Category Archives: Consumer Alerts

Spy? Where? Mobile Spyware Hiding Right Under Your Nose

Some days it feels like the whole world is going mobile. We tweet, we text, we browse the world from small devices that fit into our hands. People from across the globe can reach out to each other with one message. You can buy a plane ticket while on the bus. There are apps that Read more…

What’s hot on social: security and privacy update

Millions of users access Social Networks every day in order to share, engage, and look for information as well as entertainment. The transparency of social networks come with a risk and we are very often expose ourselves to hackers and scammers that can take advantage of information we share. Social platforms constantly improve security and […]

PC Backup Tips: What, Where, When, and How

AVAST Evangelists’ share tips about backing up your PC. This time of the year – summer in the Northern Hemisphere – is the time to enjoy yourself while traveling. You  want to protect those precious photos and videos that you take of your children or friends having adventures. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s winter. For […]

Not so Hack-tastic: Cyber Scams Cost Banks, and You, Millions

This year may just be deemed the era of the cyber security breach, with scores of online attacks running up millions of dollars in damages to a number of financial institutions. The tactics used range from revenge-focused “hacktivism” to illicit credit card scandals—a variety of scams that emphasize just how important it is to use Read more…

Hit the brakes! How Secure is Your Car’s Computer?

As everyday items become increasingly computerized and Internet-connected, the convenience and efficiency of our lives has improved more than we could have imagined. Like something out of the Jetsons, we are seeing numerous technological advancements applied to kitchen appliances and other everyday household items to optimize our experience. Refrigerators, thermostats, cars and more are connecting Read more…

Hit the brakes! How Secure is Your Car’s Computer?

As everyday items become increasingly computerized and Internet-connected, the convenience and efficiency of our lives has improved more than we could have imagined. Like something out of the Jetsons, we are seeing numerous technological advancements applied to kitchen appliances and other everyday household items to optimize our experience. Refrigerators, thermostats, cars and more are connecting Read more…

Malicious Bitcoin Miners target Czech Republic

Today we are going to talk to those of you who use Bitcoin digital currency to pay for a variety of goods and services – along with a warning about yet another source of Bitcoin miners – the sharing services. You may think that if you avoid cracks and keygens while browsing the web you […]

Malicious Bitcoin Miners target Czech Republic

Today we are going to talk to those of you who use Bitcoin digital currency to pay for a variety of goods and services – along with a warning about yet another source of Bitcoin miners – the sharing services. You may think that if you avoid cracks and keygens while browsing the web you […]

Japanese One-Click Scammers Abuse Mobile Traffic Exchange Service

McAfee has been monitoring and reporting extensively on one-click-fraud malware for Android in Japan this year. These attacks, primarily on Google Play, have become more active recently. We have found about 400 fraudulent apps in July alone. We consistently report these issues to Google, which promptly revokes the apps, but the scammers never stop uploading Read more…

Join the avast! Mobile Security Beta test

Would you like a sneak-peek into avast! Mobile Security version 3, avast! Anti-Theft and the debut of a new product, avast! Backup? We are looking for advanced users to participate in the avast! Mobile Security Beta test starting today. This Beta test will run for a full week in which time you can give us valuable feedback that we can […]