Avast Blog – 2.21.18
Social engineering used to trick Facebook users into downloading Advanced Persistent Threat disguised as Kik Messenger app. A few months ago, one of our customers contacted us regarding strange messages he received on Facebook Messenger. The messages came from fake Facebook profiles belonging to attractive, but fictitious women. These women encouraged him to download another chat application to continue their conversations.
Read more: Avast tracks down Tempting Cedar Spyware
Avast Blog – 12.12.18
The repeal of net neutrality laws gives your ISP more control over your internet. A good VPN will help you take that control back.
Read more: Worried about net neutrality? Consider a VPN.
Avast Blog – Originally published Feb. 7, 2018
Avast Free Antivirus also received five Advanced+ awards from the independent testing organization.
Read more: Avast earns “Top Rated Product for 2017” award from AV-Comparatives
Avast Blog – Originally published Feb. 6, 2018
Learn everything you need to know about ransomware—what it is, how it works, and how you can protect yourself against it.
Read more: The essential guide to ransomware and how to protect yourself
Avast Blog – Published Feb. 1, 2018
Keeping up to date on technology will contribute to your security and privacy online
As we enter 2018, I encourage everyone to include a simple resolution on their list: make sure you are well-informed about the technology you use, and avoid getting swept up in false narratives and exaggerated claims about its dangers. Let me be clear: there are genuine threats, but they don’t come from the technology itself.
Read more: 2018 Resolution: Keep Your Tech, and Yourself, Up to Date