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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

Kickstarter hacked, loses control over customer data

In an email with the subject “Important Kickstarter Security Notice” sent to all customers, the CEO of  the company announced that on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted them that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access … 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

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

Adobe hacked: lost source code and millions of user credentials

In a blog post published two days ago, Adobe Inc., the publisher of Adobe Acrobat, Coldfusion and many, many other titles, has reported that their infrastructure was hacked and source code of several products was stolen. The breach has been … Continue reading

We’ve listened: Goodbye Notifier Ads! (Update)

Do you remember this ? Yes, the so called “Notifier” which for the Free Antivirus users pops up once a day (if you didn’t install the Avira Search Free Toolbar) to sell you something.     I bet you do, … Continue reading

Fake emails from debt collecting agency used to spread malware

We wrote more than two month ago about fake emails in German pretending to come from various known online shops that contain attached archives with malware. The email pretended that the attached files were invoices that the receiver of the email … Continue reading

Patches for Microsoft and Adobe address several security vulnerabilities

Microsoft and Adobe released this week plenty of patches for their software. Microsoft released as planned the MS13-052 to 058 bulletins which resolve six critical  vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. The most severe vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views … Continue reading

Ubisoft breached, users asked to reset passwords

If you’re a Ubisoft customer, you probably wondered why you are  being asked to reset your password. Ubisoft is now part of the “big family” of prominent websites that got hacked and lost customer data: LinkedIn, eHarmony, LastFM and others. … Continue reading