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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Parental Control in Avira Premium Security Suite 9

Currently we’re developing and testing the Avira products in version 9. Since the beta is already out, it’s time to take a look at some of the new features we were adding. The release of the new products should take … Continue reading

New spam outbreak for meds

During the last two weeks we have followed how a small spam meds campaign for penis enlargement pills has turned out into a real outbreak. The emails are very well crafted, and it is rather easy to confuse some spam … Continue reading

Glitch in archive processing removed

Recently security consultant Thierry Zoller informed us about some defective RAR archives which our products didn’t process properly. Those archives were resulting in a division by zero error in our unpacker module. This would lead to a crash of the … Continue reading

Microsoft patches SMB vulnerability

Yesterday evening Microsoft issued a security bulletin concerning a security vulnerability in the SMB processing of Windows operating systems. The holes in the software are considered critical up to Windows Server 2003 and may allow attackers to execute remotely injected … Continue reading

Spam via Google Docs

We are observing a new method to host spam information using Google Docs. Google Docs is an online application which allows users to create and share documents online. Quoting Google about what does this application allow to do: “• Upload … Continue reading

Phishing attack against Volksbank-Raiffeisen and Sparkasse Banks

We alert our customers that in this moment there is a phishing outbreak targeted against the Volksbank-Raiffeisen and Sparkasse Banks. The email claims to inform the customers that they have to login on the Internet Banking website in order to … Continue reading

Silent Patchday ahead – but multiple Media Player issues

Microsoft is planning to release only one Security Bulletin on next tuesday, the first Patchday in the new year. The problem it solves is rated critical for Windows 2000, XP and Windows Server 2003. In Vista and Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading