AVASTBlog: Big updates coming from Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe this Tuesday

One of the biggest “Patch Tuesday” fixes is happening October 14, when vital updates will be available from three companies at the same time. We are all used to the monthly Patch Tuesdays from Microsoft and Adobe, but this month […]

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The Hacker News: Microsoft Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability “CVE-2014-4114” Used to Hack NATO

Once again a Russian cyber espionage group has gained media attention by exploiting a Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to spy on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Ukrainian and Polish government agencies, and a variety of sensitive […]

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AVAST Blog: What is the Bash bug, and how do I prevent my systems from being Shellshocked?

Working in the same way as SQL injection, Shellshock allows users to insert Bash (a Unix-based command processor, or shell) commands into a server via a web form or similar method, and exploits the very nature of environment variable handling, […]

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Bash bug fallout: Shell Shocked yet? You will be … when this becomes a worm

Much of the impact of the Shell Shocked vulnerability is unknown and will surface in the coming months as researchers, admins and attackers (natch) find new avenues of exploitation. The vulnerability, coined Shell Shocked by researcher Robert Graham, existed in […]

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Free service helps CryptoLocker victims to recover files

Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware that takes infected machines hostage. CryptoLocker was successful at garnering multi-millions in ransom payments the first two months of CryptoLocker’s distribution, according to a recent blog by FireEye regarding the takeover of […]

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Ahead of all the rest — Avira’s xVDF picks up the pace and consumes fewer resources on users’ PCs

New digital threats are emerging all the time. To fend them off, antivirus programs need to be fully up-to-date. The information about malicious software required for detection is saved by Avira in VDF files on the end device being protected. […]

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Cyber security growing problem for small business

From T-shirt makers, medical offices and wine shops, to sporting goods stores, dog kennels and non-profits, small businesses are falling victim to data theft and other types of “cybercrimes” at a high rate. It’s called cyber security, Internet security, data […]

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