5 Tips for Preventing a Webcam Hack | Avast

Boost webcam security with these tips to keep spying eyes and listening ears away. There is perhaps no more nightmarish violation than home invasion. Your home is where you feel safe and care for your loved ones. It’s where you’re particularly vulnerable. And in the age of IoT, you open a new gateway into your home with each new connected device. Hackers know this well, and you can bet they…

November 20, 2019
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Cyberattacks Target UK Labour Party | Avast

Plus, Google criticized for gathering health data, a research team uncovers 265 fake news sites, and Mexico oil giant Pemex gets hit with ransomware An attack on the Labour Party’s website Monday succeeded in causing certain services to go offline. According to BBC News, the strike was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, a blitz of internet traffic produced by a botnet of hijacked systems that overwhelms a server…

November 15, 2019
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Avast’s Omni Is Among Best CES Items Showcased in NYC Sneak Peak | Avast

Take a sneak peek at the Consumer Electronics Show’s best devices, and the award-winning network security system that can keep them all safe If you like to follow what’s new in tech, you know that the Consumer Electronics Show held each January in Las Vegas is where the latest gadgets, smart devices, handhelds, and AR/VR tech make their debut. But before Vegas, media and analysts are given a sneak peek…

November 15, 2019
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Top 10 Moments From the CyberSec & AI Prague Conference | Avast

Avast and Czech Technical University brought attendees topics ranging from hallucinating AI to the machine vs. machine struggle of adversarial algorithms A new kind of conference drew speakers and presenters from 11 nations to Prague last month. CyberSec & AI Prague combined top academic speakers with students presenting their ideas. Topics included adversarial AI – a subject at the very height of the industry’s expertise – and the egalitarian notion of “AI…

November 11, 2019
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Phishing Scam Poses as UK Ministry of Justice | Avast

Plus, two massive ransomware attacks hit Spain, the healthcare industry leads the pack in data breaches, and phishing scams are abusing Google Analytics A phishing campaign targeting UK employees in the retail and insurance industries is sending out emails claiming to come from the Ministry of Justice. ZDNet reported that the emails have the subject line “Court,” while the body of the message implies that the user has been summoned…

November 8, 2019
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Avast Opens Internet Of Things Lab | Avast

Dozens of devices, More than 6 kilometers of cables, and a Faraday Cage give researchers a new place to crack open the IoT Avast has opened its Internet of Things Lab in the lobby of the company’s headquarters in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. With dozens of devices, 30 Wi-Fi routers, three 3-D printers, 100 outlets, and 6 kilometers of cables, the lab provides visitors with insights into…

November 8, 2019
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Q&A With New Avast CISO Jaya Baloo | Avast

Avast’s new CISO opens up about the mission that drives her, responding to threats and swimming with sharks Jaya Baloo, a 20-year veteran in the field of information security, joined Avast last month as its chief information security officer (CISO). She most recently worked as CISO of KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands. She has been formally recognized on the list of the top 100 CISOs globally and…

November 6, 2019
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