Improving the intersection between privacy and security

Presenting the importance of returning to security basics, the nature of differential privacy, and better tools to measure and improve your privacy and data governance

26 Oct 2021 min read

Does social media use affect Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy?

Our related research examines global attitudes toward the internet, including how — or if — the Covid-19 pandemic has affected internet usage

26 Oct 2021 min read

Avast Secure Browser PRO: A premium browser for your PC with a built-in VPN

Avast Secure Browser PRO gives you the security and privacy tools you need to safeguard you

26 Oct 2021 min read

UltimaSMS: A widespread premium SMS scam on the Google Play Store

A fake photo editor, camera filter, games and other apps promoted via Instagram and TikTok channels

25 Oct 2021 min read

Understanding what caused the Facebook outage

While situations like this are frustrating, they don’t represent a danger to you or your data

22 Oct 2021 min read

Gamers beware: Malware and malicious cracked games pose risks

These latest threats serve as a reminder that gamers, their accounts, and their in-game goods are lucrative targets for malware authors

22 Oct 2021 min read

Offline Covid-19 vaccine passport strands travelers

Plus, the CryptoRom scam hits dating sites and AI is used to steal $35M

22 Oct 2021 min read

The worst celebrity hacks

From Lady Gaga to Barack Obama and intimate photo leaks to Bitcoin scams, celebrities are big targets for hacking

21 Oct 2021 min read

Think your kid is always online? You might want to talk to Grandma

Living apart from family could lead older people to use technology more than younger people to connect, as they aren’t seeing their family members and friends daily

20 Oct 2021 min read

'Tattleware' not only intrusive but ineffective

Rather than imposing privacy-invading tattleware on their employees, employers should instead reevaluate how they measure success

19 Oct 2021 min read

Here are the top 10 IoT devices reported by domestic abuse victims

Research by Avast and Refuge reveals hidden home dangers

19 Oct 2021 min read

Older generations shouldn't fear being a digital burden

Older Americans seek independence and confidence online but often lack the tools or knowledge to feel secure and keep their information private

18 Oct 2021 min read

Is it malware or clean? Well, it depends on a plethora of diverse features

Avast researchers use a general feature-blind learning framework for fast detection of novel malware based on diverse data sources

18 Oct 2021 min read