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 ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

18 per cent of SMBs Still Use XP, Face Security Risks, Bitdefender Warns

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating syst ...

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

Hundreds of Facebook users got infected with a new Trojan secretly using their systems to mine for Bitcoins, the virtual currency that spread a global money-making fever, Bitdefend ...

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 temptation of gaining deposit funds from a developer allegedly killed in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan. “Hello Dear, I am Kokoschki Zwang. I worked as the Documents Caretaker to late JACOBOWSKY BLASCHKO who was an Internati...

Butler University data breach victims stretch back over 30 years

Some 163,000 people are receiving letters through the mail right now, and it's not good news. Butler University in Indianapolis has the unpleasant task of informing students, alumni, faculty, staff and even past applicants who never even attended the university, that their personal and financial information has been stolen by hackers. The letter, signed by University president Jim Danko, offers some details...

Android Car Coming In October, Volvo Says

Volvo, which joined the Open Automobile Alliance with other car makers from all over the world, says it will will launch a smart car integrating Android’s smartphone platform. “Android Auto brings features and services familiar to Android smartphone and tablet users directly into the car via Volvo Cars' large center console touch screen display,” Volvo says in a press release. The XC90 will have an Android-...

PayPal Two-Factor Authentication Bypassed via Mobile App-Web API Vulnerability

A vulnerability between PayPal's mobile app and web service authentication flow enabled two-factor authentication (2FA) bypass, according to Duo Security's blog post. A temporary fix has been deployed by PayPal for this issue, which appears to be a design flaw and staff is working on a permanent fix. "When two-factor authentication is done right and consistently (across services) it provides really great va...

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 security company blocked the Trojan from infecting hundreds of computers. The 'reminder notice' e-mails purporting to be from the UK's Ministry of Justice started to invade UK inboxes a couple of months ago. The wave registered a ...

Montana Public Health Department Systems Breached; 1.3 Million Records May Have Been Exposed

The systems of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) were breached in May, according to an announcement by the Public Information Officer. Some 1.3 million records containing health and financial information may have been exposed. The server was taken down on May 22 after a week of suspicious activity and an independent forensics investigation began shortly after. Recently the DPH...

Open Wireless Movement Encourages Sharing Your Wi-Fi

A group of activists launched an initiative, dubbed the Open Wireless Movement, to encourage users to open their private Wi-Fi networks to anyone wanting to check email or online messages on the go, according to the group’s website. “We are aiming to build technologies that would make it easy for Internet subscribers to portion off their wireless networks for guests and the public while maintaining security...

Beware! Sad video of woman dying during a fight is really a Facebook scam

Scammers are once again attempting to make an easy buck by tricking Facebook users into sharing gruesome videos that link to money-making surveys. It's far from a new trick and there have been many examples of survey scams spreading on Facebook in the past, but that doesn't stop it from being a remarkably effective way for fraudsters to earn affiliate cash. Here's how the latest Facebook scam appears, and h...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what we know today. Some of them also caught a glimpse of the future and envisioned the technology we are using now or are about to see. Keeping an eye on the visionaries helps us prepare for the future.  [divide] Alan Mathison Turing...

Reuters website ‘hacked’ by the Syrian Electronic Army

The notorious Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has claimed the scalp of another high profile media organisation, redirecting internet users visiting articles on the Reuters website to one under the control of the attackers. Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army Stop publishing fake reports and false articles about Syria! UK government is supporting the terrorists in Syria to destroy it, Stop spreading its propaganda...

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