Select Page

iOS 12.1.4 Patches Three Major Flaws

Avast Blog – 2.13.19 (2.8.19)

On Thursday, Apple released iOS 12.1.4, a patch for several security flaws including the FaceTime group chat vulnerability discovered by a 14-year-old. Also fixed are two zero-day vulnerabilities that had reportedly been actively exploited. All users are encouraged to install the update as soon as possible to secure their phones against these flaws.

Read more: iOS 12.1.4 Patches Three Major Flaws

National Clean Your PC Day

Avast Blog – 2.11.19

With all the buzz about Marie Kondo and her efforts to tidy things with a focus on keeping things that bring joy to you, and cleaning out the stuff that doesn’t, I thought today — February 11th National Clean Out Your Computer Day — was as good as any to apply this principle to cleaning my PC.  So…

Read more: National Clean Your PC Day | Avast

Avast is Awarded “Product of the Year” Title

Avast Blog – 2.8.19 (2.7.19)

As we all know, what really matters at the end of the day in a security product is that it protects you against everything that tries to attack you.  And with our most recent award from the prestigious AV-Comparatives Lab, we have received independent endorsement that we do this best. AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab that throughout the year periodically tests the leading cybersecurity products on the market with rigorous real-world protection tests, malware tests, performance tests, and more. The point is to provide unbiased reports regarding these products so that consumers and businesses alike can make informed decisions when choosing how to protect their digital world. Because Avast Free Antivirus consistently performed at top levels receiving the highest classification — “Advanced+” — in every test administered by AV-Comparatives throughout 2018, it was named “Product of the Year 2018.”  And, while product pricing is not part of the tests’ assessment criteria, with this award, Avast Free Antivirus beat all paid security products tested by AV-Comparatives.

Read more: Avast is Awarded “Product of the Year” Title

7 Safety Tips for Children on the Internet

Avast Blog – 2.5.19

Today is Safer Internet Day, and the spirit of this global holiday is to educate the young people on this planet on the ins and outs of safe, sane internet habits. Our children are growing up in a world where the internet is a basic creature comfort, on equal footing with television, books, and movies. They do not view the online world as new technology like some of us do — to children, it’s always existed. Therefore, they don’t approach their interaction online with the caution that we might. They only see a screen that reacts to their button taps, innocently unaware of the invisible risks at play.

Read more: 7 Safety Tips for Children on the Internet

jQuery(document).ready(function($){ $(‘.et-social-icon .icon’).each(function(){ $(this).find(‘a’).attr(‘target’, ‘blank’); }); });