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90% of threats are social engineering

In this Help Net Security video, Jakub Kroustek, Malware Research Director at Gen, discusses the Avast Q1 2024 Threat Report. The report highlights significant trends and …

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YouTube has become a significant channel for cybercrime

Social engineering threats – those which rely on human manipulation – account for most cyberthreats faced by individuals in 2024, according to Avast. According to the latest …

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Avast One Silver allows users to tailor their coverage based upon their personal preferences

Avast released a new product tier to the Avast One suite: Avast One Silver. The new offering takes a modular approach to cyber security, allowing people to tailor their …

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Avast ordered to pay $16.5 million for misuse of user data

The Federal Trade Commission will require software provider Avast to pay $16.5 million and prohibit the company from selling or licensing any web browsing data for advertising …

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Think your data has no value? Scammers disagree

In the first quarter of 2023 there was a significant increase in cyberattacks exploiting trust in established tech brands Microsoft and Adobe, according to Avast. The Avast …

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Avast One Platinum protects users against new and evolving threats

Avast launched Avast One Platinum, the new premium tier of the Cyber Safety service, Avast One. The new Platinum offering combines the full feature set from Avast One Family …

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Cybercriminals exploit fear and urgency to trick consumers

Cybercriminals remained active in spying and information stealing, with lottery-themed adware campaigns used as a tactic to obtain people’s contact details, according to …

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Cybersecurity and quantum readiness

Avast CISO Jaya Baloo explains what quantum computing is, talks about its promises and potential pitfalls, and urges organizations to be pragmatic about preparing for its …

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Avast Ransomware Shield for businesses prevents unauthorised access

Avast has launched a Ransomware Shield for businesses, offering organizations an extra layer of protection against ransomware attacks. This will ensure businesses can secure …

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Ransomware is not going anywhere: Attacks are up 24%

Avast released a report revealing a significant increase in global ransomware attacks, up 24% from Q1/2022. Researchers also uncovered a new zero-day exploit in Chrome, as …

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Avast One updates boost home network protection and digital safety guidance across platforms

Avast One, the all-in-one digital protection service from Avast has extended its cross-platform support by adding its Online Safety Score feature to both the Mac and iOS …

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Attackers are leveraging Follina. What can you do?

As the world is waiting for Microsoft to push out a patch for CVE-2022-30190, aka “Follina”, attackers around the world are exploiting the vulnerability in a …

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