Deborah Salmi

7 November 2016

Five ways to speed up your slow PC

Your computer's performance can be affected by lots of things, but Avast Free Antivirus is not one of them. Find out how to get your PC up to speed.

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Tips & Advice

Alfredo Ortega

2 November 2016

Hacking an election is more than breaking into a machine

Since any digital system can be hacked, the assumption has to be that electronic voting in U.S. elections is already compromised.

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Security News

Nikolaos Chrysaidos

31 October 2016

Android Trojan GM Bot is evolving and targeting more than 50 banks worldwide

GM Bot has targeted hundreds of thousands of mobile users in the last quarter.

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Mobile Security

Jakub Kroustek

25 October 2016

Hucky Ransomware: A Hungarian Locky Wannabe

Avast Threat Labs has discovered a new Hungarian ransomware sample that is imitating Locky.

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Security News

Gracie Roberts

24 October 2016

DDoS attack on Dyn took down the bulk of the Internet on Friday

While you were frustratedly refreshing your tabs and restarting apps on Friday, big things were taking place behind the scenes of this notable attack.

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Security News

Gracie Roberts

19 October 2016

Hacker behind DNC email leaks, U.S. election database hacks arrested in Prague

The alleged hacker supposedly behind the 2016 DNC email leaks, as well as several other attacks on the U.S., has been arrested in Prague.

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Security News

Threat Intelligence

19 October 2016

Malware posing as Dual Instance app steals users’ Twitter credentials

By installing a piece of newly discovered malware, you can download multiple instances of Twitter’s authentic application on your devices -- at a price.

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Threat Research

Threat Intelligence

11 October 2016

Vladimir Putin embedded in uTorrent binary

Conspiracy theories about Vladimir Putin abound, but Avast Threat labs find another small mystery around the Russian president.

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Security News

Gracie Roberts

7 October 2016

When ads go bad: Spotify ads served malicious content to free users

Even mainstream platforms like Spotify aren't foolproof against malvertising, as was shown by the provider's recent encounter with malicious ads.

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Security News

Glenn Taylor

6 October 2016

Cybersecurity: SMBs At Greater Risk [infographic]

When it comes to cybersecurity, SMBs are even more vulnerable than enterprises, with less resources to combat internal and external threats.

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Business Security