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Spoofing in the reeds with Rietspoof

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

16 February 2019 min read

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

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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.

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

4 December 2018 min read

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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

Seven new Mirai variants and the aspiring cybercriminal behind them

perex__ Two years after Mirai, botnets have become the playthings of script kids

Two years after Mirai, botnets have become the playthings of script kids

25 October 2018 min read

Ad network scams

perex__ Avast Threat Labs finds Android device firmware that reroutes ad network revenue to unknown accounts.

Avast Threat Labs finds Android device firmware that reroutes ad network revenue to unknown accounts.

24 October 2018 min read

MikroTik mayhem: Cryptomining campaign abusing routers

perex__ Computing power of computers, smartphones and smart TVs connected to vulnerable routers abused to mine cryptocurrency

Computing power of computers, smartphones and smart TVs connected to vulnerable routers abused to mine cryptocurrency

18 October 2018 min read

Block puzzles open the door to malware

perex__ Several block puzzle games in the Google Play Store now come with a side of malware.

Several block puzzle games in the Google Play Store now come with a side of malware.

9 October 2018 min read

Ransomware attacks via RDP choke SMBs

perex__ Protect yourself and your business from this troubling new trend.

Protect yourself and your business from this troubling new trend.

2 October 2018 min read