Tips & Advice

Back-to-school cybersecurity 101

Learn your school’s policy regarding students’ computers and mobile devices, warn your kids about phishing, and be wary of public Wi-Fi

14 August 2019 min read
Avast News

The world of IoT: Avast and Stanford research 83 million devices globally

perex__ Scan of 16 million homes worldwide shows many consumers still use manufacturer passwords that come with devices

Scan of 16 million homes worldwide shows many consumers still use manufacturer passwords that come with devices

13 August 2019 min read
Viewpoints

Does the U.S. need its own privacy law?

perex__ A look at how the GDPR model would fit with state laws and the needs of American businesses and consumers

A look at how the GDPR model would fit with state laws and the needs of American businesses and consumers

12 August 2019 min read
Security News

AT&T insider ring charged with unlocking over 2M phones

perex__ Plus, two new ransomware strains and another important reminder to change IoT passwords.

Plus, two new ransomware strains and another important reminder to change IoT passwords.

9 August 2019 min read
Threat Research

Malware tools on the shelf

perex__ {value=F-Scrack-Mimikatz shows how cybercrime requires little ability to write computer code – all you have to do is put together malware tools}

F-Scrack-Mimikatz shows how cybercrime requires little ability to write computer code – all you have to do is put together malware tools

8 August 2019 min read
Threat Research

Avast protects 250K users from Clipsa malware targeting WordPress sites

perex__ {value=Multi-functional password stealer brute-forces and steals admin credentials from unsecured WordPress websites}

Multi-functional password stealer brute-forces and steals admin credentials from unsecured WordPress websites

7 August 2019 min read
Viewpoints

How ransomware rose to become an enduring scourge

perex__ Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets

Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets

6 August 2019 min read
Avast News

AI vs. AI – a fascinating slice of the future of cybersecurity

perex__ When top experts gather at the conference CyberSec & AI Prague in October, one topic will be adversarial algorithms

When top experts gather at the conference CyberSec & AI Prague in October, one topic will be adversarial algorithms

5 August 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Equifax, Capital One, and you: How to protect yourself from data breaches

perex__ Can you get a refund? What should you do? Keep up with the latest data breaches and learn what to do with our Data Breach Survival Guide

Can you get a refund? What should you do? Keep up with the latest data breaches and learn what to do with our Data Breach Survival Guide

2 August 2019 min read
Security News

New Android ransomware spreads through contacts

perex__ Also, an email scam steals $1.7M from a North Carolina county; school is delayed due to malware; and that supposed sextortion video of you does not really exist

Also, an email scam steals $1.7M from a North Carolina county; school is delayed due to malware; and that supposed sextortion video of you does not really exist

2 August 2019 min read
Business Security

Edison Power Constructors boosts efficiency by 70% using Avast Business Endpoint Protection Solutions

perex__ Upgrading to Avast Business Managed Antivirus and Patch Management improves network visibility and automates patching

Upgrading to Avast Business Managed Antivirus and Patch Management improves network visibility and automates patching

31 July 2019 min read
Viewpoints

AI is on our side

perex__ Despite some widespread fears, artificial intelligence can help cybersecurity by blocking fake news and other threats

Despite some widespread fears, artificial intelligence can help cybersecurity by blocking fake news and other threats

30 July 2019 min read