Why Whac-A-Mole is not a strategy for defending against ransomware attacks

How SMBs can effectively protect their networks from cyberthreats – without breaking their security budgets

23 Jul 2023 min read

Unmasking HotRat: The hidden dangers in your software downloads

Avast researchers have unmasked a sneaky little rat in illegal versions of cracked software. His name is HotRat and he's coming for your personal info.

19 Jul 2023 min read

Mario movie malware might maliciously mess with your machine

The promise of a free movie download led thousands of people into unintended malware.

18 Jul 2023 min read

How to use Wi-Fi to get your mother-in-law to go to therapy

Your mother-in-law receiving ads for therapy is completely doable and could prove to be great fodder for humor around the dinner table at the next family reunion.

17 Jul 2023 min read

Avast researchers uncover disturbing crowdfunding scheme

The scam exploits human emotions and the innate desire to help others, amassing considerable sums of money from unsuspecting donors. 

28 Jun 2023 min read

Virus definition updates for Avast version 9/10/11 end in summer 2023

Virus definition updates will be discontinued for Avast version 9, 10, and 11 by the end of summer 2023.

21 Jun 2023 min read

Your essential cybersecurity checklist for safe summer travel

By staying vigilant and following these tips, you'll be well on your way to a safer, more secure summer vacation.

14 Jun 2023 min read

Don’t panic! These scammers don’t actually have photos of you

Sextortion threats are getting a little thirsty – don’t play that game.

8 Jun 2023 min read

Unmasking malicious extensions: Avast detects new threats on the Chrome Web Store

Avast discovered 32 malicious extensions with a whopping 75 million combined installs that were available on the Chrome Web Store.

2 Jun 2023 min read

The rise and fall of ransomware: Insights from Avast's Q1/2023 Threat Report

Ransomware has been a prominent threat in cybersecurity for more than a decade, but the rates of incidents are showing slight decline. The Avast Q1/2023 Threat Report examines why.

2 Jun 2023 min read

How to stay safe while streaming Champions League matches

Avast researchers have observed a significant increase in blocked URL attacks on match days as viewers search for free streaming platforms.

1 Jun 2023 min read

Protecting your business: Advice to SMB CEOs from a former CIO

Here's how SMBs can remain viable and thrive in today’s digital landscape.

29 May 2023 min read

Don’t fall for it! How scammers are tricking businesses with fake invoices

Invoice scams, where employees receive requests for payment from legitimate sources or routine services, are on the rise. Learn what to watch out for.

26 May 2023 min read
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