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 worldwide still running the operating system, that could mean a lot of people are left with little to no security on their PCs or laptops.
Scammers are taking advantage of Bitdefender's good reputation and are luring victims in with promises of free downloads of "Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015," the company warns.
Scammers are increasingly taking advantage of Facebook targeting tools and user trust to push cheap pharmaceuticals, designer replicas and other products in a trend reminiscent of traditional spam, according to Bitdefender.
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 installed on the same device.
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 cyber-criminals.