Viewpoints

Can AI be evil?

A conversation with Noel Sharkey of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics

13 July 2019 min read
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__ {value=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__ {value=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
Business Security

Computer Geeks grows managed security business by 70% with Avast Business CloudCare

perex__ CloudCare’s multiple services delivered from a single platform increase sales and customer retention

CloudCare’s multiple services delivered from a single platform increase sales and customer retention

10 July 2019 min read
Avast News

How an Avast data scientist catches the wind in snowkiting

perex__ Monika Seidlova traverses landscapes of data in Prague and vast parts of a Norway peninsula with the sport she loves

Monika Seidlova traverses landscapes of data in Prague and vast parts of a Norway peninsula with the sport she loves

9 July 2019 min read
Tips & Advice

9 cybersecurity terms you need to know

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Staying ahead of the latest threats is hard. Not understanding the technical jargon makes it harder. Avast defines 9 words to know, and shares pro tips to keep you safe and protected.

9 July 2019 min read
Security News

Smart home vendor reportedly exposes reset codes and device locations

perex__ Company that runs SmartMate, a platform to manage smart home appliances, involved with leak of over 2 billion records

Company that runs SmartMate, a platform to manage smart home appliances, involved with leak of over 2 billion records

5 July 2019 min read
Security News

Toyota puts car-hacking tech on the market

perex__ Plus, Trump softens his stance on Huawei, Scary Granny creates real horror, and U.S. cities continue to grapple with ransomware

Plus, Trump softens his stance on Huawei, Scary Granny creates real horror, and U.S. cities continue to grapple with ransomware

3 July 2019 min read