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SMBs still use Windows XP and face security risks

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are currently exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the …

Twitter follower scams tricked thousands to gain followers

A series of enhanced follower scams have tricked thousands of Twitter users after a group abused the platform’s authentication system, its Trends section and TweetDeck. …

Why botnet takedowns can cause more harm than good

Zeus is a well-known and highly successful crimeware kit – the flat-pack furniture of the virus world. It is under constant development by several criminals or groups …

Dangerous spam targets Brits with fake Easter offers

Cybercriminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that Brits are hoping for this Easter. A large amount of religious scams have also been …

Why ending user support for Microsoft XP is the right thing to do

Today is the day that Microsoft’s well-documented plans to end support for Windows XP comes into fruition, and with roughly 30 per cent of all desktop computers …

Fake Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 offers lead to malware and scams

Scammers are taking advantage of Bitdefender’s good reputation and are luring victims in with promises of free downloads of “Bitdefender Antivirus Plus …

Scammers turn to Facebook for targeting

Scammers are increasingly taking advantage of Facebook targeting tools and user trust to push cheap pharmaceuticals, designer replicas and other products in a trend …

Smartphone spying: How can users protect themselves?

Smartphone users need to realise that their mobile phone is less of a phone and more of a mobile computer, in which applications can collect data from other applications …

Cybersecurity predictions for 2014

The advent of new technologies, the widespread implementation of mobile and wireless communication and the increase in mobile adoption will open up new opportunities for …

1.2% of apps on Google Play are repackaged to deliver ads, collect info

Not a month goes by without security researchers finding new malicious apps on Google Play. According to BitDefender, more than one percent of 420,000+ analyzed apps offered …

Car and electronics shoppers at risk of escrow fraud

Cars, motorbikes and electronics top the list of items that scammers use most to swindle online shoppers in the growing underworld of escrow fraud, according to our recent …

Bitdefender launches Antivirus Free for Android

Bitdefender has launched Antivirus Free for Android, which offers smartphone owners a free, fast and powerful antivirus solution that taps the latest in-the-cloud scanning …

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