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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Security 101: October 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Are there any signs telling us if our computer has been hacked or compromised?   Usually, if your computer is performing strangely, this is … Continue reading

How to disable advertisers tracking in iOS 6

Apple released in September 2012 the new iOS 6 together with the iPhone 5. We’ve seen quite a lot of advertisements about how good and great the iOS 6 is. No doubt, it is good, but not all new ”things” were advertised. For … Continue reading

Dear reader, who are you?

One of the problems of the today’s online world is the fact that from far away, people are only just statistics in a dashboard. You don’t know actually who your readers or visitors are, what are their needs, their wishes, … Continue reading

Avira is now in the Facebook AV Marketplace

Facebook launched six month ago the AV Marketplace and according to the company, they had over 30 million views. Since Tuesday, 16.10.2012, Avira is also present there with two solutions: For PC – Avira Free Antivirus and for Mac, Avira Free Mac Security. … Continue reading

Security 101: September 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Right now I am using licensed Avira Internet Security, how do I know that my computer is really safe from Trojan, virus, malware, spyware, etc. However, … Continue reading

Facebook myths and fakes

There is not a single week when we don’t see a new Facebook scam. We name scam everything that tries to fool the user to do something which he usually wouldn’t do or shouldn’t do: click on something – called … Continue reading

Upgrade your Avira product to the version 2013 free of charge

Starting yesterday, we have initiated for all version 2012 users the upgrade campaign to version 2013. If you receive a message like the one in the picture below, just click on it and upgrade to your desired product.   Do not … Continue reading

Malaysian Phishing in real-time

Since several weeks we see a higher amount of spam/phish Emails in Malaysia. Recently, our Virus Lab in Malaysia came across phishing mails in the Malay language impersonating the Hong Leong bank. Even if this phishing attack has only a local … Continue reading

NIST selects the winner of Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-3) competition

The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the winner of its competition to select a cryptographic hash algorithm to bear the name SHA-3. In case you don’t know what a cryptographic hash algorithm is, you may … Continue reading

Avira USSD Exploit blocker

Some mobile phones register the special URIs with the prefix “tel:” as representing a phone number which should be called. Some also register the USSD protocol, allowing them to do even more with a single command. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a … Continue reading