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The evolution of Avast Evo-Gen: Using machine learning to protect hundreds of millions of users

4 June 2018 min read

Spectre continues: Did we all trade speed for security?

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Why patching especially matters in a post Meltdown and Spectre world.

24 May 2018 min read

Hacking iLO — take a moment to secure your servers

perex__ Ransomware attacks are as common as they are easy to produce. And we all must play a role in stopping them.

Ransomware attacks are as common as they are easy to produce. And we all must play a role in stopping them.

16 May 2018 min read

Botception with Necurs: Botnet distributes script with bot capabilities

perex__ VBScript allows threat actors to steal personal data and make victims vulnerable to keyloggers, banking malware and ransomware

VBScript allows threat actors to steal personal data and make victims vulnerable to keyloggers, banking malware and ransomware

4 May 2018 min read

Recent findings from CCleaner APT investigation reveal that attackers entered the Piriform network via TeamViewer

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Unrelated to the CCleaner attack, Avast also found ShadowPad samples active in South Korea and Russia, logging a financial transaction

17 April 2018 min read

Minecraft players exposed to malicious code in modified “skins”

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Close to 50,000 Minecraft accounts infected with malware designed to reformat hard-drives and more.

17 April 2018 min read

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New Monero mining malware discovered in Google Play

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Avast researchers detect covert malware affecting multiple apps

15 March 2018 min read

Greedy cybercriminals host malware on GitHub

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Cryptocurrency mining malware, which also installs a malicious Chrome extension, hosted on GitHub for anyone to download.

13 March 2018 min read

Avast tracks down Tempting Cedar Spyware

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Social engineering used to trick Facebook users into downloading Advanced Persistent Threat disguised as Kik Messenger app.

21 February 2018 min read

Botnet at large: Avast blocks Smominru miner

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The cryptominer botnet attacked over half a million Windows servers and computers so far...but that number is growing.

2 February 2018 min read

Meltdown and Spectre: Yes, your device is likely vulnerable

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“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

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New malware targets accounts at over 2,200 financial institutions

20 December 2017 min read