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Let’s play Hide ’N Seek with a botnet.

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

4 December 2018 min read

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

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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

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

9 October 2018 min read

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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

Torii botnet - Not another Mirai variant

perex__ New, more sophisticated IoT botnet targets a wide range of devices

New, more sophisticated IoT botnet targets a wide range of devices

27 September 2018 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.

29 August 2018 min read

Are smart homes vulnerable to hacking?

perex__ Avast expert Martin Hron tells you what you need to know about the strengths and weaknesses of IoT security and the MQTT protocol that connects and controls them.

Avast expert Martin Hron tells you what you need to know about the strengths and weaknesses of IoT security and the MQTT protocol that connects and controls them.

16 August 2018 min read

Fighting malware with machine learning

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

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