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Avast and Android Police host International Mega Giveaway

You could win 1 of 9 Nexus devices! All you have to do is visit the Android Police contest page and answer this question: What feature (or features) would you like to see added to avast! Mobile Security? Visit the Android Police contest page now, read through the description of the contest, and add your […]

Why we love specifications (not)! Part II

Dealing with file formats is not really enjoyed by us. Usually the format designers haven’t had the security and parsing by foreign applications in mind, sometimes the specifications are hard to get, but, what is worst is the specification which claims something and then the major implementation does not follow it, allowing the bad guys […]

AVAST Free-4-Schools saves $20 million for the kids

Six months since the launch in US (a pilot country), AVAST Free for Education covers nearly 2 million computers and servers belonging to over 1,400 schools, districts, universities, libraries, and other educational institutions. At market price, these institutions are saving $20 million per year by getting the AVAST enterprise-level protection for free.  In other words, […]

Electrical Engineering students visit Avast’s Headquarters

Avast welcomed students and professors from the School of Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague to our headquarters on Tuesday, April 9. The visitors learned about Avast’s “freemium” business model from Martin Zima our Free Products Marketing Director, and heard 4 technical presentations ranging from “How we deal with large datasets” from Michal […]

Electrical Engineering students visit Avast’s Headquarters

Avast welcomed students and professors from the School of Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague to our headquarters on Tuesday, April 9. The visitors learned about Avast’s “freemium” business model from Martin Zima our Free Products Marketing Director, and heard 4 technical presentations ranging from “How we deal with large datasets” from Michal […]

Banking Trojan Carberp: An Epitaph?

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The begining of spring seems to be an unsuccessful period of the year for cybercriminals in Eastern Europe. There is recent news referring to a neutralization of a group of hackers by joint cooperation between the Security Service of Ukraine with the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) on the web. These hackers […]

A good night’s sleep from avast!

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At Avast, we know how precious a good night’s sleep is. You can relax and sleep soundly knowing that avast! Antivirus is protecting your devices. From your family’s PCs or Macs to the Android phone in your pocket or tablet on your nightstand – avast! is guarding against prowlers, snoops, and thieves. Check out the […]

Phishing scam: University of Texas (San Antonio) email expiration

How’s this for a good phishing scam? Everything seems legit: 1. From email is “customerservice@utsa.edu” 2. No misspelled words and has decent grammar (however, some punctuation inconsistency) 3. Copyright (c) symbol next to the university name 4. Gmail did not filter it as spam, but left it in my normal inbox     Yes, if […]

Phishing scam: University of Texas (San Antonio) email expiration

How’s this for a good phishing scam? Everything seems legit: 1. From email is “customerservice@utsa.edu” 2. No misspelled words and has decent grammar (however, some punctuation inconsistency) 3. Copyright (c) symbol next to the university name 4. Gmail did not filter it as spam, but left it in my normal inbox     Yes, if […]