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Yearly Archives: 2010

Happy New Year!

The whole Avira Team is wishing you new year filled with peace and prosperity! May all your best wishes and hopes for the new year come true!

Happy Holidays!

Now at the end of the year many people can enjoy some holidays. Usual rituals are giving gifts to the beloved ones. And this year tech items are ranking very high again. In the past it happened with some of … Continue reading

Wikileaks – a wakeup call for companies

The recent publicity about the whistle blower platform Wikileaks has risen some discussions: Where are the borders of free speech? And more importantly: How can I prevent that data leaks out of my organisation? The answer to the first question … Continue reading

17 Security Updates on MS Patchday

As announced Friday last week, Microsoft delivers 17 security updates on the December 2010 Patchday. The Updates close 2 highly critical security holes which allow for remote code execution and several privilege escalation vulnerabilities that allow attackers to gain administrative … Continue reading

Closer look on TR/Spy.Clickpal.A

We analyzed a Trojan Spy sample because it was interesting how it was spreading through the operating system and the way it sent out stolen information from the user. Right after execution the malware searches for .lnk files existing on … Continue reading

Phishing, Spam and Malware Statistics for November 2010

Most abused TLDs The trend observed in the last months when the non “classical” TLD increased massively, continued in November as well. The .com domain nevertheless remains on top of both lists, despite small fluctuations. We are monitoring with great … Continue reading

Firefox 3.6.13 fixes 11 security vulnerabilities

The Mozilla developers just released the popular Firefox web browser in version 3.6.13. The new release closes 11 security holes of which 9 got rated critical by the developers. Additionally, some stability fixes are part of the new version according … Continue reading

Plenty of Updates announced

Next Tuesday is going to be tough for administrators: The Redmond company announces 17 security bulletins which are supposed to fix 40 security vulnerabilities. Only two of the bulletins deal with “high”ly critical rated security holes within Windows and the … Continue reading

Spammers abuse Wikileaks hype

The publicity that Wikileaks gained during the last week couldn’t be left unused by the spammers. We are seeing a spam campaign with mails pretending to come from the account of Wikileaks on Twitter. The email is very well crafted, … Continue reading

Update for paged-pool problems (Update)

We just published an update for Avira AntiVir 10 with Service Pack 1 that solves an issue some users were experiencing where their computers stopped to respond after a short time of running. An error message indicates in those cases … Continue reading