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 »
After the massive data breaches of web giants Dropbox, Badoo, MySpace, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Yahoo! in September 2016 (the biggest massive piracy of individual data against a single company never made public), Dailymotion, one of the most visited video platforms in the world has been attacked. The French online video giant remains behind YouTube, bringing in more than 300 million unique visitors per month. More than 85 million accounts are affected by this massive data leak, which still makes it one of the most important attacks of the year.
One of the most important attacks of the year
LeakedSource sounded the alarm this week by acquiring some of the stolen data. According to them, Dailymotion’s database was victim to an intrusion in early October which allowed the hackers to recover the data of more than 85 million users: mainly identifiers, passwords and email addresses.
Unwanted calendar invitations have invaded the calendars of iOS and Mac users for the past week. These messages seem to be targeted to everyone with an iCloud email account via invitations on the calendar. There have also been reports th…
Within the last year, ransomware has risen to become the new “it” malware – we have seen a 105% year over year growth in ransomware attacks. Therefore, we are happy to announce today, that we have released four more ransomware decryption tools for the latest ransomware threats: Alcatraz Locker, CrySiS, Globe, and NoobCrypt. All the decryption tools are available, together with a detailed description of each ransomware strain. We now have tools to help you recover encrypted files if your computer has been infected with one of the following ransomware strains:
When we’re talking about trustfullness there should be some objective parameters that allows us to compare or put our hope in a person, product, service or company. Talk about ourselves is somehow difficult and for you, even possibly biased…
Before you know it, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here. With so many scams and other types of cyber-mischief getting into high gear for online shopping season, it’s smart to be prepared to shop til’ you drop 2016-style.
Earlier this summer, we told you about our proprietary CyberCapture technology. CyberCapture is a vital component of the Avast Antivirus Nitro Update, providing users with increased speed and a higher level of protection against zero-second attacks. In this post, I’d like to dive deeper into the engineering behind CyberCapture and explain the components that give the feature its technical integrity.
In essence, CyberCapture is a cloud-based smart file scanner. In order to provide immediate analysis, CyberCapture automatically establishes a two-way channel of communication with the Avast Threat Labs while securing suspicious files on the user’s PC until analyses are completed. Once a file has been isolated, our team can clear away all the false code, misdirection, obfuscation, and other stuff malware creators use to mask malware’s true intentions. By doing so, CyberCapture is able to dissect malicious file, observe the binary level instructions inside the malware, and understand the true purpose hidden within it.