Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Avira partners with Europe's Computerbild to make Identity Safeguard available to all its users

Mobile Users Can Download Avira App and Immediately Check Safety of Email Accounts

Burlingame, CALIFORNIA --- September 16, 2014 – Security expert Avira announced today that it has partnered with ComputerBild, Europe’s largest computer magazine, to provide the publication with more than 160 million compromised emails in an effort to help promote public education on the topic of personal online identity and how best to protect your personal information such as an email address.

The recent celebrity gate hacking scandal, with some celebrity emails potentially coming from an Apple iCloud breach highlights the importance of email security. The recent Gmail breach is another great example that breaches happens all the time.

Vinod Varma, Head of Engineering at Avira's R&D Security Lab in Silicon Valley, said, "Online identity is perhaps the most critical issue facing the internet today. We have worked hard all year to build the most comprehensive database of public security breaches. Our partnership with Computerbild allows us to share that data with a much larger audience, and hopefully lead to greater diligence from users."

With Avira's new Silicon Valley R&D Lab established less than 2 months ago, the Computerbild partnership is an important milestone. Through the agreement, Avira will share more than 160 million compromised emails, one of the world's largest collections of breached email accounts with ComputerBild. Avira's team will continue to share new data with the magazine on an ongoing basis to raise awareness of the issue.

Avira's list of compromised emails includes those from Gmail, Adobe, Snapchat, Forbes, Bell Canada, and Bigmoney jobs as well as others. The data is already included in Avira's iOS and Android mobile apps. All the data that Avira is providing will be available through ComputerBild's Account alarm tool at www.computerbild.de/download/COMPUTER-BILD-Account-Alarm-10519005.html.

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Media Contacts:

USA:

Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444
Email: rich@rocketscience.com

Europe:

Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Tel: +49-911-47495-17
Fax: +49-911-47495-55
Mobile: +49-170-225 2603
Email: avira@flutlicht.biz

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently achieve best-in-class results in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a privately-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Romania, India, Singapore, China, Japan & the United States. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit www.avira.com.