Avast News

Avast Secure Browser – early access now available for Mac

Our browser is now also available for Mac users to try in a beta version that blocks ads and protects against phishing

21 August 2019 min read
Avast News

How Kevin Ashton named The Internet of Things

perex__ 20 years ago a computer scientist in London needed a title for a slide deck – and came up with a name that stuck

20 years ago a computer scientist in London needed a title for a slide deck – and came up with a name that stuck

20 August 2019 min read
Security News

Biometric security platform leaves 28M records unsecured

perex__ Plus, a phishing scam that uses Google and an executive order from the White House about freedom of speech on social media

Plus, a phishing scam that uses Google and an executive order from the White House about freedom of speech on social media

16 August 2019 min read
Avast News

Get complete online protection with Avast Premium Security

perex__ Protect the entire family with one product that covers up to 10 devices and works for all platforms

Protect the entire family with one product that covers up to 10 devices and works for all platforms

15 August 2019 min read
Security News

Didn’t go to Black Hat or DEF CON? Here’s a super-quick recap

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Get key info now that the dust has settled in Las Vegas after cybersecurity’s big summer conferences

14 August 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Back-to-school cybersecurity 101

perex__ {value=Learn your school’s policy regarding students’ computers and mobile devices, warn your kids about phishing, and be wary of public Wi-Fi }

Learn your school’s policy regarding students’ computers and mobile devices, warn your kids about phishing, and be wary of public Wi-Fi

14 August 2019 min read

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The world of IoT: Avast and Stanford research 83 million devices globally

perex__ Scan of 16 million homes worldwide shows many consumers still use manufacturer passwords that come with devices

Scan of 16 million homes worldwide shows many consumers still use manufacturer passwords that come with devices

13 August 2019 min read
Viewpoints

Does the U.S. need its own privacy law?

perex__ A look at how the GDPR model would fit with state laws and the needs of American businesses and consumers

A look at how the GDPR model would fit with state laws and the needs of American businesses and consumers

12 August 2019 min read
Security News

AT&T insider ring charged with unlocking over 2M phones

perex__ Plus, two new ransomware strains and another important reminder to change IoT passwords.

Plus, two new ransomware strains and another important reminder to change IoT passwords.

9 August 2019 min read
Threat Research

Malware tools on the shelf

perex__ F-Scrack-Mimikatz shows how cybercrime requires little ability to write computer code – all you have to do is put together malware tools

F-Scrack-Mimikatz shows how cybercrime requires little ability to write computer code – all you have to do is put together malware tools

8 August 2019 min read
Threat Research

Avast protects 250K users from Clipsa malware targeting WordPress sites

perex__ Multi-functional password stealer brute-forces and steals admin credentials from unsecured WordPress websites

Multi-functional password stealer brute-forces and steals admin credentials from unsecured WordPress websites

7 August 2019 min read
Viewpoints

How ransomware rose to become an enduring scourge

perex__ Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets

Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets

6 August 2019 min read