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 ...

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In a world of increasingly complicated and complex products, computer users are at risk of overwhelm. Obscure techn ...

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

“Nigerian” scammers are citing media outlets such as The Huffington Post to lend credit to their enrichment promises. A new wave of bogus messages is flooding inboxes with the temp ...

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

A wave of parking fine spam continues to infect computers in the UK with Zeus, or the Zbot Trojan, seeking to steal confidential information, according to Bitdefender. So far, the ...

Keyboards, USB Devices Can Be Used in Enhanced Hacking Attacks

Keyboards, thumb-drives, mice and other USB devices can be used for enhanced hacking attacks that may bypass traditional security filters, a German cryptography expert revealed. Berlin's SR Labs Chief Scientist Karsten Nohl discovered that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control USB functions. Because small electronics components usually don’t have built-in shie...

Work hard! Bitdefender 2015 Improves Working Efficiency

The latest Bitdefender line was designed for on the go desktop and laptop users who like to work efficiently without compromising anti-malware protection. Bitdefender 2015 increases performance on work applications and preserves battery life by temporarily switching off unnecessary functions, so you enjoy your device for as long as possible! Its newest technology automatically detects when your laptop has s...

Facebook Launches Free Internet App in Zambia

Facebook will launch its first Android and web application offering people free access to a basic set of Internet services, according to an announcement  posted by Mark Zuckerberg. The Internet.org app will first be available to Airtel subscribers in Zambia, one of the countries with the lowest cellular coverage in the world. “Right now, only 15% of people in Zambia have access to the internet,” says Mark Z...

TOR Users Allegedly De-anonymized due to “Relay Early” Attack

Tor users may have been de-anonymized due to a ‘relay early’ attack that spawned from February 2014 to July 4, according to The Tor Project’s blog post. Tor is a complex network of virtual tunnels focused on privacy and anonymity of its users from surveillance. So far it was alleged by Gizmodo that the attack came from the Carnegie Mellon's CERT researchers who recently canceled their BlackHat talk on Tor u...

Facebook Photo Syncing Raises Privacy Concerns

New privacy questions spark after a Facebook user claimed his phone pictures have been publicly shared on their Timeline without their consent, according to GlobalNews.ca. “Personal photos that I have decided not to share were uploaded without my permission,” said Adam Carroll, from Winnipeg, Canada. “I thought it was strange that I wasn’t asked if they were allowed to do that.” The photo syncing feature, i...

Open Redirect Vulnerability on MasterCard’s Australia Web Site

An open redirect vulnerability has been found on MasterCard's Australia web site (mastercard.com.au), according to an advisory by researcher Anastasios Monachos from Packet Storm. An open redirect vulnerability consists of the malfunction of a web app that, according to the Common Weakness Enumeration dictionary, "accepts a user-controlled input that specifies a link to an external site, and uses that link ...

Game On! Bitdefender 2015 Boosts Your Gaming Experience

The new Bitdefender 2015 loves gamers. It now protects your in-game life from the outside risks of a sluggish computer, not trading protection for optimum performance. Bitdefender 2015 boasts a set of impressive features, including Bitdefender Activity Profiles, a new technology that automatically detects when you play games and tweaks your system so you enjoy it to the fullest. The Gaming Profile kicks in ...

Five Severe Vulnerabilities Fixed in Siemens’ SIMATIC WinCC SCADA System

Siemens has issued an update to its SIMATIC WinCC SCADA system due to five severe vulnerabilities, the company said in an advisory. Impacted products include SIMATIC WinCC before version 7.3, and SIMATIC PCS7 before version 8.1. "The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow privilege escalation in the WinCC Project administration application under certain conditions," the advisory said. The SIMATIC ...

Fancy $110,000? Easy! Just be Russian and find a way of cracking Tor

It looks like Russia is looking for a way to crack down on those who try to hide their activities from law enforcement agencies and government censors. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) has announced that it is offering prize money totalling nearly four million rubles ($114,000) to anyone who can find a way to identify normally anonymous Tor users. Tor, of course, was originally developed by th...

Bug-Free MicroKernel for Protecting Drones Goes Open Source

The alleged mathematically proven bug-free microkernel for drone protection is going open source, according to The Register. This piece of code, developed by the National ICT Australia (NICTA), was used to stop hackers from compromising unmanned drones. Development was also part of the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems program patronized by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). "If y...

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