Stefanie Smith

25 July 2016

Security threats to watch out for at the 2016 Olympics

Athletes aren’t the only ones training for the Olympics, cybercriminals are also stepping up their game! Avast explains which threats you should watch out for!

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

23 July 2016

Protect your online banking from hackers

Your online banking and shopping are kept safe and your activities are shielded from tracking when you use Avast's SafeZone Browser in Bank Mode.

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

21 July 2016

Mr. Robot Review: eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd

If you couldn't wrap your head around the latest episode, eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd, of Mr. Robot, don't panic -- Avast explains the technical terms.

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

20 July 2016

Technology beta test: Avast Software Cleanup

Avast invites experienced users to a technology preview of Avast Software Cleanup.

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Security News

Gracie Roberts

19 July 2016

Republican National Convention delegates unknowingly use fake Wi-Fi networks

More than 1,200 RNC attendees unknowingly connect to Avast’s bogus Wi-Fi hotspots outside the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Mobile Security

Jaromír Hořejší

18 July 2016

The evolution of the Retefe banking Trojan

Three weeks ago, we published a blog post about the Retefe banking Trojan, which targeted banking customers in the United Kingdom. The Trojan steals login credentials and other personal information. Retefe is usually spread via a phishing email. The email contains a document, which is embedded with malicious JavaScript and user interaction is needed to activate the Trojan.

Another UK bank, the Smile online bank, has recently been added to the list of affected banks.

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Threat Research

Gracie Roberts

18 July 2016

5 questions with: Marek Chrenko

Get to know one of our mobile devs!

Get to know Marek Chrenko in the following Q&A.

Marek Chrenko came to Avast in the summer of 2014, when the mobile development startup Inmite joined the Avast team. Originally an Android developer, Marek started developing iOS products last year.

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Corporate News

Deborah Salmi

15 July 2016

Pokémon Go real-world safety guide

Gotta catch 'em all -- stay safe while doing so!

The Pokémon Go augmented reality game has swept across the USA and is now continuing its journey around the world. Society has grown accustomed to people's noses being stuck in their smartphones all the time, but Pokémon Go brings the addiction to new levels.

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

14 July 2016

Mr. Robot Review: unm4sk-pt1.tc and unm4sk-pt2.tc

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

The two-part premiere of season two of Mr. Robot did not disappoint! The episodes focused more on the current state of the main characters than on hacking and a lot has changed since season one.

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

13 July 2016

What we can learn from the hacks on season one of Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is coming back to USA Network on Wednesday, July 13th at 9/10 pm Central (tonight!) for its second season and I cannot wait (especially since I missed Sunday's sneak preview)! Season one was full of complex hacks that were, for the most part, accurately portrayed. By speaking to various Avast experts, I learned a lot about the hacks on the show last summer and how they could affect consumers like you and I.

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

Here’s a recap of what we learned from the hacks in season one of Mr. Robot:

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Security News