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25 Day Offline Holiday: Can a techie do it?

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To get away from it all, I decided to take an unplugged vacation. But can I survive it? The day before I left Brazil for my vacation, a young lady who works with me said, “My vacation concept is different than yours.” She said that her vacation is time to take a break, to disconnect. […]

Online dating scams target divorced, middle-aged women

  Lonely hearts still waiting for their soulmate are easy prey for online dating scams. Many people search for love through online dating sites, dating apps, or social media. Unfortunately, before you find your prince (or princess), you have to eliminate the frogs. “Romance” scammers, sometimes referred to as “sweetheart” scammers take advantage of vulnerable […]

Freely shared personal information plays part in Neiman Marcus hack

Data that you share on social media could end up for sale on the Dark Web. The luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest victim of a data breach. At the end of January, Neiman Marcus notified their online customers that unauthorized individuals attempted to access customer’s online accounts by trying various login and password […]

A nova sede da Avast em Praga está pensada para atrair talentos

A nova sede da Avast está localizada no Enterprise Office Center de Praga. A abertura da linda sede da Avast, no Enterprise Office Center de Praga é uma boa ocasião para celebrar. Há alguns dias, no evento de inauguração, alguns dos nossos executivos mostraram as razões da mudança, bem como detalhes específicos sobre o novo […]

How to create strong, unique passwords for all your accounts (and remember them!)

One of the best ways to protect yourself online is by using strong passwords. Yeah, right. You’ve seen the rules before 1. Use long, strong passwords that mix letters, numbers, special characters, and capital letters 2. Avoid using the same password on different websites. But since we have so many to remember, the average is 19 per […]

The cat and mouse game of internet security

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Security is an evolutionary business rather than a revolutionary one. “Computer security has been around for 25 or 30 years and the threats keep evolving,” Avast CEO Vince Steckler in a video interview with ValueTech. The solutions keep evolving too. “If you go back 20 years ago, the big issue was script kiddies and big public splashes […]

What you share online may be revealed to others

Every year we celebrate Data Privacy Day by thinking about what we post online, what methods we use to connect, and the security of the devices we use. Data Privacy Day  (DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Avast knows […]

Avast for Business makes life easy for IT professionals

Businesses and organizations use Avast for Business, the security solution that’s easy to deploy and manage (and free!). Business sectors such as education, retail, healthcare, IT consulting firms love and use Avast business security solutions for their ease-of-use and effectiveness against threats. In less than a year, more than one million devices have been secured […]

AV-TEST rates Avast Free Antivirus 2016 as a top security product for Windows Home Users

AV-TEST, the leading and worldwide operating service provider for IT security testing services, has recently revealed the results of their Product Review and Certification Report for November-December 2015. AV-TEST describes the details of the review on their website: . . .we continuously evaluated 20 home user security products using their default settings. We always used […]

Avast’s new Prague headquarters is set to attract the most talented people

The opening of Avast’s beautiful new headquarters, Prague’s Enterprise Office Building, is a pretty good cause for celebration. At last night’s Grand Opening event, a few of our executive team members shed light on the moving process, as well as specific details about the building and its potential to open new doors for the company. […]