You already live in a smart home. Now make it safe.

You already live in a smart home. Now make it safe.

Smart homes have become a reality as technology reaches the point where anything can be transformed into a smart thing. We’ve surrounded ourselves with internet-connected devices t ...

Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

Bitdefender BOX unveiled its breakthrough security features at Pepcom NY

The Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Threats, as we often call it, has been labeled "the next Industrial Revolution" by journalists because of the way it will change the way ...

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Top 5 Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations to Avoid on Your Holiday

Whenever you go on holiday, you end up taking all your personal data. The information on your personal phone, laptop or other smart device is at more risk of being compromised or s ...

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog goes to HotForSecurity!

It happened! Last night, this blog received the Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog at the European Security Blogger Awards in London! An award we are happy to shar ...

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

You might be risking your privacy, and even physical security, if you use a next-generation switch to control appliances in your home. Image source: Flickr In analyzing several IoT ...

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

Easy Tips to Dodge E-banking Fraud

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 keep our eyes peeled for new ...

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar business mostly ran by Google, Yahoo or Bing via AdSense-like programs. The current generation of clickbots such as the Redirector.Paco ...

100 Million Records on Sale after Russian Social Networking Site Breach

100 million accounts, including user names, logins and phone numbers, were allegedly stolen in a VK.com hack, then put on sale for US$580 in bitcoins, LeakedSource reported. As the Russian social networking site was breached approximately three or four years ago and it is common for hackers to attempt to sell fake lists, LeakedSource is currently investigating the legitimacy of these accounts. LeakedSource...

More than half of consumers fear phishing scams when paying via mobile

Security is a concern for consumers who use mobile payment apps and systems, with 57% of mobile payment service users saying they are at least somewhat concerned about phishing scams, according to a recent survey. Some 62% of the respondents are concerned about their personal data being stolen from a company or app database. About 64% worry about their passwords getting hacked and 62% are concerned about th...

Zuckerberg ‘hacked’. LinkedIn data breach allegedly allows hackers to compromise his Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts

OurMine hacking group claimed they got access to Zuckerberg's Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest by using data from the previous LinkedIn breach, when 167 million hacked accounts had been put up for sale. Hackers appear to have briefly compromised Zuck's Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter accounts, in some cases defacing them for the sake of bragging rights. It's not certain that they have his person...

WordPress users warned of plugin flaw being exploited in porn spam attack

Tens of thousands of websites running WordPress are thought to have been put at risk from a vulnerability that hackers have been actively exploiting to inject pornographic spam messages. The problem lies in versions of a WordPress plugin called WP Mobile Detector\, which attempts to detect if visitors are browsing a website on a mobile device, and display an appropriate theme for the platform rather than on...

Smart switch may turn off your Wi-Fi for good

You might be risking your privacy, and even physical security, if you use a next-generation switch to control appliances in your home. Image source: Flickr In analyzing several IoT devices, Bitdefender found the Wi-Fi-enabled WeMo Switch is vulnerable to weak access point authentication and may leave users without their private Wi-Fi credentials. The WeMo switch can turn plugged-in electronic devices on or...

50 detained as Russia swoops on $45 million banking malware gang

Dismiss the stereotype of the lonely hacker working in his back bedroom. These days organised criminal gangs are behind many of the attacks we see. And that seems to be what has been occurring in Russia, where authorities have arrested 40 people in relation to a Trojan horse called Lurk. The fileless Lurk banking malware - which uses sneaky memory injection tricks in an attempt to evade detection - is thoug...

The saga of mega breaches continues as Tumblr makes the list

A new day, a new security breach involving social networks. Linkedin, Fling.com, MySpace and now Tumblr made the news after their systems had been breached and stolen user data has surfaced on black markets. A hacker, dubbed "Peace," is selling the data of 65 million Tumblr accounts for 0.4255 Bitcoin ($225) on the The Real Deal marketplace, a dark web site specialized in peddling stolen data and computer e...

You may take password security seriously now, but your past can haunt you

The internet has changed. A lot. Back in the day, you used a whole bunch of tools and websites that you probably left far behind long ago. In many cases, the likes of Netscape Navigator, Hotspot, Excite and AltaVista got dumped by the masses for Chrome and Google. Maybe some of these sites and services from yesterday still exist - but they are long forgotten by many of us. That's certainly the case with MyS...

Three Samsung KNOX Vulnerabilities Dropped by Israeli Researchers

Two Israeli researchers have recently found three vulnerabilities in Samsung’s KNOX involving the way its services are shared with user applications. The vulnerabilities in Samsung’s enterprise containerization solution aimed at boosting BYOD data privacy have been dubbed CVE-2016-1919, CVE-2016-1920, and CVE-2016-3996. Although all three have been timely reported to Samsung and patches have been issued to...

Power Plant Controllers Deemed Vulnerable Beyond Repair

Power plant controllers have been deemed vulnerable to remote exploits, allowing potential attackers to gain control of the networks and modify system configurations. The flaw, publicly reported and documented by independent researcher Maxim Rupp, affects the Environmental Systems Corporation 8832 data controller for versions 3.02 and older. Because the affected systems do not support additional code space...

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