Security News

Cybercrime comes to school lunches

School lunches exec faces felony charges related to the hacking of his rival’s network to expose weak security

11 May 2019 min read
Security News

This week in cybersecurity: Fighting hackers with missiles

perex__ Israel responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the enemy’s HQ, Baltimore grapples with ransomware, and the surprisingly small Dark Web

Israel responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the enemy’s HQ, Baltimore grapples with ransomware, and the surprisingly small Dark Web

10 May 2019 min read
Viewpoints

Geopolitical cybersecurity comes home

perex__ There will be more and more investigations into technology originating in undemocratic states

There will be more and more investigations into technology originating in undemocratic states

9 May 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Protecting your personal data online

perex__ Your personally identifiable information is online for anyone to see, but here’s how you can get it under control

Your personally identifiable information is online for anyone to see, but here’s how you can get it under control

8 May 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Robocall scams driving you crazy? Here's how to fight back

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Hounded by weird robocalls? Learn how to respond to calls from scammers with our list of the latest tips and tools.

7 May 2019 min read
Threat Research

Why Android users must remain vigilant about malicious apps

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Byron Acohido sits down with with Nikolaos Chrysaidos, head of Mobile Threat Intelligence & Security at Avast Threat Labs

6 May 2019 min read

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What is credential stuffing, and why is my smart security camera vulnerable to it?

perex__ Protect yourself from one of today’s top threats and keep hackers from your security camera accounts

Protect yourself from one of today’s top threats and keep hackers from your security camera accounts

4 May 2019 min read
Security News

Western US power grid hit by 'cyber event'

perex__ A strange disturbance hits the western US power grid, and a German IT provider holds the line on ransomware in this week's security news

A strange disturbance hits the western US power grid, and a German IT provider holds the line on ransomware in this week's security news

3 May 2019 min read
Business Security

Parental controls for the connected family

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Internet and mobile network operators (MNOs) have partnered with Avast to keep connected families safe on their devices through handy parental controls.

2 May 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

World Password Day 2019 – Is your password strong enough?

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On May 2, celebrate World Password Day by leveling up the strength and complexity of these most critical of security measures — your passwords.

1 May 2019 min read
Viewpoints

The state of things in the internet of things

perex__ Security is not being designed into new smart devices because a rush to market takes precedence

Security is not being designed into new smart devices because a rush to market takes precedence

30 April 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

Romance and confidence fraud: Cybercrime’s $363 million secret

perex__ FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

29 April 2019 min read