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Avast stories - Page 3

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Nearly half of Aussies can’t identify fake NAB website - survey
Mon, 2nd Dec 2019
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phishing
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email security
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cios
Phishing continues to be one of the leading attack methods because it allows cybercriminals to target people at scale using social engineering.
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Avast launches SaaS-based secure internet gateway for SMBs
Thu, 10th Oct 2019
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cybersecurity
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mssp
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avast
Avast unveils 'always-on' digital security for SMBs via channel partners with new cloud solution.
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Nosy flashlight apps want more permissions than they need
Mon, 16th Sep 2019
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apps
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privacy
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cios
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.
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Consumer GPS tracker leaks unencrypted data, warns Avast
Thu, 12th Sep 2019
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cybersecurity
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gps
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avast
Security flaws rife in Shenzhen i365 GPS trackers, exposing users in Australia and NZ.
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Gaming consoles are the most secure smarthome devices
Mon, 12th Aug 2019
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gaming
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printing
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technology gifts
Game consoles hailed as most secure home devices, Avast finds, with only 0.5% at cyber attack risk.
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IoT home connectivity on the up, as are cybersecurity threats
Thu, 18th Jul 2019
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iot
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smart home
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technology gifts
Nearly 50% of homes in Oceania have IoT devices, but this growing trend also increases security risks, according to a study by Stanford University and Avast.
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Windows Vista: The 'safest' Microsoft OS? Avast thinks so
Fri, 26th Apr 2019
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microsoft
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smart home
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technology gifts
Avast reports a 20% chance of cyber threats on Windows 7-10 Home PCs, with Windows 10 most at risk.
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One-third of connected homes in Australia at risk of cyber attack
Mon, 1st Apr 2019
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smart home
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technology gifts
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cybersecurity
40% of homes at risk of cyber threats due to unsecured smart devices, says Avast.
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Low-cost Android devices shipping pre-installed Colisoon adware
Tue, 29th May 2018
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malware
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smartphones
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technology gifts
Low-cost Android devices from manufacturers such as ZTE and Archos are being pre-installed with adware, researchers at Avast say.
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34 tech heavyweights stand strong: Protecting the globe from cyber threats
Thu, 19th Apr 2018
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smartphones
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microsoft
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virtualisation
Not only with the companies protect customers, they've also vowed not to help governments who want to go on the cyber offensive.
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Security firm reveals Asia connections behind the CCleaner hack
Tue, 26th Sep 2017
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advanced persistent threat protection
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hack
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avast
The attack was never intended for consumers, but instead went after companies such as NEC, Samsung, Asus, Fujitsu, Singtel, Intel and VMware.
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Avast joins watchdog ranks as No More Ransom partner
Wed, 10th May 2017
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
Avast is one of the latest security providers to join the No More Ransom campaign, alongside law enforcement agencies and the private security sector.
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Synnex bulks up security and cloud portfolio with Avast deal
Mon, 8th May 2017
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synnex
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avast
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it distributors
New opportunities for bundled offerings and additional revenue streams are following Synnex's signing of Avast.
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AVG publishes 2Q16 results ahead of merger with Avast
Mon, 15th Aug 2016
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avg technologies
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avast
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m&a
AVG has announced its second quarter 2016 financial results, bringing in $105 million ahead of its merger with Avast in the coming months.
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Avast acquires AVG for $1.3billion
Fri, 8th Jul 2016
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cybersecurity
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avg technologies
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avast
Avast Software has just announced its acquisition of fellow industry pioneer, security provider and long time rival AVG Technologies.
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Mobile malware on the rise, Qualcomm and Avast step in
Mon, 22nd Feb 2016
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ransomware
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endpoint protection
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malware
Avast chosen by Qualcomm to integrate Snapdragon Smart Protect, a behavioural analysis-based anti-malware technology.
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World’s most popular consumer security vendor makes local play
Wed, 3rd Jun 2015
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cybersecurity
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avast
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partners
Avast CEO challenges channel model as he pushes free software's scope beyond security, urging resellers to adapt for relevance.