List of improvements include a more intuitive software version checker, a built-in app store for easier upgrades and access to Avast's other products, and an impressive real-time stat tracker that displays … Read more
Design: Avast's new layout is a unique and clean take on managing security. Rather than copying a flat Metro look like so many others, Avast organizes its environment and prioritizes it in a sensible manner. Flat icons and subtle menu animations look great, secondary pop-out menus don't feel cluttered, and the toggle icon also helps create a cleaner experience.
Security: An improved firewall, noninvasive scanning, and a complementary, crowdsourced, whitelisting approach via Community IQ keeps this security suite on alert for untrustworthy sites and phishing scams. A noninvasive browser add-on protects your Web usage with built-in do … Read more
ID Quantique, a company that uses quantum mechanics to boost data security, has received a $5.6 million investment from venture capital firm QWave Capital.
ID Quantique's services have become far more important since the recent National Security Agency leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the US government (and ostensibly foreign governments) have the ability to quickly access data from individuals and companies around the world. ID Quantique has commercialized uts Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), a method by which a sender transmits a key encoded with photons to a recipient.
The technology, which has been around for some time, … Read more
KGI Securities has offered a veritable data dump of speculation on upcoming Apple products, including a higher-resolution iPad, a low-cost iMac, and an iPad Mini Retina.
Pixel-packing iPad 6: Forget the iPad 5 -- KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is talking iPad 6. He anticipates a 9.7-inch iPad with a pixel density that exceeds today's iPad by 30 percent to 40 percent, as reported Saturday by MacRumors and other Apple blogs.
That's considerable, as the iPad 4 already has a pretty high pixel density of 264 pixels per inch. (The iPad 5 is expected to maintain that … Read more
This week Facebook has reminded us it's putting an end to the ability to hide your profile from its Graph Search. In the past, users were given the choice to allow other users to search for their profile by name on Facebook, or to hide their profile from the search.
For those of you who are still using this feature, you'll see reminders over the next few weeks as the setting is removed from the service altogether.
So with users sure to be upset that anyone and everyone will be able to find them on Facebook by simply … Read more
Pushed both by corporate desires for better security and less wholesome motives, the market for finding security holes is getting bigger.
In an attempt to improve security for software it and many others use on the Internet, Google said Wednesday it's offering to pay programmers $500 to $3,133.70 for changes that make widely used open-source software less vulnerable to attack.
With the Chrome reward program and the vulnerability reward program, Google already offers two mechanisms to pay people for finding specific weaknesses in its browser and its online services. The new patch rewards program goes a step … Read more
The permanent patch is for an exploit known as CVE-2013-3893, which had the capability to work its way into all supported versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft announced the existence of the vulnerability in September and released a downloadable "Fix It" tool until the permanent patch was ready.
"The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a customer views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer," Microsoft'… Read more
F-Secure Internet Security 2014 has a very corporate, systematic feel: the utility's overall design isn't decorated with bright, attention-grabbing colors. Its layout, user flow, and functionality are organized to stay out of your daily PC routine so you can go about your session with one less thing to worry about.
Installation was light and quick; F-Secure took just a few minutes and it doesn't ask about any toolbar offers or extension add-ons (though SafeSearch is an extension you can choose to add later). When you're finished, you'll be introduced to Launchpad, a central dock that … Read more
On Tuesday morning, popular antivirus vendors AVG and Avira, as well as instant messenger service WhatsApp, all had their respective homepages hijacked by a group of activist hackers. This group later revealed themselves to be the KDMS Team.
The KDMS Team posted the following message, along with a YouTube embed:MISSION COMPLETED HACKED KDMS TEAM PLAESTINIAN HACKERS Hello World
We Are Here To Deliver Tow Messages
we want to tell you that there is a land called Palestine on the earth this land has been stolen by Zionist
do you know it ?
Palestinian people has the right to … Read more
Ad-Aware has faced its ups and downs over the past few years, shimmying in and out of relevancy. Though last year's version was an overall improvement over its prior incarnations, our review staff had ultimately concluded that there was still some maturing to do if Lavasoft was aiming to reclaim the throne as top security honcho.
Gone is the Vipre scanner that powered it before and Ad-Aware now comes primarily powered by Bitdefender's core security engine and with added perks and utilities.
The installation process isn't exactly short when you include the extra download time to grab … Read more