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F-Scrack-Mimikatz shows how cybercrime requires little ability to write computer code – all you have to do is put together malware tools

8 August 2019 min read

Avast protects 250K users from Clipsa malware targeting WordPress sites

perex__ Multi-functional password stealer brute-forces and steals admin credentials from unsecured WordPress websites

Multi-functional password stealer brute-forces and steals admin credentials from unsecured WordPress websites

7 August 2019 min read

Avast detects and protects users from malware targeting banks, Netflix

perex__ Avast protected nearly 27,000 users since the beginning of this year from more than 155,000 infection attempts made by Guildma malware

Avast protected nearly 27,000 users since the beginning of this year from more than 155,000 infection attempts made by Guildma malware

24 July 2019 min read

Google pulls stalker apps identified by Avast

perex__ Eight surveillance apps have been installed a combined 140,000 times

Eight surveillance apps have been installed a combined 140,000 times

17 July 2019 min read

Avast researchers find apparent Android app scam

perex__ {value=Phone-number tracking app gives fake results in tests, as users point out in comments}

Phone-number tracking app gives fake results in tests, as users point out in comments

15 July 2019 min read

Avast blocks millions of attempts in Brazil to send users to malicious websites

perex__ {value=Phony websites were part of a cybercrime ploy to hijack traffic away from companies including Netflix and large banks}

Phony websites were part of a cybercrime ploy to hijack traffic away from companies including Netflix and large banks

11 July 2019 min read

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New triple-threat mobile version of the malware WannaLocker targets banks in Brazil

perex__ Avast threat researcher Nikolaos Chrysaidos tracks new version of malware that combines spyware, remote-access-Trojan malware, and banking Trojan malware

Avast threat researcher Nikolaos Chrysaidos tracks new version of malware that combines spyware, remote-access-Trojan malware, and banking Trojan malware

1 July 2019 min read

Ransomware strain Troldesh spikes again – Avast tracks new attacks

perex__ Avast software has blocked more than 100,000 attacks by the ransomware strain this year, and recently shows the highest prevalence of it since January

Avast software has blocked more than 100,000 attacks by the ransomware strain this year, and recently shows the highest prevalence of it since January

25 June 2019 min read

We scanned the world of IoT – it’s not what you think it is

perex__ Stanford and Avast researchers analyzed user-initiated scans of 83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes and found three big truths you don’t often hear about

Stanford and Avast researchers analyzed user-initiated scans of 83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes and found three big truths you don’t often hear about

21 June 2019 min read

The Internet of Thing: How a single coffee maker’s vulnerabilities symbolize a world of IoT risks

perex__ We hacked one coffee maker in all kinds of ways – even turning it into a ransomware tool and a gateway to a home network

We hacked one coffee maker in all kinds of ways – even turning it into a ransomware tool and a gateway to a home network

18 June 2019 min read

83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes scanned in largest study of its kind

perex__ North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

18 June 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