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Continuous attacks on routers and connected devices

In the last few months we have been flooded with reports about vulnerability and exploits on Internet connected devices such as routers, house automation devices (light switches), Point of Sale (POS) devices. Let’s briefly review what has happened in this time: … Continue reading

BSI launched a service to check if your online credentials were compromised

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) warns that cybercriminals have compromised around 16 million email addresses of online accounts. BSI launched a service to help users find out if their credentials have been stolen: https://www.sicherheitstest.bsi.de/ (in German) After you submit, … Continue reading

How to check if you were affected by the malware delivered by Yahoo’s ads in Europe

You might have heard of the incident that shadowed the beginning of the year for Yahoo. If you visited Yahoo during December 6th, 2013 and January 3rd, 2014 then it is best that you read on this article until the … Continue reading

Apple released the update v10.9.1 for OS X Mavericks

Apple published an update to their latest OS X, Mavericks v10.9, which is recommended for all OS X users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security and includes: Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom … Continue reading

Black Friday is coming – stay alert

Every year, in the last week of November we have the Black Friday (November 29th) madness of buying at reduced prices. “Stay alert” doesn’t mean that you should only keep an eye on those great offers. It means that you should not fall for … Continue reading

Microsoft may end antivirus updates on XP in April, Avira will not

The support for Windows XP will end as communicated by Microsoft on April 8th, 2014. A spokesperson issued the following statement to Larry Seltzer of ZDNet: Microsoft will not guarantee updates of our antimalware signature and engine after the XP end … Continue reading

Virus Bulletin Conference 2013 in Berlin

As every year, the Virus Bulletin Conference 2013 is taking place this time in Berlin. Just by chance, or maybe not, this conference is taking place between October 2-4. Today, October 3rd, is Day of German Unity, Germany’s national day. For the … Continue reading

October is European Cyber Security Month

October 2013 was declared the European Cyber Security Month. On the website http://cybersecuritymonth.eu/ you can see the 27 European countries that will engage in cyber security activities meant to raise awareness. ECSM has also an Events Calendar which contains the most important events for … Continue reading

Security update for Apple: iOS 6.1 fixes browser flaws

Apple has released a new version of iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, iPod. The new version fixes 20 security flaws related to the Safari browser. Some of the vulnerabilities were allowing bypassing of authentication, cross-site scripting … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

After having published over 90 articles this year, the Avira team behind this blog and all social media websites mentioned here, will take a short break and would like to wish all our readers:   Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   We would … Continue reading