Security news: More phishing, Canada pays ransom, SMBs are a target | Avast

Data breach in the wild
“Practice what you preach” was clearly not a part of the Swiss-based Veeam’s policy as someone left almost 200GB of data available to anyone online. The unsecured MongoDB server was open from August 31st, 2018 to September 9th,…

How to tell if an Android App is safe to install | Avast

By now, you should be familiar with that sudden bout of uncertainty as you are gearing up to install a new application. How do you check if an Android app is safe to install? Does it have a virus? What does a malware app even look like? If you have eve…

Data breach — 380,000 British Airways transactions compromised | Avast

Continuing the seemingly unending parade of data breaches marching through the headlines over the past year, including the Reddit breach, the Atlas Quantum breach, the Huazhu hotel chain breach, and the Air Canada breach — and those were all just in Au…

Data breach — 380,000 British Airways transactions compromised | Avast

Continuing the seemingly unending parade of data breaches marching through the headlines over the past year, including the Reddit breach, the Atlas Quantum breach, the Huazhu hotel chain breach, and the Air Canada breach — and those were all just in Au…

The MSP Guide to Building Your Managed Security Services: Defining and Bundling | Avast Business

Managed security services provide a great way to deliver the protection that today’s small and medium businesses (SMBs) require while providing an opportunity to differentiate and grow your business through new revenue and services. Done right, managed…

A psychologist speaks: the psychology of cybercriminals and internet scams | Avast Business

“You might be well protected, but if someone in your office downloads the latest episode of Game Of Thrones from some shady site and brings it into the office on a USB, plugs it in… before you know it, you’ve got malware all through the system”

W…

Important Notice: End-of-support for Windows XP and Vista | Avast Business

In early 2019, Avast Antivirus client version 19 will kick cybersecurity to the next level. We will be releasing it throughout our home and business products. Avast Antivirus client version 19 will NOT be compatible with Windows XP or Vista operating s…