First Ransomware Disguised as Windows 10 Upgrade, Bitdefender Warns

First Ransomware Disguised as Windows 10 Upgrade, Bitdefender Warns

Don’t be fooled by fake emails offering updates to operating systems and other software! Cyber-extortionists are trying to take advantage of the millions of people looking for a fr ...

Configure Windows 10 like a privacy pro

Configure Windows 10 like a privacy pro

Windows 10 has only been around for a couple of days, but it is running on more than 67 million computers worldwide already. The new operating system is being aggressively pushed t ...

Start Testing the New Bitdefender 2016 Beta

Start Testing the New Bitdefender 2016 Beta

Help us perfect the best security software of 2016 by visiting http://www.bitdefender.com/beta/ to download the new Bitdefender 2016 beta kits. You get early access to some of the ...

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users, Bitdefender Finds

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days, using various approaches to maximize damage, Bitdefender malware analysts found. Thousa ...

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Bitdefender Products Ready to Embrace Windows 10

Update: The antivirus upgrade system built into Windows 10 won’t immediately check for a compatible version of the product. There is a three hour delay and this is not something we ...

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

You will be pleased to know that Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security have received PC MAG’s highest praise. Editor’s Choice is yet another confirmation that our pr ...

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Home media player software Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has been found vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that may jeopardize the security of home users, according to Bitdefe ...

How to upgrade to Windows 10

Users running genuine Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 will be asked to upgrade to Windows 10, as Microsoft releases this week the largest overhaul of the Windows operating system ever. (Upgrade to Windows 10 - Image source: Flickr) Upgrading to Windows 10 is free until July 29, 2016 for all users who meet the hardware requirements. According to Microsoft, users can reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the Get Window...

Jeep hacking and the risks posed by the internet of things

Last week, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek did something extraordinary. They hacked a Jeep, interfering with its entertainment system, engine and brakes, while it was being driven down a busy highway at 70mph. And they didn't do it while they were sat in the back seat, they did it from the comfort of a sofa in Miller's basement 10 miles away. [embed youtube video https://www.youtube.co...

Installing Software Updates and Antivirus are the Most Important Safety Practices, Study Shows

Some 35% of security experts say installing software updates is one of their top security practices, while 42% of non-experts say running antivirus software is one of the top three ways to stay safe online, according to a Google research.   Source: Wikipedia Most experts said they install software updates (35%) and use unique passwords (25%) two-factor authentication (20%) strong passwords (19%) and a passw...

Steam User Accounts Compromised Due to Password Reset Vulnerability

Popular gaming platform Steam has suffered a recent security breach that allowed attackers to take over user accounts, due to a vulnerability in Steam’s password reset functionality. Knowing only the victim’s username, attackers could abuse Steam’s “forgot password” feature and avoid having to input the security code by leaving it blank, thus gaining complete access to a user’s account. Information about th...

Remember JP Morgan? Four Arrested In Relationship with Notorious Breach

Authorities arrested four people involved in a complex fraud that allegedly used data stolen from JP Morgan and other financial institutions, according to a Bloomberg news report. Two Israeli residents were arrested and charged in the US with running a multimillion-dollar stock manipulation scheme. Simultaneously, two men in Florida, Anthony Murgio and Yuri Lebedev, were accused of operating an illegal mone...

Zero-Day Exploits as Weapons

Members of the Wassenaar Arrangement, an export control association whose 41 member states exchange information on transfers of conventional weapons, have agreed to add technologies relating to "intrusion software," to their control list. Source: Wikipedia US companies would require a license to export security technologies or information on newly discovered vulnerabilities. IT companies say new rules will...

Lottery security chief found guilty of hacking Hot Lotto to win $14.3 million

If you're hired as the head of IT security for an association that runs lotteries, chances are that the requirement to stop people hacking your lottery is pretty high in the job description. What is much less likely to appear in the list of duties you're expected to fulfil is installing a malicious rootkit via a USB stick onto the lottery random-number-generating computer in order to fix the draw in such a...

Ransomware Monthly Damage Exceeds $1 Million

CryptoWall and other variants of the most recent and significant ransomware threats inflict at least $1 million damage each month, federal reports show. Source: Torange Active since April 2014, CryptoWall and its variants demand ransoms between $200 and $10,000 to restore user access to their terminals. In addition, many victims incur costs associated with network mitigation, network countermeasures, loss o...

US Senate Bill to Stop Smart Cars from Being Hacked

The world’s first automotive cyber-security law may force automakers to deliver software updates and stop vehicle tracking as part of new IT security standards regarding connected cars in the US. The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY) Act of 2015 proposed in the US Senate could force automakers to update software more, isolate critical systems from the car’s internal network and clearly state data colle...

UK Boosts Cyber Security Investments: £860m Budget and New Cyber Demo Centre

The UK government plans to protect UK businesses against cyberattacks by investing £860 million until 2016. Authorities recently launched a plan to shield small businesses from cyber criminals and opened a new London-based Cyber Demonstration Centre. Source: Flickr The new UK £1m cyber security innovation vouchers plan offers micro, small and medium-sized businesses up to £5,000 for specialist advice to boo...

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