Avast News

Join the world’s top minds in artificial intelligence at the Cybersecurity & AI conference

Submit your research to be considered for a poster session at the October conference in Prague – and apply for a grant

29 July 2019 min read
Security News

LinkedIn attachments carrying malware sent by espionage group

perex__ Plus Equifax pays out up to $700 million in data breach damages, teen hackers are given a second chance, and a WordPress plugin flaw lets in malvertising.

Plus Equifax pays out up to $700 million in data breach damages, teen hackers are given a second chance, and a WordPress plugin flaw lets in malvertising.

26 July 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

You just got a suspicious email – what do you do right now?

perex__ Here is specific, step-by-step guidance of what to do in the moment – even if you already replied or clicked

Here is specific, step-by-step guidance of what to do in the moment – even if you already replied or clicked

26 July 2019 min read
Viewpoints

A primer on cyber espionage across the planet

perex__ State-backed cyber spying is pervasive – and its impact on geo-political affairs is deepening

State-backed cyber spying is pervasive – and its impact on geo-political affairs is deepening

25 July 2019 min read
Avast News

Avast Secure Browser boosts performance

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Our new release saves memory, extends battery life, and automatically checks to see if your password has been stolen.

25 July 2019 min read
Threat Research

Avast detects and protects users from malware targeting banks, Netflix

perex__ {value=Avast protected nearly 27,000 users since the beginning of this year from more than 155,000 infection attempts made by Guildma malware}

Avast protected nearly 27,000 users since the beginning of this year from more than 155,000 infection attempts made by Guildma malware

24 July 2019 min read
Business Security

Is your small business being targeted by supply chain hackers?

perex__ Find out how to protect your business from being the weak security link in the digital supply chain

Find out how to protect your business from being the weak security link in the digital supply chain

23 July 2019 min read
Security News

Microsoft reports nation-state political attacks

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

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__ 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