We Heart It Network Turned off Twitter Sharing after Diet Spam Attacks; Bitdefender Offers Security Advice

We Heart It Network Turned off Twitter Sharing after Diet Spam Attacks; Bitdefender Offers Security Advice

The image sharing social network We Heart It has turned off Twitter sharing after a large diet spam wave that referenced its services. The attack allegedly began several days ago i ...

Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Facebook is curious about privacy, annoying posts and the overall experience on the platform, according to the latest survey shared with users worldwide. The 3-minute quiz also inc ...

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wa ...

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

World of Warcraft players need to ignore the unexpected e-mails that pop up into their inboxes offering professional skills, automatic upgrades for the role of class 60. Because th ...

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

More than 17,000 Facebook users were tricked by a bold scam that promised them over 100,000 followers on the social network and made them willingly inject dangerous code in their b ...

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

A potentially damaging flaw has been discovered with the OpenSSL libraries that will likely trigger reactions ranging from mild concern to paranoia.  We may never fully know the ex ...

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

The highly anticipated World Cup 2014 may turn hazardous for smartphone-wielding fans, according to Bitdefender findings. FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Match, a free app from Google Pla ...

Use Encryption, Tor to Thwart NSA Surveillance, Snowden Urges

Software programmers should use their skills to help protect people’s privacy from government surveillance, Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor turned whistleblower, said at the SXSW culture and technology conference in Texas, according to The Register. In a speech transmitted by Google Hangouts, Snowden said software developers are responsible for creating more user-friendly, secure communications to...

‘Game-Changing’ Snake Malware Used in Espionage on Ukraine

Dozens of computer networks in Ukraine have been infected by the Snake the cyber-espionage “tool kit,” according to The New York Times. The malware is similar to another piece of malware that infected the Pentagon’s classified systems several years ago. The espionage malware has appeared many times in Ukraine this year in the context of the Ukrainian conflict, according to a BAE Systems report that called t...

Facebook Users Scammed with Fake Zara, H&M, Amazon Gift Cards

Scammers are using fake Zara, H&M and Amazon vouchers to lure unwary Facebook users to fraudulent surveys that could lead to theft and privacy invasion. The free Bitdefender application Safego alerted users to the phony promotions that could steal their financial and personal details and leave them with their bank accounts empty. The scam starts with an enticing message on users’ timeline promising gift...

HTTPS Makes Data Vulnerable to Prying Eyes

HTTPS secured websites are vulnerable to traffic analysis that can expose legal, financial and even health information, a recent security survey shows. UC Berkeley researchers have found a way to identify web pages in someone’s traffic using their own methodology after analyzing 463,125 page loads collected from 10 websites in December 2013 and January 2014. The traffic analysis identified individual pages ...

GnuTLS Bug Leaves Linux-Speaking Internet Open to Eavesdropping

A newly discovered vulnerability in the Gnu implementation of TLS is threatening the privacy of users running major distributions of Linux. The bug resides in the GnuTLS implementation and can be used to facilitate a man-in-the-middle attack and decrypt web traffic, according to GnuTLS’s security advisory. “It was discovered that GnuTLS X.509 certificate verification code failed to properly handle certain e...

A Quarter of Smartphone Users Fail to Protect Privacy, Survey Shows

Despite the growing number of Android privacy threats, 25.8% of smartphone users don’t protect their smartphones with an anti-malware solution, a new IT Security Survey by independent test labs AV-Comparatives reveals. The survey also showed that antivirus users are more interested in a security product’s performance than its detection rate. Some 69.1% mainly want an antivirus solution that does not negativ...

Scam Promises Naked Videos of Facebook Friends, Drops Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

More than 1,000 people have been tricked into installing a Trojan after clicking on a new Facebook scam that promises naked videos of their friends. According to Bitdefender Labs, the countries with the most detected infections are Romania, the UK, Italy, France and Germany. The scam has just started to make rounds on the social network and can multiply itself and tag users’ friends extremely quickly. Over ...

Anonymous Targets Russia Amid Ukraine Tension; Leaks Crownservice.ru Internal SQL Data

Anonymous leaked a 500 Mb internal SQL database from the Russian Crownservice.ru employment portal to protest Russia’s seizure of Crimea, according to a pastebin post by the hacktivist group. Anonymous said it carried out the leak as part of its `OpRussia’ campaign against what it calls the ‘tyranny and brutality’ of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s military. Anonymous says Crownservice has deep ties w...

Apps on Google Play Send User Info to Remote Servers in Plain Text

New suspicious apps, including a third party market and a chat platform, collect data from smart devices and send it to remote servers in plain text. One of these apps has already been downloaded by between 10 million and 50 million users from the official Play Store. Mobogenie, an application that manages phone apps, pictures and videos, sends a list of all applications installed on the device to remote se...

Twitter Accidentally Resets Passwords, Delays in Telling Account Holders

Many Twitter users’ account passwords were reset due to a potential security issue caused by a “web site or service not associated to Twitter,” according to Re/code. Letters notifying users of the reset were not sent immediately, leaving many users locked out of their accounts. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter,” the notificatio...

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