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Mr. Robot Review: unm4sk-pt1.tc and unm4sk-pt2.tc

The two-part premiere of season two of Mr. Robot did not disappoint! The episodes focused more on the current state of the main characters than on hacking and a lot has changed since season one.

Elliot is trying to get his life back on track. He is living with his mom, has developed a routine, which includes attending a Church group, and keeps a journal. Mr. Robot does not like the new Elliot and is itching to get back to work, taunting Elliot. Darlene is leading fsociety in the meantime, but the group’s other main hackers seemed to have disappeared. Angela has joined the dark side and is working as a PR Manager for E Corp. Joanna, Tyrell’s wife, has found a new BDSM buddy to fill her missing husband’s void.

We were also introduced to some new characters and I am looking forward to learning more about them as the season goes on. There is the FBI agent investigating the E Corp hack and Elliot has also made a “new friend”, Ray. Ray wants to do business with Elliot, but Elliot is not interested – but Mr. Robot seems to be…

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

What we can learn from the hacks on season one of Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is coming back to USA Network on Wednesday, July 13th at 9/10 pm Central (tonight!) for its second season and I cannot wait (especially since I missed Monday’s sneak preview)! Season one was full of complex hacks that were, for the most part, accurately portrayed. By speaking to various Avast experts, I learned a lot about the hacks on the show last summer and how they could affect consumers like you and I.

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

Here’s a recap of what we learned from the hacks in season one of Mr. Robot:

Tools deliver false promises to YouTubers and Gamers

If you have a YouTube account and are an aspiring YouTube star you may have wondered if there’s a way to speed up the slow process of raising your channel to the top. If you’re an unlucky gamer looking for a simple way to advance, you may have wished for coins to make more in game purchases and progress. If you search the Internet, you will definitely find websites with good advice on how to promote your content and even tips on how to create good videos and how to improve your gaming abilities.

Tools deliver false promises to YouTubers and Gamers

If you have a YouTube account and are an aspiring YouTube star, you may have wondered if there’s an easy way to speed up the slow process of raising your channel to the top. If you’re a slow-moving gamer looking for a simple way to advance your skills, you may have wished for coins to make more in game purchases and progress. If you search the Internet, you will definitely find websites with good advice on how to promote your content and even tips on how to create good videos and how to improve your gaming abilities.

“Want more subscribers? No problem!”

There’s much more available on the Internet than just advice and tips. You can also find websites, tools, and bots that promise to quickly boost a user’s YouTube or other social channels. Looking for more subscribers or followers? You’re in luck — we found a website where you just fill out a short form and click on a button or download their tool. Of course, there are comments left by satisfied customers who are promoting the tools. Since you’re not the first to use the tool and it has good reviews by others, it has to work, right? 

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Webpage of the tool we took a closer look at

Stay free of online threats this Independence Day weekend

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Happy (early) Independence Day! To most Americans, the 4th of July means fireworks, great food and celebrating the country’s birthday alongside family and friends.

To make the most out of this year’s holiday, it’s important to take the necessary measures to stay safe online and free of digital threats.

Updated Home Network Security feature provides users with 360 degrees of protection

Protect your home network with Avast Home Network Security

Avast Home Network Security scans a user’s home network and routers for potential security issues.

Avast is always looking to the future to both predict and solve tomorrow’s biggest cyberthreats. As the world is growing more interconnected than ever before, with phones, TVs, home security and even thermostats being connected to the Internet, we acknowledge the importance of entire networks being properly secured.

Windows 10 users need more protection than basic Defender

Windows 10 users should install Avast antivirus protection for the highest level of security.

wrong tool for the jobThe wrong tool for the job just causes frustration.

Everyone knows that you need the right tool to do a job. When you cut down a tree, you don’t use a butter knife, you use a chainsaw. It you want to win a Formula 1 race, you don’t drive a riding lawnmower.

The same rule applies to your PC’s security.

You can’t go up against today’s online threats with inadequate protection. That’s why Windows 10 users need to install strong antivirus software to run in parallel with Microsoft’s pre-installed antivirus, Defender.

Zuckerberg Twitter hack could have been avoided with better passwords

Avoid having your online accounts hacked like Mark Zuckerberg’s by managing your passwords correctly.

The recent news of celebrity social media accounts, including Mark Zuckerberg’s, being hacked should be seen as an important reminder to how valuable passwords are. Who knows if the cybercriminals that hacked the accounts just tweeted strange things or if they went a step further and read the celebrities’ direct messages or more. 

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Most people create easy passwords like these and never change them

Avast Cleanup is ready for beta testing

Become one of our Avast Cleanup beta testers!

Calling all beta testers!

We’ve got great news for you: Avast Cleanup, our PC-cleaning software, has undergone some big, exciting changes. The latest Avast Cleanup sports a brand-new design, includes exciting new features, and best of all, is now standalone – this means you can use it even without downloading Avast Antivirus products first.

We’ve now released the public beta version of Avast Cleanup and would love to receive your thoughts, opinions and insights on the program to help make it the very best it can be.