Avira

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. c2d

    c2d Registered Member

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    Same here :(
     
  2. Circe

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    This page can't be displayed +1 same here
     
  3. SnowFlakes

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    avira.com still down.
    wtf ?
     
  4. Ranget

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    what is the webpage ip ?
    if it's DNS hijacking we can open the site using it's ip instead of the domain right ?
     
  5. moxxey

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    It's working now. If it's a DNS issue, remember that most ISPs use DNS-caching, so unless Avira updated it's website with new content (unlikely), the version you see will be the offline cached version from a few hours ago.

    If you change your DNS servers to the Google servers (see https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/), you'll be able to get back on Avira.com
     
  6. zfactor

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    odd it never was down at all from here?? and still working
     
  7. ronjor

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    Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...websites-linked-to-hack-on-network-solutions/
     
  8. fearlessscientist

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    Seems like a big hit for Avira. Its almost a day and still they are down. Maybe holiday in Germany ?
     
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  10. Brandonn2010

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    Lol, pretty bad when a company that you trust to protect your computer cannot even protect their own!
     
  11. TonyW

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    Hardly a fault of either AVG or Avira in this case as it looks to be a DNS hijack of sorts.
     
  12. anon

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  13. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    Should be ok again now, but it takes some time until a new DNS entry is propagated world-wide.
     
  14. anon

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    Avira TechBlog:

    *** Last VDF update=
    Since that time? -> Radio silence...... No more VDF updates.....

    Edit:
     
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  15. Inside Out

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    AVG's case was worse. At least Avira users weren't compromised.
     
  16. Sprocket

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    I'm curious how a user could get compromised by this sort of attack. For example, with DNS poisoning like this, could the URL that an antivirus uses for updates be redirected to a server hosting malicious updates? (Thinking out loud here - maybe ones that white list specific malware, or ones that take advantage of internal vulnerabilities in the AV program itself.) Do AV's use any sort of secure validation on updates? (I would hope so, but I don't think I've read anywhere that they do.)

    [Edit]
    In the Avira blog, they give the following reassurances to their users:

    "Our internal network has not been compromised in any way. As a measure of security we have shut down all exterior services until we have all DNS entries in our possession again.

    "Our products were not affected at any point, including the update servers for product and detection updates. These servers are not registered at Network Solutions.

    "We can assure all our partners and customers that no data of any kind (customer data, source code, etc.) has been stolen during this incident.

    "No malicious code was delivered to the visitors of the website either by direct download or by drive-by downloads."

    http://techblog.avira.com/2013/10/08/major-dns-hijacking-affecting-major-websites-including-avira-com/en/

    Good to know!
     
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  17. anon

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    Info?

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    AVG Official Blogs:
     
  18. SeeTheTruth

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    Some sources say MX had been redirected too. So Email containing customer data could have been stolen. Nobody seem to report about this fact at all until now....
     
  19. anon

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    =
    ..........
     
  20. Securon

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    Good Evening! Anybody tried Avira's System Speedup? Seems similar too Tune Up Utilities...or System Mechanic. I'm not a fan of these apps...but it's part of the Internet Security...and wondering if it's worth utilizing. Sincerely...Securon
     
  21. SeeTheTruth

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    Re: Hijacking of AV firms’ websites may be linked to hack on Network Solutions

    Bounced back - good to hear for customers/partners...
     
  22. Macstorm

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    I suggest you not to try those apps, unless of course you are experiencing issues in your machine. I know what I'm telling you..
     
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  24. Securon

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    Good Morning! Thanks for the feedback Macstorm...I'll take your advice and continue to use CCleaner...does essentially the same thing...without compromising your system. Sincerely...Securon
     
  25. anon

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    Avira TechBlog:
    http://techblog.avira.com/2013/10/1...ira-releases-version-2014-of-all-products/en/

     
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