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Simply App-alling! Users Pay a High Price to Use Free eHealth Apps!

They handle user data that is far more sensitive than other apps. Nonetheless, providers of eHealth apps often neglect not only data protection but also intentionally lure in users with free health gimmicks in order to monetize the data. The latest study by the data protection experts at the AV-TEST...

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Testing Backup Software: Anti-Ransomware Insurance

Alongside virus protection, a backup software still needs to be included in a well-designed security concept. And especially in times of ever more diabolical ransomware attacks, the new specialized data backup applications can help to save time, money and nerves. The AV-TEST Institute put four new...

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21 Protection Apps for Android Put to the Test

Even though the Android system is considered quite a secure system, depending upon the version, it is in fact vulnerable due to security gaps. That is why the use of a security app is recommended. The lab at AV-TEST evaluated 21 of the latest apps in terms of their protection and usability, and also...

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Ten Tips for Staying Safe and Secure Online

When using a PC, tablet and smartphone, a secure Internet connection is indispensable. With the following 10 security tips from the experts at the AV-TEST Institute, users can easily navigate around the dangers that lurk on the Internet and use online services and devices without security concerns.

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Put to the test for 12 months: This is how well security packages and special tools help after an attack

First comes the malware attack, then the chaos in recovering the data. But it doesn't have to be that way. In an endurance test, AV-TEST discovered which security packages and special tools really help. Here are the results of the 15 good and mediocre applications.

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AV-TEST Media Coverage IV/2016

In the last quarter of 2016, many media sources frequently focused on one topic: Which protection software is currently the best – for Windows, Mac or Android? The AV-TEST Security Report 2016 was also quoted or mentioned in source data with much regularity. In case there is a special article...

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12 Endpoint Solutions for Corporate Networks under Windows 10 Put to the Test

Microsoft's offers to users yielded results: Windows 10 installations for corporate users are constantly increasing and have already reached roughly 25 percent worldwide. That's why the experts at AV-TEST decided to examine 12 corporate solutions for Windows 10.

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Security of IP Cameras: See and Be Seen!

Cameras controlled over the Internet promise security and are intended to allow home and apartment owners to keep a watchful eye on their own four walls when they are away. But the increasingly popular surveillance devices are often unsecured in their own right, enabling intruders from the Internet...

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Strong Protection for MacOS Sierra: 12 Packages Put to the Test

Every MacOS Sierra user can fortify their system protection with a good security solution. While Apple does provide good proprietary system protection for MacOS Sierra, infections do occur consistently. Many of the 12 packages currently tested offer good protection and put hardly any load on the...

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Endurance Test with 25 Apps: the Best Security Apps for Android

The first thing everyone should do after switching on an Android device for the first time is to install a protection app. In its latest endurance test, AV-TEST evaluated 25 apps in the laboratory and is able to provide very clear recommendations – naturally for older mobile devices as well.

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