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Device fingerprinting and the surveillance economy

Consumers can delete their cookies, but this is not the case for fingerprinting

22 August 2019 min read

Back-to-school cybersecurity 101

perex__ Learn your school’s policy regarding students’ computers and mobile devices, warn your kids about phishing, and be wary of public Wi-Fi

Learn your school’s policy regarding students’ computers and mobile devices, warn your kids about phishing, and be wary of public Wi-Fi

14 August 2019 min read

Equifax, Capital One, and you: How to protect yourself from data breaches

perex__ Can you get a refund? What should you do? Keep up with the latest data breaches and learn what to do with our Data Breach Survival Guide

Can you get a refund? What should you do? Keep up with the latest data breaches and learn what to do with our Data Breach Survival Guide

2 August 2019 min read

You just got a suspicious email – what do you do right now?

perex__ Here is specific, step-by-step guidance of what to do in the moment – even if you already replied or clicked

Here is specific, step-by-step guidance of what to do in the moment – even if you already replied or clicked

26 July 2019 min read

9 cybersecurity terms you need to know

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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

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

20 June 2019 min read

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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?

perex__ 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.

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

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

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

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