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Are your genes for sale?

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

13 June 2019 min read

Take the quiz we rolled out in Charlotte: 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

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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

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

16 May 2019 min read

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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

Romance and confidence fraud: Cybercrime’s $363 million secret

perex__ FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

29 April 2019 min read

Time to give Mom “the talk” (about cybersecurity)

perex__ This Mother’s Day, tell Mom the truth… staying safe online isn’t so hard after all!

This Mother’s Day, tell Mom the truth… staying safe online isn’t so hard after all!

28 April 2019 min read

Are budget-tracking apps safe?

perex__ An app that helps manage your finances could be useful, but is your data secure?

An app that helps manage your finances could be useful, but is your data secure?

17 April 2019 min read