| ||Blog | Avast ENЧт, 13 фев |
Avast security experts write about cybersecurity threats and share solutions and tips you can use to stay secure in the digital world.
| |1. Online Dating Safety Tips | AvastЧт, 13 фев[−]
With Valentine’s Day looming on the calendar like a pulsing red heart, the online dating world is sure to experience a flutter of activity. But it’s not just lonely hearts who are flocking to the dating sites – unfortunately, predators and scammers are also in the crowd, hoping to take advantage of these modern digital courtships. You can kiss these threats goodbye, however, by following a few simple guidelines on your road to romance.
|↑|2. Phishing Emails Pose as Health and Tax Info | AvastСр, 12 фев[−]
Phishing scams are known to shapeshift into whatever the current climate’s highest fears and anxieties are, and the newest to emerge include one that pretends to contain urgent information on the coronavirus and another posing as tax forms. Wired reported that the coronavirus scam uses subject lines such as “Singapore Specialist: Corona Virus Safety Measures.” The fraudulent email poses as a message from a doctor with a link that will supposedly download a PDF of preventative advice. However, by clicking the link, the victim opens the door to a malware infection.
|↑|3. How to Recognize a Phishing Email | AvastВт, 11 фев[−]
The world of cyberthreats is constantly evolving. The prevalence of cryptominers, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and other cybercriminal operations ebbs and flows as technology and cybersecurity continue to advance. But one tried-and-true criminal tactic guaranteed to hit all of our inboxes on a regular (indeed, almost daily) basis is the phishing scam.
|↑|4. A Message From CEO Ondrej Vlcek | AvastЧт, 30 янв[−]
I’d like to take this opportunity and address the situation regarding Avast’s sale of user data through its subsidiary Jumpshot. Avast’s core mission is to keep people around the world safe and secure, and I realize the recent news about Jumpshot has hurt the feelings of many of you, and rightfully raised a number of questions – including the fundamental question of trust.
|↑|5. Will Iran Launch Cyberattack On US? | AvastСр, 29 янв[−]
Less than 48 hours after the killing of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin calling out Iran’s “robust cyber program,” and cautioning everyone to be prepared for Iran to “conduct operations in the United States."
|↑|6. Our Commitment To Responsible Data Use | AvastСр, 29 янв[−]
In recent days media outlets have reported on Avast and our subsidiary Jumpshot. We know that when each of our more than 400 million users choose an Avast product, they choose to trust us with their security and privacy. That trust is core not only to the success of our business, but to the values of the company as a whole. We do not take that responsibility lightly, and that is why we continue to listen to concerns, take feedback, and continually evolve and improve. In order to be as transparent as possible, we wanted to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to you, to the responsible use of your data, and to evolving to meet your expectations.
|↑|8. Avast Still Supports Windows 7 | AvastПт, 24 янв[−]
You probably heard that Microsoft officially stopped support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14th 2020. If you are running the popular operating system, your computer still functions, but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for any issues, software updates, or security updates or fixes.
|↑|9. Jeff Bezos Allegedly Hacked by Saudi Crown Prince | AvastПт, 24 янв[−]
Analysts and United Nations officials investigating the 2018 hack into Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ phone believe there is credible evidence that the infiltrating malware originated from a video file Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman texted from his personal account. While Saudi Arabia denies any involvement in the hack, The Guardian reported that digital forensics found the allegation “highly probable.”
|↑|10. The Importance of Training Your Sales Team | AvastЧт, 23 янв[−]
In today’s competitive business environment, gaining (and maintaining) a competitive advantage providing managed IT and security services is challenging. Commoditization continues and margins are smaller than ever before. Competitors are constantly seeking new ways to innovate and streamline the cybersecurity buying experience, customer demands and preferences continue to shift, and the dynamics of the cyber landscape keep everyone on their toes.