Avast updates privacy policy at GDPR launch | Avast

Avast updates privacy policy at GDPR launch | Avast

/ / Avast News, Privacy
As the GDPR took effect in Europe yesterday and privacy continues to be an important issue throughout the world, we took this opportunity to update our own privacy policy because we want our users to clearly understand what data we collect and what we do with it ... Read More

5 malware attacks making the news | Avast

BMWs at risk of hacking BMW is in the process of issuing security patches to drivers of its 2017 i3, 2016 X1 and 525Li, and 2012 730Li. The patches will cover fourteen newly-discovered vulnerabilities, four of which can be triggered only through physical connection to the car computer systems, while ... Read More

Spectre continues: Did we all trade speed for security? | Avast

/ / Threat Research
For anyone in the cybersecurity industry, 2018 began on January 3rd — the day a trio of CPU bugs was announced. What trio? You probably recall Meltdown and Spectre, but from our perspective, the latter bug is really two for the price of one. While Meltdown and Spectre both got ... Read More

Are your SMB clients GDPR-ready? | Avast Business

A survey this month from International Data Corporation (IDC) found that less than half of European Union (EU) small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For companies operating outside the European Union (EU), the percentages are roughly the same ... Read More
Android devices ship with pre-installed malware

Android devices ship with pre-installed malware

Blog post and analysis by Vojtech Bocek and Nikolaos Chrysaidos When you get a brand new phone, you expect it to be clean from any malware and adware. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Avast Threat Labs has found adware pre-installed on several hundred different Android device models ... Read More

GDPR is coming – here’s why you don’t need to panic | Avast

/ / Business Security
GDPR - the EU General Data Protection Regulation - is coming. It promises to change the way you and your clients process private customer data. It will apply in all EU member states from 25th May. And for the UK, it’s unlikely Brexit will make any difference as the UK ... Read More

Zobrio views Managed Workplace as multi-faceted diamond for managed security | Avast

/ / Business Security
The Customer Headquartered in St. Louis, with satellite offices in Illinois and Massachusetts, Zobrio delivers financial software, network infrastructure, and managed services to more than 650 local government, nonprofit, and business clients.John Quatto, Zobrio’s Channel Partner Manager who oversees the company’s managed services business, explains the company’s unique differentiation: “Our ... Read More
Avast Mobile Security for Android put to the test | Avast

Avast Mobile Security for Android put to the test | Avast

Cybercriminals have caught on. Our mobile devices are where it’s at. Personal info, bank accounts, passwords, important contacts — all this data is on our phones. And data today is more valuable than gold, which makes smartphones the new motherload. Realizing “there’s gold in them thar cells!” the cyber-underground targeted ... Read More

Public and personal best practices essential for a free internet | Avast

The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal that has captured the media spotlight in recent weeks is a reminder that online security threats are amplified by the ever-expanding reach and power of the digital world. They may seem abstract and less urgent than dangers in the physical world, but their consequences are no ... Read More
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