First Ransomware Disguised as Windows 10 Upgrade, Bitdefender Warns

First Ransomware Disguised as Windows 10 Upgrade, Bitdefender Warns

Don’t be fooled by fake emails offering updates to operating systems and other software! Cyber-extortionists are trying to take advantage of the millions of people looking for a fr ...

Configure Windows 10 like a privacy pro

Configure Windows 10 like a privacy pro

Windows 10 has only been around for a couple of days, but it is running on more than 67 million computers worldwide already. The new operating system is being aggressively pushed t ...

Start Testing the New Bitdefender 2016 Beta

Start Testing the New Bitdefender 2016 Beta

Help us perfect the best security software of 2016 by visiting http://www.bitdefender.com/beta/ to download the new Bitdefender 2016 beta kits. You get early access to some of the ...

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found. Thousa ...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Update: The antivirus upgrade system built into Windows 10 won’t immediately check for a compatible version of the product. There is a three hour delay and this is not something we ...

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 ...

Personal Data of 2.4 Million Customers Exposed in Carphone Warehouse Breach

Carphone Warehouse has revealed that personal details of some 2.4 million customers were exposed in a security breach in the IT systems of one of their divisions. Names, addresses, dates of birth and bank details may have been nabbed, along with encrypted credit card data of up 90,000 customers. The security breach occurred on August 5 in the division that operates the OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and M...

Four in Five US CEOs Fear Cyber Threats Can Ruin Business Forecasts

Some 80% of US CEOs worry cyber threats might hurt their companies’ growth, according to a report by big four accountancy firm PwC. Source: Pixabay Concerns about cyber threats have shot up most compared to the previous year and the perceived risk will only increase as attacks on companies multiply. The speed of technological change and the availability of key skills have also seen a marked rise in concern...

New Firefox Zero-Day Vulnerability Nabs Local Files and Leaves No Traces

A new Firefox exploit has been reported as already being used in the wild via aware-serving websites, enabling attackers to collect sensitive local files and upload them to an attacker-controlled server, leaving no trace of the payload’s presence.   Although the vulnerability does not involve executing arbitrary code on the local machine, it is used to “inject a JavaScript payload into the local file contex...

Russia blamed for hacking Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email system

Russia is being accused of launching a "sophisticated" attack against the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff email system, according to a report published overnight be NBC News. The attack is said to have taken place around July 25th, and according to a CBS News report - the Joint Staff's unclassified email system remains offline over a week later as severe restrictions have been put in place, disrupting the...

Configure Windows 10 like a privacy pro

Windows 10 has only been around for a couple of days, but it is running on more than 67 million computers worldwide already. The new operating system is being aggressively pushed to all Windows users who own a valid license for Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, provided they want the upgrade and their computer meets the minimum requirements. The average of 11 million new customers per day is somehow understandabl...

Android Gadgets to Get Monthly Patches After Security Flaws Boost

Google, LG, and Samsung Android devices will receive monthly security patches from manufacturers, amid increasing vulnerabilities that involve millions of smartphone users. Source: Pixabay From this week on, Nexus devices will receive OTA security updates each month, in addition to the usual platform updates, according to Google. The first security update targets the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexu...

Tech Industry Protests New Terrorist Activity Reporting Section in US Senate Bill

Tech companies have protested against Section 603 of the US Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Tech - that requires companies to report any potential terrorist activities on their platforms to authorities - claiming it may infringe on users’ privacy.   Arguing that the term “any terrorist activity” leaves too much room for interpretation, the open letter signed by the Internet Association,...

Start Testing the New Bitdefender 2016 Beta

Help us perfect the best security software of 2016 by visiting http://www.bitdefender.com/beta/ to download the new Bitdefender 2016 beta kits. You get early access to some of the newest, most advanced security features before they become available to everyone interested in making the internet a safer place. We have a few simple rules, but quality feedback will be greatly rewarded as we’re prepared to rewar...

Half of Car Owners Would Pay $8 Monthly to Protect Vehicle from Hacking

Some 52% of drivers would pay a monthly subscription to ensure their vehicle is completely protected from hacking, with $8 being the average amount paid each month, according to the Vehicle Hacking Vulnerability Survey by Kelley Blue Book. Source: Flickr The recent Jeep Cherokee hacking incident, and the headlines spotlighting vulnerabilities of vehicle hacking have raised awareness of car owners and shoppe...

New Do-Not-Track Standard Promises Better User Privacy Protection

Stronger “Do-Not-Track” settings to protect the privacy of users’ online web browsing were recently announced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in coalition with other internet and privacy companies, in an attempt to encourage companies to respect users’ choice not to be tracked online. The DNT (Do-Not-Track) preference can be enabled from any major browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, and signals websit...

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