Drivers have access to your entire Windows PC, which makes them malware targets – as it was the case with keyloggers hiding within audio drivers on laptops. Such attacks are often based on software vulnerabilities which should be patched as soon as an update becomes available. However, with most vendors this does not happen automatically. […]
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You remember 2017, right? Of course you do – it was just last year. So you definitely remember Cloudbleed, which basically bled, to some degree or another, all your private information away and involved big companies such as 4chan.org, uber.com, yelp.com, zendesk.com, medium.com, pastebin.com, glassdoor.com, bitcoin.de, fitbit.com, porntube.com, or 1password.com. Or the time there was […]
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Say goodbye to butt calls and other embarrassing smartphone moments. With the new pocket protection feature in Avira Optimizer for Android, you don’t need to worry if your smartphone screen is locked or not before putting it in your pocket or bag. This feature enables your device to automatically lock after it’s been placed in […]
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Apple keeps its source code well under wrap (as any company should) and so it was probably a surprise to everyone, when yesterday – all of a sudden – the iBoot code was found on GitHub, leaked by an unknown person. The best thing though is that the leak is not even new: Apparently jailbreakers […]
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Do you know who’s looking at you through your smartphone camera? The newly updated Avira Antivirus Security app answers that question and more by giving you direct control over your phone’s camera. Avira Antivirus Security does to smartphones what notable individuals such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and ex-FBI director James Comey are already doing with […]
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Avira won the Top Rated Products seal, as well as Silver Award for Real-World Protection Test, in AV-Comparatives 2017 annual review Throughout 2017, the independent test institute AV-Comparatives submitted 21 security products for Windows for rigorous investigation. All the programs underwent seven tests during the year, scanning their ability to protect against real-world Internet threats, […]
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Online entertainment has a very important and complex role in our lives: you don’t watch it only for relaxation, but also to empathize with the characters and feel like you have experienced some new stuff (for which you don’t have enough time to do in your real life) or to have interesting debate topics while […]
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It was the best of sweaters, it was the worst of sweaters. This garment had a cutting-edge design, was wind resistant, organically grown and ethically produced. Most importantly, this was a smart sweater that incorporated a full assortment of sensors that measured heart rates, blood pressure, perspiration, and more. Not only that, but this sweater […]
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It’s a familiar story: Your old cell phone has done its duty, and now it’s high time for a new smartphone. The market is bursting with cutting-edge devices that are constantly outdoing themselves in the features department – and that are considered better than everything else. Bigger display, better camera, the best operating system … […]
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The boom over the past few months has piqued interest surrounding Bitcoin. Enthusiasts and miners have known about cryptocurrency for years, while everyone else is just now learning what it means to manage a digital portfolio, watch your loot grow, and, unfortunately, see sudden and unexpected drops in value. In just a few months, the […]
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