Avast News

Top 10 moments from the CyberSec & AI Prague Conference

Avast and Czech Technical University brought attendees topics ranging from hallucinating AI to the machine vs. machine struggle of adversarial algorithms

11 November 2019 min read
Security News

Phishing scam issues fake court summons

perex__ Plus, two massive ransomware attacks hit Spain, the healthcare industry leads the pack in data breaches, and phishing scams are abusing Google Analytics

Plus, two massive ransomware attacks hit Spain, the healthcare industry leads the pack in data breaches, and phishing scams are abusing Google Analytics

8 November 2019 min read
Avast News

Avast opens Internet of Things Lab

perex__ Dozens of devices, More than 6 kilometers of cables, and a Faraday Cage give researchers a new place to crack open the IoT

Dozens of devices, More than 6 kilometers of cables, and a Faraday Cage give researchers a new place to crack open the IoT

8 November 2019 min read
Avast News

Jaya Baloo on the ‘fundamental right’ of cybersecurity – and the joy of facing fears

perex__ Avast’s new CISO opens up about the mission that drives her, responding to threats and swimming with sharks

Avast’s new CISO opens up about the mission that drives her, responding to threats and swimming with sharks

6 November 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

The much-publicized BlueKeep threat has finally emerged – why should you care?

perex__ {value=The Microsoft vulnerability could become the next runaway cyberthreat, like 2017’s WannaCry }

The Microsoft vulnerability could become the next runaway cyberthreat, like 2017’s WannaCry

5 November 2019 min read
Security News

A look inside the hack of a nuclear reactor’s computer network

perex__ {value=The threat analyst who alerted Indian government officials about a highly publicized threat discusses being at the center of a confusing viral news cycle}

The threat analyst who alerted Indian government officials about a highly publicized threat discusses being at the center of a confusing viral news cycle

2 November 2019 min read

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Tips & Advice

9 tips everyone forgets to follow on their smartphone

perex__ Follow these handy tips to enjoy your smartphone while still protecting your privacy

Follow these handy tips to enjoy your smartphone while still protecting your privacy

1 November 2019 min read
Security News

Facebook removes Russian propaganda networks

perex__ Plus, Android users are hit with unremovable malware, Magecart attacks the American Cancer Society, and 21M login credentials to Fortune 500 accounts are for sale on the dark web

Plus, Android users are hit with unremovable malware, Magecart attacks the American Cancer Society, and 21M login credentials to Fortune 500 accounts are for sale on the dark web

1 November 2019 min read
Viewpoints

How Bitcoin has sparked what may be a techno-industrial revolution

perex__ Blockchain technology isn’t just about crypto cash; it could be the basis for giving individuals control of their digital personas

Blockchain technology isn’t just about crypto cash; it could be the basis for giving individuals control of their digital personas

30 October 2019 min read
Viewpoints

Who owns your data? Probably not you

perex__ Supreme Court rulings show how technology and the law evolve

Supreme Court rulings show how technology and the law evolve

28 October 2019 min read
Avast News

CyberSec & AI Prague explores ways AI can ‘help us to live free, safe and secure’

perex__ Speakers and presenters from 11 nations draw an overflow crowd to artificial intelligence cybersecurity conference

Speakers and presenters from 11 nations draw an overflow crowd to artificial intelligence cybersecurity conference

25 October 2019 min read
Security News

MedusaLocker ransomware freezes files around the world

perex__ Plus, authorities bust a €10M BEC scam, hackers prove that Alexa and Google Home are vulnerable, and a cybercrook who compromised the Superior Court system gets sentenced.

Plus, authorities bust a €10M BEC scam, hackers prove that Alexa and Google Home are vulnerable, and a cybercrook who compromised the Superior Court system gets sentenced.

25 October 2019 min read