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Android ransomware, running riot in Australia
Android ransomware in Australia is on the rise, posing a significant threat to businesses and consumers.
Ransomware masquerades as FBI, Android users in the crossfire
Thousands of Android users have been targeted by a ransomware that demands users to pay $500 to restore access to their smartphone, says Bitdefender.
Free enterprise security: Bargain or false economy?
A security expert is cautioning against entrusting enterprise security to free security products saying they are a false economy.
Porn no longer scammers' favourite bait
Bitdefender looks at some of the most popular Valentine's Day scams of the season
The biggest social media security threats of 2015
Bitdefender, security software solutions provider, has released its social media security threat predictions for 2015.
Bitdefender unveils The Box, a home IoT security device
Bitdefender has launched The Box, a home device designed to meet security threats of the Internet of Things (IoT), and says it is the start of the ‘Protection of Everything’.
Thousands fall each hour for ‘free Audi R8’ Facebook scam
Like-farming Facebook pages use the high number of fans to launch other fraudulent activities. The database of unwary users can also be sold on the black market and used for more targeted attacks.
Bitdefender launches free tool to help rid users of adware
As malvertising takes the cyber-crime spotlight, the tool provides complete protection against malicious programs that can hijack computers.
Facebook scams target everyone, not just uneducated suckers
Bitdefender has released a two-year study into Facebook scams revealing scammers infect millions of Facebook users with the same repackaged tricks.
Time for smart wearable protection as Bitdefender unveils "iron-clad" security offering
"Bitdefender examines user security from all possible angles to ensure total protection, all the time."
New Facebook scam… ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing another Man’
A new viral video scam featuring a fake tape of a girl killed by her husband because she kissed another man has caught the attention of thousands of Facebook users.
Top 10... Facebook baits
"This is social engineering at its finest – a challenging mental game that pushes the right psychological buttons."
Android users held to ransom for 'viewing illegal porn'
We've had cryptolocker and other ransomware on desktops, now it's Android devices being held to ransom.
Tinder users beware... as Aussie single face security scare
"Hey, how are you doing?", "I’m still recovering from last night :)"
Bitdefender unveils SME Small Office security solution
Bitdefender has launched a new edition of Small Office Security, a solution for PCs and Macs designed to improve security and ease management for small and medium businesses.
Be careful what you wish for this Valentine's Day
The pink hearts and cuddly bears so ubiquitous to Valentine’s Day may be hiding invasive permissions that violate users’ privacy, enlarge phone bills and even lead to identity theft, according to research by antivirus software firm, Bitdefender.
Social media scammers to double holiday profit
A scan of timelines worldwide shows that social media scammers are likely to double their profits during the holiday period this year with the number of Christmas scams flooding Facebook almost double the number from 2012.
Scammers exploit Paul Walker death to target Facebook users
Scammers have exploited the death of Paul Walker on Facebook only a couple of days after the Fast & Furious actor died in a car accident, spreading fake videos allegedly showing his death.
Top 10 PC complaints in 2013...
PC slowdowns, lengthy startups and sluggish browsers are just some of the most common technical peeves reported by computer users this year.
LinkedIn scam using fake female recruiter to lure victims
Amid research into the growing scams on LinkedIn, a new virulent campaign lures victims with exciting job offers from the fake profile of an attractive female recruiter.
Bitdefender injects aggressive changes to Partner Program
Bitdefender has dramatically overhauled its partnership program as the company continues to expand within the global security industry.
iPhone buzz - Fancy a slice of Apple?
"We have found out that in Cupertino, a confidential recent development gadget is being developed. The item will be required by everyone..."
Escrow scams set to rise
Bitdefender claims the month of June will see cars, motorbikes and electronics shoppers at most risk of escrow fraud.
Rihanna sex tape? And you're scammed
Empty promises of Rihanna sex tape hit Facebook users for six, but 'stalker' views account for biggest scams on social networking site.