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 ...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagg ...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have receive ...

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware demanding 500$ to restore access to their sm ...

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, cr ...

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

A new spam wave has hit hundreds of mailboxes with malicious .chm attachments to spread the infamous Cryptowall ransomware, malware researchers from Bitdefender Labs found. Interes ...

Rising Tide of Security Threats Disarms Conflicts between CFOs and CIOs

Two thirds of CFOs make cybersecurity a high or very high priority, while 71% have increased involvement in IT in the last three years, according to a study by big four accountancy firm Ernst & Young. CFOs and CIOs are becoming increasingly connected, with 61% of CFOs saying their collaboration with the CIO has increased over the past three years. Although the relationship has grown closer, CFOs’ insuff...

French Presidents Hollande, Sarkozy and Chirac among Latest NSA Victims, WikiLeaks Says

The US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on French Presidents Francois Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac, WikiLeaks said in a press statement disclosing top secret intelligence reports. NSA spied on the presidents from at least 2006 until May 2012. The documents were accessed by NSA surveillance of the communications of Hollande (2012–present), Sarkozy (2007–2012) and Chirac (1995–2007), the F...

Cryptowall Made Off With $18 million in 2014, FBI Reveals

The infamous Cryptowall ransomware has extorted around $18 million from its victims, the FBI reports. Cryptowall is still the most active malware of the ransomware family, the bureau said in an alert meant to highlight the financial impact of ransomware. Between April 2014 and June 2015, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 992 complaints regarding Cryptowall. Recent IC3 reporting identifies C...

Google Downloaded Audio Listeners Without Users’ Consent, Chromium users say. Is your microphone on?

Google downloaded audio listeners onto computers without users’ consent before the error was fixed, according to The Independent. Users of Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome, allege that Google listened into the conversations of users through a ‘black box’ of code. It is downloaded to enable a feature that activates a search function when you say "OK, Google," but the code appears to have en...

Four out of 10 IT Managers Can’t Find the Source of Breaches, Study Says

Some 42% of IT managers said they were unable to identify the source of security breaches, while 32% of those who admitted having experienced a breach can't say how often they were breached, according to a SANS Institute survey. The increasing integration of IT into once-isolated operations technology systems is one of the top three threat vectors found by security professionals. 42% of respondents say the...

Happy Anniversary, Alan Turing!

Alan Mathison Turing is broadly acknowledged as the father of artificial intelligence – the human-like intelligence exhibited by machines and software. He was born 103 years ago, on 23rd of June. To celebrate his anniversary, here are some essential bits of information on artificial intelligence. Enjoy reading! An “intelligent” machine According to Turing, a computer can be considered to “think” if, in a co...

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 Bitdefender research. Kodi is mostly used by those who want to build their own home media centers without investing in dedicated hardware or software. This open-source solution is compatible with a wide range of operating systems (Linux,...

Facebook’s Facial Recognition App ‘Moments’ Is Too Intrusive, Regulators Say

Facebook’s recently introduced Moments, an app that groups photos using facial recognition technology and allows users to share them with friends, does not respect European law. The company was previously forced to withdraw this technology for European users on its main site.   Moments manages photos on the user’s device, groups them using factors such as place, time and, through facial recognition, who is...

A Quarter of US Tech Executives Admit Being Hacked in the Past Year

Some 23% of US technology executives say their company has suffered a security breach in the past 12 months and they plan to spend more on IT security in the next year, according to the Technology Industry Business Outlook survey from the advisory firm KPMG. The survey shows that three-fourths of technology executives expect their companies to spend 1 to 5 percent of their revenue on IT security over the ne...

Reddit Makes Full Switch to HTTPS. What Should We Expect?

Starting June 29, Reddit will encrypt all site communications, following the example of Google, Apple, Wikipedia, Netflix and others. “Nearly 1 year ago we gave you the ability to view Reddit completely over SSL,” according to a post by Reddit. “Now we’re ready to enforce that everyone use a secure connection with Reddit. Please ensure that all of your scripts can perform all of their functions over HTTPS b...

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