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Build-your-own banking trojan, ransomware on the high seas, and SIM card chaos

Get your weekly security news roundup from Avast. Source code to banking trojan Exobot leaked online, ransomware hits shipping giant Cosco, and SIM hijacking claims victims.

27 July 2018 min read

Bluetooth flaw allows man-in-the-middle attacks

perex__ A newly-discovered vulnerability affecting all Bluetooth devices lets third parties hack into the connection.

A newly-discovered vulnerability affecting all Bluetooth devices lets third parties hack into the connection.

26 July 2018 min read

Scam alert! Don’t fall for this webcam extortion ploy

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A popular new email scam claims to have video of you — don’t worry, it doesn’t.

25 July 2018 min read

Ransomware strain evolves, RATs cause mischief, and yet another data breach strikes

perex__ The Magniber strain is back stronger than ever, Ukraine suffers a RAT attack, and LabCorp is hit with possible breach.

The Magniber strain is back stronger than ever, Ukraine suffers a RAT attack, and LabCorp is hit with possible breach.

20 July 2018 min read

Fake apps on Google, data breaches around the globe

perex__ {value=A banking Trojan uses downloaders to infect Androids and data breaches hit Ticketmaster UK, the Timehop app, and Macy’s. }

A banking Trojan uses downloaders to infect Androids and data breaches hit Ticketmaster UK, the Timehop app, and Macy’s.

13 July 2018 min read

The Internet of Things era: 6 ways to stay safe

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The IoT is full of promise, but it also means more cyberthreats, so you need to stay safe.

7 July 2018 min read

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A new malware, an old flaw, and social media as a weapon

perex__ Smoke Loader uses a new injection technique, Hamas uses social engineering on IDF, and a Facebook bug causes unblocking.

Smoke Loader uses a new injection technique, Hamas uses social engineering on IDF, and a Facebook bug causes unblocking.

6 July 2018 min read

Do you expect more from your browser?

perex__ A survey of 10,000 people illustrates how Avast Secure Browser has everything you want and need in a web browser today.

A survey of 10,000 people illustrates how Avast Secure Browser has everything you want and need in a web browser today.

2 July 2018 min read

Data breaches, Fortnite flim-flam, and a whammy of a cyberattack

perex__ Two online services suffered data breaches this week and Ukraine reported signs of a planned large-scale attack.

Two online services suffered data breaches this week and Ukraine reported signs of a planned large-scale attack.

29 June 2018 min read

Stay a Step Ahead of Today’s Bigger, Badder Cyberthreats

perex__ Choose your weapon: Staying ahead of the cyberthreats of today and tomorrow.

Choose your weapon: Staying ahead of the cyberthreats of today and tomorrow.

26 June 2018 min read

Three new threats at large and one thrown behind bars

perex__ SamSam ransomware, Mylobot malware, and a new Netflix phishing scam top today’s potential threats.

SamSam ransomware, Mylobot malware, and a new Netflix phishing scam top today’s potential threats.

22 June 2018 min read

[UPDATED] Did you reboot your router yet? Make sure to do so and soon.

perex__ Many ignore everyday warnings, but this one from the FBI is one you should take seriously

Many ignore everyday warnings, but this one from the FBI is one you should take seriously

18 June 2018 min read