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Turning up the heat on smart thermostats

Smart thermostats are near the top of many shopping lists of ‘must have’ devices for the connected homes. After all, who wouldn’t want the financial and energy efficiency advantages of a programmable device without all the installation headaches? But have you considered the security and privacy issues that they might involve? Smart goes mainstream Smart […]

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More stars for Avira from AV-Comparatives

Avira won additional stars from AV-Comparatives in the independent agency’s latest Performance Test, Malware Protection Test and also had a top-level performance in the monthly Real World Protection Test. Avira Antvirus Pro received the AV-Comparatives highest Advanced+ *** rating in the latest Performance Test, placing in the top category of AV products with the least […]

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The WPA2 security issue: Time to un-KRACK your WIFI

KRACK headlines are everywhere – all WiFi communication is at risk now that a researcher has figured out how bypass WPS2 – the world’s most popular encryption algorithm.

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For the want of a patch, the data was lost

For the want of a patch, the data was lost

Nursery rhymes nail it — from a horse’s shoe to a missed batch at Equifax leaking the private data on millions of people.

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Decoding pickpockets and malware

Decoding pickpockets and malware - the most dangerous online threats of 2017

Malware attacks can seem as random as a pickpocket cleaning out your pocket in the city center – these things happen and you just happened to be there. While pickpockets are a great metaphor for cybersecurity – neither pickpockets nor malware are completely random events. Pickpockets aren’t just taking a random walk in the park […]

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eSports: Avira Hearthstone Tournament

Suspense, strategy, and great prizes – that’s what you’d expect from an eSports tournament and that’s what you’ll get with the Avira Hearthstone Tournament. What is eSports? Now: For those of you who don’t know what eSports is, let me explain. eSports is short for ‘electronic sports’ and is the term for competitive video gaming. […]

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Avira Antivirus 2018: Remastered and redesigned for today’s digital world

Avira Antivirus 2018: Remastered and redesigned for today’s digital world

Avira Antivirus 2018 is here, combining next-generation AI, a new interface, and cross-platform availability to give you even greater — and easier — security. Avira Antivirus makes it simple to be protected online – regardless of your device or your operating system. Stepping out into a dangerous world It’s a dynamic world of growing threats […]

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Avira achieves the Certified Seal following the August 2017 AV-Test evaluation

Avira Pro has achieved great scores in the latest Real World and Prevalence Malware Tests from AV-Test for July and August The test, run by the independent testing organization, utilizes a battery of 12,000 widely spread, prevalent threats and real world testing scenarios against antivirus applications to see if the AV is able to detect […]

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With my internet of things camera, I always feel like somebody’s watching me

Security cameras have been an early – and continuing hit – in the internet of things revolution of always-connected homes and businesses. After all, the ability to remotely and affordably watch what is going on at your place is a very attractive proposition. But who is watching? Researchers have shown that you are not the […]

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