Security News

Western US power grid hit by 'cyber event'

A strange disturbance hits the western US power grid, and a German IT provider holds the line on ransomware in this week's security news

3 May 2019 min read
Business Security

Parental controls for the connected family

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Internet and mobile network operators (MNOs) have partnered with Avast to keep connected families safe on their devices through handy parental controls.

2 May 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

World Password Day 2019 – Is your password strong enough?

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On May 2, celebrate World Password Day by leveling up the strength and complexity of these most critical of security measures — your passwords.

1 May 2019 min read
Viewpoints

The state of things in the internet of things

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Security is not being designed into new smart devices because a rush to market takes precedence

30 April 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Romance and confidence fraud: Cybercrime’s $363 million secret

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FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

29 April 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Time to give Mom “the talk” (about cybersecurity)

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This Mother’s Day, tell Mom the truth… staying safe online isn’t so hard after all!

28 April 2019 min read
Security News

Hacker breaches GPS service of 27,000 cars

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A hacker broke into ProTrack and iTrack vehicle-tracking GPS services to extort “reward” money and reveal the systems’ vulnerabilities.

27 April 2019 min read
Business Security

Is the UK putting its 5G tech at risk?

perex__ UK may allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network, despite strong disapproval from the US and Australia.

UK may allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network, despite strong disapproval from the US and Australia.

26 April 2019 min read
Security News

Get ready for the next great user interface: Connected cars

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Big privacy and safety questions loom as cars and trucks begin accelerating the collection of even richer personal data than is now harvested by our smartphones

26 April 2019 min read
Security News

FBI reports cost of cybercrime doubled to $2.7B in 2018 | Avast

perex__ This week the FBI reported the cost of cybercrime nearly doubled last year, while new research shows millennials take more security risks in the workplace.

This week the FBI reported the cost of cybercrime nearly doubled last year, while new research shows millennials take more security risks in the workplace.

26 April 2019 min read

How to find old email and social media accounts

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A step-by-step guide on how to delete an online account you no longer use.

26 April 2019 min read
Threat Research

Android apps on Google Play Store come with nasty surprise

perex__ Aggressive adware – on music, photo editing and fitness apps – just won’t go away, convincing users to install more apps.

Aggressive adware – on music, photo editing and fitness apps – just won’t go away, convincing users to install more apps.

23 April 2019 min read