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Avast Smart Life protects the growing number of IoT devices in your home

This morning at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, we announced the latest in protection from Avast — Avast Smart Life, a new Internet of Things (IoT) security services platform. Our strategy is to leverage our large, intelligent network to continue expanding the ways we protect you from today’s latest threats, no matter where you are in the mobile connected world we live in. Whether at home, the office or on-the-go, Avast Smart Life uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology to identify and block threats so that consumers and small businesses can keep their IoT devices, networks and sensitive data secure.

Looking ahead: 9 threat trends in 2018

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Cyberattacks are continuing to increase in number and severity every year, and 2018 will be no exception. We believe that many of the threats we observed in 2017 will, unfortunately, appear in evolved forms this year to continue threatening our busines…

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 […]

2016: The Year of Spying Microwaves and Hijacked Cars

The security stakes only seem to be rising when it comes to the threats that affect us as modern-day consumers.   Over the past year, we have seen a list of notable mobile threats that put people’s privacy at risk. Previously unseen vulnerabilities surfaced, such as Certifi-gate and Stagefright, both of which can be exploited […]

Internet of Things: What you need to do to protect yourself

The Internet of Things (IoT) join together physical devices that we use every day with information technology. Using internet-connected devices expands our ability to control and monitor in the real world.  The IoT is literally changing our lives. The Internet of Things has the potential to fundamentally shift the way we interact with our surroundings. The ability to monitor […]

In 2016, your home will be a target for hackers

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Your home and the devices in it will be a viable target for cybercrooks in 2016. Back in the good ol’ days of the early 2000s until just a few years ago, all we had to be concerned about was security on our desktop computers and laptop. In the intervening years, mobile devices have become […]

Digital toy company hack exposes information and risks kids’ privacy

Internet-connected toys gather data on the user and have weak security compared to other computer products. Digital devices and toys like cameras, smartwatches, and tablets may be on your child’s Christmas wish list. But more parents are having second thoughts about placing these items under the tree, because Internet-connected toys gather data on the user […]

How my TV got infected with ransomware and what you can learn from it

A look at some of the possible ways your new smart TV could be the subject of cyberattacks.Read More