Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, a ...

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

A new viral video scam has lured thousands of Facebook users with a fake tape of a girl killed by her husband because she kissed another man, according to Bitdefender. The antiviru ...

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

American singer and actress Taylor Swift has lost her scam ‘mojo’, as her fake sex tape spreading on Facebook was excluded from the top ten most successful scam baits, according to ...

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

A new “funny” video spreading on Facebook drops a not so hilarious Trojan on users’ computers, according to research by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The malware can acc ...

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In a world of increasingly complicated and complex products, computer users are at risk of overwhelm. Obscure techn ...

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

“Nigerian” scammers are citing media outlets such as The Huffington Post to lend credit to their enrichment promises. A new wave of bogus messages is flooding inboxes with the temp ...

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

A wave of parking fine spam continues to infect computers in the UK with Zeus, or the Zbot Trojan, seeking to steal confidential information, according to Bitdefender. So far, the ...

Yahoo! Mail Getting End-to-End Encryption in 2015, Security Chief Says

The popular Yahoo Mail service will be getting an end-to-end encryption option by next year, according to The Hacker News. Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos made the announcement on Thursday at the BlackHat 2014 conference. "If an activist in Sudan wants to email a human rights organization’s Gmail address and they have encryption set up for it, it will automatically detect that and offer...

Slow Boot Time? Bitdefender’s Startup Optimizer Kicks Your Launch Time into High Gear

Does your computer boot so slowly that you’re tempted to go make coffee to save time after hitting the Start button? Bitdefender’s new Startup Optimizer has a solution. The new Startup Optimizer will speed up your system’s boot time by managing the launching of startup applications. Users can manage startup time by enabling, removing or delaying applications at boot. The feature also offers analytics on app...

Bitdefender Mobile Security Tops AV-TEST July/August Rankings; 100 Percent Malware Detection

The Bitdefender Mobile Security application topped the July/August test rankings from independent analysis firm AV-TEST with 100 per cent malware detection, according to an AV-TEST Twitter announcement. The Germany-based IT security tester has awarded Bitdefender Mobile Security with a maximum score of six out of six for protection. Bitdefender Mobile Security also scored six out of six on performance. Phot...

Over 1.2 Billion Credentials Stolen By Russian Cybercriminals

A database of over 1.2 billion usernames and passwords and half a billion unique email addresses has been stolen and collected by a Russian cybercrime ring, the New York Times writes. US internet security company Hold Security, which disclosed the information, said that “hackers did not just target U.S. companies, they targeted any website they could get, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to very small web...

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

American singer and actress Taylor Swift has lost her scam ‘mojo’, as her fake sex tape spreading on Facebook was excluded from the top ten most successful scam baits, according to Bitdefender. An analysis by the antivirus software provider revealed the celebrity is no longer as popular as last year, when bogus videos of her managed to spread malware on the social network. Millions of users fall for Faceboo...

Tired of Freezes and Slow-Downs? Bitdefender Boosts Your Computer with OneClick Optimizer

The new Bitdefender line is on your side when it comes to performance, with the OneClick Optimizer feature that speeds up your computer with a single click. OneClick Optimizer runs all known optimization methods to free up space and get your computer going at top speed again. Where can you find it? Just click on the Optimize button from the main user interface. Or access the main user interface from your Bi...

Anonymous Leaks Data from Israeli Jobs Web Site during #OpSaveGaza

The Anonymous hacker group has breached the Israeli jobs web site zerem.co.il and leaked users' details, according to their Twitter announcement. The group alleges it took data of 70,000 users from the jobs portal. So far, the given samples contain users' photos, names, phone numbers and emails.    Photo Credit: @PalAnonymous "Islamic Cyber Resistance Group has Hacked Israeli Job Finder site at www.zerem.co...

Ransomware Attacks Synology’s NAS line

Synology’s network attached storage (NAS) devices have been hacked and their data is held ransom for 0.6 Bitcoins, according to a Facebook post by the company, which manufactures NAS appliances. Owners of Synology's NAS devices reported finding a message by a so-called “SynoLocker Automated Decryption Service” when trying to access the homepage of their NAS device. The message states that “all important fil...

Movie time! Bitdefender 2015 Enhances your Visual Experience

Bitdefender thinks good movies are not meant  to be interrupted – neither by commercial breaks nor by annoying maintenance tasks. Bitdefender 2015 introduces a set of impressive features including Bitdefender Activity Profiles, a new technology that automatically detects when you watch movies and tweaks your system settings so you enjoy your experience to the fullest! Bitdefender will adjust the power plan ...

Mozilla Developer Site Leaks 76,000 User Email Addresses

Some 76,000 members of the Mozilla Developers Network (MDN) had their credentials “accidentally disclosed” after a site database error, Mozilla announced on its blog. For about a month, thousands of email addresses, along with 4,000 passwords, were leaked during a failed data sanitization process of the MDN server. "As soon as we learned of it, the database dump file was removed from the server immediately,...

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