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Meltdown and Spectre: Yes, your device is likely vulnerable

“Meltdown” and “Spectre” are major vulnerabilities affecting almost every computer in the world.

5 January 2018 min read

New version of mobile malware Catelites possibly linked to Cron cyber gang

New malware targets accounts at over 2,200 financial institutions

20 December 2017 min read

Avast open-sources its machine-code decompiler

After seven years of development, Avast open-sources its machine-code decompiler for platform-independent analysis of executable files.

12 December 2017 min read

Mobile banking Trojan sneaks into Google Play targeting Wells Fargo, Chase and Citibank customers

Malicious mobile BankBot Trojan injected into everyday apps, taking advantage of unknowing users whose banking apps could be compromised

20 November 2017 min read

The dark side of IoT devices

IoT devices offer so much convenience yet pose so much risk.

16 October 2017 min read

Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare your CPU—web browser mining is coming

Beware of websites with cryptominer embedded as it could impact your computer speed while you lend your CPU resources to help mine cryptocurrency

13 October 2017 min read

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Avast Threat Labs analysis of CCleaner incident

Technical update and ongoing analysis of the APT security incident

21 September 2017 min read

The 5 Vs of big data for machine learning

How Avast uses big data and machine learning to protect you

16 August 2017 min read

How AI outsmarts cybercriminals

Far from sci-fi depictions, artificial intelligence – through machine learning algorithms and big data – is key to defusing today's evolving cyberthreats.

15 June 2017 min read

Fighting the new wave of cybercrime

Defeating today’s – and tomorrow's – cybercriminals requires man and machine to collaborate, intelligently. This is the heart of next-gen cybersecurity.

8 June 2017 min read

New ATM fraud makes robbing a bank easier

Innovative and infamous bank fraud groups create new security challenges for banks.

23 March 2017 min read

IoT weaknesses put webcams at risk for attack [infographic]

Cybercrooks could easily watch people in private and public spaces via webcams, stream the video directly to the internet, or turn the device into a bot.

27 February 2017 min read
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