Why Apple security myths pervade

Last week I received an email from our IT Crowd reminding me (and others) to please update our iPhones to the new iOS version 8.4.1 immediately, for security reasons. Apparently, a zero-day sandbox violation from earlier in the year was finally being fixed by Apple with this update – yet Apple’s notification said only “improvements and fixes to Apple Music.”

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No mention of a security patch I was surprised, because the short description notification I'd received from the iPhone itself…
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KeyRaider Steals More Than 225.000 Apple Accounts

If you own an iPhone and it’s jailbroken you might want to be extra careful when it comes to where you download your apps or the KeyRaider malware might get you. Or your credentials for that matter.

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According to the Palo Alto Networks more than 225.000 Apple accounts have already been stolen by KeyRaider, a malware that…
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The Struggle For the Right Browser Name

Remember the little contest we started some time ago concerning our new browser name? While we are not ready to announce the winners yet (we take the search for the right browser name very serious. Finding and going through the different candidates takes a lot of time, as does the involved research), I’m sure you are more than happy to get a sneak peak, right?

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First off let me tell you guys: you are awesome. We received a lot of mails with ideas for a…
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Passwords and Digital Amnesia

Let’s start this blog entry on a philosophical note: If you had an accident and lost all your memories would you still be the same person? Also would you be the same person if you liked different kinds of music, made other decisions in life or had different friends?

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How important are your passwords? Since the dawn of the computer age we've been using computers as extensions of ourselves,…
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LNK Files – Shortcuts to Faster Infections

Your Windows desktop is probably full of them, desktop Icons with shortcuts to your applications and folders. They allow you to conveniently access your most used applications and folders on a daily basis.

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These shortcut files are actually called Shell link files. Microsoft filename extension: “.LNK” Let’s dig a little deeper and check the typical…
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Analysis of a Spam Mail

Spamming is a big and a nasty problem in our online world, every day. Each and every one of you probably had this one mail in your inbox. The mail where you didn’t know if you could open it because it might contain a dangerous attachment, or the one where you were just really annoyed by the nonsense content. I guess that we can all agree: nobody wants that.

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Yesterday the “Deutsche Telekom” put a warning concerning a new spam wave on their website. The spam mails itself look like they're…
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Migration of Avira products to Windows 10 – how to get started

You might have noticed: Windows 10 has arrived. And obviously you want to upgrade. But will your programs be compatible? Well – in this article we will tell you which of our antivirus solutions are compatible with Windows 10 and help you migrating your Avira products.

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First, let´s take a look at which products are compatible with Windows 10: Avira Free Antivirus Avira Antivirus Pro Launcher…
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