Sections

Threat Research

We scanned the world of IoT – it’s not what you think it is

Stanford and Avast researchers analyzed user-initiated scans of 83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes and found three big truths you don’t often hear about

21 June 2019 min read

The Internet of Thing: How a single coffee maker’s vulnerabilities symbolize a world of IoT risks

perex__ We hacked one coffee maker in all kinds of ways – even turning it into a ransomware tool and a gateway to a home network

We hacked one coffee maker in all kinds of ways – even turning it into a ransomware tool and a gateway to a home network

18 June 2019 min read

83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes scanned in largest study of its kind

perex__ North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

North America has the highest IoT density of any region, with two-thirds of scanned homes possessing at least one device

18 June 2019 min read

Why Android users must remain vigilant about malicious apps

perex__

Byron Acohido sits down with with Nikolaos Chrysaidos, head of Mobile Threat Intelligence & Security at Avast Threat Labs

6 May 2019 min read

Android apps on Google Play Store come with nasty surprise

perex__ {value=Aggressive adware – on music, photo editing and fitness apps – just won’t go away, convincing users to install more apps.}

Aggressive adware – on music, photo editing and fitness apps – just won’t go away, convincing users to install more apps.

23 April 2019 min read

Fake Nike deal spreading on Facebook

perex__ {value=Learn how to spot online scams like the ridiculous $26 Air Jordans. }

Learn how to spot online scams like the ridiculous $26 Air Jordans.

4 April 2019 min read

Adware hiding behind beauty filters on Google Play Store

perex__ Our mobile threat intelligence platform flagged three beauty apps that have ugly consequences. Over 2 million devices have downloaded these apps.

Our mobile threat intelligence platform flagged three beauty apps that have ugly consequences. Over 2 million devices have downloaded these apps.

14 March 2019 min read

Fake mobile CCleaner app sneaked into the China Baidu app store

perex__ Fake CCleaner app loaded with adware

Fake CCleaner app loaded with adware

4 March 2019 min read

Spoofing in the reeds with Rietspoof

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

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