Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

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 ...

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

A security vulnerability on the GNU Bourne Again Shell reported Wednesday is claiming victims in the wild. The flaw – known to the tech world as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 - a ...

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

A new cyber-crime attack tricks SMB employees into downloading Zbot and other Trojans by accusing them of violating company policy, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefe ...

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, a ...

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

A new viral video scam has lured thousands of Facebook users with a fake tape of a girl killed by her husband because she kissed another man, according to Bitdefender. The antiviru ...

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

American singer and actress Taylor Swift has lost her scam ‘mojo’, as her fake sex tape spreading on Facebook was excluded from the top ten most successful scam baits, according to ...

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

A new “funny” video spreading on Facebook drops a not so hilarious Trojan on users’ computers, according to research by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The malware can acc ...

Albertson’s and SuperValu Retailers Breached; Credit Cards Exposed

US retailers Albertson's and SuperValu have had their payment networks breached by hackers, according to CNN Money. Both chains announced on Friday that the massive breach impacted their subsidiary stores as well. "SUPERVALU believes that the payment cards from which such cardholder data may have been stolen were used … at the 180 SUPERVALU stores and stand-alone liquor stores … operated under the Cub Foods...

Car Makers Urged to Sign Security Manifesto against Hacking

Automobile manufacturers could deter hackers from hijacking cars by following a five-principle manifesto, according to I Am The Cavalry, as quoted by The Register. The security pressure group wrote an open letter to car makers, urging them to increase their products’ security. “Modern vehicles are computers on wheels and are increasingly connected and controlled by software and embedded devices,” I am the C...

How the NSA (accidentally) took Syria off the internet

In late 2012, as fighting intensified around Damascus, all internet services in and out of Syria suddenly shut down. At the time, human rights groups and security firms pointed fingers at the Assad government, claiming that it appeared the regime had deliberately cut off communications to prevent the outside world from seeing what was happening in the country. Technology firm Cloudflare published a detailed...

US Companies Still Mine Europeans’ Private Data despite Promises, CDD says

Dozens of US tech companies, including Adobe Systems, AOL and Salesforce.com, continue to violate Europeans’ privacy despite promises to comply, according to the Center for Digital Democracy. The advocacy group filed a complaint against 30 data brokers, tech giants and data management firms that promised to better handle personal information of EU residents. “The commercial surveillance of EU consumers by U...

Microsoft Issues Nine Patches for 37 Bugs

Microsoft has issued nine patches for 37 issues in Windows, Office, SQL Server, Net Framework and SharePoint Server, according to the company’s August security bulletin. The advisory patches fix severe vulnerabilities such as remote code execution, privilege escalation and security feature bypass. "The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted...

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

A new viral video scam has lured thousands of Facebook users with a fake tape of a girl killed by her husband because she kissed another man, according to Bitdefender. The antivirus software provider revealed the scam continues to claim victims among curious social networkers, and drops adware or malicious code on targeted computers. More than 4,000 people apparently liked and shared the video, but the numb...

How Your Neighbour’s Cat Could Be Hacking Your WiFi

In the 1960s, the CIA ran a top secret project to spy on Soviet embassies... with cats. The project - codenamed "Acoustic Kitty"  - involved a battery and small microphone being implanted into a cat, and an antenna put into its tail. No-one would suspect a cat of eavesdropping on sensitive conversations, wagered the CIA spies. To the relief of animal-lovers, and the dismay of the CIA's Directorate of Scienc...

Tuck Your Sensitive Information into the Bitdefender Wallet for the Most Secure Keeping Ever

Want to keep your sensitive information secured from thieves and snoops? Tuck it away in the Wallet feature of the new Bitdefender 2015 Wallet. The Wallet stores all your sensitive information such as credit card details, mail, WiFi passwords and more in an encrypted and secured storage spot. The Wallet creates an encrypted and master-password protected container in which it stores all your sensitive inform...

Yahoo! Mail Getting End-to-End Encryption in 2015, Security Chief Says

The popular Yahoo Mail service will be getting an end-to-end encryption option by next year, according to The Hacker News. Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos made the announcement on Thursday at the BlackHat 2014 conference. "If an activist in Sudan wants to email a human rights organization’s Gmail address and they have encryption set up for it, it will automatically detect that and offer...

Slow Boot Time? Bitdefender’s Startup Optimizer Kicks Your Launch Time into High Gear

Does your computer boot so slowly that you’re tempted to go make coffee to save time after hitting the Start button? Bitdefender’s new Startup Optimizer has a solution. The new Startup Optimizer will speed up your system’s boot time by managing the launching of startup applications. Users can manage startup time by enabling, removing or delaying applications at boot. The feature also offers analytics on app...

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