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High Risk Level Alert

In the last week, we have observed a high number of new URLs pointing to Malware files and Phishing websites. It is the first time this year when the Risk Level for both types of URLs is 5 (Very High) … Continue reading

FastFlux-Malware leading to FakeAV (Update)

Our researchers found a malicious JavaScript link embedded to the headlines and thread titles in some forums as well as on other web sites after a user notified us about possible issues with a particular forum. The scripts resulted in … Continue reading

ZBot outbreak in form of IRS Phishing

Our users located in the US currently are under attack from an IRS malware/spamming campaign. In the last 3 days we have constantly detected and blocked a spam outbreak containing links pointing to websites similar to IRS’, which ask the … Continue reading

Worm instead of Avira Keygen

On a popular Bittorrent site during the last weekend there appeared a package that allegedly contains Avira AntiVir Premium and a so called keygen. A keygen is a tiny piece of software that calculates a license number for a commercial … Continue reading

Holiday Season Spam

When I looked into one of our spam traps, one mail caught my eye: It was promising an expensive holiday trip to Turkey nearly for free, and I could even take 3 more persons with me! The trip is allegedly … Continue reading

Patchday ahead

Microsoft announced its August patchday: The Redmond company plans to release 9 security bulletins on the coming Tuesday. 5 of those Bulletins deal with vulnerabilities rated critical by Microsoft; they all allow for remote code execution. Of those, 4 affect … Continue reading

Avira Risk Level

The Risk Level describes the current phishing- and malware threats that we receive in real time from our sources in Internet. These threats are valid and can be accessed by any user in the Internet. The levels are computed by … Continue reading

Microsoft warns of critical Internet Explorer/DirectShow flaw

In a security advisory Microsoft published yesterday the company warns of a critical error within an ActiveX component for the Internet Explorer. This DirectShow component provides video playback, record and capture capabilities. Due to the error it is possible for … Continue reading

A more secure Gmail

Not many know, but the users of the well known free Mail service of Google have some potential security problems each time they use the service. The biggest problem is the fact that the checkbox “Stay signed in” is activated … Continue reading

New PowerPoint vulnerability gets exploited

Microsoft warns of a new unpatched security vulnerability in PowerPoint. According to their security advisory, PowerPoint 2000, 2002 and 2003 up to Service Pack 3 are affected; so is PowerPoint 2004 for Macs. Currently cyber criminals are abusing specially prepared … Continue reading