Avast sponsors Enigma Interviews

 Avast sponsors Enigma Interviews Enigma Interviews connect cybersecurity researchers and thought leaders with Bay Area citizens to discuss the concepts, tools, and defenses needed to keep our day-to-day lives secure. At this point it’s clear that our lives are becoming increasingly digital. We use the internet and apps for everything from books to banking, entertainment […]

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The 5 Vs of big data for machine learning

The 5 Vs of big data for machine learning How Avast uses big data and machine learning to protect you! Most of today’s malware goes through automated modification, upgrade, and re-deployment so frequently and quickly that machine learning is a vital security solution component. Machine learning allows a system to learn from data and observation […]

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Avast Mobile Security Pro now includes Avast Anti-Theft

Avast Mobile Security Pro now includes Avast Anti-Theft Android owners with Avast Mobile Security can now use remote controls to find lost or stolen phones, and even get a picture of the thief in the process. At least 2 million smartphones are stolen every year in the US alone. Meaning that chances are, you or […]

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A new malware, an old flaw, and social media as a weapon

A new malware, an old flaw, and social media as a weapon Smoke Loader uses a new injection technique, Hamas uses social engineering on IDF, and a Facebook bug causes unblocking. Smoke Loader chokes Windows in a new way

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Out of storage? Photo Space creates space on your iPhone

Out of storage? Photo Space creates space on your iPhone It’s so frustrating to run out of space when you want to take a picture. 😬 Our new Photo Space app for iOS gives you way more space so you can keep shooting! New Photo Space app fits 7GB worth of photos into 1GB of […]

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Could an Internet of Things botnet army threaten the internet?

Could an Internet of Things botnet army threaten the internet? A botnet comprised of network-connected household devices took down a well known security blog. Does it have the potential to break the internet? For hours, data protection company Akamai, protected his site, at their own expense, stating that ” … it was nearly double the size of […]

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Ransomware doesn’t sell itself: Marketing malware on the darknet

Ransomware doesn’t sell itself: Marketing malware on the darknet Avast takes a deeper look into how Petya and Mischa authors market the double ransomware on the darknet. My colleagues from the Avast Threat Labs published an interesting (and detailed) blog post about Petya ransomware and its little brother, Mischa. This duo works together to encrypt […]

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Avast SafeZone browser: A secure alternative to standard browsers

Avast SafeZone browser: A secure alternative to standard browsers Protect your data and privacy when you’re using the Internet with our improved Avast SafeZone browser. There are more ways to get to the internet than the standard web browser. Most people go with one they have heard of or the one that comes with their […]

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Showrooming this shopping season? Protect yourself with a VPN.

Showrooming this shopping season? Protect yourself with a VPN. This shopping season protect yourself with a VPN when using public Wi-Fi hotspots. During Black Friday and the weeks leading up to Christmas, tech-savvy shoppers visit brick-and-mortar stores to see the items they want to buy, but use mobile price comparison apps to find the best deal. […]

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Updated Home Network Security feature provides users with 360 degrees of protection

Updated Home Network Security feature provides users with 360 degrees of protection Avast Home Network Security scans a user’s home network and routers for potential security issues. Avast Home Network Security scans a user’s home network and routers for potential security issues. Avast is always looking to the future to both predict and solve tomorrow’s biggest cyberthreats. […]

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