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New features in the Avira products for mobiles: Identity Safeguard, Browser Safety and more

Because of the growth of mobile commerce and the need to keep users safe as they increasingly use mobile devices, we are proud to announced today that we significantly upgraded the mobile solutions for iOS and Android.   Avira Mobile Security … Continue reading

Avira Free Android Security wins perfect score from AV-TEST

Avira Free Android Security app earned a perfect score and a “Certified” rating from AV-TEST. Avira Free Android Security scored a perfect 13 out of 13 points in AV-TEST’s January 2014 Android Mobile Security Test, which reviewed 30 different products on their performance, detection … 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

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

Security issues on Android

One unique security feature of Android is the permission check when installing 3rd party apps. The system lists all permissions that an app requires and asks the user to check if that’s alright. Such permissions are the ability to receive … Continue reading

Android Trojan targets Russian Android users

We received a malware sample this week which pretends to be a simple “MoviePlayer” for the mobile phone operating system Android. During the analysis we found that the “MoviePlayer” functionality is fake and the Trojan just tries to send three … Continue reading