Viewpoints

'The Social Dilemma' has trouble mixing metaphors

Despite its flaws, the film could be one small step to help us understand the role that social media plays in our lives

25 September 2020 min read
Security News

Lawsuit accuses Instagram of spying on users

perex__ Plus, more newsbytes of the week including a ransomware attack on a hospital and half a million possibly-hacked Call of Duty accounts

Plus, more newsbytes of the week including a ransomware attack on a hospital and half a million possibly-hacked Call of Duty accounts

25 September 2020 min read
Avast News

Avast Smart Life for 5G protects connected devices at the network level

perex__ Avast Smart Life for 5G allows carriers to offer new in-home and on-the-go security services, protecting IoT devices, handsets and sensitive data

Avast Smart Life for 5G allows carriers to offer new in-home and on-the-go security services, protecting IoT devices, handsets and sensitive data

24 September 2020 min read
Avast News

The simple way the U.S. could prevent vote hacking in the 2020 elections

perex__ There has been much pre-election talk about the supposed danger of postal voting, but a far more realistic threat comes from hackers attacking electronic voting machines

There has been much pre-election talk about the supposed danger of postal voting, but a far more realistic threat comes from hackers attacking electronic voting machines

24 September 2020 min read
Threat Research

We tested the security of top IP camera apps, and here’s what we found

perex__ {value=Of the 10 apps that we put to the test, the apps that accompany the Blink and Wyze smart cameras proved to provide the best account security measures}

Of the 10 apps that we put to the test, the apps that accompany the Blink and Wyze smart cameras proved to provide the best account security measures

23 September 2020 min read
Security News

iOS and Android scam apps spreading via TikTok

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Rogue TikTok accounts are promoting adware scam apps posing as “Shock Roulette” and “Wallpaper” apps

22 September 2020 min read

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Election hacking: A September update

perex__ In this month's update on U.S. election hacking, state-sponsored efforts fail, New Jersey goes all mail-in ballots

In this month's update on U.S. election hacking, state-sponsored efforts fail, New Jersey goes all mail-in ballots

21 September 2020 min read
Avast News

Joining forces: Avast’s Employee Donation Matching Program

perex__ Avastians give back, confronting global challenges and advocating lasting change

Avastians give back, confronting global challenges and advocating lasting change

21 September 2020 min read
Avast News

Avast CTO shares his excitement for 2020 CyberSec&AI Connected conference

perex__ Avast CTO Michal Pechoucek previews this year's CyberSec&AI Connected event and discusses the state of cybersecurity in the new normal

Avast CTO Michal Pechoucek previews this year's CyberSec&AI Connected event and discusses the state of cybersecurity in the new normal

18 September 2020 min read
Security News

Back to campus means understanding your data security

perex__ Here's how college students can keep their data security protected as they attempt to return to campus

Here's how college students can keep their data security protected as they attempt to return to campus

18 September 2020 min read
Security News

The debate over face mask recognition

perex__ Plus, two hefty lawsuits over child privacy and two big stories about human rights in the digital age

Plus, two hefty lawsuits over child privacy and two big stories about human rights in the digital age

18 September 2020 min read
Security News

Will iOS 14 be the platform of privacy?

perex__ Apple delivered more privacy control and security protections in newly available OS, but it’s not all they promised

Apple delivered more privacy control and security protections in newly available OS, but it’s not all they promised

17 September 2020 min read