2019 Predictions for IoT | Avast

2019 Predictions for IoT | Avast

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This is also true in the world of security. This year, we tracked a growing threat trend — that when just one ...
Facebook Users Share Cartoon Malware | Avast

Facebook Users Share Cartoon Malware | Avast

Facebook has taken down a scam targeting a large number of users that was designed to spread spam through user accounts. The scam was identified after multiple cartoon-style images portraying stereotypical relationship ...
Hide ‘N Seek Botnet expands | Avast

Hide ‘N Seek Botnet expands | Avast

Written by Adolf Středa and Jan Neduchal ...
Avast Improves Phishing Detection | Avast

Avast Improves Phishing Detection | Avast

Phishing is a long-standing social engineering technique used by cybercriminals to trick people into giving up sensitive information such as credit card details and login credentials. It can come in many forms, ...
Hacker creates seven new variants of the Mirai botnet | Avast

Hacker creates seven new variants of the Mirai botnet | Avast

In September 2016, Twitter, CNN, Spotify, and many others were knocked offline by the biggest DDoS attack in history. Today we know it by the name Mirai, but no one would have ...
Android device firmware cheats Chinese ad networks | Avast

Android device firmware cheats Chinese ad networks | Avast

| | android, Malware, Threat Research
After publishing our story about pre-installed malware on Android devices, we continued to analyze the firmware images of cheap Android devices. It is a rather sad endeavour, as our statistics put pre-installed ...
Block puzzle games laced with malware | Avast

Block puzzle games laced with malware | Avast

| | android, Malware, Threat Research
Authored by Alena Nohová & Vlad Iliushin ...
Ransomware attacks via RDP on the rise | Avast

Ransomware attacks via RDP on the rise | Avast

Microsoft included Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) with its offerings for the first time in 1996. Since then, cybercriminals have been trying, sometimes with success, to hack into machines via this protocol and ...
New Torii Botnet uncovered, more sophisticated than Mirai | Avast

New Torii Botnet uncovered, more sophisticated than Mirai | Avast

written by Jakub Kroustek, Vladislav Iliushin, Anna Shirokova, Jan Neduchal and Martin Hron Disclaimer: Analysis of the server content and samples was done on Thursday, September 20th. Follow the Avast Blog for ...
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