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VeriSign Breach May Shatter Enterprise Trust

by Catalin Cosoi, on 02.02.2012

“The Company as an operator of critical infrastructure is frequently targeted and experiences a high rate of attacks. These include the most sophisticated form of attacks, such as APT (advanced persistent threats) attacks and zero-hour threats, which means that the threat is not compiled until the moment it is launched, making these attacks virtually impossible to anticipate and defend against.” read more

A Comment on the Recent Massive Android Malware Op

by Catalin Cosoi, on 01.02.2012

The story that broke in the last few days on what was claimed to be the largest malware wave yet to target the Android platform raised an interesting question: What do we class as malware? read more

Is Social Network Privacy on the Right Track ?

by George Lucian Petre, on 01.12.2011

Where to after the settlement of the FTC vs. Facebook confrontation? read more

Project Mayhem 2012 – Where, and when, may the Fawkes Virus surface?

by George Lucian Petre, on 18.11.2011

Anonymous claims it’s ready to unleash its mysterious “Fawkes Virus” on popular social networking sites after what it calls a testing period on Facebook. read more

Could This Be the 'Fawkes Virus'?

by George Lucian Petre, on 12.11.2011

How suspicious number one looks like read more

Phishy Honeypots: The Twitter Scams Picture

by George Lucian Petre, on 09.11.2011

When we started Safego for Twitter in August, we were curious about the structure of Twitter threats. We had multiple honeypots to analyze it and, since Twitter is so open, we had access to the scams that were publicly spread. But we still didn't have a clear picture of direct messages attacks. read more

When two plus two equals three. How grim is the Facebook account hijacking picture?

by George Lucian Petre, on 01.11.2011

Last week Facebook published a fascinating info-graphic on its security and anti-spam measures, as well as the size of the Facebook account hijacking phenomenon. read more

Thoughts from the battlefield - One year of fighting with social scams

by George Lucian Petre, on 27.10.2011

A year ago today, we launched Safego to protect Facebook users from scammers. In human time, it seems very recent. In scammer time, it seems like an eternity. read more

Bitdefender Identity Theft Protection Service Still Available at Zero Cost, Zero Impact

by Bitdefender Security Specialists, on 18.10.2011

Bitdefender’s Identity Theft Protection Service, a free product that protects you from identity theft and fraud, is still available to users of Bitdefender 2012 products even now – almost three months after the Aug. 1 launch of Bitdefender Security Suites. read more

Removal for Backdoor.R2D2, the alleged eavesdropping tool

by Bitdefender Security Specialists, on 10.10.2011

Bitdefender has released a new removal for controversial Backdoor.R2D2.A. read more

Daily "Did you know?"

On July 31, 2008, the Koobface computer worm started to target users of Facebook and MySpace; and new variants still constantly appear.


  • Bitdefender Security Specialists
    Bitdefender Labs
  • Catalin Cosoi
    Chief Security Researcher
  • Dan Lowe
    Dan Lowe, an OEM Senior Marketing Manager, has been working with Bitdefender for the last 3 ½ years. His familiarity with multiple security products from Firewalls to Antivirus has provided him a unique perspective on the security industry.
  • Ligia Adam
    Security Evangelist and Social Media Professional
  • Loredana Botezatu
    Loredana Botezatu – E-threat Analyst – Loredana has been writing about the IT world and e-security for well over five years. She has made a personal goal out of educating computer users about the ins and outs of the cybercrime ecosystem.