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 ...

Vivino wine-lovers’ app leaked personal information

Vivino, a popular smartphone app, that allows wine-lovers to scan their favourite bottles of plonk and share recommendations with their friends, has left a sour taste in the mouth - after a security researcher found a privacy vulnerability. Randy Westergren, a software developer with a long history of finding privacy holes in other people's programs, discovered a privacy issue in how the Vivino app communic...

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 Instagram to immortalize the love for your Mac, as long as you upload the selfie by February 28th, 18:00 PM (GTM+2), at the latest. Guys and gals, feel free to go all artistic with these selfies, as long as we can make sure that it’s...

1800+ Minecraft usernames and passwords leak online

According to German media reports, a list of 1800 Minecraft usernames and passwords has been published online - potentially allowing anyone to break into your account and cause mayhem in the popular chunky 3D world. Heise reports that many of the affected accounts appear to be belong to German gamers, and that some of the login credentials have been verified to be valid. If unauthorised users exploited the...

Turkey Threatens to Block Twitter Again

Turkey officials plan to ban Twitter unless the social media network blocks a newspaper story involving its intelligence agencies, according to the New York Times. A local court said the newspaper violated national security laws by posting documents about a military police raid on Turkish Intelligence Agency trucks traveling to Syria in January 2014. The newspaper claimed that the intelligence agency’s truc...

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7. What You Need to Know

Two days ago the security world watched the official demise of one of the most popular Windows platforms, Windows 7. But what does it really mean and how does it impact users and organizations? Here is what you need to know: Mainstream support vs. extended support Leaving mainstream support does not mean that Windows 7 is dead. It simply will stop receiving new features or technology improvements. Companies...

Did You Know Your Private Instagram Photos Risk Being Exposed?

If you think only your friends could see your private Instagram pictures, guess again. Instagram recently patched a privacy bug which allowed anyone to see pictures posted by ex-public accounts, according to news reports. More specifically, the bug allowed a photograph posted to Instagram on a public account—the default setting—to remain public on the web, even if the user later changed the account to priva...

Facebook Warns Young Viewers of Violent Videos

Facebook has started adding alert messages to violent content shared via its network after news reports of policeman shot dead in Paris went viral, according to the BBC. The new alerts are meant to prevent people under the age of 18 from viewing violent images such as murders shown in documentaries or news reports. Unlike other clips, they prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless clicke...

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 Threats. The Labs of the security software provider blacklisted dozens of fraudulent websites promising snapchats and other leaked ‘goodies.’ The male-oriented campaign is promoted on websites with tags such as “trendingusa,” “vira...

Notepad++ Defaced by Islamist Hackers after ‘Je suis Charlie’ Edition

Islamist hackers defaced Notepad++ after the open-source text editor released a “Je suis Charlie” edition, according to Softpedia. The hacking group dubbed the ‘Fallaga Team,’ allegedly from Tunisia, breached the website on January 12. The hack surfaced two days after the launch of the special Notepad++ edition, created in support of the shooting incident at the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ newspaper in France. The hack...

Google endangers 900 million Android smartphones, by refusing to patch WebView

Do you have an Android smartphone or tablet? Have you checked what version of the Android OS you are running? Because if you are running Android 4.3 (aka Jellybean) or earlier I'm afraid there's some bad news: you're not going to be receiving any security updates from Google for WebView, a core component of the Android operating system used to render webpages. In case you didn't know, WebView is the tool wi...

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