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Europol busts an international cyber syndicate; spyware infects WhatsApp; Forbes online subscribers get hacked; and Zombieload rises.

17 May 2019 min read

Cybercrime comes to school lunches

perex__ School lunches exec faces felony charges related to the hacking of his rival’s network to expose weak security

School lunches exec faces felony charges related to the hacking of his rival’s network to expose weak security

11 May 2019 min read

This week in cybersecurity: Fighting hackers with missiles

perex__ Israel responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the enemy’s HQ, Baltimore grapples with ransomware, and the surprisingly small Dark Web

Israel responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the enemy’s HQ, Baltimore grapples with ransomware, and the surprisingly small Dark Web

10 May 2019 min read

Why Android users must remain vigilant about malicious apps

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Byron Acohido sits down with with Nikolaos Chrysaidos, head of Mobile Threat Intelligence & Security at Avast Threat Labs

6 May 2019 min read

What is credential stuffing, and why is my smart security camera vulnerable to it?

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Protect yourself from one of today’s top threats and keep hackers from your security camera accounts

4 May 2019 min read

Western US power grid hit by 'cyber event'

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A strange disturbance hits the western US power grid, and a German IT provider holds the line on ransomware in this week's security news

3 May 2019 min read

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World Password Day 2019 – Is your password strong enough?

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On May 2, celebrate World Password Day by leveling up the strength and complexity of these most critical of security measures — your passwords.

1 May 2019 min read

Romance and confidence fraud: Cybercrime’s $363 million secret

perex__ FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

29 April 2019 min read

Hacker breaches GPS service of 27,000 cars

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A hacker broke into ProTrack and iTrack vehicle-tracking GPS services to extort “reward” money and reveal the systems’ vulnerabilities.

27 April 2019 min read

Is the UK putting its 5G tech at risk?

perex__ UK may allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network, despite strong disapproval from the US and Australia.

UK may allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network, despite strong disapproval from the US and Australia.

26 April 2019 min read

Get ready for the next great user interface: Connected cars

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Big privacy and safety questions loom as cars and trucks begin accelerating the collection of even richer personal data than is now harvested by our smartphones

26 April 2019 min read

FBI reports cost of cybercrime doubled to $2.7B in 2018 | Avast

perex__ This week the FBI reported the cost of cybercrime nearly doubled last year, while new research shows millennials take more security risks in the workplace.

This week the FBI reported the cost of cybercrime nearly doubled last year, while new research shows millennials take more security risks in the workplace.

26 April 2019 min read