Month: April 2011

Google Chrome Stable 11 is released!

The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the arrival of Chrome 11.0.696.57 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. Chrome 11 contains some really great improvements including speech input through HTML. Read More at Google Chrome Release Blog.

Avira receives AV-Test.org certificate

Avira TechBlog: Great news – our Avira Premium Security Suite received the next AV-Test.org certificate, this time for the first quarter of 2011! So far the suite thus achieved all available AV-Test.org certificates since the beginning of the certification process. The certificate approves the tested products a good quality in detection, repair and usability. This …

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Survey reveals Mac and PC people think differently

TUAW: According to the results of a massive survey by Hunch.com, Mac people are frequently young, vegetarian city-dwellers who like modern art, liberal politics, and independent films. Meanwhile, Windows supporters tend to be older, more conservative, and more likely to compare talking about computers to “struggling with a foreign language.” Whether you’re collecting evidence for …

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Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and OpenOffice compared

Since 2003, the number of exploitable vulnerabilities has fallen considerably in Microsoft’s Office suite. H-Online: Independently of each other, security specialists Dan Kaminsky and Will Dormann from Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT have found that, in the past few years, the number of flaws and exploitable vulnerabilities in individual versions of Microsoft Office has fallen dramatically, …

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Yet another VB100 award for Avira!

Avira TechBlog: The series continues – Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional received the April 2011 VB100 award! The tests were executed in a Windows XP SP3 environment by the Virus Bulletin test engineers. The Avira anti malware solutions performed very well: All WildList samples were detected, all of the polymorphic viruses too. Also, …

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Latest PowerPoint security patch has problems

On its recent patch day, Microsoft released security updates to fix vulnerabilities in multiple versions of its Office products. The patch for PowerPoint 2003 can, however, have negative consequences – after installation existing presentations may be unable to be opened or may cause an error message stating that the file is corrupted and cannot be …

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The Update Wave is rolling: Apple, Adobe, Google

Avira TechBlog: Today some updates need attention – they fix critical security issues and should be installed immediately! The update reign starts off with Apple. Critical security vulnerabilities are closed within the Safari web browser 5.0.5 – they allowed cyber criminals to smuggle in malware. For Mac users, additionally a security update is available for …

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Facebook password changed? Malware attack poses as message from Facebook support

Sophos Labs: Repeat after me: It’s “Facebook”, not “FaceBook”. Learn that lesson and it can be one of the tricks you can use to protect yourself against a spammed-out malware campaign, which tries to trick you into believing that Facebook support has changed your password. Computer users are receiving emails claiming that the popular social …

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