Stefanie Smith

Stefanie Smith

18 August 2016

Mr. Robot Review: eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme

Avast explains how black market sites work so you can fully understand the latest Mr. Robot episode!

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Stefanie Smith

11 August 2016

Mr. Robot Review: eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes

Avast malware analyst, Jaromir Horejsi, explains how Mr. Robot's fsociety planted a femtocell to hack the FBI

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

4 August 2016

Mr. Robot Review: eps2.3_logic_b0mb.hc

Didn't really understand how Elliot plans to hack the FBI in episode eps2.3_logic_b0mb.hc? Avast explains!

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

28 July 2016

Mr. Robot Review: eps2.2_init1.asec

Avast Senior Malware Analyst, Jaromir Horejsi, explains the tech terms from Mr. Robot's eps2.2_init1.asec

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

25 July 2016

Security threats to watch out for at the 2016 Olympics

Athletes aren’t the only ones training for the Olympics, cybercriminals are also stepping up their game! Avast explains which threats you should watch out for!

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

21 July 2016

Mr. Robot Review: eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd

If you couldn't wrap your head around the latest episode, eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd, of Mr. Robot, don't panic -- Avast explains the technical terms.

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

14 July 2016

Mr. Robot Review: unm4sk-pt1.tc and unm4sk-pt2.tc

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

The two-part premiere of season two of Mr. Robot did not disappoint! The episodes focused more on the current state of the main characters than on hacking and a lot has changed since season one.

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

13 July 2016

What we can learn from the hacks on season one of Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is coming back to USA Network on Wednesday, July 13th at 9/10 pm Central (tonight!) for its second season and I cannot wait (especially since I missed Sunday's sneak preview)! Season one was full of complex hacks that were, for the most part, accurately portrayed. By speaking to various Avast experts, I learned a lot about the hacks on the show last summer and how they could affect consumers like you and I.

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

Here’s a recap of what we learned from the hacks in season one of Mr. Robot:

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Security News

Stefanie Smith

12 July 2016

What businesses can learn about cybersecurity from season one of Mr. Robot

Season one of last summer’s hit new TV show, Mr. Robot, was filled with interesting and, for the most part, accurately portrayed hacks. The hacks were carried out by the show’s main character Elliot and hacker group fsociety. Their goal throughout the season was to take down the multi-national conglomerate, E Corp.

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

Although the hacks on the show were rather complex and to a certain extent elaborate, there are a few things SMBs can learn from them.

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SMB/Business

Stefanie Smith

6 July 2016

Permission to punch the presidential candidates

The 2016 U.S. presidential primaries are well under way and the candidates are a hot topic in the media, social media and in real life discussions. With all the buzz, I was curious to see how Android app developers are taking advantage of the candidate’s popularity and what permissions the apps request.  So with this mission in mind, I started downloading and testing these apps.

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Mobile Security