Jan Širmer

6 January 2017

A new Locky ransomware attack is coming

Based on analysis of past Locky ransomware attacks, experts in the Avast Threat Labs predict that another attack is imminent.

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Threat Research

Ondrej Vlcek

4 January 2017

Avast cyber security predictions for 2017

In 2017, the sophistication of the technology, strategies, and methods employed by cybercriminals will continue at an accelerated rate.

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

31 December 2016

New Year's resolutions from the Avast dogs

Nine ways to make your life happier and healthier in 2017, inspired by the dogs of Avast!

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Security News

Business IT Research

28 December 2016

Phishing attacks at their highest in 2016

People are your best defense against phishing attacks and other cybercrimes, but you must educate them or they can be your greatest vulnerability.

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Business Security

Tony Anscombe

27 December 2016

What age is the right age for ‘digital independence’?

Many teens got their first smartphone or computer this holiday season, which leaves parents everywhere wondering if their kids can handle the responsibility.

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Security News

Business IT Research

23 December 2016

How to provide better Windows 10 security

Microsoft’s most popular OS, Windows 10, is also very popular with cybercriminals, requiring additional security measures to maximize your protection.

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Business Security

Sandro Villinger

21 December 2016

These Top 10 Most Performance-Draining Android Apps Might Shock You

We take a look at which apps kill your smartphone's battery, fill up its storage to the brim, and hit your monthly data plan hard.

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Mobile Security, #popular

Tech’s power to promote good or evil depends on who controls it

Tools developed to create, acquire, and distribute data can also be used to gain influence, monitor, and persecute. These uses are two sides of the same coin.

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Garry Kasparov

Tony Anscombe

15 December 2016

Why do companies hide their security features?  Yahoo! users have ‘account key’ at their fingertips

More than one billion Yahoo accounts hacked. Avast shares tips on how you can protect your account.

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Security News

Deborah Salmi

14 December 2016

Win a new Google Pixel phone from Avast

Follow Avast on Facebook and play #LoveYourInternet for a chance to win a Google Pixel phone!

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Tips & Advice