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 ...

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android malware is not unusual; we’ve even seen it pop up in Google’s Marketplace app on several occasions. Increasing in both sophistication and stealthiest, Android malware has m ...

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Facebook patches serious login flaw found by Bitdefender vulnerability researcher

Have you tried creating a Facebook account under someone’s name and then use it to access his/her online accounts? Accounts you know that person manages on e-commerce or travel sit ...

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

The dark side of IoT lighting devices

Smart lighting IoT devices are prone to attacks that expose households and inhabitants to discomfort, but more importantly, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft. Bitd ...

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

The IoT can unlock homes, new Bitdefender report shows

Four billion internet-connected devices promise to take our homes to an unprecedented level of comfort. But this new digital convenience takes its toll on private lives. As we have ...

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Security Awards: Bitdefender users enjoy best protection, speed and performance

Independent labs AV-Test and AV-Comparatives reward top security without slowdowns. There is no better validation for your internet security choice than the results of the most pre ...

Better History Chrome extension goes rogue, hijacks browsers and displays ads

A third-party Chrome extension, supposed to make management of your browsing history simpler, has been kicked out of the Chrome web store after users accused it of hijacking their browsing, fiddling with links and opening webpages displaying ads. The Better History extension has been banned by Google, after users began to raise concerns that its behaviour had changed in recent weeks. The first indication th...

11.5M files expose offshore schemes in biggest data leak in history

When it comes to data breaches, it seems nothing can surprise us: we’ve seen huge corporations face public shaming for lax security and for exposing data of millions of customers. But the recent Panama Papers breach tops it all. Source: Wikipedia The breach involves millions of files that reveal a complex tax evasion system involving some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. Here are the as...

CIOs will earn $277,700 on average in 2016, survey shows

The average CIO will make $277,700 this year, according to the 2016 State of the CIO Survey. IT executives at enterprises with 1,000 or more employees earn $401,500, on average, compared to $189,420 at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. Image source: Pixabay Regardless of company size, however, strategic CIOs are likely to earn significantly more: an average $167,000 more than functional CIOs and an...

Bitdefender Anti-Prank tool, version 2.0!

Because our first version was so successful, we have launched the Bitdefender Anti-Prank tool, version 2.0! Effective today, try it now! What, the link doesn't work? Well, it's not supposed to. Our innocent app is meant to put a smile on your face, but thousands of rogue links and apps put your identity and online safety at risk every second. Scammers mean business when it comes to stealing your credit card...

Mattel exec falls for $3 million con by fake CEO

A finance executive of US toymaker Mattel fell victim to a phishing scam that fooled him into wiring $3 million to a Chinese bank. Just when you thought phishing schemes couldn’t get trickier, you stumble on this story and can’t help thinking “Wow, that email must have been convincing!” .Here's why the scam worked: Good timing and credibility - it was signed by the recently appointed CEO, enough reason to s...

Bitdefender BOX, rated ‘Excellent’ by PCMag

Bitdefender BOX was rated “Excellent” by PCMag for its low-impact performance, elegant design, outstanding anti-malware protection and advanced device management. Bitdefender BOX was awarded 4 stars + and made its way onto the highly-rated products list, after being reviewed by expert analysts from PCMag Labs for several months. PCMag analyzed the “small and light” hardware, the setup experience, the anti-m...

Only 38% of businesses believe they will recover from a ransomware attack

There is no denying it - ransomware has become a significant threat for many companies and computer users. Millions of dollars are being made each and every month by the online criminals launching ransomware attacks, bombarding users via poisoned email attachments and malicious website ads. And Bitdefender's predictions that ransomware would spread to operating systems other than Windows and Android in 2016...

57 Months in Prison for US State Department Sextortionist

US District Judge Eleanor Ross sentenced former US State Department official Michael Ford to 57 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to nine counts of cyberstalking, one of wire fraud, and seven of hacking and extortion. The 36 year-old admitted to widespread sextortion and cyberhacking between January 2013 and May 2015, succeeding in hacking 450 email accounts and 200 social media profiles. He operated...

Chinese Businessman Jailed for Stealing U.S. Military Secrets

Chinese businessman Su Bin admitted to stealing U.S. military secrets and exporting them to the communist nation between 2008 and 2014, with the help of two unnamed hackers. The stolen information was mostly about the military F-22s, F-35 and Boeing's C-17 cargo aircraft. It was apparently translated into Chinese by the 50-year-old businessman and delivered to his contacts. Arrested in July 2014 in Canada a...

One in five employees would sell passwords to an outsider

One in five employees would sell his private passwords to a third-party organization and 44% would do so for less than $1,000, while some would sell their corporate credentials for less than $100, a recent survey shows. Some 27% of US respondents would sell work-related passwords, followed by Germany (20%), the UK and France (16%) and the Netherlands and Australia (12%). Most respondents who would sell thei...

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