Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

What is Bitdefender's Pick? We might be a security company, but our interests spin way beyond creating virus signatures and identifying new malware. We also keep our eyes peeled fo ...

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus softw ...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software ...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release ...

Anyone Can Fall Victim to Facebook Scams; Top 5 Bait Categories in Last 2 Years

Anyone Can Fall Victim to Facebook Scams; Top 5 Bait Categories in Last 2 Years

Anyone could fall victim to Facebook scams, such as the classic “guess who viewed your profile” scam and others, Bitdefender behavior analysts warn. A two-year study by the antivir ...

New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

A new type of scareware advertisement tricks users into believing their systems are infected and need expert help to remove the malware, Bitdefender warns. The malware-spreading me ...

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Millions of penny stock spam emails have been flooding inboxes these days, spreading a new ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scam and inflating stock values of a mineral deposit company based ...

New iOS and OS X Malware Infects Non-Jailbroken Apple Devices

WireLurker is the “biggest in scale” iOS and OS X malware to install “trojanized” apps through USB connections on non-jailbroken iOS devices, according to a report by Palo Alto Networks. “WireLurker is now the only known active, non-jailbroken malware threat putting over 800 million iOS devices at risk,” the report says. In the past six months, the new malware family infected 467 OS X apps on the Maiyadi Ap...

More than one third of Americans don’t use basic malware protection, Bitdefender study shows

Advanced security technologies such as VPN and two-factor authentication are used by less than one in 10 Americans. One in three US-based computer users don’t use an antivirus solution, according to a survey carried by Romanian antivirus vendor Bitdefender in September. Only 67.3 percent of respondents are protected by an antivirus solution. The study also finds that young females (aged 18 to 29) are the le...

Government Requests For User Data Rise 24% in First Half of 2014, Facebook Says

Government requests for Facebook user data rose to 34,946 in the first half of 2014, an increase of 24 percent compared to the same period of last year, Facebook said in a press release. Facebook also restricted 19 per cent more content due to local laws in several countries. “We scrutinize every government request we receive for legal sufficiency under our terms and the strict letter of the law, and push b...

UK Visa Contactless Cards Flaw Could Be Used in Fraud

Visa contactless payment cards can be manipulated to undergo approvals for large transactions in other currencies, according to research at Newcastle University. The flaw in the payment protocol never asks for a PIN when the transaction in another currency is requested. “With the magnetic stripe option currently being phased out, the next target that criminals will aim for is the contactless payment feature...

Anyone Can Fall Victim to Facebook Scams; Top 5 Bait Categories in Last 2 Years

Anyone could fall victim to Facebook scams, such as the classic “guess who viewed your profile” scam and others, Bitdefender behavior analysts warn. A two-year study by the antivirus software provider reveals that scammers infect millions of Facebook users with the same repackaged tricks. The team of behavior analysts and psychologists analyzed the five scam categories and revealed there is no such thing as...

UK GCHQ Chief Accuses US Tech Companies of Aiding Terrorism

US tech companies have been accused of aiding terrorism by the newly appointed director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, according to The Telegraph. Hannigan said Facebook and Twitter, even if in "denial," are now "the command and control networks of choice" for criminals and terrorists. "I understand why they [US technology companies] have an uneasy relationship with governments," Hannigan said. "But increasingly...

Linksys SMART WiFi EA Series Routers Vulnerable to Password Exposure

Linksys SMART WiFi EA series routers have firmware vulnerabilities that could expose the administrator password, according to a Carnegie Mellon’s CERT advisory. The firmware contains two severe vulnerabilities, CVE-2014-8243 and CVE-2014-8244 that, if exploited, could expose sensitive information and the administrator password in MD5 hash. The first vulnerability CVE-2014-8243, allows an "unauthenticated at...

Facebook Adds “Onion” Address for Anonymous Browsing. But Does It?

Facebook implemented a new way for users to access its site via Tor “without losing the cryptographic protections provided by the Tor cloud” and disclosing their location, according to a Facebook announcement. Users who have the Tor-enabled browser enabled can access Facebook directly through the https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ URL, said Alec Muffett, software engineer at Facebook. Through an “.onion” addre...

7 Halloween Tricks You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of

Ghosts, goblins and vampires aren’t the only creepy things that come out on Halloween. This day is also notable for other kinds of creeps – the frightening fraudster, the spooky spammer and the horrible hacker. Let’s not forget that it’s a busy shopping day! We expect a wave of opportunistic scams to hit your inboxes and try to disrupt your whole online experience. Don’t let scammers mistreat you. Remember...

Drupal Core SQL Injection Vulnerability Leveraged in Drive-by Attacks

The Drupal Core SQL vulnerability disclosed two weeks ago has been recently leveraged in automated attacks aiming to compromise websites, according to an announcement by Drupal "Automated attacks began compromising Drupal 7 websites that were not patched or updated to Drupal 7.32 within hours of the announcement of SA-CORE-2014-005 - Drupal core - SQL injection," Drupal advised. "You should proceed under th...

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