Avast News

How an Avast data scientist catches the wind in snowkiting

Monika Seidlova traverses landscapes of data in Prague and vast parts of a Norway peninsula with the sport she loves

9 July 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

9 cybersecurity terms you need to know

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Staying ahead of the latest threats is hard. Not understanding the technical jargon makes it harder. Avast defines 9 words to know, and shares pro tips to keep you safe and protected.

9 July 2019 min read
Security News

Smart home vendor reportedly exposes reset codes and device locations

perex__ Company that runs SmartMate, a platform to manage smart home appliances, involved with leak of over 2 billion records

Company that runs SmartMate, a platform to manage smart home appliances, involved with leak of over 2 billion records

5 July 2019 min read
Security News

Toyota puts car-hacking tech on the market

perex__ Plus, Trump softens his stance on Huawei, Scary Granny creates real horror, and U.S. cities continue to grapple with ransomware

Plus, Trump softens his stance on Huawei, Scary Granny creates real horror, and U.S. cities continue to grapple with ransomware

3 July 2019 min read
Threat Research

New triple-threat mobile version of the malware WannaLocker targets banks in Brazil

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Avast threat researcher Nikolaos Chrysaidos tracks new version of malware that combines spyware, remote-access-Trojan malware, and banking Trojan malware

1 July 2019 min read
Avast News

New Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek looks ahead

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He started in cybersecurity 20 years ago as a teen, and now says: ‘There’s something changing on the overall internet landscape’

30 June 2019 min read

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Europol coordinates arrests of six in $28 million crypto scam

perex__ ‘Typosquatting’ scam swiped users’ credentials, but agencies tracked suspects in the UK and the Netherlands

‘Typosquatting’ scam swiped users’ credentials, but agencies tracked suspects in the UK and the Netherlands

29 June 2019 min read
Security News

EA ups its game by fixing security flaw

perex__ A cloud misconfiguration put gamers’ accounts at risk, but the platform quickly patched it

A cloud misconfiguration put gamers’ accounts at risk, but the platform quickly patched it

28 June 2019 min read
Avast News

Q&A: Vince Steckler on his decade as CEO of Avast

perex__ The outgoing chief discusses going public on the London stock exchange, the AVG acquisition, and the joys of being a UC Irvine Anteater

The outgoing chief discusses going public on the London stock exchange, the AVG acquisition, and the joys of being a UC Irvine Anteater

28 June 2019 min read
Business Security

Fresh Start in Education improves cybersecurity defense using Avast Business Solutions

perex__ Increases threat detection by 100% with Managed Antivirus and automates patching with Patch Management Service

Increases threat detection by 100% with Managed Antivirus and automates patching with Patch Management Service

26 June 2019 min read
Security News

10 most glaring cybersecurity issues in new US government audit

perex__ New report shows key agencies don’t patch software or replace decades-old systems used to manage privacy info of citizens

New report shows key agencies don’t patch software or replace decades-old systems used to manage privacy info of citizens

25 June 2019 min read
Threat Research

Ransomware strain Troldesh spikes again – Avast tracks new attacks

perex__ Avast software has blocked more than 100,000 attacks by the ransomware strain this year, and recently shows the highest prevalence of it since January

Avast software has blocked more than 100,000 attacks by the ransomware strain this year, and recently shows the highest prevalence of it since January

25 June 2019 min read