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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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Test: This is how well 8 security packages and 7 special tools come to the rescue after a virus attack

Can security packages or special tools on a boot CD completely clean and repair a system infected with viruses, Trojans and other malware? To find out, AV-TEST subjected 8 well-known security suites and 7 popular special tools to an endurance test. Here is the first interim report after 6 months of...

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Current Risk Scenario: AV-TEST Security Report Facts at a Glance

Five new malware programs per second, the return of traditional virus attacks on Windows systems, the Top 10 threats for macOS and Trojan attacks on Android: facts at a glance concerning these and other developments in IT security and the current status of online hazards are found in the latest...

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AV-TEST Media Coverage III/2016

Last quarter saw quite a number of reports on the fitness tracker security study. With even more media coverage of the highly controversial topic the momentum continued into this quarter as well. Protection for Android and Windows also remained as a focus of interest. In case a portal is missing in...

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Analysis of 160 Million Websites: Are Google and Other Search Engines Platforms for Distributing Malware?

Search engines such as Google and others provide access to roughly more than 1 billion websites and globally handle 4 to 6 billion search queries – daily. But how many malware threats lurk among the search results? In 2015 and 2016 respectively, AV-TEST analyzed 80 million websites and discovered an...

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Test: 12 Security Solutions for Corporate Networks and Windows 7 Clients

The fact remains: Windows 7 is the most widely-used Windows version. It is running on over 40 percent of Windows computers worldwide – above all in companies. AV-TEST examined 12 enterprise solutions in terms of how well they protect their Windows 7 clients.

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23 Security Suites Put to the Test Under Windows 7

Although Microsoft has been giving away its Windows 10 for some time now: Windows 7 is still being run on over 40% of all PCs worldwide. The latest test of 23 Internet security suites from the labs of AV-TEST reveals the solution with which users are in the best hands.

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Data Protection or Virus Protection?

How many private users read long and drawn-out privacy policies when buying or installing software anyway? Especially when it comes to security software. After all, these programs promise not only protection from cyberattacks but also greater privacy. The data experts of AV-TEST fought their way...

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