Threat Research

The Internet of Thing: How a single coffee maker’s vulnerabilities symbolize a world of IoT risks

We hacked one coffee maker in all kinds of ways – even turning it into a ransomware tool and a gateway to a home network

18 June 2019 min read
Threat Research

83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes scanned in largest study of its kind

perex__ North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

18 June 2019 min read
Security News

Photos of travelers crossing U.S. border exposed in cyberattack

perex__ With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

With growing use of biometrics at the border, are we leaving our personal data exposed to hacking?

15 June 2019 min read
Security News

Evernote vulnerability puts data of 4.6M users at risk

perex__ Radiohead, the FBI, and a new threat called GoldBrute round out the cybersecurity news of the week

Radiohead, the FBI, and a new threat called GoldBrute round out the cybersecurity news of the week

14 June 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Are your genes for sale?

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You want to know your ancestry … but is it worth sharing your genetic code with the world?

13 June 2019 min read
Business Security

Avast Business report may help explain why users are resisting Microsoft’s BlueKeep patch

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Read a new report from Avast Business to find out why users are resisting an easy patch that could prevent Microsoft’s BlueKeep vulnerability from becoming a major cybersecurity incident.

12 June 2019 min read

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Business Security

Saint Gertrude High School improves efficiency with Avast Business patch management

perex__ Centrally managed antivirus improves security services for a one-person IT department at this Virginia high school

Centrally managed antivirus improves security services for a one-person IT department at this Virginia high school

12 June 2019 min read
Business Security

Looking for a better patch management strategy? We have you covered

perex__ We stepped up to the patching challenge with the release of our new Avast Business Patch Management Service

We stepped up to the patching challenge with the release of our new Avast Business Patch Management Service

10 June 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Take our quiz: Can you tell a real website from a scam site?

perex__ Avast went to Charlotte, N.C., to ask people if they could tell real websites from scam websites. Take the same quiz – and learn tips from the FBI and Avast experts.

Avast went to Charlotte, N.C., to ask people if they could tell real websites from scam websites. Take the same quiz – and learn tips from the FBI and Avast experts.

10 June 2019 min read
Security News

Beware the adware, and more news of the week

perex__ A sophisticated strain of adware called BeiTaAd lurked in the background of Google Play apps downloaded 440 million times.

A sophisticated strain of adware called BeiTaAd lurked in the background of Google Play apps downloaded 440 million times.

7 June 2019 min read
Business Security

Best IoT Technology for Small Business

perex__ The Internet of Things can provide businesses with money-saving processes and valuable information as more innovative devices get connected.

The Internet of Things can provide businesses with money-saving processes and valuable information as more innovative devices get connected.

6 June 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Teen hacking: How to understand the good, the bad, and the lucrative

perex__ Some teen hackers end up criminals, some end up heroes, and one ended up a millionaire. Where should you draw the lines?

Some teen hackers end up criminals, some end up heroes, and one ended up a millionaire. Where should you draw the lines?

5 June 2019 min read