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Some 343 new Android malware samples every hour in 2017

The threat situation has continued to be high in the past year, with over 3 million new Android malware samples discovered. 744,065 of these were discovered in the fourth quarter of 2017. This means that G DATA analysts are counting an average of 8,225…

Keep your drivers up to date without taxing your PC

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 …

2017: The worst passwords you should stay away from

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.c…

No more embarrassing smartphone moments!

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…

Apple’s Trusted-Boot-Routine “iBoot” leaked on GitHub

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 lea…

Your smartphone camera deserves better protection than a band-aid

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 nota…