Bitdefender Home Scanner

Bitdefender Home Scanner

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 30.05.2017

Do you know who connects to your Wi-Fi network?  Stop hackers and privacy intruders from taking advantage of security holes to log on to your home network, spy on your family, steal your private information or even hijack your devices. With Bitdefender Home Scanner you are always in control. Bitdefender Home Scanner – scan for weaknesses […] read more

Inside Netrepser – a JavaScript-based Targeted Attack

Inside Netrepser – a JavaScript-based Targeted Attack

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 05.05.2017

In May 2016, the Bitdefender threat response team isolated several samples from the internal malware zoo while looking into a custom file-packing algorithm. A deeper look into our global telemetry revealed that this piece of malware was strictly affecting a limited pool of hosts belonging to a number of IP addresses marked as sensitive targets. Its unusual […] read more

Bart Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Works for All Known Samples

Bart Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Works for All Known Samples

by Liviu ARSENE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 04.04.2017

The Bart ransomware that encrypts machines without an internet connection has been analyzed by Bitdefender researchers, and victims can now download the Free Bart Ransomware Decryption Tool to recover their lost data. While the ransomware was first spotted in the wild in July 2016, Bitdefender is the only security vendor to offer a decryption tool […] read more

Dissecting the APT28 Mac OS X Payload whitepaper available

Dissecting the APT28 Mac OS X Payload whitepaper available

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 23.02.2017

Ever since the emergence in 2007 of the APT28 group, Bitdefender has become familiar with the backdoors used to compromise Windows and Linux targets, such as Coreshell, Jhuhugit and Azzy for the former OS or Fysbis for the latter. Earlier this month, we have been able to finally isolate the Mac OS X counterpart – […] read more

New Xagent Mac Malware Linked with the APT28

New Xagent Mac Malware Linked with the APT28

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 14.02.2017

APT28 operators have upped their game – the Xagent payload now can target victims running Mac OS X to steal passwords, grab screens and steal iPhone backups stored on the Mac. Last year we fully documented what appears to be one of the largest cyber-espionage campaigns ever, allegedly linked to the Russian territory. The sample […] read more

Smart Webcam Can Go Rogue to Spy on Kids, Bitdefender Finds

Smart Webcam Can Go Rogue to Spy on Kids, Bitdefender Finds

by Alexandra GHEORGHE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 02.11.2016

A new smart network camera can be hijacked and turned into a full-fledged spying tool, Bitdefender IoT and malware researchers have discovered. As part of their ongoing effort to raise awareness on the serious consequences of security-neglected IoT devices, Bitdefender researchers are constantly analyzing the security posture of various gadgets which may pose privacy and […] read more

Am I Safe from Car Hackers Using Malware?

Am I Safe from Car Hackers Using Malware?

by Dan Lowe, from OEM Hub , on 20.09.2016

After purchasing my car, I wondered if I was going to regret my decision. At the car dealer, as I sat in the driver’s seat, the aviator style dashboard, array of digital displays, and innovative auto-sensing enhancements beckoned me to investigate further. As I was driving the car, I marveled at the plush leather seats and quick moving digital numbers of the speedometer jumping as I depressed the accelerator – my senses came alive. For 16-years, I have been driving a basic car with a plain dashboard, simple needle style speedometer, and creature comforts such as a AM/FM radio with a tape cassette. In my old car, I used to change my oil, replace my spark plugs, or fiddle around with the engine. Now, new automobiles have gone way beyond my capabilities as a do-it-yourself car mechanic. I have to take my car to the shop every time a fix it code appears on the dashboard display. I feel poorer after every visit to the mechanic because the new car requires a technician with a computer to diagnose my vehicle’s warning notifications. read more

Is There a False Sense of Security with Pin and Chip POS Technology

Is There a False Sense of Security with Pin and Chip POS Technology

by Dan Lowe, from OEM Hub , on 29.08.2016

After purchasing my car, I wondered if I was going to regret my decision. At the car dealer, as I sat in the driver’s seat, the aviator style dashboard, array of digital displays, and innovative auto-sensing enhancements beckoned me to investigate further. As I was driving the car, I marveled at the plush leather seats and quick moving digital numbers of the speedometer jumping as I depressed the accelerator – my senses came alive. For 16-years, I have been driving a basic car with a plain dashboard, simple needle style speedometer, and creature comforts such as a AM/FM radio with a tape cassette. In my old car, I used to change my oil, replace my spark plugs, or fiddle around with the engine. Now, new automobiles have gone way beyond my capabilities as a do-it-yourself car mechanic. I have to take my car to the shop every time a fix it code appears on the dashboard display. I feel poorer after every visit to the mechanic because the new car requires a technician with a computer to diagnose my vehicle’s warning notifications. read more

Why Don't You Provide Useful Malware Descriptions?

Why Don't You Provide Useful Malware Descriptions?

by George Yunaev, from OEM Hub , on 18.08.2016

After purchasing my car, I wondered if I was going to regret my decision. At the car dealer, as I sat in the driver’s seat, the aviator style dashboard, array of digital displays, and innovative auto-sensing enhancements beckoned me to investigate further. As I was driving the car, I marveled at the plush leather seats and quick moving digital numbers of the speedometer jumping as I depressed the accelerator – my senses came alive. For 16-years, I have been driving a basic car with a plain dashboard, simple needle style speedometer, and creature comforts such as a AM/FM radio with a tape cassette. In my old car, I used to change my oil, replace my spark plugs, or fiddle around with the engine. Now, new automobiles have gone way beyond my capabilities as a do-it-yourself car mechanic. I have to take my car to the shop every time a fix it code appears on the dashboard display. I feel poorer after every visit to the mechanic because the new car requires a technician with a computer to diagnose my vehicle’s warning notifications. read more

Hackers Can Use Smart Sockets to Shut Down Critical Systems

Hackers Can Use Smart Sockets to Shut Down Critical Systems

by Alexandra GHEORGHE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 18.08.2016

Users might be risking their privacy, and even physical security, when using smart plugs to manage appliances in homes, office buildings and other spaces. A popular electrical socket is vulnerable to malicious firmware upgrades and can be controlled remotely to expose users to both physical and online security risks, Bitdefender IoT researchers found. As part […] read more

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