PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

You will be pleased to know that Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security have received PC MAG’s highest praise. Editor’s Choice is yet another confirmation that our pr ...

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Home media player software Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has been found vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that may jeopardize the security of home users, according to Bitdefe ...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagg ...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have receive ...

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware demanding 500$ to restore access to their sm ...

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, cr ...

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

A new spam wave has hit hundreds of mailboxes with malicious .chm attachments to spread the infamous Cryptowall ransomware, malware researchers from Bitdefender Labs found. Interes ...

iOS 9 Boosts Security with Six-Digit Passcode and Two-Factor Authentication

Apple’s iOS 9 will oblige users to strengthen the passcode that protects devices and improve two-factor authentication by building it directly into the operating system, making it harder for others to gain unauthorized access to Apple IDs, according to the company. Apple added two-step verification to some types of accounts in March 2013, but users could log in using their Apple ID only and with no second c...

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Ransomware – Part III

Before we proceed, here is a quick catch-up, in case you’ve missed the first two articles describing what ransomware is and how it works:  Part I and Part II. By now, it looks like there’s no escape from ransomware, especially since it also targets mobile devices, threatening to lock users out of their smartphones or tablets. Remember Koler? Unfortunately, encrypted communications between attackers and elus...

Most Companies Don’t Know Where Their Sensitive Data Is

Some 64% of companies are uncertain about the location of their sensitive information, while more than half are worried about temporary worker or contractor mistakes with their data security, according to The State of Data Security Intelligence, a study by Ponemon Institute. The lack of knowledge regarding data (52%), third party or outsourced management of data (48%), and migration to new mobile platforms...

Seven out of 10 Cyberattacks Hack Websites Target Secondary Victims

Nearly 70% of cyber attacks target secondary victims, and not the owners of the hacked website, according to the 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, an annual report by telecommunications company Verizon. The attackers hack websites then serve up malware to visitors, expecting that their true target will become infected. Hackers have no real interest in the owner of the website other than using him to f...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagged in the post, so those who have not tweaked their privacy settings will be tagged without their consent. Once users click to see the video, they are redirected to a suspicious-looking URL which displays a spoofed Youtube page. I...

Identities of 4 Million FBI Workers Exposed by Chinese Hackers

The identity and personal data of 4 million FBI employees have been compromised by a cyberattack on the US government's Office of Personnel Management, allegedly carried out by Chinese hackers. Investigators told the Wall Street Journal the hack was detected in April, but is believed to be separate from one detected last year. The press reported last year that Chinese hackers attacked US government servers...

China Overtakes US as Top Source of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

More Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks originated in China than in any other country, followed by Germany and the United States, according to the Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report by cloud services provider Akamai. China is responsible for 23.45% of the world’s DDoS attacks, malicious attempts to make servers unavailable to users by interrupting the services of a host connected to t...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have received The Best European Corporate Security Blog award, an official recognition of our efforts to bring readers the hottest security news each day! Thanks to everyone who voted in the European Security Blogger Awards 2015! Also, huge t...

Data Breach Costs Hit Record $3.8 Million Each, and Counting

The average consolidated total cost of a data breach has risen 23% since 2013 to $3.8 million, according to Cost of Data Breach, a study of 350 companies from 11 countries released by Ponemon Institute. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased from $145 in 2014 to $154 in this year’s study. Some 47% of all breaches were caused by malicious o...

Eight out of 10 UK Businesses Report Information Security Breaches in 2014; Damage Triples

Some 82% of UK companies suffered an information security breach last year, and the damage inflicted by the worst breaches has more than doubled. The average cost of the most severe online security breaches for big business now start at £1.46 million, up from £600,000 in 2014, according to The Information Security Breaches Survey, an annual report by the British Department of Business (BIS) and big four acc...

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