Social Engineering Hacks the Way You Think | Avast

What does “social engineering” mean? The term “social engineering” may sound arcane and intimidating, and in some ways, it is. But most of us have encountered some form of social engineering many ...

Digital Disinformation Runs Rampant | Avast

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President Trump’s constant mislabeling of mainstream news reports he doesn’t appreciate as “fake news” has done much to muddle the accurate definition of this profound global force – and obscure the societal ...

Router Attacks Can Devastate Your Smart Home | Avast

Wireless routers are perhaps the most fundamental piece of technology required for an internet-connected house. Seventy-six percent of households in the US use Wi-Fi as the primary means of connecting to the ...

Today’s Malvertising and How to Beat It | Avast

Malvertising is rearing its ugly head – yet again ...
The Future of IoT Security is in Your Hands | Avast

The Future of IoT Security is in Your Hands | Avast

There are certain things we as consumers have come to do intuitively: brushing our teeth in the morning; looking both ways before crossing a city street; buckling up when we get into ...

Who Puts the Ethics in AI? | Avast

Davos 2019, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, took place in January in its namesake city of Switzerland. Unsurprisingly, AI emerged as one of the leading topics of discussion (with ...

Facial Recognition on the Rise | Avast

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My respect deepened for Satya Nadella after Microsoft’s erudite CEO recently expressed his strong views about the need for clear societal parameters governing the rising commercialization of facial recognition systems ...

It’s Time for a New Privacy Code of Conduct | Avast

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When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg infamously declared that privacy “is no longer a social norm” in 2010, he was merely parroting a corporate imperative that Google had long since established. That same ...

Cybersecurity Risks All Gamers Should Know | Avast

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At the beginning of January 2019, a major U.S. security firm published the results of a survey on gamers and security. It was a bit disappointing. It found that three-quarters of gamers ...

The State of Cybersecurity Today | Avast

Back in 2004, when I co-wrote this USA TODAY cover story about spam-spreading botnets, I recall advising my editor to expect cybersecurity to be a headline-grabbing topic for a year or two ...