Tag Archives: Android

New “Insights” Feature in Avast Mobile Security Keeps You Informed | Avast

On September 8th, residents of Hamburg, Germany woke up to an unusual sight. Scores of kids were taking to the streets with signs, chanting lines such as “We are here, we are loud because you are just looking at your mobile phones.” And “Play with us…

Android device firmware cheats Chinese ad networks | Avast

After publishing our story about pre-installed malware on Android devices, we continued to analyze the firmware images of cheap Android devices. It is a rather sad endeavour, as our statistics put pre-installed malware as one of the top infection vecto…

North Carolina held for ransom and Agent Tesla becomes stealthy

North Carolina water utility shut down by ransomware
Hurricane Michael, Florence, and now this. It seems North Carolina just can’t catch a break as one of its major water utilities went offline following a ransomware attack. The Onslow Water and Sewer…

Managing app permissions | How-to guide for Android phones | Avast

In the grand scheme of all things security, app permissions are generally treated as the least important. After all, who hasn’t felt that pang of impatience when shown one yes-or-no option after another, when all we want is to start using that cool new…