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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Avira AntiVir 9 EU2 – a few bugfixes

Today we released the Update EU2 for all Avira AntiVir 9 products. The developers fixed a bunch of small bugs which some users occasionally ran into. The update is being distributed via automatic update function, so there is no need … Continue reading

Mozilla updates

The Mozilla Foundation has closed several security holes in its products which allow attackers to inject malicious code for example via manipulated web pages. Affected are Firefox, Thunderbird and the Seamonkey browser suite. An overview of the vulnerabilities is available … Continue reading

Last week sum up

The last week has been quite busy even though it was Easter holiday season. Microsoft released 8 security bulletins with Updates for the affected software last Tuesday. 5 of them are rated critical and concern Wordpad and the Office Text … Continue reading

Reporting abuse is often too complicated

As we are monitoring the web for malware, spam and phishing, we often have to report “bad” URLs to the providers. We found some spam and phishing sites hosted by Microsofts service; among other services Microsoft offers blog hosting … Continue reading

New PowerPoint vulnerability gets exploited

Microsoft warns of a new unpatched security vulnerability in PowerPoint. According to their security advisory, PowerPoint 2000, 2002 and 2003 up to Service Pack 3 are affected; so is PowerPoint 2004 for Macs. Currently cyber criminals are abusing specially prepared … Continue reading