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 ...

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...

Bitcoin App Flaw Makes Users Share Same Wallet

The Bitcoin wallet Android application provided by blockchain.info apparently contains a flaw that creates the same wallet over and over again for different users. The issue stems in the way the random number generator provides bitcoin addresses (random publick keys and their corresponding private ones), which can  can have users unknowingly gaining control over a wallet that is already in use. “In rare cir...

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 smartphone, according to anti-malware provider Bitdefender. A fresh strain of spam emails containing malicious .apk files has hit inboxes of Android users in the last few days. Bitdefender has detected over 15,000 spam emails, inclu...

Facebook – now with added PGP encrypted notification emails to boost your security

The number of monthly active Facebook users is now close to 1.5 billion, and by my reckoning at least twelve of them are likely to be using PGP. I'm joking, of course, but it must be a pretty funny Venn diagram seeing how many people are comfortable having an active Facebook account and are also determined to keep their email chats private with PGP. PGP is, of course, the well-known standard for encrypting...

Now Twitter and Snapchat get stung by the iPhone text crash

Over the last few days, pranksters have been having a merry old time annoying the hell out of iPhone users by sending them a specially crafted text message that can cause devices to suddenly crash. The message, which I've decided - in the time-honoured tradition of keeping threats in sane proportion - to call the "iPhone text of doom", involves a sequence of Unicode characters as you can see in the followin...

FBI admin error leads to porn, drugs, malware and more as it loses control of website

Uh oh. There must be some red faces at the FBI's cybercrime division at the moment. You see, when the Feds seize websites that they believe are breaking the law they like to freeze the company's assets and suspend the sites themselves, displaying a big fat message declaring what they have done. I suppose they think it acts as a warning to others who might be considering a career in online crime and piracy....

Google Uses Fingerprint Scanners to Stay Secure On The New Android M

Android M, the newest version of Google’s software for gadgets, intends to increase security of mobile payments, the company informed on its annual developer conference in San Francisco. New measures such as fingerprint- and iris-authenticated money transfers are about to test the market. A new feature is that Android M users will be able to deny apps access to location, personal information and data on a c...

NSA’s Data Harvesting Policy Makes Foreign Governments Cautious Guarding Secrets

The Chinese Government intends to adopt a five-year cybersecurity program, part of a plan announced against cyber confrontation with the United States, while European decision makers are also reducing cooperation with NSA. China’s concern with cyber-security was given a powerful boost following the revelations of the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the universal surveillance capabilities of the U...

Facebook Launches New Security Checkup Feature To Prevent Hacks

Facebook has launched a new security feature to prevent hackers from breaking user accounts, allegedly because of an increase of vulnerability issues reported in 2015. Users are now allowed to easily change passwords, setup alerts and clean up login sessions. The login session manager shows which computers the user is logged on and can terminate sessions if instructed. “We invest considerable in building se...

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