Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Bad week-end for Facebook users: a malicious tagging campaign ended up infecting at least 5 thousand computer users with a backdoor. This three-day campaign has been actively mirro ...

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Here’s your chance to win a brand new 13” MacBook Air by just posting a selfie with your current Mac, followed by the hashtag #hugamac. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and even Inst ...

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

Hottest Snapchats – Another Early 2015 Facebook Scam!

A spam campaign revealing the 10 “hottest snapchats” is a new entry to the long list of Facebook scams flooding the social media platform in 2015, according to Bitdefender Online T ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Celebrating Asimov, the writer who focused on AI and coined the term ‘robotics’

Bitdefender’s Pick. Celebrating Asimov, the writer who focused on AI and coined the term ‘robotics’

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 ...

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

Top 10 Data Breaches of 2014; Lessons Learned for a Safer 2015

2014 was a memorable year for large-scale cybersecurity breaches. Target started the year on the wrong foot, exposing 110 million people’s personal information. Then, Sony Pictures ...

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Top 5 Social Media Security Predictions of 2015

Mobile ransomware, targeted job fraud, and Trojans lurking behind shocking videos are all expected to make their appearance on social media in 2015, security software solutions pro ...

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Stalkers, Nude Photos and Beheadings: Top Facebook Scams and Malware Attacks in 2014

Millions of people fell for Facebook scams in 2014. They lost money, reputation and even their jobs after simply clicking on the wrong social media link. Though security experts, c ...

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”)....

Top Five Stupid Ways Spammers Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Spammers invest a great deal of time and money in the business of bothering of other people. They rent e-mail lists from other spammers, pay for spam templates, and face other costs. While spammers collectively cost businesses billions of dollars per year in lost productivity, they do actually have to outlay some cash for it. And that’s all the more reason for the honest citizens of the world to feel a litt...

Want to make $91,546.76 a month? There’s an app for that!

Get-rich-quick scams have been heavily flogged on the internet for years - they’re a great source of cash for those who sell them. However, as public awareness increased and antivirus vendors moved quicker to block fraud from the cloud, scammers have taken the easy route: disposable websites offering small applications allegedly incredible money-earning opportunities. Once downloaded and installed, though,...

Social Networks Bitten by the Same Scam Bug(s)

New social networks face classic scams, boundaries between platforms blur Pinterest’s public acknowledgement that it is “not immune to challenges faced by sites across the web including spam and phishing” raises the question of whether online social startups can and will learn from their predecessors’ troubles. Two directions are worth exploring here: baits and sharing mechanisms. Social scams exploit human...

Two Rounds of Teenagers Arrested in Norway and UK for Hacking

Two separate investigations in UK and Norway led to the arrests of suspects behind recent high-profile attacks including the one on Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency. Every fresh suspect has to get the principal’s exemption from skipping Math classes while imprisoned. A British 17-year-old boy got into trouble after hacking and publishing confidential calls, breaking the notorious B.I.G. “Computer Mi...

Anonymous Rally in Anti-Putin Protests

In keeping with its tradition of politically minded hacks, Anonymous sent a message of support to the anti-Putin movement by DDoS-ing the Russian leader’s online palace, kremlin.ru. This is supposedly part of OpDefiance, a new campaign the hacktivists launched with a view to protesting against the unfair electoral process that brought Vladimir Putin back into the saddle. According to a warning video posted...

Computer Network May Become Its Own Security Force

Researchers propose a new adaptive cybersecurity strategy modeled on the moving-target military concept. According to a Kansas State University press release, cybersecurity experts Scott DeLoach and Xinming Ou are researching a moving-target strategy that would enable computer networks to protect themselves against attackers by  automatic and random changes in their setup and configuration. The team focusin...

UK ISPs Fight Parliamentary Proposal for Network-Level Adult Content Filtering

Parliamentary Inquiry finds more energetic approach in online porn issue necessary, ISPs strike back with freedom of speech and consumer education arguments. According to an Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection in April 2012, “many feel that device-level filters are no longer offering sufficient protection for children online. Only a minority of parents use these filters and this n...

Facebook App Center Brings Paid-for Ingredient to Social App Mix

App Center covers all apps compliant with platform guidelines, plans for flat fee paid-for apps revealed. A blog post on the Facebook developers’ blog announced the launch of the App Center to serve as “the new, central place to find great apps”.  Each listed app will have its own detail page, a no-strings-attached preview of the app’s functionalities for potential users. The main criterion for listing in t...

What’s in Your Daily Slice of Spam? Bitdefender Digs In to Find Out

Just as the original spam – the tinned meat of 50 years ago - prompted people to wonder just what it contained, so too does the spam of the Internet age Bitdefender decided to look at just what spam – the e-mail version – contains.  And we found out spam covers a lot more than pitches for Canadian Pharmacy wonder medicine and luxury goods replicas. With 264.6 billion spam messages sent per day, roughly 90%...

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