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 ...

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...

WhatsApp Among Worst Apps for User Privacy Protection, Study Says

Facebook’s WhatsApp mobile messaging app has received the poorest rating regarding user privacy protection, according to the “Who Has Your Back” report, issued by Electric Frontier Foundation. WhatsApp has earned only one star from a possible five. The company had a year to prepare for its inclusion in the report, but it has adopted none of the best practices recommended. “WhatsApp should publicly require a...

Nine out of 10 Mac and iOS Apps Are Completely Exposed to Password Theft

Some 88.6% of iOS and OS X apps using resource-sharing mechanisms and IPC channels are completely exposed to unauthorized cross-app resource access, or XARA, attacks, according to a report by university researchers from Indiana University, Georgia Tech and Peking University.  “The consequences of such attacks are devastating, leading to complete disclosure of the most sensitive user information (e.g., passw...

Samsung Galaxy phones at risk from massive security flaw

Security researchers have gone public with details of a security flaw that, they say, could impact over 600 million Samsung mobile devices worldwide - including the recently released Galaxy S6. The problem, claim researchers at security firm NowSecure, lies inside the SwiftKey keyboard pre-installed with Samsung devices. Source: robskinner.net If successfully exploited, the vulnerability could lead to attac...

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s own PC hit by malware… or was it?

Poor old Angela Merkel. The German Chancellor just isn't having much luck with hackers. Back in October 2013, Angela Merkel accused the USA's NSA of spying on her mobile phone. Source: International Business Times In fact, a leak by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was monitoring the telephone conversations of some 35 world leaders. The accusations that Chancellor Merkel's phone was bu...

Dumb criminals can’t keep their mouths shut on Facebook

We often warn about the dangers of over-sharing information on social networking sites. But when it's thieves who are making the mistake of being too loose-lipped on Facebook, we're all in favour. It's almost eight o'clock on the evening of Monday March 2nd, on Portobello High Street in Edinburgh. Four men drive up outside the Ladbrokes bookmakers in a black Audi A1 car. Three of them get out. One is wearin...

Last Pass Hacked, Users Urged to Change Master Passwords

Lass Pass suffered a network intrusion on Friday and is advising users to change their master password to avoid being hacked. Source: Twitter "In our investigation, we have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed," Joe Siegrist, CEO of Last Pass, said in a blog post on Monday. "The investigation has shown, however, that LastPass account email...

Breach of US Government Computers Exposes 14 Million Current, Former Federal Employees

People briefed on the investigation into the recent hack on US government computer say some 14 million current and former civilian US government employees had personal information exposed to hackers, a much higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed. Allegedly, a second cyber breach occurred. Compromised records number between 9 million and 14 million and go back to the 19...

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