Trump, Putin, and the dangers of fake news

Information “starvation” under closed regimes prevents informed decision making. A flood of disinformation has similarly harmful effects.

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Garry Kasparov, #popular

Business IT Research

15 January 2017

Creating a culture of cybersecurity at work

People, along with tools and processes, are key to effective cybersecurity, but without the appropriate training and education, also pose the biggest threat.

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Business Security

Jan Širmer

13 January 2017

Misconfigured server reveals Cerber ransomware targets users in Europe and North America

Highly effective Cerber ransomware is spread via phishing emails and demands more than $700 in ransom  

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Threat Research

Julia Szymańska

12 January 2017

Facebook to help you find free public Wi-Fi. But is it secure?

Facebook is doing limited tests on a new feature to help you find free and public Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Tips & Advice

Deborah Salmi

10 January 2017

Avast congratulates #LoveYourInternet winners Eilish and Ryan

Congratulations to the winners of our #LoveYourInternet giveaway!

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Mobile Security

Business IT Research

9 January 2017

Ransomware: A billion-dollar problem

Ransomware — malware that locks you out of your device, applications, or data — is a growing threat, but it can be dealt with using security best practices.

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Security News

Jan Širmer

6 January 2017

A new Locky ransomware attack is coming

Based on analysis of past Locky ransomware attacks, experts in the Avast Threat Labs predict that another attack is imminent.

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Threat Research

Ondrej Vlcek

4 January 2017

Avast cyber security predictions for 2017

In 2017, the sophistication of the technology, strategies, and methods employed by cybercriminals will continue at an accelerated rate.

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

31 December 2016

New Year's resolutions from the Avast dogs

Nine ways to make your life happier and healthier in 2017, inspired by the dogs of Avast!

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Security News

Business IT Research

28 December 2016

Phishing attacks at their highest in 2016

People are your best defense against phishing attacks and other cybercrimes, but you must educate them or they can be your greatest vulnerability.

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Business Security