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New Monero mining malware discovered in Google Play

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

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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

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