Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Facebook is curious about privacy, annoying posts and the overall experience on the platform, according to the latest survey shared with users worldwide. The 3-minute quiz also inc ...

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wa ...

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

World of Warcraft players need to ignore the unexpected e-mails that pop up into their inboxes offering professional skills, automatic upgrades for the role of class 60. Because th ...

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

More than 17,000 Facebook users were tricked by a bold scam that promised them over 100,000 followers on the social network and made them willingly inject dangerous code in their b ...

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

A potentially damaging flaw has been discovered with the OpenSSL libraries that will likely trigger reactions ranging from mild concern to paranoia.  We may never fully know the ex ...

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

The highly anticipated World Cup 2014 may turn hazardous for smartphone-wielding fans, according to Bitdefender findings. FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Match, a free app from Google Pla ...

Scammers Blitz Brits with Bogus Invoices

Scammers Blitz Brits with Bogus Invoices

Scammers targeted Brits’ banking information with a malicious spam campaign that accounted for 0.5 percent of 3 million randomly chosen bogus messages in a matter of hours.  The e- ...

National Geographic Fans Targeted with Mobile Scareware

Mobile users of the National Geographic website are targeted with scareware saying they have been infected with malware, according to the Bitdefender Labs. They are then abusively redirected to a Google Play app that would clean their Android device. The ad poses as a message from the news.nationalgeographic.com page. “Your Android has been infected with a virus,” the deceptive alert reads. “Tap OK to remov...

Nigerian Scams Turn Ukrainian

Scammers are seeking victims from among the good-hearted with fake distress e-mail cries allegedly from vacationers who cannot leave Ukraine. Amid the social and political strife in Ukraine, scammers have adjusted Nigerian scam scripts to hook kind-hearted strangers and have them send moderate sums of money to scammers’ accounts. Bitdefender anti-spam labs spotted a trend in the messages: They claim to come...

Tor Browser in Apple’s App Store Still Packed with Spyware and Adware

The Tor Browser in Apple’s app store is allegedly still packed with spyware and adware despite repeated complaints, according to Softpedia. The tech giant hasn’t yet removed the application that is said to be fake. Tor president Roger Dingledine is seeking help from experts in the security industry.  “I mailed Window Snyder and Jon Callas to see if they can get us past the bureaucracy,” Tor Project’s co-fou...

Samsung Backdoor Capable of Siphoning Data Remotely, Replicant Developers Say

Developers of the free Android library Replicant have discovered a backdoor in Samsung’s proprietary software capable of siphoning storage data remotely, according to The Free Software Foundation. The proprietary program manages the modem communication protocol. Today, smartphones have two distinctive processors; on one runs the operating system and on the other one, known as modem, runs a proprietary syste...

NSA’s Deployed Malware via Automated Tools to Enhance Spy Capabilities

The US National Security Agency is allegedly using automated tools to deploy malware on computers worldwide, according to The Intercept’s report based on the Snowden Revelations. The technologies described in latest report allow “industrial-scale exploitation” of networks. CGHQ, the British equivalent of the NSA, seems to have also played an important role. “In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake F...

Romanian Man Commits Suicide and Kills His 4-Year-Old after Falling for Police Ransomware

A Romanian man committed suicide and killed his 4-year-old son after falling for a police ransomware scam that threatened him with huge fines and jail for watching online pornography, according to local newspaper Braila 24. This is reportedly the first murder-suicide caused by malware writers. Before hanging himself in the living room along with his son Nicusor, the 36 year-old left a suicide note. "I recei...

Mt.Gox CEO’s Web Accounts Hacked over Alleged Theft; Trading Information Leaked

Web accounts belonging to Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles have been hacked over the alleged malleability theft of 744,408 bitcoins, according to the BBC. Some 716 MB of Mt.Gox’s transaction history were leaked. The hackers compromised Karpeles’s Reddit account and personal blog, posting the link to the leak. The attackers were motivated by the current status of Mt.Gox and its recent actions. "It's time that MtGox ...

Scammers Turning to Facebook for Targeting, Research Shows

Scammers are increasingly taking advantage of Facebook targeting tools and user trust to tout cheap pharmaceuticals, designer replicas and other products in a trend dangerously reminiscent of traditional spam, according to Bitdefender research. The rapid growth of the social network and precision of its advertising tools are prompting criminals to lure Facebook users with tempting offers that may, like trad...

Use Encryption, Tor to Thwart NSA Surveillance, Snowden Urges

Software programmers should use their skills to help protect people’s privacy from government surveillance, Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor turned whistleblower, said at the SXSW culture and technology conference in Texas, according to The Register. In a speech transmitted by Google Hangouts, Snowden said software developers are responsible for creating more user-friendly, secure communications to...

‘Game-Changing’ Snake Malware Used in Espionage on Ukraine

Dozens of computer networks in Ukraine have been infected by the Snake the cyber-espionage “tool kit,” according to The New York Times. The malware is similar to another piece of malware that infected the Pentagon’s classified systems several years ago. The espionage malware has appeared many times in Ukraine this year in the context of the Ukrainian conflict, according to a BAE Systems report that called t...

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