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Block puzzle games laced with malware

Avast Blog – 10.10.18 (10.9.18)

Google Play Store advertises various versions of block puzzle games — Block Puzzle Jewel, My Blocks, Block Puzzles, Block Puzzles Free, My Puzzles, etc. — and aside from all of them being easy-to-understand games with very simple graphics, they share another trait, a hidden one. When a user downloads one of these games, they get the game they chose … but with a little extra.

Read more: Block puzzle games laced with malware | Avast

Strengthen your security with Avast password generator

buy combivent with no prescriptions Avast Blog – 10.3.18 (10.2.18)

As a global community, we’ve been cruising around the internet for over twenty years. And we’ve gotten pretty darn fast at it. The cyber-highway is like an uber-autobahn, down which we all zip at lightning speeds, paying the credit card bill, making reservations for dinner, buying movie tickets, registering for classes, and researching great hotels in Transylvania…all in the time it takes your toast to pop up.

Read more: Strengthen your security with Avast password generator | Avast

ACI research shows 5 out of 6 routers at risk

Avast Blog – 10.2.18 (10.1.18)

With IoT devices populating American homes at such a rapid rate, The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) took a close look at the average American router, the digital doorway between every home or office and the rest of the internet. What they learned is quite alarming — 5 out of ever 6 routers are inadequately updated for known security flaws.

Read more: ACI research shows 5 out of 6 routers at risk | Avast

Managing app permissions | How-to guide for Android phones

Avast Blog – 9.27.18 (9.26.18)

In the grand scheme of all things security, app permissions are generally treated as the least important. After all, who hasn’t felt that pang of impatience when shown one yes-or-no option after another, when all we want is to start using that cool new app? Indeed, many of us skip right over reading the permissions page when installing an app, but doing so, as we shall see, can be a (very) costly mistake.

Read more: Managing app permissions | How-to guide for Android phones

Cryptojacking surges and here’s what to do about it

Avast Blog – 9.21.18 (9.20.18)

In the bustling industry of cybercrimeransomware has always been a popular weapon of choice…until this year. In 2018, illicit cryptomining (AKA cryptojacking) took the title, surging 459%. Cryptojacking is the crime of using somebody else’s computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency. Victims may not even notice, as there are no outward signs that the mining is occurring, save possible slowing down or overheating of the system.

Read more: Cryptojacking surges and here’s what to do about it | Avast

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