Secure your DNS to avoid losing business – Part 3

Do you know what happens if someone else suddenly “owns” your DNS records and how you can secure your domains in order to prevent it? Go ahead and read the final part of our blog series to find out.

What happens if someone "owns" your DNS records The direct consequence is that suddenly when contacting and all its…
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The Avira experience @ CeBIT

One of the biggest IT events in Europe took place in Hannover last week (16-20 March 2015). Avira couldn’t miss this edition of CeBIT, our team being present at the event for the whole week.

The week’s highlights: Moscow calling 3,300 exhibitors from 70 different nations did their best at offering visitors useful information and…
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Secure your DNS to avoid losing business – Part 2

In our first part of “Secure your DNS to avoid losing business“, we explained what DNS is and where you’ll need and encouter it. Check it out and take a look at it if you haven’t done so already. Now, in part 2, we will talk about what happens when DNS doesn’t work and the different causes of a disruption.

DNS - Part 2
What happens when DNS doesn't work? Of course, having a non function DNS causes problems. We have to differentiate between…
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22 Million PUA detected last month. STOP!

Avira Antivirus Software blocks the installation of Potentially Unwanted Applications and releases new set of guidelines for all software vendors to respect.

Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) are causing our security analysts to rethink the detection patterns used in Avira’s software solutions. We therefore…
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Pwn2Own: Nothing is safe

The annual Pwn2Own hacking competition wrapped up its 2015 event in Vancouver with another 21 critical bugs in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE, Adobe Flash, Adobe reader, and last, but definitely not least, the Windows operating system. For those who don’t know the contest, the name “Pwn2Own” is derived from the fact that contestants must “pwn” or hack the device in order to “own” or win it.

Pwn2Own: Nothing is safe
Chrome got both its stable and beta versions hacked in just two minutes. Google paid $75,000 for just one buffer…
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Secure your DNS to avoid losing business – Part 1

Most likely you’ve already have heard of the Domain Name System (DNS) before. It is the equivalent of a phonebook for the internet and translates human readable names like into IP addresses and vice-versa. This is the common knowledge which most people have over DNS. But there is so much more to it!

Read our three part blog series to find out 1) what DNS is and where it is used, 2) what happens when DNS doesn’t work, and of course 3) what you can do to secure your domain to avoid losing business.

Secure your DNS
What is DNS and where is it used? What many don’t realize is that there is much more behind it…
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The mysterious OpenSSL vulnerability has been patched

No, it doesn’t have a name like Heartbleed or POODLE, it was “just” a denial-of-service. “Just” is by no means something to be ignored, but it is less dangerous with the previous vulnerabilities.

OpenSSL Patched
All users of OpenSSL 1.0.2 should upgrade immediately to version 1.0.2a. In the advisory published on their website the OpenSSL vulnerability…
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Digital Certificates – How helpful are they?

What is a digital certificate? You could describe it as a fingerprint for software to show its derivation. They are a way of defining ownership of a certain file.

Digital Certificates contain some or all of the following information (not all of these attributes have to be specified): Program…
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Avira In Free Security Package By Deutsche Telekom

At a press conference this Sunday, Deutsche Telekom announced a new security initiative: as of the second quarter of 2015, it will offer a security bundle comprised of free software solutions that carry the “Security made in Germany” label. Avira is a proud contributor to the bundle, which will be tailored to the needs of both consumers and small & medium-sized companies.

Deutsche Telekom Security Package Featuring Avira
At CeBIT in Hanover, T-Systems CEO Reinhard Clemens said: "Customers are often unsure when it comes to security software. Since…
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