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Why Android users must remain vigilant about malicious apps

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

6 May 2019 min read

Android apps on Google Play Store come with nasty surprise

perex__ Aggressive adware – on music, photo editing and fitness apps – just won’t go away, convincing users to install more apps.

Aggressive adware – on music, photo editing and fitness apps – just won’t go away, convincing users to install more apps.

23 April 2019 min read

Fake Nike deal spreading on Facebook

perex__ Learn how to spot online scams like the ridiculous $26 Air Jordans.

Learn how to spot online scams like the ridiculous $26 Air Jordans.

4 April 2019 min read

Adware hiding behind beauty filters on Google Play Store

perex__ Our mobile threat intelligence platform flagged three beauty apps that have ugly consequences. Over 2 million devices have downloaded these apps.

Our mobile threat intelligence platform flagged three beauty apps that have ugly consequences. Over 2 million devices have downloaded these apps.

14 March 2019 min read

Fake mobile CCleaner app sneaked into the China Baidu app store

perex__ {value=Fake CCleaner app loaded with adware}

Fake CCleaner app loaded with adware

4 March 2019 min read

Spoofing in the reeds with Rietspoof

perex__ {value=We’re tracking a new cyberthreat that combines file formats to create a more versatile malware. }

We’re tracking a new cyberthreat that combines file formats to create a more versatile malware.

16 February 2019 min read

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Increasing mobile threat intelligence with apklab.io

perex__ Avast stays several paces ahead of cybercriminals with apklab.io.

Avast stays several paces ahead of cybercriminals with apklab.io.

15 February 2019 min read

Major vulnerability found in ES File Explorer

perex__ The program developer has issued a fix, and users should update immediately.

The program developer has issued a fix, and users should update immediately.

30 January 2019 min read

2019 predictions: The internet of (vulnerable) things

perex__ Avast experts walk you through next year’s most menacing IoT threats in part 1 of our 2019 predictions.

Avast experts walk you through next year’s most menacing IoT threats in part 1 of our 2019 predictions.

7 January 2019 min read

Cartoon chaos on Facebook

perex__ Newly-discovered exploit designed to spread spam at scale targets Facebook users.

Newly-discovered exploit designed to spread spam at scale targets Facebook users.

20 December 2018 min read

Let’s play Hide ’N Seek with a botnet.

perex__ Hide ‘N Seek botnet continues infecting devices with default credentials, building a P2P network and more.

Hide ‘N Seek botnet continues infecting devices with default credentials, building a P2P network and more.

4 December 2018 min read

Advances in visual phishing detection

perex__ Protect yourself from phishing scams with these best practices and our improved phishing detection AI.

Protect yourself from phishing scams with these best practices and our improved phishing detection AI.

27 November 2018 min read