Security News

Microsoft reports nation-state political attacks

Plus, a new malware framework hits Chrome and Firefox, a new phishing scam targets AmEx cardholders, and data is breached at Sprint and Evite.

19 July 2019 min read
Security News

Is FaceApp safe? Clearing up confusion about the viral app

perex__ Pop stars, athletes, and millions of others posted photos of themselves edited with the app – but what are the much-publicized privacy risks?

Pop stars, athletes, and millions of others posted photos of themselves edited with the app – but what are the much-publicized privacy risks?

18 July 2019 min read
Threat Research

Google pulls stalker apps identified by Avast

perex__ Eight surveillance apps have been installed a combined 140,000 times

Eight surveillance apps have been installed a combined 140,000 times

17 July 2019 min read
Security News

Where do spam and bad links originate? Top 10 cybersecurity facts from new AV-TEST report

perex__ There were 376,639 new malware samples a day last year – and nine more facts from this year’s AV-Test cybersecurity report

There were 376,639 new malware samples a day last year – and nine more facts from this year’s AV-Test cybersecurity report

17 July 2019 min read
Threat Research

Avast researchers find apparent Android app scam

perex__ {value=Phone-number tracking app gives fake results in tests, as users point out in comments}

Phone-number tracking app gives fake results in tests, as users point out in comments

15 July 2019 min read
Viewpoints

Can AI be evil?

perex__ {value=A conversation with Noel Sharkey of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics}

A conversation with Noel Sharkey of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics

13 July 2019 min read

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Security News

GDPR fines begin to roll like thunder across Europe

perex__ In the first year of GDPR enforcement, just a handful of major fines were handed down – making two big ones in the UK this week stand out

In the first year of GDPR enforcement, just a handful of major fines were handed down – making two big ones in the UK this week stand out

13 July 2019 min read
Security News

‘Agent Smith’ infects 25M Android devices

perex__ Also in this week’s news, Mac Zoom users are exposed to webcam spying, vulnerabilities are found in hospital anesthesia machines, the U.S. Coast Guard warns shipping vessels about cyberattacks, and U.S. mayors vow no more ransomware payments

Also in this week’s news, Mac Zoom users are exposed to webcam spying, vulnerabilities are found in hospital anesthesia machines, the U.S. Coast Guard warns shipping vessels about cyberattacks, and U.S. mayors vow no more ransomware payments

12 July 2019 min read
Threat Research

Avast blocks millions of attempts in Brazil to send users to malicious websites

perex__ Phony websites were part of a cybercrime ploy to hijack traffic away from companies including Netflix and large banks

Phony websites were part of a cybercrime ploy to hijack traffic away from companies including Netflix and large banks

11 July 2019 min read
Avast News

Avast Free Antivirus wins award for low-impact on performance

perex__ Independent labs measuring performance impact, malware protection, and real-world security consistently rate Avast higher than the competition

Independent labs measuring performance impact, malware protection, and real-world security consistently rate Avast higher than the competition

11 July 2019 min read
Avast News

Top secrets revealed in new Avast-sponsored exhibit at London Science Museum

perex__ Never before seen artifacts can now be spied for the very first time at the Science Museum in London.

Never before seen artifacts can now be spied for the very first time at the Science Museum in London.

10 July 2019 min read
Viewpoints

Can legislation make smart devices secure?

perex__ The temptation is to say yes, but the reality may be different

The temptation is to say yes, but the reality may be different

10 July 2019 min read