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Are you among the 1.4 billion usernames and passwords leaked on the darknet?

As you have probably heard, 1.4 billion usernames, passwords, and emails were leaked on the darknet. This wasn’t a new breach, but rather a collection of previous leaks all put together in one place, forming one of the largest consolidated databases ever discovered.

Avast blocked more than 34 million Monero cryptomining attacks

On Sunday, December 3rd, we saw a peak in one of our detections, JS:Miner-I, which blocks a cryptocurrency miner that uses the cryptonight algorithm to mine Monero, a popular cryptocurrency. The algorithm is suitable for using PC CPU for mining, and the miner is run using JavaScript. We blocked JS:Miner-I from launching on our users’ PCs, preventing 34.7 million attacks in just one day. The extreme peak wasn’t the only thing that caught our attention; all the detections were launched within Google’s Chrome browser.

How to make passwords hard and logins easy

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In today’s digital world, staying a step ahead of cybercriminals who want your usernames, passwords, card numbers, and all other personal and private info for themselves has led to the necessary measure of using different usernames and passwords for every online account. The problem is there’s no way to keep all that in your head, especially since each password has to be SUPER-complicated to make it uncrackable. And you don’t want to write it all down on a piece of paper, because what if that paper found its way into someone else’s hands? There’s a solution.

Fortify your Mac against adware and more

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Yes, it can be a hard thing to admit. Nobody wants to speak up about it. For everyone’s sake, though, someone has to break the social taboo and just come out and say it—Macs are not impervious to malware. As secure as Macs generally are, the fact is that hackers are targeting them more than ever.