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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Avira receives AV-Test.org certificate

Great news – our Avira Premium Security Suite received the next AV-Test.org certificate, this time for the first quarter of 2011! So far the suite thus achieved all available AV-Test.org certificates since the beginning of the certification process. The certificate … Continue reading

Adobe updates Reader and Acrobat

A little earlier as announced, Adobe released updated versions of Adobe Acrobat and Reader. These programs were vulnerable to the Flash Player zero-day-vulnerability as well, which was fixed last week already. As the vulnerability is rated critical, users of Acrobat … Continue reading

Yet another VB100 award

The series continues – Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional received the April 2011 VB100 award! The tests were executed in a Windows XP SP3 environment by the Virus Bulletin test engineers. The Avira anti malware solutions performed very … Continue reading

Flash Player Update available

Just a short notice on the now available Adobe Flash Player Update: Version 10.2.159.1 has been released which fixes the critical security vulnerability which allow attackers to infect computers with malware – just with luring victims onto hacked websites, for … Continue reading

The Update Wave is rolling

Today some updates need attention – they fix critical security issues and should be installed immediately! The update reign starts off with Apple. Critical security vulnerabilities are closed within the Safari web browser 5.0.5 – they allowed cyber criminals to … Continue reading

Adobe plans Flash Player Update tomorrow

This is good news – for the recently acknowledged zero-day security vulnerability within Adobe Flash Player, Acrobat and Reader there will be a first update available tomorrow. Adobe updated their security advisory on that matter to reflect the update schedule … Continue reading

VLC Media Player 1.1.9 closes security holes

Another popular and widespread software receives an update to eliminate security vulnerabilities today: The media player VLC has been released in version 1.1.9. In older versions cyber crooks could smuggle in malware like Trojans by making possible victims play specially … Continue reading

Many Updates on Patch Tuesday

Just as announced Friday last week, Microsoft released 17 security bulletins and according updates, fixing overall more than 60 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and the Developer tools. According to the exploitability index of the security bulletin summary, … Continue reading

Zero-Day Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat (Update)

Adobe released a security advisory in which it warns from a zero-day vulnerability within current version of Adobe Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat. Affected are Flash Player 10.2.153.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris, the current version … Continue reading

Fake Certificate in Malware – with Message

The malware authors every now and then send us virus researchers some messages. For example in the compiled binary itself, or as debug output. Now we found a Zbot Trojan variant which tries to evade detection by carrying a digital … Continue reading