate IT teams. The study reveale...

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