Avira Secure Browser: Breaking some eggs

Steve Jobs killed Flash on the IPhone. Flash is a way of viewing videos in the internet – and a top 10 way of getting infected with malware. It is old technology. HTML5, CSS and Javascript are replacing it. The internet is changing. But sadly some of the older web pages still use the old technology instead of switching.

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Flash and proprietary codecs I would love to block Flash in our browser (since I believe in security being more…
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Sharing and the fine art of stopping malware

Sharing is a critical life skill, and I’m talking about more than snacks and your favorite toy. It is an essential part of stopping malware. But unlike trading brownies or matchbox cars, sharing malware samples is complicated.

There are an array of technical and business issues that have to be solved: What format do the files need…
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Avira Teams Research Oktoberfest ‘Risks’

To make sure our customers and everyone else visiting it are ‘safe’ at the Oktoberfest 2015, dozens of our employees went there to get samples of the available culinary treats. All for the greater good, of course! ; )

We are now halfway through Oktoberfest and so far the world’s biggest festival has seen around 3 million visitors coming in…
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How to keep your digital home as clean as possible

Your computer is your digital home. And just like a home – it eventually gets dirty and needs cleaning. Not dirty in the usual way, mind you. What I am talking about is digital rubbish – bits and pieces of programs you removed a long time ago but are still haunting your hard drives.

While you could put on your ghostbuster outfit and remove the haunting files manually -  that takes time. And no…
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Bugzilla – Where Everyone Can Gain Access To Your Bugs

Just a couple of weeks ago we informed you in a blog post about Mozilla’s Bugzilla and how a hacker gainer access to a privileged account. Now the same thing could happen to you, if your organization uses Bugzilla as well as their email-based permissions.

PerimeterX discovered the vulnerability which “allows an attacker to obtain permissions on a Bugzilla service they would not otherwise receive.…
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