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 ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

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 ...

Forgotten Facebook API Allowed Cyber-Criminals to Spy on Users

A flaw in the Facebook REST API could have allowed cyber-criminals to spy on other users based on their user ID, according to security researcher, Stephen Sclafani's blog post. The flaw itself was basedo the misconfiguration of an endpoint (server) that allowed REST API calls to a user's profile ID. "Through REST API calls it was possible to view a user’s private messages, view their private notes and draft...

Computer cops strike at the heart of Shylock malware

Computer crime fighters have today announced that they have seized essential infrastructure used by the highly advanced Shylock banking malware, effectively neutralising an attack which has already infected at least 30,000 Windows computers. Shylock, which gains its name because its code includes random excerpts from "The Merchant of Venice", has been used by its criminal overlords to raid the online bank a...

Google Blocks Rogue Digital Certificates from India

Google revoked four unauthorized digital certificates mis-issued by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of India, a unit of India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, according to Google’s Online Security blog. The certificates were granted for three Google domains and one Yahoo domain, the company said in a recent update. “However, we are also aware of mis-issued certificates not incl...

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 technical jargon, labyrinthine drop-down menus and intricate user guides are among the many pieces of a confusing digital maze. All too often, complexity hides a lack of real functionality or true efficiency in new products. So it’s re...

Russia Accuses US of ‘Kidnapping’ Alleged Russian POS Hacker

Russian authorities accused the US of “kidnapping” Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, the son of a lawmaker, when US officials arrested  him in the Maldives for alleged POS hacking of Washington restaurants between 2009 and 2011, according to SC Magazine.  Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reports that Russian authorities accuse the US secret service of kidnapping the 30-year old hacker and taking him outside the ...

Microsoft Issues Security Updates for Critical Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Windows Journal

Microsoft issued new update packages to patch critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Windows Journal, according to Microsoft's July Security Bulletin. Two updates have been rated  `critical,’ three as `important’ and one `moderate,’ by the company, which addressed 29 vulnerabilities in six update packages, from MS14-037 to MS14-042. Photo credit: Microsoft’s Blog "The ongoing diligent work from o...

Has your smart WiFi-enabled LED light bulb been hacked?

More and more gadgets and devices around the home are leaping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon, and getting connected to the net. But are vendors treating security as a priority? That's the question which has to be asked once again, after security researchers discovered a security weakness in a make of internet-enabled LED light bulb that can be controlled via a funky smartphone app. When you watch...

One in Five Websites Blocked in the UK

One in five websites are being blocked in the UK by Internet service providers in an attempt to protect children from mature content, according to a study by the Open Rights Group. However, over-blocking is affecting businesses, bloggers and regular web users. The Open Rights Group created a free tool that lets anyone check if a specific web site is being blocked by an ISP filter. “Through the Blocked proje...

Brazilian Boleto Thieves Stole $3.75B in transactions, RSA Reports

With all eyes on the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a gang of cyber-thieves has compromised around 500,000 transactions in Boletos, a popular payment method used in Brazil for online payments, according to security researcher Brian Krebs. Brazilian Boletos are used as an alternative to credit cards to complete online purchases via a bank’s Web site. Unlike credit cards, payments made via Boletos cannot be disputed an...

Hardcoded SSH Key Enables Backdoor in Cisco’s Unified Communication Domain Manager

A hardcoded and unprotected SSH key for remote support access has been found inside Cisco’s Unified Domain Communication Manager (CUCDM), according to a Cisco advisory. The backdoor could be used by an attacker to control the platform and all deployments. The CUCDM manages video, voice, messaging, mobility and instant messaging applications, or other services for enterprise in a single unified platform. Cis...

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