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Avast identifies new cryptocurrency malware Hackboss
Researchers from Avast, the global digital security and privacy company, say they have identified new cryptocurrency-stealing malware.
Top cyber threats for Australia in 2020
COVID-19 scams, ransomware attacks, mobile adware and fleeceware, stalkerware and deepfakes were the top cyber threats that impacted Australian and global businesses in 2020.
Avast and Borsetta join Intel to power AI research
The new collaboration’s purpose is to advance and develop technologies that strengthen privacy and trust for decentralised AI.
Increase in scams expected for NZ and Australia during holiday shopping season
One of the biggest scams to be aware of this shopping season are phishing attacks.
Ivanti and Avast Business extend partnership, launch joint solution for SMBs
"By integrating an industry-leading Ivanti patch management technology into the Avast Business security platforms, we have been working to help ensure SMBs can simplify their critical patch management process to prevent risk and exposure."
Avast Secure Browser comes to Android
Avast Secure Browser has been a mainstay for the security platform in Windows and Mac, and this is the first time it has come to mobile.
Remote workers need to improve security measures amidst COVID-19
Technological support and security measures are amongst ways organisations and their employees can protect their business as they move to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
How safe are our IoT devices?
Surely it is the duty of the manufacturers to make devices more secure at the point where they are produced, right?
Nearly half of Aussies can’t identify fake NAB website - survey
Phishing continues to be one of the leading attack methods because it allows cybercriminals to target people at scale using social engineering.
Avast launches SaaS-based secure internet gateway for SMBs
Digital security provider Avast has announced a new ‘always-on’ solution for channel partners, who in turn can deliver these services to small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Nosy flashlight apps want more permissions than they need
It might seem like a flashlight app just needs access to the camera flash in order to turn on and off. Apparently, that’s wrong.
Consumer GPS tracker leaks unencrypted data, warns Avast
The T8 Mini GPS tracker and 30 other models by the same manufacturer are designed to keep children, seniors, pets and possessions safe – ironically, the devices themselves aren’t very safe at all.
Gaming consoles are the most secure smarthome devices
Out of all the connected devices in the home – lights, TVs, plugs, digital assistants, and even surveillance cameras – the humble game console is the most secure device of all of them.
IoT home connectivity on the up, as are cybersecurity threats
“This data helps us shed light on the global emergence of IoT and types of the security problems present in the devices real users own.”
Windows Vista: The 'safest' Microsoft OS? Avast thinks so
If you have Windows 7, 8, or 10 on your home computer, you have a 20% chance of encountering cyber threats of any kind – or at least that’s according to research from Avast’s Global PC Risk Report 2019.
One-third of connected homes in Australia at risk of cyber attack
Avast announced that two out of five digital households worldwide are vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Low-cost Android devices shipping pre-installed Colisoon adware
Low-cost Android devices from manufacturers such as ZTE and Archos are being pre-installed with adware, researchers at Avast say.
34 tech heavyweights stand strong: Protecting the globe from cyber threats
Not only with the companies protect customers, they've also vowed not to help governments who want to go on the cyber offensive.
Security firm reveals Asia connections behind the CCleaner hack
The attack was never intended for consumers, but instead went after companies such as NEC, Samsung, Asus, Fujitsu, Singtel, Intel and VMware.
Avast joins watchdog ranks as No More Ransom partner
Avast is one of the latest security providers to join the No More Ransom campaign, alongside law enforcement agencies and the private security sector.
Synnex bulks up security and cloud portfolio with Avast deal
New opportunities for bundled offerings and additional revenue streams are following Synnex's signing of Avast.
AVG publishes 2Q16 results ahead of merger with Avast
AVG has announced its second quarter 2016 financial results, bringing in $105 million ahead of its merger with Avast in the coming months.
Avast acquires AVG for $1.3billion
Avast Software has just announced its acquisition of fellow industry pioneer, security provider and long time rival AVG Technologies.