Consumer Reports gives smart device makers an ultimatum

Consumer Reports gives smart device makers an ultimatum

Consumer Reports has drawn a red line, reminding manufacturers of smart devices that people have a right to privacy in their homes – and they need to raise the standard of security for their connected cameras, doorbells, and security systems. The letter was...
Avira Antivirus Security for Android gets new certification

Avira Antivirus Security for Android gets new certification

Android insecurities are not just limited to people carelessly downloading apps from off-market sources: Not only did Google just remove hundreds of malvertising browser plugins from its official Play store for Android apps, researchers are still struggling...
Avira drives IoT security for the smart home with TP-Link’s new HomeCare™ Pro for routers

Avira drives IoT security for the smart home with TP-Link’s new HomeCare™ Pro for routers

Avira is pleased to be driving TP-Link’s new HomeCare™ Pro, the security platform launched at CES. This new combination of TP-Link’s router experience with Avira’s security expertise lets consumers easily ensure the privacy and security of their smart homes. Smart...
Getting smarter: IoT devices get some security standards

Getting smarter: IoT devices get some security standards

It looks like consumer smart devices might be getting a baseline set of standards, thanks to some collaboration between a UK government agency, a European Standards Organization, an industry association – and probably help from barrels and barrels of coffee. About...
Artificial Intelligence on smartphones – why it’s important

Artificial Intelligence on smartphones – why it’s important

Huawei Mate 10 was the first phone in the world to feature artificial intelligence. The Kirin home chip promised to increase computational capacity inside a very small device, but with much greater potential than many popular laptops on the market. Since then,...
Was My WhatsApp Hacked? Here’s What You Should Know

Was My WhatsApp Hacked? Here’s What You Should Know

WhatsApp is a messaging app that serves as an alternative to traditional smartphone calling and texting. It’s free, owned by Facebook, and provides a variety of features that its users love, like free internet-based international calling and end-to-end encryption....