The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online. A special agent in our Cyber Division offered the following: – “Don’t drive in bad neighborhoods.” – “If you don’t lock your car, it’s vulnerable; if you… Read more »
Security? Yes! All this fuss about WordPress website security. Having a WordPress site is great, blogging at it makes you feel like you own an Empire. But somehow, it never remains safe when intruders get in. When they try to dethrone you. No matter what happens, you got to do what… Read more »
Avast CEO Vince Steckler with Avast Threat Labs analysts
In July, we announced our plan to acquire AVG Technologies. Today, I am proud to announce the completion of the acquisition of a majority stake in AVG. So we will operate as a single company as …
Secret Conversations available on mobile devices Source FB newsroom
Taking a trip down memory lane with Avast version 4.8.
Beginning in January 2017, virus definition updates will be discontinued for Avast version 4.8.
Keep calm and pick up the phone with Avast Call Blocker.
For many iOS users, spam calls have slowly but steadily become a regular and bothersome part of life. Although users can label specified numbers as spam on their device, this is time-consuming and quickly gets old. Many call blocking apps require access to users’ contact lists, which isn’t ideal, as private contacts shouldn’t need to be seen by companies in order to provide protection.
My colleagues from the Avast Threat Labs published an interesting (and detailed) blog post about Petya ransomware and its little brother, Mischa. This duo works together to encrypt disks and files, pushing innocent victims to pay thousands of dollars t…
This season finale had me sitting in front of the TV saying “what?” a couple of times – a sign that this was another great episode!
Digitization – the use of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies to generate, process, store and communicate data – is transforming everything, with profound implications on how we learn, work and play.
“Digital transformation is not just a technology trend, it is at the center of business strategies across all industry segments and markets,” stated IDC.
Petya and Mischa ransomware, come as a package deal, distributed by its creators, Janus. They are very unusual in that they combine two different methods to encrypt user data. Unlike most other ransomware, Petya primarily encrypts MFT (Master File Tabl…
This Saturday, the 183rd Oktoberfest will take place on the Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. People will travel to the Bavarian capital from all over the world to enjoy beer, music, chicken, cotton candy, amusement rides and more!
If you are traveling to Munich for Oktoberfest, you probably want to share your exciting beer hall photos and videos with friends and family to show off (as soon as possible) what an awesome time you are having! You may also need to access Google Maps to find your way around the city while sightseeing. Now, you’re probably asking yourself: How am I going to do this, unless I pay for an expensive international plan?