Tag Archives: malware

Avast pumps protection, performance, and privacy in 2019 | Avast

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Trojans go after MS Office vulnerabilities and China hacks US hardware

Danabot opens a US account
After making its presence felt in Australia and European banks, Danabot, a modular Trojan horse has made its way to the States. Written in Delphi, the perpetual beta modular malware can take screenshots, log keys and stealin…

New Torii Botnet uncovered, more sophisticated than Mirai | Avast

written by Jakub Kroustek, Vladislav Iliushin, Anna Shirokova, Jan Neduchal and Martin Hron
Disclaimer: Analysis of the server content and samples was done on Thursday, September 20th. Follow the Avast Blog for further updates.&nbs…

Why does my phone get hot? Android Phone Overheating Guide | Avast

Most of us have experienced an overheated cell phone, particularly that radiating warmth after a conversation that went on extra-long. But what are some of the other causes why phones get so hot? Sometimes to the point where it won’t function until it …

Security news: All-in-one malware out, GovPayNow drops the ball on security, and Newegg suffers a crack | Avast

All-in-one super malware hits the internet
A self-propagating malware mashup has been found lurking online. Called Xbash, the all-in-one malware is thought to be made by crime syndicate Iron Group and boasts of botnet, ransomware, diskwiper, cryptojac…

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…

An Android flaw, “page-changing” malware, and more data breaches | Avast

Flaw allows millions of Android devices to be tracked
A new vulnerability, CVE-2018-9489, has been identified in all Android devices. The flaw allows hackers to track users through the interception of Wi-Fi network names, BSSID, local IP addresses, DN…