Avast Still Supports Windows 7 | Avast

If you are a user of the operating system and are wondering what will happen to your Avast Free or Premium Security, we have good news You probably heard that Microsoft officially stops support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14th 2020. If you are running the popular operating system, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for any issues, software updates, or security updates…

January 14, 2020
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How To Keep Your IT Team Motivated | Avast

Learn how to keep a security team motivated and engaged in today’s challenging industry It’s a pressure cooker for the IT and security channel today — a threat landscape that serves up constant surprises, tighter customer budgets, solution complexity requiring even more time, and then that thing called the “margin.”  

January 14, 2020
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Avast Team Prepares For Hack Cambridge | Avast

Hackers converge on historic university to tear into challenges from top tech companies, including Avast Hack Cambridge, the University of Cambridge’s annual hackathon, will soon bring together 300  hackers from universities all over the world. For 24 hours on Jan. 18-19, they will build, break and innovate to produce projects that push the boundaries of tech. Tom Kermode, a senior software engineer at Avast leads the company’s project adding a…

January 13, 2020
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DHS Warns of Potential Iranian Cyberattack | Avast

Plus, more news bytes of the week, including a new ransomware attack, a new ransomware strain, and the return of…Y2K? Expecting retaliation for the U.S. assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, has dispatched a notice informing businesses across America about the looming threat of both cyber and physical attacks. Among the potential risks,…

January 10, 2020
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2020’s Top Cybersecurity Threats Explained | Avast

The geopolitical cyberwar between Iran, China, North Korea, Russia and the liberal democracies is about to get very sophisticated The new year is a time for reflecting on the old and considering the new. In cybersecurity, this leads to a prediction-fest where vendors tell us what to expect over the next 12 months. 

January 6, 2020
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Ransomware Attackers Offer Holiday Discounts | Avast

Plus more news bytes from the week, including California’s new privacy law and some new sextortion scam tactics In a new case of social engineering, certain ransomware attackers sent their victims holiday notes wishing them a merry Christmas and offering a limited-time discount on their ransom demands. The Maze ransomware group, which claimed responsibility for the December attack against the City of Pensacola, told Bleeping Computer that they were slashing…

January 3, 2020
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Q&A With Top Secret Exhibit Curator | Avast

One of the most interesting historical views of cybersecurity in 2020 was on display at London’s Science Museum in the exhibit TOP SECRET: From Cyphers To Cybersecurity, which marked the 100th birthday of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the United Kingdom’s intelligence and security organisation. World War II coding machines, secure Cold War telephones, and machines infected with historic cybersecurity threats are among the more than 100 artifacts on display….

December 30, 2019
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US Navy Bans TikTok From Military Devices | Avast

Plus, hackers target Ring devices for sport and Apple turns to satellite tech as an alternative to wireless networks The U.S. Navy issued a bulletin announcing that the widely used social app TikTok is now seen as a cybersecurity threat and will no longer be allowed on any government-supplied devices. Reuters reported that the bulletin, posted on a Facebook page used by military personnel, warned government members that any device…

December 27, 2019
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