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Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus Awarded Top Product by AV-TEST

Avast Blog – 11.8.18 (11.6.18)

A quick Google search for “business security products” will produce an unwieldy number of results. How is a company to choose?

Luckily, reputable independent testing labs – like AV-TEST – are hard at work conducting rigorous ongoing tests on security products to provide buyers with information they need to choose solutions that are proven to work.

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Smart Home Hacking at Web Summit 2018

Avast Blog – 11.6.18 (11.5.18)

You make your home “smarter” which each connected device you add — a smart doorbell, a smart thermostat, a smart television — almost everything comes in a “smart” version these days, even toothbrushes. Device by device, you grow this IoT universe around you like the cozy blanket of creature comforts it is. But every IoT device is connected to the internet, and every connection to the internet is a doorway. Without proper security, you may get more than simply the ease and convenience of your device coming through that doorway.

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Home Security Cameras and Monitors Open Homes to Cyber Crimes

Avast Blog – 11.5.18 (11.4.18)

It’s not uncommon today for a home to be equipped with security gear, home monitoring equipment and other internet enabled IoT devices, like IP cameras and wireless monitors.  But the benefits of securing a home through new technologies can also bring risks, as a mother in Long Island recently learned first-hand.

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Hackers Love Healthcare, Voters Fall Prey to the Dark Web

Avast Blog – 11.3.18 (11.2.18)

Emotet malware, which is usually identified as a banking trojan, is now becoming more versatile and has created a new means for stealing victims’ emails, going back as far as six months. This takes place via a new Emotet module that blindly harvests all emails sent or received from infected hosts from the past 180 days. As far as we know, it only works with Microsoft Outlook installations – for now.

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League of Legends Gamers Targeted by Phishing Scam

Avast Blog – 10.29.18

Late this past summer, we began seeing a new web phishing scam targeting League of Legends gamers. It seems the attackers are predominantly targeting western Europe, with most of the attacks occurring in France, followed by Germany and Spain. And, with more than one hundred million gamers playing League of Legends every day, they are an attractive target for phishing scammers.

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