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Did you know you can opt-out from Google’s targeted ads and tracking?

Google is generating most of its revenue with Advertisements. On the settings page it says: Ads enable free web services and content. This might be true, but sometimes the ads are just annoying. Here is what you can change in the … Continue reading

Security warning for all FRITZ!Box users registered with the MyFRITZ! service

AVM, the producer of the well-known home router FRITZ!Box, has issued a security advisory and contacted all users of the cloud service MyFRITZ! to warn them about a potential fraudulent use of telephone services connecting through FRITZ!Box routers.   (click to enlarge) … Continue reading

What to do to stop phone and mail advertisements

The Christmas presents frenzy is starting during this time of year all over the world. Most of the shops are making the equivalent of their year to date revenue in these weeks before Christmas. So, it makes sense for them … 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

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 Inc.opening, witness the history & future of security (updated)

You may wonder what the opening of the recently born company Avira Inc. (the U.S. daughter of the Avira Germany) has to do with the history and the future of the security.   Today, September 20th, there will be the … Continue reading

Back-to-School tips for online safety

Now that kids are heading back to school, it’s important for parents to understand the online safety and privacy issues that might arise during this busy time of year. A new school year brings new friends and new assignments. Both … Continue reading

Security 101: July 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   How to scan or check (open/close) port activity on computer for illegal access/activity? A port scan is a form of network attack that sends … Continue reading

Avira TechBlog wishes you Happy Holidays

As we are approaching Christmas, Avira Techblog will take a break until next year. We would like to thank all our readers, Facebook fans, Twitter followers and users for being with us this year. We hope that we successfully managed … Continue reading

Improve your security series

I have seen in various forums and on Facebook some of these links used and I thought it would be handy to see them all in one post. So, here they are sorted in chronological order, each linked to the … Continue reading