Threat Research

Flashlight apps on Google Play request up to 77 permissions each, Avast finds

Researchers analyze 937 flashlight apps and find permission requests that could expose users

10 September 2019 min read
Security News

419M Facebook user records leaked in data breach

perex__ Plus, ransomware hits yet another NY school district, a phishing scheme uses hacked SharePoint accounts, and a unique RAT targets Brazilian Android users.

Plus, ransomware hits yet another NY school district, a phishing scheme uses hacked SharePoint accounts, and a unique RAT targets Brazilian Android users.

6 September 2019 min read
Security News

Critical flaw found in many Android smartphones

perex__ Android phones made by Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony have been found to have a major vulnerability.

Android phones made by Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony have been found to have a major vulnerability.

5 September 2019 min read
Threat Research

Avast discovers widespread security flaws in GPS child trackers

perex__ Researchers warn consumers about vulnerabilities affecting nearly 30 models for sale on large online retailers

Researchers warn consumers about vulnerabilities affecting nearly 30 models for sale on large online retailers

5 September 2019 min read
Security News

Voice fraud scams company out of $243,000

perex__ {value=Criminals used AI to impersonate the CEO’s voice, and it worked.}

Criminals used AI to impersonate the CEO’s voice, and it worked.

4 September 2019 min read
Avast News

The internet’s first thing – John Romkey’s ‘smart’ toaster

perex__ {value=He knew it was ridiculous – but also realized putting devices online was opening up a whole new world}

He knew it was ridiculous – but also realized putting devices online was opening up a whole new world

3 September 2019 min read
Security News

IRS alerts public to ‘tax reminder’ phishing scam

perex__ Plus, an Insta-scam snaps up login info, TrickBot makes a grab for your mobile PIN, and Brazil restabilizes after Telegram voicemail hacks

Plus, an Insta-scam snaps up login info, TrickBot makes a grab for your mobile PIN, and Brazil restabilizes after Telegram voicemail hacks

30 August 2019 min read
Avast News

How researching election hacks since 2006 led to simple solutions

perex__ Alex Halderman has dissected the world’s voting machines and reached a surprising conclusion about safeguarding elections

Alex Halderman has dissected the world’s voting machines and reached a surprising conclusion about safeguarding elections

28 August 2019 min read
Threat Research

Avast collaborates with France and U.S. to stop cryptomining worm

perex__ Threat Labs researchers help neutralize 850,000 unique infections of Retadup

Threat Labs researchers help neutralize 850,000 unique infections of Retadup

28 August 2019 min read
Business Security

5 Tips for Schools Battling a Rise in Cybercrime

perex__ 3 million records a year are stolen in the educational sector – and that number is growing

3 million records a year are stolen in the educational sector – and that number is growing

27 August 2019 min read
Security News

10 things to know about Facebook Messenger and surveillance

perex__ Find out what happened, what you can do to protect your privacy, and why big tech companies are paying people to listen to you

Find out what happened, what you can do to protect your privacy, and why big tech companies are paying people to listen to you

24 August 2019 min read
Security News

Movie tickets service leaked 161M records, researchers say

perex__ Plus, poker site dealt a hand of malware, ransomware hits 22 Texas towns, and Apple mistakenly unpatches a flaw

Plus, poker site dealt a hand of malware, ransomware hits 22 Texas towns, and Apple mistakenly unpatches a flaw

23 August 2019 min read