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A popular Anti-virus software Avira that provides free security software to its customers with Secure Backup service is vulnerable to a critical web application vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take over users’ account, putting millions of its users’ account at risk.

Avira is very popular for their free security software that comes with its own real-time protection module against malware and a secure backup service. Avira was considered to be the sixth largest antivirus vendor in 2012 with over 100 million customers worldwide.

A 16 year-old vulnerability hunter ‘Mazen Gamal’ from Egypt told The Hacker News that Avira Website is vulnerable to CSRF (Cross-site request forgery) vulnerability that allows him to hijack users’ accounts and access to their online secure cloud backup files.


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There are some years I've been a great admirer of Avira Free Antivirus .. until that moment .. when virus came in my PC, Avira was annihilated by this virus, Avira could not start because virus destroyed some files in its folder.

Now, I do not have any heavy Antivirus, which would make me feel a false sense of security.
My best computer security is my brain, in Real-Time relationships mode.
 
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