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9 cybersecurity terms you need to know

Staying ahead of the latest threats is hard. Not understanding the technical jargon makes it harder. Avast defines 9 words to know, and shares pro tips to keep you safe and protected.

9 July 2019 min read

New report shows how mobile carriers can help protect families with parental controls

perex__ Carriers who offer value-added security services are expected to share a global revenue stream of $2B by 2023.

Carriers who offer value-added security services are expected to share a global revenue stream of $2B by 2023.

20 June 2019 min read

What is BlueKeep and why should I care?

perex__ The Microsoft vulnerability could become the next runaway cyberthreat, like 2017’s WannaCry

The Microsoft vulnerability could become the next runaway cyberthreat, like 2017’s WannaCry

20 June 2019 min read

Are your genes for sale?

perex__ You want to know your ancestry … but is it worth sharing your genetic code with the world?

You want to know your ancestry … but is it worth sharing your genetic code with the world?

13 June 2019 min read

Take our quiz: Can you tell a real website from a scam site?

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Avast went to Charlotte, N.C., to ask people if they could tell real websites from scam websites. Take the same quiz – and learn tips from the FBI and Avast experts.

10 June 2019 min read

Teen hacking: How to understand the good, the bad, and the lucrative

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Some teen hackers end up criminals, some end up heroes, and one ended up a millionaire. Where should you draw the lines?

5 June 2019 min read

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A day in the life of your smartphone... tracking you

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Learn how your smartphone tracks your steps through an average day, and how you can protect your data.

29 May 2019 min read

How to stop email fraud, the costliest cybercrime

perex__ Could one keystroke cost you $200,000? That happened to a homebuyer who didn't spot a misspelling in a fraudulent email address

Could one keystroke cost you $200,000? That happened to a homebuyer who didn't spot a misspelling in a fraudulent email address

23 May 2019 min read

Advice for Young Women Getting Started in Cybersecurity

perex__ Sindhura Gade, a cybersecurity engineer at Avast, gives advice to young women based on her own experience

Sindhura Gade, a cybersecurity engineer at Avast, gives advice to young women based on her own experience

16 May 2019 min read

Protecting your personal data online

perex__ Your personally identifiable information is online for anyone to see, but here’s how you can get it under control

Your personally identifiable information is online for anyone to see, but here’s how you can get it under control

8 May 2019 min read

Robocall scams driving you crazy? Here's how to fight back

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Hounded by weird robocalls? Learn how to respond to calls from scammers with our list of the latest tips and tools.

7 May 2019 min read

World Password Day 2019 – Is your password strong enough?

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On May 2, celebrate World Password Day by leveling up the strength and complexity of these most critical of security measures — your passwords.

1 May 2019 min read