18 December 2007
BUCHAREST, Romania √ December 18, 2007 √ BitDefender╝, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender antivirus analysts have detected a new trojan, which hijacks Google text advertisements, replacing them with ads from a different provider. The threat, which is identified by BitDefender as Trojan.Qhost.WU, modifies the infected computers' Hosts file (a local storage for domain name / IP address mappings, which is consulted before domain name servers and is considered authoritative).
18 December 2007
BUCHAREST, Romania √ December 18, 2007 √ BitDefender╝, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that the Peed bot √ aka "Storm Worm" aka "Nuwar" √ was number one on the BitDefender Top 10 malware list for 2007. According to BitDefender Labs, the spread of the Peed bot has placed it higher that the prolific category of trojan downloaders by almost 10 percent overall, at 33.94 percent of total detections in the past twelve months.
14 December 2007
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. √ December 12, 2007 √ BitDefender╝, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Antivirus 2008 was awarded VB100% certification from Virus Bulletin for its ability to detect 100% of the viruses on the WildList. Tested by Virus Bulletin on Windows 2000, BitDefender▓s powerful security solution was proven to be one of the most secure anti-virus solutions available.
06 December 2007
BitDefender Receives Funding to Support Global Expansion and Advance Leadership Position in Antivirus Software and Data Security
BUCHAREST, Romania √ December 6, 2007 √ BitDefender╝ announced today it has received $7 million in capital that will be used to support efforts to advance the company▓s position as a worldwide leader in antivirus and data security market.
03 December 2007
BUCHAREST, Romania √ November 30, 2007 √ BitDefender╝, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today its Top 10 Malware List for November 2007. According to BitDefender Labs, malware packed with the NSAnti packer topped the November list with 28.62% of total detections.
26 November 2007
BitDefender Internet Security and Antivirus Products Now Available Throughout the U.S. at OfficeMax≥
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. √ November 26, 2007 √ BitDefender╝, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that its BitDefender Internet Security 2008 and BitDefender Antivirus 2008 software solutions are available to the public immediately in all OfficeMax≥ (NYSE: OMX) retail stores across the United States. OfficeMax is one of the leading retailers and business resellers of technology products and services in the U.S., with more than 860 retail stores across the country.
20 November 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. √ November 12, 2007 √ BitDefender╝, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced that BitDefender Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security for Samba have been approved for compliance with Red Hat▓s (NYSE: RHT) and Novell▓s (Nasdaq: NOVL) Linux operating systems.
19 November 2007
Mountain View, Calif. √ November 19, 2007 √ BitDefender╝, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender has been nominated for two Best of IT ChannelVision≥ Awards; Best System Builder Solution: Software and Best xSP Channel Strategy at IT ChannelVision Fall 2007.
Bitdefender e-Guides Series
The Bitdefender e-Guides series is a learning initiative aiming to provide the Bitdefender reader and user community with valuable information about e-threats and the security issues of the IT&C realm, while also offering practical advice and feasible solutions to their on-line defense needs. The Bitdefender security analysts share their knowledge in malware prevention, identification and annihilation, with an emphasis on on-line privacy and different technologies, countermeasures and cybercrime prevention methods.
Covering topics that range from kids and family's on-line protection, safe social networking and preventing data safety breaches to securing enterprise environments, the e-Guides series is intended for a broad audience of small organizations and individual users concerned about the safety and integrity of their networks and systems. The e-Guides also address issues pertaining to the daily activity of IT&C Systems Security Managers, System and Network Administrators, Security Technology Developers, Analysts, and Researchers.
Safe Blogging Guide
Tips and tricks on how to keep your blog and your identity safe
Blogging is one of the most popular forms of written expression on the web, with more than 150 million indexed blogs worldwide. While regular readers are looking for pieces of information and articles, cyber-crooks take a different interest in them. Finding private information and getting cheap storage space for their malware campaigns are only two of the multitude of users they may subject your blog to.
This material covers the basic guidelines for safe blogging and is especially focused on individual blogs that are either self-hosted or provided as a service by major blog providers.
Securing Wireless Networks Guide
Tips and tricks on how to shield your home network from intruders
This document is intended for computer users who have deployed or plan to deploy a home wireless network. At a time when wireless communication has become a significant part of our lives, cyber-criminals try to exploit every security breach in the wireless configuration in order to intercept traffic or use the internet connection for illegal purposes.
The following guide will teach you the best practices when using unsecured wireless networks, as well as how to properly configure your home router or access point to prevent others from abusing your network.
Protecting Children On-line Guide
How to secure and defend the digital experience of your kids
This document is intended for family, parents and teachers and its purpose is to help secure the digital activities of kids and teens. In an age when the mass production and accessibility of computers have turned these devices into regular family or household commodities, children get familiar with PCs and Internet from a very fresh age. Despite its obvious communication-related benefits, the WWW can also be a hazardous place for kids, with e-threats directly targeting their age group and their home or school computers.
This e-Guide covers the main risks and dangers for kids on-line, such as cyber-bulling, exposure to inappropriate content, on-line addiction and other harmful online actions, while also focusing on topics such as malware, phishing, ID theft and spam, to which teenagers, just as any other Internet users, are exposed nowadays. A Safety Tips section helps parents and teachers better understand and deal with these issues in relation to the kids.
Silver Surfers On-line Safety Guide
How to protect valuable ideas and assets from cyber-hacking
This document is intended for families and senior citizens and its purpose is to help them browse the web safely and enjoy their on-line activities.
At a first glance, it would appear that senior citizens are exposed to cybercrime just as much as any other inexperienced Internet user, irrespective of their age. However, as this e-Guide shows through several case studies, there are several risks and dangers targeting directly silver surfers, such as pension delivery and fallacious tax paying methods or income-related scams. Examples, tips and advice complement the case studies and provide readers with useful guidelines in their daily on-line routine.
Preventing Data Breaches Guide
How to protect valuable ideas and assets from cyber-hacking
The e-guide was designed to cover the various potential sore points of business data safety, from the matter of the network's physical integrity to the complicated mechanisms of business targeted cybercrime (e.g. banker Trojans, phishing). This material is also intended to match, though not in as much detail as a full-fledged technical description, the features of the various consumer and business oriented Bitdefender solutions to the situations in which they might come in handy to IT administrators.
Consulting this document would be useful in the process of deciding what's best for small to medium-sized networks security and a solid basis for further comparative research on this subject.
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- Whitepaper-Emerging Threats to Business Security
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- Virus Naming. The "Who's Who?" Dilemma
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- Bitdefender Active Virus Control: Proactive Protection Against New and Emerging Threats
Bitdefender E-Threats Landscape Reports
The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive investigation of the threats’ landscape. Bitdefender’s security experts thoroughly analyze and examine the menaces of the each semester, focusing on software vulnerabilities and exploits, different types of malware, as well as countermeasures, cyber crime prevention and law enforcement. The E-Threats Landscape Report concentrates mainly on the latest trends, but it also contains facts and data and concerning the previously investigated periods, as well as several predictions related to the upcoming semesters. This document is primarily intended for IT&C System’s Security Managers, System and Network Administrators, Security Technology Developers, Analysts, and Researchers, but it also addresses issues pertaining to a broader audience, like small organizations or individual users concerned about the safety and integrity of their networks and systems.
H2 2012 E-Threat Landscape Report - Overview
For the first half of the year, zero-day vulnerabilities played an essential role in disseminating malware with exploit packs as a favorite vector of infection. The dangerous zero-day exploit in the Java Runtime Environment (CVE-2012-4681) was documented and proof of concept was added to Metasploit, which became public knowledge before a fix was made available.
As a direct result, three billion devices running Java were vulnerable to remote code exploitation for roughly 48 hours. A second exploit hit in September and targeted Internet Explorer 9. Successful exploitation would allow remote compromise of the system with the installation of the Poison Ivy backdoor. Both zero-day exploits were used in advanced persistent attacks.
2012 saw fluctuations in the amount of junk e-mail as a proportion of e-mail traffic. The year began with a slight decrease in spam e-mails, but spam constantly gained ground towards the middle of the year. According to data gathered from the Bitdefender Antispam lab, the second half saw growth again, with small variations towards the end of 2012. The increase in the number of junk e-mails was nonetheless minor, by only 5%, leading to a rough value of 73% of the total number of e-mails sent worldwide.
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