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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

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New malware targets accounts at over 2,200 financial institutions

20 December 2017 min read

Avast open-sources its machine-code decompiler

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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

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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

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

16 October 2017 min read

Is your browser getting exploited for cryptocurrency mining?

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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

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Technical update and ongoing analysis of the APT security incident

21 September 2017 min read

The 5 Vs of big data for machine learning

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How Avast uses big data and machine learning to protect you

16 August 2017 min read

Things we have learned about Petna, the Petya-based malware

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Avast’s Jakub Kroustek answers open questions about Petna, the Petya-based malware that spread and infected computers around the world

30 June 2017 min read

Petya-based ransomware using EternalBlue to infect computers around the world

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Petya-based ransomware is spreading and infecting computers around the world.

27 June 2017 min read

How AI outsmarts cybercriminals

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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

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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