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New Google software, new smartphone flaws, and the high cost of ransomware | Avast

A slice of Pie
Grabbing headlines this week was the release of Google’s Android 9 Pie software, which started rolling out on Tuesday to Google Pixel phones. Standard whiz-bang OS enhancements aside, from a security perspective, here’s what we found no…

Range Telephone Cooperative Builds New MSP Practice With Managed Workplace | Avast Business

The Company
In 1953, Range Telephone Cooperative was established in Forsyth, Montana to provide telephone service to those rural areas that Mountain Bell could not effectively serve. Today, the company and its affiliates provide voice and high-speed i…

A game that cryptojacks, a town under seige, and more data breaches | Avast

Steam game found to be secretly cryptomining
“Malicious cryptomining has become so popular among cybercriminals that it has earned its own name: cryptojacking,” states Avast security evangelist Luis Corrons. “It is one of the most popular ways to make…

Avast Business: Bye-bye basic antivirus, hello superior protection | Avast Business

In the world of cybersecurity and malware, what was cutting-edge yesterday is old hat tomorrow, which is why we never rest. We’re focused on staying ahead of the bad guys. We issue updates, upgrades, and patches regularly to keep you fully protected by…