Avira Web Browser

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Here is a different approach to online security. Instead of special extensions for browsers, what do you say about a web browser, which is entirely dedicated to web security? As a matter of facts, how about a web browser, which is entirely designed, launched and run by the cyber security company?

We are talking about Avira. It seems that Avira got tired of its extensions. Therefore, they have decided to come up with something different and more powerful. Their browser is based on Google Chrome, and it is fully compatible with Microsoft, Mac, and Linux environment.

So, what is next? Kaspersky will also launch its own web browser? To tell you the truth. We do not care. We just want to be safe. Can Avira guarantee such a thing? Well, you will get a fair warning that a website you are trying to access is not reliable. This is supposed to ring a bell for you.

On the other hand, we are pretty much convinced that Avira is up to something serious. This is not supposed to be one more marketing trick. Either our cyber-guardians will have to come up with browsers of their own, or we will have to see some teaming up in order to keep us safe. There is no third option. Right?

Digital Amnesia Syndrome

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What in a world is this thing called the Digital Amnesia Syndrome? Well, it is not a rocket science, isn’t it? We are so dependant on our cyber-pets’ memory. In addition, our entire civilization has become lazy. We do not have the time or nerves, or both, to memorize all data we require, more or less.

So, what can happen at the end of this cyber-memory-rainbow? Here is an easy trick as a helping hand. Just imagine what can happen to you, if you lose your smartphone, or all data associated with it. The same thing will happen to our world, if it looses its digital, and apparently most important memory.

So, what are we supposed to do? Nothing. Just relax, if you can. At the moment, our digital memory suffers a fatal collapse, we will sing a song, nothing really matters. Trust us, when we say, you will have more urgent and serious problems to deal with. Digital oblivion will be the least of your problems.

Yet, you can do something about limiting your cyber addiction, although this is much easier to say, than to actually do. However, there are no other options available. Cyber clouds sound like a lovely idea. Then again, how we are supposed to rain data out of them without our precious smartphones?

Facepersky

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We have just heard an intriguing news about the new cyber-security partnership. For what is worth, Facebook and Kaspersky are teaming up. What for? Why this sudden change for Faceboom? Before we even try to answer these questions, we have to say that this is a clear win-win.

Facebook has tried it all. You name some of the major security brands, Facebook has tried them all, already. However, it is more than obvious that they were not up to the Facebook’s security standards. That is why, Facebook has decided to turn a new leaf in this field.

From now on, as a Facebook user, you can rely on Kaspersky for your security concerns. The great thing is that Kaspersky Lab will assist you for free. Of course, if you want a more thorough analysis and detailed cleaning of your infected files, you will have to pay for it. Time to discuss a win-win scenario.

On the one side, Kaspersky just could not wish for a better way to advertise. On the other side, Facebook has solved an annoying problem with its users. You have a security trouble, then go on and bother Kaspersky for a change. Let us see how this one is going to work in the real cyber life.

Jailbreak iOS 8.4 Is Ready

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The notorious, but extremely respectful TaiG hacker group, which specializes for the iOS jailbreak thing, was able to deliver its “solution” for the newest iOS 8.4, only a few hours after its official release. So, how are we supposed to feel about this news? We definitely not support these kinds of activities.

However, we also cannot neglect a simple fact. This group has a certain level of “hacker’s ethics”, if you accept that there is such a thing in the cyber-underground. So far, this group has not compromised its “good” name in the hacker community. Yet, they are helpless, when it comes to “repacking”.

Other hacker groups often “borrow” jailbreaks delivered by the cyber boys and girls from TaiG, but with an “addition” of a malicious nature, such as malware or a virus. Apple on the other side wants to assure us that the jailbreak trouble will not be possible with the iOS 9.

And, here we are, at the crossroads of numerous and potentially hazardous jailbreaks. What you are going to do with your iPhone? Well, it all comes down to your personal choices and even more personal consequences, you have to face with or without the TaiG hacker group.

PayPal Your Digital Pal

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PayPal has quite a notorious reputation, when it comes to its refunding policies. However, for what is worth, PayPal has improved its protection for the so-called “digital goods”. So, what is this supposed to mean exactly? Do we need to use some plain English expressions in order to explain?

From now on, you will be able to complain, when something you order and you cannot exactly touch it with fingers, such as music or a movie, is not exactly in accordance with your expectations. This is a huge and important change, which should have taken place earlier.

Apparently, some busy little bees in PayPal have realized that the money has gone mobile these days. If you want to make your users to spend more, then you have to ensure that they are protected and secured properly. This kind of an “investment” always pays off in the long run.

We presume that our financial transactions and credit card details are safe and protected, as well. Right PayPal? This is a simple cause-and-effect situation, where the more safe you feel, the more you are willing to spend. Right again PayPal? Our hats off for this one, that is for sure.

300 MSpartans

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Grandpa Microsoft is in the Windows 10 mood. There are no exaggerations, when it comes to Windows 10 promotion. Yet, we are not particularly impressed with this Star-Wars-laser-logo-wallpaper-thing-whatever. There is something else that has caught our attention.

Did you know that Grandpa Microsoft was able to fix 300 bugs with its second  Windows 10 Insider Preview build? Two days and 300 bugs. How about that for a change? So, when there is a will, all of a sudden jumps a way. This is something we should remember. No more excuses, that is for sure.

Would not that be a sight to see this unparalleled bugs-fix-efficiency on a daily basis? What do we need to do? Is the only way to pump out with a new OS, in order to fix all the bugs? This is unbelievable. It feels almost like an election year. Grandpa Microsoft is willing to do anything and everything.

If you can fix 300 bugs in 2 days, then imagine what you can do in 2 months or 2 years. You can literally fix all the bugs in the world, and the entire cyber history. This is a bad news definitely. So, it is entirely up to us. But, we do not want to do it. Until the next Windows, be safe.

Google vs Hollywood

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Hollywood or maybe it is better to say The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) does not have nice words for Google. This is definitely a huge surprise. Why? Well, Google has demonstrated more than once, its willingness to contribute the global-anti-piracy-cyber-war.

However, the MPAA has quite a few serious accusations that Google has not done enough. As a matter of facts, Google is caught in the hypocrisy trap. On the one side, it removes the search results for the piracy websites. But, on the other side, according to the MPAA shamelessly profit from these websites.

Is this true? Who is to blame here? Can Google become the “collateral” victim of the epic conflict between Hollywood and the Pirate Bay, for instance? What more Google needs to do, in order to satisfy the insatiable legal appetites of Hollywood? It comes without saying that this a tricky situation for Google.

You can hit the pirates with a hammer, either. They can complain against the unjustified censorship, as well. For Google, the most important thing is to run the business as usual. How to keep both parties truly satisfied? Well, this is a rocket science. Not even Google almighty does not know the right answer.

For Our Korean Eyes Only

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Not so long ago, the fingerprint scan technology for the top smartphones was a matter of true prestige and the absolute security imperative. Nowadays, we have become spoiled and extremely picky users, who are hungry like the mobile wolves, when it comes to new shiny things.

Bigger-better-stronger, and by default more expensive has become the dominant imperative in the latest mobile development. So, how about an eye-scanner for your smartphone? Would you like to use some of this James Bond technology for your cyber-mobile-pet? Samsung and LG are up to the taks.

We have no doubts that this new rocket science technology is going to be a safe one. But, we have some second thoughts, when it comes to its efficiency and reliability. Are we going to be obliged to do this eye-scanning thing each time we want to use our smartphone? How quick it would be?

Just when you thought that the evil-cyber-empire has had enough of our private data, there is bad news, such as this one, to prove you all wrong. What was that old saying about eyes and windows? Maybe, some windows and doors are the best as they are right now. Closed.

Walking On The Password Edge

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We have been literally bombarded by the endless series of news associated with the new Windows 10. Expect this, here comes that. It is more than obvious that grandpa Microsoft wants to impress us in each and any way possible. Everything and anything will be different and improved.

What about the cyber security? Grandpa Microsoft has no other choice than to cover all the fields, including this one among others with the shiny new features. This is how, its browsing pride and joy called the Edge is going to come with the fully functional Password Manager.

We know and completely understand that you may have quite a few prejudices about the password helpers. Why? It can be easily explained with the golden rule, do not put all of your eggs in one basket. On the other side, managing and memorizing all those passwords is not a pleasant thing.

For what is worth, this password manager will walk only on the browsing Edge. All passwords required for the numerous websites will be saved and managed accordingly. We only hope that grandpa Microsoft has prepared itself properly for the single basket worst case scenario.

Pirates vs World Wide Web

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One thing is more than certain in the so-called Hollywood-Pirate-Wars, these cyber-pirates are surprisingly persistent and extremely innovative. You should not get us wrong. This is not some pro-piracy post. We are eager to see how far this stubborn game is going to go and last, including the fate of its participants.

The Pirate Bay uses six alternative domains almost on a daily basis. What is even more interesting the busy little pirate bees are discarding the www prefix, as well. It is as if they are coming from some other parallel Internet universe. Would all of these unorthodox measured help them in the long run?

The Hollywood empire will strike back eventually, this way or another. This is no longer a thing that has to do with money or copyrights. Maybe, we are imagining things, but we just cannot help ourselves noticing some unexplainable personal moments in this endless conflict.

Is it really so hard to come up with a compromising solution, which is more or less satisfactory for both parties? This is really hard to believe. If you want to end the reign of torrent sea pirates, then you have to do better than this. We have this funny feeling that this is not the last post about the cyber-piracy.