Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Yahoo users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that helps hackers grab their credentials and hijack accounts. Bitdefender was already blocking the malicious URLs spreadi ...

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

We hate to sound gloomy before the holidays, but Christmas not only brings joy and presents. It comes with increasing cyber-crime activity as well, as Hacker Grinch prepares new sc ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

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 also keep our eyes peeled fo ...

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus softw ...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software ...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release ...

Google Calls for Laws to Allow Europeans to Challenge Data Abuse by US Government

Google is calling for legal changes that would allow European Union citizens to go to US courts to challenge misuse of their personal data by the US government, according to a Google blog post. The company’s support for the extension of the US Privacy Act in Europe joyed by US citizens – who can go to European courts to challenge misuse of their data by European governments. The move follows Edward’s Snowde...

Snapchat Warns Users of Malicious Third-Party Apps

Snapchat will ask customers to stop using unauthorized third-party apps built on Snapchat services as they may compromise their accounts, the company announced in a blog post. “Starting today, we will notify Snapchatters when we have detected that they may be using third-party apps and we’ll ask those Snapchatters to change their password and stop using unauthorized apps,” the post reads. The decision comes...

Adobe Fixes 18 Critical Flaws in Flash Player

Adobe has released its latest Flash Player revision to fix 18 critical vulnerabilities, according to Security Bulletin APSB14-24. "These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," the summary stated. Adobe Flash Player for Desktop Runtime, Extended Support Release, Flash Player for Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows, Macintosh and L...

German BND Demands Money to Buy Zero-Day Flaws for Surveillance

Germany's federal intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has been requesting government funds through its Strategic Technical Initiative for bug hunting in protocols such as SSL and HTTPS, according to The Local media outlet. The bugs are to be used for surveillance. "There is a lively grey market online among hackers and security researchers for `zero day’ exploits," the article said. "Bu...

Chinese Accused of Hacking 800,000 US Postal Service Employees

Chinese hackers have allegedly broken into the system network of the US Postal Service (USPS) and stolen data belonging to 800,000 employees, according to news reports. Compromised data includes names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of employment and other private information, the USPS said. However, it seems the perpetrators were not specifically interested in the data. “It is an...

Europol Task Force Raids Tor Darknet Markets in ‘Operation Onymous’

Europol, alongside law enforcement agencies from the US and a dozen European countries, took down more than a dozen darknet marketplaces in 'Operation Onymous,' Europol said in a press release. The operation took down hidden marketplaces accessed via Tor, including drug-dealing marketplace Silk Road 2.0. "This case is a landmark in the continuing battle against cybercrime; it marks the beginning, not the en...

Google Ordered by Court to Assist Marvel’s Search for the Avengers Trailer Leaker

Google has been ordered by a US Court to help Marvel search for the individual who leaked the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie trailer, according to a subpoena issued by the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The Avengers trailer was leaked in late October - a week ahead of its original release schedule. Photo Credit: Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer "Your are commanded to pro...

Stolen Vendor Credentials to Blame for Home Depot Breach

Another batch of 53 million email addresses was exposed as part of the September Home Depot breach after hackers used a vendor’s credentials, the retailer announced. Hackers used passwords stolen from a third-party vendor to infiltrate Home Depot’s network, according to a press release. With high-level permissions, the hacker navigated portions of the network, found a vulnerability and planted custom-built...

Silk Road 2.0 Servers Seized by the FBI; Admin Busted

The FBI arrested on Wednesday Blake Benthall, the administrator of Silk Road 2.0, also known as "Defcon", according to an FBI press release. He has been charged with computer hacking, money laundering, conspiracy to commit fraud and others. "As alleged, Blake Benthall attempted to resurrect Silk Road, a secret website that law enforcement seized last year, by running Silk Road 2.0, a nearly identical crimin...

MD5 Hash Broken via Collision Attack of Less Than $1

The MD5 hash collision attack that hijacked the Windows Update system back in 2012 was replicated with just 65 US cents worth of cloud computing fees, according to Nathaniel McHugh's blog post. The MD5 collision attack has been previously used by the Flame malware that spoofed its signing code with the one from Microsoft’s certificates using MD5 hash algorithm. McHugh used an open source application dubbed...

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