Humankind has believed in miracles all during history. It is interesting to see that in the past they seemed to happen quite often and nowadays they are harder to find, even if the world is more connected than ever. Along with them there have always been ‘miracle’ products. We have seen them many times in our lives. On TV, in the newspaper, or just around the next street corner:
1) This cream will make you look 20 years younger!
2) This perfume will put women at your feet!
3) You want to lose weight? Just follow this diet and after a mere week you will look like Brad Pitt!
We normally make fun of this, or just totally ignore it. We know that it probably is a scam. So,…Read More
How online pickup lines steer paths to wallets – not pants
Let me start out by saying that this post is not about whether dating websites/apps are good or bad. I’m…Read More
US Government proposes to classify cybersecurity or hacking tools as weapons of war and introduce a license requirement for the export, reexport, or transfer of these cybersecurity items to all destinations, except Canada.
Hackers can start wars. That's a fact. It's also one of the fears people have learned to live with. As…Read More
Unlimited coffee at Starbucks for (almost) free? That sounds like a dream come true to some!
Egor Homakov made it actually happen. In his blogpost he describes how he managed to find a way to generate…Read More
You have an old Android device and want to sell it? You might want to hold off a bit: Cambridge University researchers found out that an estimated 500 million Android phones are not properly wiped when you use the built in reset option.
That basically means that your login data, mails, contacts, SMS, images, and videos can be retrieved at least partially. Not…Read More
I’m sure you’ve encountered them more often than you can count, questions like “What’s your favorite food?”, “What’s your Father’s middle name?”, and “What’s your City of Birth?”.
Right, I’m talking about the 'secret questions' that have long been used as a backup mechanism to reclaim accounts (for…Read More
Register now for Securithon, a programming marathon organized by Avira for developers who want to join the battle against Potentially Unwanted Applications.
At Avira, we believe there is at least one thing multiplying faster than digital threats and that is…good ideas. Considering every…Read More
Watch OS 1.0.1 for the Apple Watch was released today and includes performance improvements as well as security updates.
With Watch OS 1.0.1 Apple has released the first update for its watch. While it doesn’t include any flashy new…Read More
With the latest version of Apple Safari it’s possible to show users a completely different URL than the one that’s actually being accessed.
According to a team of computer security experts there is a new encryption flaw at large which puts tens of thousands of HTTPS-using services at risk.
What it’s all about The weaknesses that allow the so called LogJam Attack apparently have to do with how Diffie-Hellman…Read More