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 ...

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

With Android 6.0 - known as Marshmallow to die-hard fans - rolling out on devices, Google has pushed some significant new features in terms of user experience and “under the hood” ...

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

The future is written in lines of code. Zero and ones. Simple, clear and definitely, not gender biased. So, where are all the women in white hats? Fueled by debates over whose code ...

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

It’s not the first time Android’s Google Play has been found harboring a malicious application that both hides its presence and performs activities that generate some form of reven ...

Bitdefender Mobile Security Ready for Android 6

With Android 6.0 - known as Marshmallow to die-hard fans - rolling out on devices, Google has pushed some significant new features in terms of user experience and “under the hood” changes. Bitdefender Mobile Security has been updated to reflect the new visual standards – material design – and fall in line with the two new permission groups. However, we’ve also added some new features, such as Bitdefender Ce...

A third of businesses in the UK believe they will be hacked in 2016, survey shows

More than a third of C-level managers in the UK believe their companies will be hacked in the next 12 months, according to a recent survey, cited by Business Matters. Economists at the Centre for Economic and Business Research modelled how a real cyberattack would affect a cross-section of the British economy, including the telecoms, utilities, retail, banking and insurance sectors, The Telegraph noted. The...

Google Doubles Bounty for Chromebook Bugs

Google doubled the bug bounty program for finding and disclosing Chromebook or Chromebox vulnerabilities to $100,000, from the previous reward of $50,000. The two challenges for researchers who want to claim the prize involve either compromising a Chromebook in guest mode, or bypassing the Download Protection feature from Chrome’s Safe Browsing option. The six-figure sum is said to be available all year rou...

Update Flash now – targeted attacks exploiting security holes

Windows, Mac and Linux users are being urged to update their installations of Adobe Flash, after the company pushed out a security patch addressing 23 reported vulnerabilities in the software. Amongst the critical vulnerabilities reportedly fixed by Adobe are security flaws that could allow a hacker to gain complete control over victims' computers, and one of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-1010) is said to b...

1 million free SSL certificates to ease private conversations

1 million free TLS/SSL certificates have been issued to protect communications between users and web servers, the EFF writes. The Let’s Encrypt certificate authority reached this milestone within three months of the program launching its beta version. Its goal was to offer free HTTPS certificates as easily as possible to help secure web server communications. SSL is used by many businesses to protect sensit...

Android security update once again addresses MMS malware flaws, but will your phone get fixed?

Many Android users are running devices riddled with security holes, the most serious of which could allow a remote attacker to infect your smartphone with malware, simply by tricking you into opening an email, opening an MMS or browsing a website containing a boobytrapped media file. Do you get a sense of deja vu? You should do. Because last year, security researchers uncovered a critical security vulnerabi...

Coding is gender neutral, says Bitdefender’s youngest woman programmer

The future is written in lines of code. Zero and ones. Simple, clear and definitely, not gender biased. So, where are all the women in white hats? Fueled by debates over whose code is better, it seems the fight for supremacy leaves a lot of women doubting whether they fit in in an overwhelmingly male industry. To mark the International Woman’s Day, I’ve asked Ivona Chili, one of the youngest cybersecurity r...

Porn Clicker Malware Nesting in Google Play

It’s not the first time Android’s Google Play has been found harboring a malicious application that both hides its presence and performs activities that generate some form of revenue for the attacker. Last year we not only saw the proliferation of aggressive adware, but also some new CAPTCHA-bypassing threats that subscribed users to a premium-rated number, both hosted in Google Official marketplace. A new...

Mac users targeted by KeRanger ransomware, realizing Bitdefender prediction

Palo Alto Networks researchers have revealed KeRanger ransomware targeted Mac users this weekend for the first time, realizing Bitdefender’s predictions about ransomware’s expansion to new operating systems in 2016. Image source: Flickr Experts say some Macs may have had files encrypted on Monday if infected, according to The Guardian. Ryan Olson, threat intelligence director at Palo Alto, said KeRanger mal...

Seagate employees at risk of identity theft after employee data disclosed

Past and present US employees of data storage firm Seagate are learning to face the facts: their identities may now be in the hands of a criminal gang, after the company revealed that a phishing attack had successfully stolen personal and tax information. Source: Wikipedia  It appears that an employee was tricked into sending W-2 tax forms (which include such sensitive information as workers' social securit...

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