Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Have you tried creating a Facebook account under someone’s name and then use it to access his/her online accounts? Accounts you know that person manages on e-commerce or travel sit ...

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

Smart lighting IoT devices are prone to attacks that expose households and inhabitants to discomfort, but more importantly, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft. Bitd ...

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

Four billion internet-connected devices promise to take our homes to an unprecedented level of comfort. But this new digital convenience takes its toll on private lives. As we have ...

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Independent labs AV-Test and AV-Comparatives reward top security without slowdowns. There is no better validation for your internet security choice than the results of the most pre ...

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

With Android 6.0 - known as Marshmallow to die-hard fans - rolling out on devices, Google has pushed some significant new features in terms of user experience and “under the hood” ...

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

The future is written in lines of code. Zero and ones. Simple, clear and definitely, not gender biased. So, where are all the women in white hats? Fueled by debates over whose code ...

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

It’s not the first time Android’s Google Play has been found harboring a malicious application that both hides its presence and performs activities that generate some form of reven ...

Uber forfeited data on 12 million drivers and riders to US authorities in H2 2015

Uber received 33 law enforcement requests in the last six months of 2015 involving data for more than 12 million drivers and riders, according to a company report. “The document shows that we comply with the majority of law enforcement requests, while ensuring they go through the proper legal process”, the company says. “We might be asked to share the precise GPS coordinates of the pickup and drop-off locat...

Now all WordPress.com sites can benefit from HTTPS encryption

There is some great news for those who believe in a more secure and more private web. WordPress, the world's most popular blogging platform, has announced that all of the millions of users hosting their sites on the wordpress.com servers, will be able to force the use of HTTPS encryption - for free. HTTPS, usually denoted by the little green padlock in your web browser's URL bar, can help you feel more conf...

Only Four in 10 US Adults Trust Governments to Handle Personal Biometric Data

Some 42 percent of US adults in a recent survey said they trust governments to handle their biometric data. Image source: Pixabay Organizations that consumers view as traditionally handling sensitive information, or those that serve important life functions such as hospitals and banks, are the most trusted, at 64 percent. A third of consumers are neutral on using these technologies due to a lack of understa...

WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption (finally)

Have you opened your WhatsApp app recently? If you see a pop-up that reads “messages you send to this chat and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption,” your messages are more private than ever! It means your messages are immune to snooping and can’t be intercepted by hackers, governments or any other prying eyes. Not even WhatsApp itself. From now on when you and your contacts use the latest versi...

Better History Chrome extension goes rogue, hijacks browsers and displays ads

A third-party Chrome extension, supposed to make management of your browsing history simpler, has been kicked out of the Chrome web store after users accused it of hijacking their browsing, fiddling with links and opening webpages displaying ads. The Better History extension has been banned by Google, after users began to raise concerns that its behaviour had changed in recent weeks. The first indication th...

11.5M files expose offshore schemes in biggest data leak in history

When it comes to data breaches, it seems nothing can surprise us: we’ve seen huge corporations face public shaming for lax security and for exposing data of millions of customers. But the recent Panama Papers breach tops it all. Source: Wikipedia The breach involves millions of files that reveal a complex tax evasion system involving some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. Here are the as...

CIOs will earn $277,700 on average in 2016, survey shows

The average CIO will make $277,700 this year, according to the 2016 State of the CIO Survey. IT executives at enterprises with 1,000 or more employees earn $401,500, on average, compared to $189,420 at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. Image source: Pixabay Regardless of company size, however, strategic CIOs are likely to earn significantly more: an average $167,000 more than functional CIOs and an...

Bitdefender Anti-Prank tool, version 2.0!

Because our first version was so successful, we have launched the Bitdefender Anti-Prank tool, version 2.0! Effective today, try it now! What, the link doesn't work? Well, it's not supposed to. Our innocent app is meant to put a smile on your face, but thousands of rogue links and apps put your identity and online safety at risk every second. Scammers mean business when it comes to stealing your credit card...

Mattel exec falls for $3 million con by fake CEO

A finance executive of US toymaker Mattel fell victim to a phishing scam that fooled him into wiring $3 million to a Chinese bank. Just when you thought phishing schemes couldn’t get trickier, you stumble on this story and can’t help thinking “Wow, that email must have been convincing!” .Here's why the scam worked: Good timing and credibility - it was signed by the recently appointed CEO, enough reason to s...

Bitdefender BOX, rated ‘Excellent’ by PCMag

Bitdefender BOX was rated “Excellent” by PCMag for its low-impact performance, elegant design, outstanding anti-malware protection and advanced device management. Bitdefender BOX was awarded 4 stars + and made its way onto the highly-rated products list, after being reviewed by expert analysts from PCMag Labs for several months. PCMag analyzed the “small and light” hardware, the setup experience, the anti-m...

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