Bitdefender Internet Security 2018 Provides Protection Against Numerous Threats

Antivirus and security software is very important for every tech user, whether you need to protect your computers at home, or want to add protection to your office PCs. For protecting your devices from malware and viruses, there are many great security applications available on the market. But if you need to safeguard your Window 10 PC from numerous threats, I highly recommend that you use Bitdefender Internet Security 2018. It is an award winning security suite that comes with powerful tools, which help you to keep your device secure from all internet threats.


Advanced Threat Defense

For ensuring high-level security, Bitdefender had added an innovative technology that will detect all the active apps – this technology is called Behavioral Detection. With it, the software is able to track every moment and take quick actions against a threat if the program has found something suspicious.

Webcam Protection

This security suite is also offering webcam protection for high-level privacy. You just have to set a list of trusted applications that can access your webcam. The benefit of setting a list is that the other third-party apps won’t be able to access your webcam; and if they somehow do so, you can block them.

Ransomware Protection

It doesn’t only give you protection against common viruses and malware, but it is also able to keep protecting your devices from some exotic viruses, such as ransomware. The software will provide you with foolproof protection against any ransomware viruses. So you can keep your sensitive documents and files under multiple layers of protection.

Social Network Protection

This will also provide security against social network threats and malicious links. If someone sends you some malicious links or internet threats through Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network, the program will take instant action against this.

Privacy Firewall

In preventing applications from accessing the internet, there is also a firewall feature included. With this feature, you can set rules and regulations for all applications and can also switch between Home and Public presets. This feature will help you secure your data from hackers and data snoops.


Pwn2Own 2015: Day One results

The first day of Pwn2Own 2015 saw successful attempts by four entrants against four products, with payouts of $317,500 to researchers during today’s competition.


Here are the highlights of the day’s proceedings.

The contest began hard and fast with Team509 and KeenTeam exploiting Adobe Flash. The team of Zeguang Zhao (Team509), Peter, Jihui Lu, and wushi (KeenTeam) used a heap overflow remote code execution vulnerability in Flash, then leveraged a local privilege escalation in the Windows kernel through TrueType fonts, bypassing all defensive measures. They were awarded $60,000 USD for the Flash bug and a bonus of $25,000 for the SYSTEM escalation.


Nicolas Joly followed with his own exploit of Flash. He used a use-after-free (UAF) remote code execution vulnerability and sandbox escape directory traversal vulnerability in the Flash broker. He was awarded $30,000 for his efforts. While an excellent bug, the payout ended up lower due to the random drawing – only the first successful entrant in each category is awarded the full payout.


Nicolas continued his exploitation domination by taking down Adobe Reader through a stack buffer overflow – once for an info leak and again for remote code execution. He then leveraged an integer overflow to exploit the broker, netting him a cool $60,000 USD. For the day, that brings his total payout to $90,000 USD. Not bad for writing the final part of the exploit chain on the flight to the conference (according to him).


From there, Peter, Jihui Lu, Wen Xu, wushi (KeenTeam), and Jun Mao (Tencent PCMgr) continued rollin’ in the heap by taking down Adobe Reader with an integer overflow and achieved pool corruption through a different TTF bug. This got them SYSTEM access and a total of $55,000 USD – $30,000 for the Reader bug and another $25,000 bonus for the SYSTEM escalation. Their one-day total stands at a nifty $130,000.


Mariusz Mlynski stepped up to Mozilla Firefox and knocked it out of the park through a cross-origin vulnerability followed by privilege escalation within the browser – all within .542 seconds. This allowed him to execute a logical flaw to escalate to SYSTEM in Windows and take home $30,000 USD for the Firefox bug and an additional $25,000 bonus for the privilege escalation.


Wrapping up day one, a new entrant this year, 360Vulcan Team was able to exploit 64-bit Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 with an uninitialized memory vulnerability netting them medium-integrity code execution and $32,500 USD.


That’s quite a first day for all involved. It’s hard to “calc.exe” all the winnings (sorry, pwner pun), but after Day One, the affected product vulnerability count stands at:

  • 3 bugs in Adobe Reader
  • 3 bugs in Adobe Flash
  • 3 bugs in the Windows operating system
  • 2 bugs in Internet Explorer 11
  • 2 bugs in Mozilla Firefox
  • $317,500 USD bounty paid out to researchers

Congratulations to all of today’s champions. We’ll pick up things again tomorrow with Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer all being targeted by various entrants. As we did today, the proceedings will begin at 10am PDT. Good luck to our Day Two participants and again, thanks to our co-sponsors at Google Project Zero.

Aptina Ships the First 1-Inch 4K Image Sensor for Security and Surveillance Solutions

Aptina, a global provider of intelligent imaging solutions, is now shipping the AR1011HS, the first 1-inch, 4K (3840 x 2160 pixel) image sensor for security and surveillance markets. The AR1011HS is a 10.8 megapixel, 1-inch optical format image sensor that combines high-resolution imaging with a large 3.4-µm DR-Pix™ (Dynamic Response-pixel) that dynamically adapts to deliver superior low-light performance. At full-resolution, the AR1011HS offers 60 frames-per-second (fps) video; nearly double that of competitive sensors, while jumping to 120 fps for 1080p HD mode. For cameras that require a smaller optical format, Aptina introduces the AR1820HS, an 18 megapixel, 1/2-inch optical format image sensor. The AR1820HS offers a robust summing mode in 1080p HD that jumps the SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) by 6dB while lowering the overall operating power. Both the AR1011HS and the AR1820HS image sensors deliver a powerful portfolio of full resolution, 4K and 1080p HD video modes that do not sacrifice WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) and stunning image quality.

“Our newest 4K camera utilizing the Aptina AR1011HS is a high-performance addition to our portfolio of megapixel imaging technology that will help us continue to lead the market in professional security applications and products.”

“Arecont Vision is pleased to be the first to demonstrate the Aptina AR1011HS 4K image sensor in an ultra-high definition (UHD) IP security camera,” talking with TechnoStuffs, said Raul Calderon, Senior Vice President at Arecont Vision. “Our newest 4K camera utilizing the Aptina AR1011HS is a high-performance addition to our portfolio of megapixel imaging technology that will help us continue to lead the market in professional security applications and products.”

Implementation of these high-performance, 4K image sensors will dramatically lower the total cost of ownership for any surveillance or security solution. Aptina 4K image sensors enable solution providers to eliminate mechanical sub-systems for PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) and offer high-resolution ePTZ (electronic PTZ) that doesn’t sacrifice image quality or wide field of view. In addition to these high-resolution image sensors, Aptina offers a portfolio of security and surveillance imaging solutions including image sensors, co-processors and SOCs (system on a chip) for network and CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras.

“Aptina will continue to innovate imaging solutions for surveillance customers,” said Sandor Barna, Chief Technology Officer at Aptina. “Delivering full resolution and 4K video in a variety of optical formats allows surveillance developers to increase the image quality, improve the overall reliability and lower the total cost of ownership of their security solutions.”

Both the AR1011HS and the AR1820HS are available today.

ATK’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Earns Third Full-Rate Production Award From U.S. Navy

ATK, a world leader in precision-guided weapons, missile products and rocket motors, has been awarded a contract valued at $96.2 million by the U.S. Navy for the third full-rate production lot of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). The contract covers AARGM and Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force.

“AARGM continues to provide significant advanced capabilities to those who protect our nation each and every day,” said Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager of ATK’s Defense Electronic Systems division. “We look forward to continuing to provide this critical weapons system on schedule and on budget to the U.S. Navy and our allies.”

AARGM is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system, upgrading legacy AGM-88 HARM systems with advanced capability to perform Destruction of Enemy Air Defense missions. AARGM provides the most advanced system for pilots, with in-cockpit, real-time electronic order of battle situational awareness against today’s modern surface-to-air threats. It is able to rapidly engage traditional and advanced land- and sea-based air-defense threats, as well as non-radar, time-sensitive strike targets.

AARGM is currently deployed with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. AARGM achieved Initial Operational Capability in July 2012 and was approved by the Navy for Full Rate Production in September 2012. AARGM is a U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force international cooperative major acquisition program with the U.S. Navy as the executive agent. AARGM is currently deployed on U.S. FA-18C/D Hornet aircraft and is being integrated for use on the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler and FA-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft, as well as the Italian Air Force’s Tornado ECR aircraft. The missile is also compatible with the F-35, EA-6B, allied FA-18, and U.S. and allied F-16.

BAE Systems Receives Award For 2P Ammunition

The programmable 2P ammunition is based on the proven and effective programmable 3P ammunition. It was developed to meet customer requirements identified during international missions to allow for operation at shorter distances with minimum collateral damage. The 2P ammunition can be programmed in different function modes providing optimized effect against a wide range of targets.

“This order further demonstrates that BAE Systems is trusted to develop and provide new, high-tech products to meet customer requirements,” says Lena Gillström, managing director of Weapon Systems, Sweden at BAE Systems. “With the 2P ammunition, we have a new member in our product portfolio.”

Development of the 2P ammunition began in January 2013, and was done in cooperation between BAE Systems, FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces.

Deliveries will begin in June 2015 and continue through February 2016. Production and final assembly will take place in Karlskoga, Sweden.

Boeing Delivers First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook

Boeing today delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule.

The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Pa.

“This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob Barrie, project manager, Cargo Helicopter Office, accepting the aircraft for the U.S. Army.

Boeing was awarded a $4 billion multi-year contract in June 2013 that included 155 CH-47Fs and options for an additional 60 aircraft. Deliveries for this contract are expected to continue through 2019. International customers on contract to receive this advanced configuration include Australia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

“This delivery demonstrates Boeing’s ongoing commitment to our customers,” said Steve Parker, vice president, Cargo Helicopters and H-47 program manager. “Experienced teams worked together to deliver the advanced, multimission capability of this aircraft to meet the Army’s needs today and well into the future.”

The multiyear II configuration incorporates a number of product improvements such as the new Cargo-On-Off-Loading system that enables rapid re-configuration of the floor for cargo missions and the Cargo Platform Heath Environment system that provides real-time health monitoring to further reduce maintenance actions and ultimately reduce the overall life cycle cost of the product.

BAE Systems To Provide US Army Troops With Latest Aircraft Survivability Equipment

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a series of contracts, worth approximately $40 million, for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which provides an enhanced capability for aircrews to locate and protect against infrared guided threats. The Gen3 configuration includes hostile fire indication to detect and evade small arms fire and new data recording capabilities for detailed post-mission analysis.

“These latest contracts build on nearly 10 years of experience providing the U.S. Army with thousands of aircraft survivability systems that have been integrated on more than 45 different platform types,” said Bill Staib, director of Threat Management Solutions at BAE Systems. “As a result of these contracts, we’ll continue to deliver Gen3 systems in support of U.S. Army and foreign military sale requirements over the next two years.”

The latest orders are funded under a recently awarded $496 million, three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to deliver up to 1,300 Gen3 systems. The U.S. Army has now placed approximately $90 million in orders against the IDIQ since the first order in September 2013. Under the contract, BAE Systems will deliver CMWS hardware and provide systems engineering, software, and logistics support services for both the CMWS and the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure system.

BAE Systems has a long history of providing threat detection and advanced threat countermeasures for superior protection against guided and unguided threats to both rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Boeing Delivers Upgraded French AWACS Aircraft

Boeing on July 17 delivered on schedule the first of four upgraded French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The upgraded aircraft will increase the fleet’s surveillance, communications and battle management capabilities.

The Mid-Life Upgrade – the largest set of modifications to AWACS aircraft for France – will provide the crew with more actionable information and better situational awareness and increase mission effectiveness and efficiencies.

“The focus, commitment and hard work among Boeing, Air France Industries and French and U.S. government teams were key in achieving this milestone on schedule,” said Steve Swanz, French AWACS program manager for Boeing.

Delivery followed ground and flight tests at Avord Air Force Base and qualification by France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement.

“The French Mid-Life Upgrade program is a model for enhancing intelligence and surveillance capability within the armed forces. This program also demonstrates Boeing’s enduring commitment in providing the French Air Force with a superior air battle management capability,” said Yves Galland, president of Boeing France.

Modifications to the other three French AWACS aircraft are scheduled for completion by the third quarter of 2016.

Boeing, as prime contractor, provides hardware, software, engineering and quality assurance support. Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, a Boeing subcontractor on the project, is upgrading the electrical, mechanical and structural systems and mission hardware on the aircraft.

U.S. Navy Says Farewell To The C-9 Skytrain II Aircraft

Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II on June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, Arizona.

As of January, the Navy had four C-9B aircraft remaining in its inventory — one was retired in February and two were transferred to Marine Transport Squadron (VMR) 1 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, where they will continue service until replacement aircraft are purchased.

In 2001, C-40A aircraft began replacing the C-9 fleet. “While many see the retirement [Navy C-9 Skytrain] as the end of an era, PMA-207 looks forward to the future with the C-40A Clipper,” said Doug Dawson, program manager for Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support Aircraft program (PMA-207). “The improved avionics, longer range and greater payload capacity greatly improve our ability to meet fleet mission requirements.”

The McDonnell Douglas C-9 aircraft was first purchased by the Air Force in 1966, and named the C-9 Nightingale. It wasn’t until 1972 that the Navy ordered its first five McDonnell Douglas aircraft and accepted delivery of the first one in May 1973. Breaking the conventional military naming tradition of similar aircrafts retaining the same name, the Navy chose to name its C-9B variant after the World War II version of the DC-3, calling it the Skytrain II.

From 1973 until 1982, the Navy accepted 15 aircraft and the Marine Corps accepted two. As combined personnel and cargo haulers, the Skytrain II was widely touted as bringing the Navy into the jet transport age. Its ability to change interior configurations to meet specific airlift demands made the C-9B a flexible mission aircraft supporting a variety of passenger and cargo mission requirements.

The Navy procured 12 more commercially used DC-9 aircraft from 1983 to 1985 to augment the C-9B fleet. This presented unique challenges to the operators, maintainers and the program office because the aircraft were purchased from different airlines and built to different detail specifications.

By the mid-1980s, the Navy C-9B fleet had expanded to 29 aircraft located throughout the continental U.S., Europe and Asia. Flown by the U.S. Naval Reserve and the Marine Corps, each C-9B was normally crewed by a pilot, co-pilot, crew chief and two loadmasters.

1985 brought changes to the C-9B program office when it transitioned to the Naval Air Systems Command, from the Weapon System Managers office in Norfolk, Virginia. When the Navy created the Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support Aircraft Program Office (PMA-207) in 1987, the C-9B became one of the organization’s original aircraft. PMA-207 will continue to provide sustainment support for the two remaining Marine Corps C-9B.

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s Mini And Micro UAVs See Success In Tests For The Forza NEC Programme

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, leaving them ready for delivery to the Italian Army for its Forza NEC modernisation programme.

With the systems ready to be welcomed into operation, the Italian Army will soon be able to benefit from the effective support that mini-micro UAVs can provide for a wide range of mission types. Troops and vehicles will be more aware and better protected whether facing attacks on convoys or forward operating bases or fighting in dangerous urban areas.

All this is made possible due to the UAV’s ability to gather, process and transmit images and geo-referenced data in a reliable and precise fashion. It means that dangers can be quickly identified and reported straight back to troops.

ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B are operated from control stations that look and operate much like oversized video game control pads. They’ll soon be joined by a third member of the family, the CREX-B, another small fixed-wing unmanned aerial system produced by Finmeccanica – Selex ES. Carried in backpacks and simple to fly, all three of the Finmeccanica – Selex ES mini drones are designed to meet the requirements of the Italian Armed Forces and the latest NATO standards. This makes them ideal for use in international and joint operations with NATO allies.