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Avira Security Software breaks Windows 10/11 (Dec. 2023)

[German]Brief information for readers who maintain systems running Avira security software under Windows. A reader has just informed me by e-mail that since last Friday he has been receiving various customers whose Avira security software is paralyzing systems running Windows … Continue reading

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Investcorp from Bahrein acquires German AV vendor Avira

[German]The German Avira GmbH & Co. KG from Tettnang, which sells anti-virus solutions under the name Avira, is being acquired by the investor group Investcorp from the Kingdom of Bahrain. Advertising

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Security: Avira Optimizer allows privilege escalation

[German]Users of the virus protection solution receive the Avira Optimizer installed in newer versions. Up to the version before, this contains a vulnerability that allows privileges escalation. The Avira developers have now fixed this vulnerability with the version mentioned … Continue reading

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