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Avast Threat Labs team uncovers router attacks that sent Brazilian users to phishing pages

Malicious landing pages infected routers, sending users to phishing pages posing as banking sites and Netflix

6 December 2019 min read

Avast foresees sophisticated email malware and new AI privacy protections for 2020

perex__ In its annual Threat Landscape Report, Avast experts also predict more mobile subscription scams and new attempts to steal IoT data

In its annual Threat Landscape Report, Avast experts also predict more mobile subscription scams and new attempts to steal IoT data

4 December 2019 min read

Pulling back the curtain on a banking botnet

perex__ Security mistakes exposed a criminal syndicate that accessed millions of Euros in the bank accounts of an estimated 800,000 victims

Security mistakes exposed a criminal syndicate that accessed millions of Euros in the bank accounts of an estimated 800,000 victims

2 October 2019 min read

Flashlight apps on Google Play request up to 77 permissions each, Avast finds

perex__ Researchers analyze 937 flashlight apps and find permission requests that could expose users

Researchers analyze 937 flashlight apps and find permission requests that could expose users

10 September 2019 min read

Avast discovers widespread security flaws in GPS child trackers

perex__ {value=Researchers warn consumers about vulnerabilities affecting nearly 30 models for sale on large online retailers}

Researchers warn consumers about vulnerabilities affecting nearly 30 models for sale on large online retailers

5 September 2019 min read

Avast collaborates with France and U.S. to stop cryptomining worm

perex__ {value=Threat Labs researchers help neutralize 850,000 unique infections of Retadup }

Threat Labs researchers help neutralize 850,000 unique infections of Retadup

28 August 2019 min read

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

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__ 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__ 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