Update: newer TP-Link routers share DNS requests without permission
Newer TP-Link router models share data with security company Avira without permission.
According to a Reddit poster and tech website XDA, TP-Link's standalone and mesh routers secretly share data about many DNS requests with security company Avira. Sharing is enabled by default.
Avira provid... Read more
NortonLifeLock pays $360 million to acquire Avira
NortonLifeLock, formerly known as Symantec, has agreed to buy German antivirus company Avira from the Bahrain-based Investcorp Technology Partners. The deal is reportedly worth about $360 million and will be all-cash.
The acquisition will most likely close in the first quarter of 2021. As with s... Read more
Windows update causes problems with McAfee, Sophos and Avast
A recent patch for Windows seems to have caused problems with anti-malware software, writes Ars Technica. In recent days, Microsoft has added more and more antivirus programs to its list of known problems. These include software from Sophos, Avira, ArcaBit, Avast and McAfee.
The problems arose after... Read more