MD5: The broken algorithm

When you have to work with thousands of files per day, it is generally a good idea to generate a hash of a file that would identify it on a unique way. A hash function is any function that can be used to map digital data of arbitrary size to digital data of fixed size.

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There are many hashing algorithms to choose from. Here are the main factors to take into consideration when deciding which one…
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Hacked Car Is Driven Into Ditch

You’ve heard it a thousand times: A car can be hacked. But of course you don’t take this warning seriously. Why should you, right? I know for sure that I don’t, most of the time. Especially since my car is kind of old. The most recent news gave me pause though – and might make yourself more security aware as well when it comes to your car.

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Why? Because cars are now definitely hackable. It has been proven. By driving a Chrysler Jeep Cherokee in a ditch.…
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Patch now: Microsoft Emergency Fix

Just in case you haven’t updated your Microsoft Windows (any of the newer versions) yet, you should probably do so as soon as possible.

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Yesterday Microsoft released an emergency security update for all of the supported Windows version (this means Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1,…
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The all-you-need PC solution: Antivirus + Office software

The new all-you-need solution Avira Antivirus Pro + WPS Office Suite for PC users ticks every box: Surf the Internet safely and securely, and make work a breeze with WPS office programs! Who wouldn’t wish for that!? With our brand-new product bundle, this wish has now come true.

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„Users often run several programs and browsers at once. What matters to them is that they can complete their daily…
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Adulterers Beware: Ashley Madison Hacked

You are married and want desperately to cheat on your partner (for whatever reason)? Then you’ve probably heard of Ashley Madison.

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Ashley Madison is a social network for people in relationship (mostly married I’d guess) who want to have an affair.…
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A Workshop with Avira Beta Community Members

It was definitely a full week at the Avira HQ in southern Germany. Besides the Employee Summer Party, our Product team had the pleasure of hosting a two day workshop for 7 members of the Avira Beta Community.

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We were excited to welcome in Tettnang Beta testers from USA, Italy, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong & Malaysia. The members we…
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