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Financial firm sued over breach, and more news of the week

A data breach victim slapped a class-action lawsuit on First American Financial for a data breach exposing 885 million files

31 May 2019 min read

Can hacking of the 2020 elections be prevented?

perex__ Officials and citizen watchdogs are working to prevent hacking of the 2020 elections. But can they do enough?

Officials and citizen watchdogs are working to prevent hacking of the 2020 elections. But can they do enough?

26 May 2019 min read

The router vulnerability that lingered for years, and more news of the week

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TechCrunch reported that the Chinese company TP-Link had not addressed a vulnerability in its routers first discovered in 2017.

25 May 2019 min read

Closing the cybercrime superstore and more news of the week

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

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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'

perex__ 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

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

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