Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found. Thousa ...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Microsoft will release what is touted to be the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever in less than one month. The Developer Preview builds made available to Windows ...

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 ...

180 Million Windows XP Users Exposed to Threats as Microsoft Stops All Security Updates

Microsoft has announced that, as of July 15, all security solutions for XP users will stop receiving updates, leaving users exposed to threats. Windows XP will no longer provide the Malicious Software Removal Tool or updates to Microsoft Security Essentials. “Since real-time protection products have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates, your PC will still be at risk of i...

Epic Games forum hacked – change your online passwords, and beware of phishing

If you're an avid video gamer, chances are that you know of Epic Games. They're the developers of popular games such as Infinity Blade, Gears of War, Unreal Tournament... and - if you're as old as me - you might even remember their founder Tim Sweeney's classic DOS era shareware game ZZT. In other words, they're great at making video games. But if you visit the forum of Epic Games right now, this is what yo...

Data Breaches to Affect Nearly 1 Billion Consumer Accounts Worldwide

Some 900 million consumer accounts will be impacted in 2014 and 2015 alone by data breaches, with some consumers affected more than once, according to “Digital Trust in the IoT Era”, a survey by IT and outsourcing company Accenture. In 2014-2015, researchers estimate the number of data breaches will more than double compared to the previous two years. Since the beginning of 2014, data breaches have affected...

Cloudminr Hacked; Credentials of 80,000 Users for Sale

Cloudminr.io , which The Cloud Mining Directory says may be the world’s largest Bitcoin mining operation, has been hacked. Almost 80,000 user credentials are allegedly on sale for only 1 Bitcoin. Last week, attackers broke into servers of the Norwegian-hosted platform and grabbed the site’s database, which includes thousands of unencrypted usernames, email addresses and passwords. “What we can tell now is t...

Same-Password Curse: Users Hesitate to Strengthen Passwords, Yet Fear Hackers

Consumers are reluctant to protect their accounts with multiple strong passwords, yet they worry weak ones will leave them vulnerable to hackers, multiple studies show. Out of a lack of awareness or a lack of education on security measures, users are not taking the steps needed to decrease online risks. Source: Pixabay Some 44% of US consumers use the same password for multiple online accounts, and 39% have...

Facebook’s security chief calls for Adobe Flash to be killed off

Poor old Adobe Flash. Hardly anybody seems to love it. And this isn't a new phenomenon. Remember the controversy all those years ago, when it became clear that Apple had no plans to ever support Flash on the iPhone and iPad? The late Steve Jobs even took to his keyboard to write a lengthy explanation of why he would not allow Flash on his devices - citing a number of reasons including battery life, reliabil...

Government Access to Encrypted Communication to Cause Extreme Economic Harm, MIT finds

Governments’ recent proposals to access user information to enhance internet security are unworkable in practice, raise enormous legal and ethical questions, and would undo progress on security at a time when Internet vulnerabilities are causing extreme economic harm, according to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Technical Report by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) expe...

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found. Thousands of people were invited to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file claiming to come from a tax consultant. Posing as a follow-up email, the message asks users to urgently download the attached archive and provide i...

Madonna Avenged: Hacker Jailed for Song Theft

39-year-old Adi Lederman was sentenced to 14 months in prison after hacking into computers to steal Madonna's latest songs before the official release, according to news reports. Source: welivesecurity.com The Israeli-born aspiring singer–turned-hacker admitted to breaking into email servers used by Kevin Antunes and Guy Oseary – Madonna’s musical director and talent manager, respectively. From there, he st...

Data of Almost 7% of US Population Hit By Hackers

The biggest data breach affecting the  US government's personnel management agency, which allegedly exposed 14 million current and former civilian employees, involves millions more people than previously estimated, according to Reuters. The Office of Personnel Management said data stolen from its computer networks included Social Security numbers and other sensitive information on 21.5 million people who ha...

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