Banned from the Internet: The Life of an Ex-Hacker

Hacking is illegal and a crime – everyone knows (or should know) that. It is also not unheard of that if you get caught for a cybercrime, you will get punished. But do you know what the sentence could look like?

Hacking is a crime
Higinio Ochoa, a former hacker who went by the name "wOrmer" when online, talks about it on Reply All. He…
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Surgical robots and the remote surgery hacking threat

It could be a scenario out of a SciFi movie: The surgeons are in a room on one end of the earth, operating via a high-tech robot on a human brain with the patient being situated in a completely different city. Suddenly the lights go out. The emergency power kicks in and the emergency lights illuminate the room in a dull red color. Then the robot stops responding. The surgeons are confused and start tapping frantically on keys on their keyboards to get the robot to do its work again but to no avail.

This sounds horrible but it could never happen in real life anyway, right? Wrong! Telesurgery is something that is already…
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Mobile apps: The privacy insanity

Smartphone apps are known for wanting access to a lot of different information from you on your mobile – sometimes even to the point of it being ridiculous. That’s not the worst part though.

Security expert Troy Hunt took a look at three apps (one of them being the Paypal one) and the results…
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Unlock your phone with your ears & knuckles, says Yahoo

It might sound a bit strange – but unlocking your phone with your ears and knuckles instead of your fingertip/pin is actually something Yahoo presented during the 2015 Computer-Human Interaction Conference (CHI) in Seoul. According to a report by IDG News Service, the technology can unlock phones in a fast and secure manner.

The cool thing: It doesn't need the comparatively expensive fingerprint sensors to unlock your device, but can easily be used…
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System Speedup for Windows: the whole story

Best known for its award-winning antivirus software, Avira also offers users high quality solutions aimed at improving their overall digital experience

System Speedup
System Speedup is one of the most appreciated Avira products, as it has improved the speed and performance of millions…
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The positive side of security threats

People can be pretty stubborn sometimes. You see evidence of this in all sorts of situations, but the way that many people treat security and privacy is another proof point.

security threats
For years, experts have been telling the public to take these things seriously, but oftentimes, their advice and suggestions are…
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Avira Antivirus is No. 1 in test results

Spring brought us not only blooming flowers and rays of sun but also new awards for Avira Antivirus Solutions following the latest AV-Test and AV-Comparatives results.

Avira Antivirus no. 1 in Av Comparatives
We have developed the very nice habit of constantly excelling in Independent Labs testing. The latest results revealed by AV-Test…
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