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5 malware attacks making the news

From hacking cars to cryptomining, botnets, social engineering, and phishing, the week was fraught with tales of cybercrime.

25 May 2018 min read

Avast Mobile Security for Android put to the test

perex__ Independent lab AV-TEST gives perfect score to Avast Mobile Security.

Independent lab AV-TEST gives perfect score to Avast Mobile Security.

22 May 2018 min read

Victory for net neutrality and trouble for Telegram Messenger

perex__ Net neutrality wins vote in Senate, Adobe and Windows flaws add to PDF exploit, and Telegram hit with malware.

Net neutrality wins vote in Senate, Adobe and Windows flaws add to PDF exploit, and Telegram hit with malware.

18 May 2018 min read

The fight for net neutrality and the might of cryptojacking malware

perex__ US Senators try to save net neutrality, cryptojacking scheme discovered on hundreds of websites, Equifax comes clean, and more news of the week.

US Senators try to save net neutrality, cryptojacking scheme discovered on hundreds of websites, Equifax comes clean, and more news of the week.

11 May 2018 min read

I still WannaCry one year later | Avast

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Avast CTO, Ondrej Vlcek, looks back at the year since WannaCry hit and asks if the tech industry has done enough to prevent another such cybersecurity incident.

11 May 2018 min read

Ransomware victims pay up and Cambridge Analytica shuts down

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A US school district gives in to ransomware demands, Facebook announces dating feature, and Cambridge Analytica ceases operations.

4 May 2018 min read

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Amazon hacked for Ethereum heist and new security laws affect UK

perex__ AWS was hijacked for 2 hours, NIS takes effect in UK, and Webstresser gets busted.

AWS was hijacked for 2 hours, NIS takes effect in UK, and Webstresser gets busted.

27 April 2018 min read

US & UK issue security warning and tech giants join forces

perex__ A large-scale cyberattack may be imminent, warns US & UK governments, and a groundbreaking cybersecurity accord is formed

A large-scale cyberattack may be imminent, warns US & UK governments, and a groundbreaking cybersecurity accord is formed

20 April 2018 min read

Facebook goes to Washington and Verizon announces #1 threat

perex__ Zuckerberg talks to Congress, Facebook gets sued, and Verizon reports ransomware is today’s top threat.

Zuckerberg talks to Congress, Facebook gets sued, and Verizon reports ransomware is today’s top threat.

13 April 2018 min read

5M credit cards leaked and Chrome kicks cryptojacking to the curb

perex__ Saks suffers data breach of 5M credit cards and Chrome forbids cryptomining extensions

Saks suffers data breach of 5M credit cards and Chrome forbids cryptomining extensions

6 April 2018 min read

Take back control of your privacy with Avast Secure Browser

perex__ State-of-the-art Avast web browser provides additional security, privacy protection, and speed.

State-of-the-art Avast web browser provides additional security, privacy protection, and speed.

5 April 2018 min read

Avast app earns top marks, 138 others called out as deceptive

perex__ Avast earned 100%, but these 138 other security apps are considered “risky.”

Avast earned 100%, but these 138 other security apps are considered “risky.”

4 April 2018 min read
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