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Avast launches a new firewall in latest product updates
Avast has announced a new firewall will be packaged with its latest free and premium product updates for Windows.
Cybersecurity experts urge caution as phishing attacks surge
Kiwi shoppers warned of rising online scams ahead of festive sales.
Global SMS scam uncovered on Google Play Store, promoted on Tik Tok and Instagram
Over 150 scam apps that trick users into costly subscriptions have been discovered by Avast, including ones on the Google Play Store.
Avast announces three new appointments to leadership team
Daria Loi will serve as head of innovation, Siggi Stefnisson as head of threat labs, and Andrew Gardner as vice president of research and AI.
Misconfiguration sees Android user data at risk of being exposed
More than 19,300 Android apps have been found to expose user data due to misconfiguration of the Firebase database, according to Avast.
New Zealanders are exposing themselves to cybercrime, study shows
According to Avast, many New Zealanders are exposing themselves to unnecessary online risks and cyber threats through careless digital practices.
NZ business facing higher risk of PC malware attacks
New Zealand businesses face higher risk of PC malware attacks than businesses in Australia, UK, US, according to Avast.
NortonLifeLock and Avast to merge
The companies' boards believe the merger has ‘compelling strategic and financial rationale’, and creates an opportunity to create a new cyber-safety business.
Chance of PC users encountering cyber threats increase
Rise in cyberthreat risk for home users worldwide, with New Zealand slightly higher than Australia, UK, US, and Germany.
Avast and RiskIQ announce threat intelligence partnership
Digital security and privacy company Avast, and RiskIQ, an internet security intelligence company, have announced a threat intelligence partnership.
Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers with cryptomining malware
Cybercriminals are using cracked games to target gamers with cryptomining malware, earning over $2 million in cryptocurrency.
Adware, fake apps and banking trojans targeting Android devices
Adware poses the biggest threat to Android devices, accounting for 45% of mobile threats in 2021, says research from Avast.
Avast launches new Business Hub platform for partners and businesses
Avast has announced the official launch of its security platform Avast Business Hub for partners and businesses.
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, and adware were among the top cyber threats faced by Australian businesses in 2020, according to Avast.
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
New Zealand and Australian shoppers warned of increased cyber scams during November sales season, according to Avast.
Ivanti and Avast Business extend partnership, launch joint solution for SMBs
Ivanti partners with Avast Business to integrate patch management technology into security platforms for small businesses.
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
Avast CISO shares vital tips to secure remote work as COVID-19 shifts companies online.
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
Avast unveils 'always-on' digital security for SMBs via channel partners with new cloud solution.