Avast Blog – 3.25.20
As a technologist and recent father, I recently had the need to purchase a baby monitor for my newborn son. It’s the first tech device parents add to the nursery, and it serves an all-important purpose – letting us keep eyes on the baby while we proceed with daily life.
Full Post: Choosing a Secure Baby Monitor
Avast Blog – 3.13.20 (3.10.20)
According to statistics gathered by Avast Threat Labs between October and December 2019, adware accounts for 72% of the attacks on Android devices, a dramatic increase over last year’s 34%. Mobile adware hijacks certain functions in the device in order to spam the user with unwanted ads. Aside from being annoying and ceaseless, the ads themselves can range from harmless to malicious. The most common method by which adware infects a device is through a malicious app. Attackers typically disguise the adware as gaming or entertainment apps, leaning towards whatever is currently trending.
Full Post: 5 Tips to Defend Against Mobile Adware
Avast Blog – 3.5.20 (3.2.20)
After the turmoil of the 2016 election, consumers are asking themselves, “what will happen this time?” This series of Avast blogs take a look at the role of technology in the previous elections along with what we can expect in 2020 and what people need to know about how tech is affecting the vote.
Full Post: Technology and the vote in 2020
Avast Blog – 2.27.20
With only one month of winter left, our thoughts turn to spring…and all the world festivals and partying that accompanies this time of year. Whether you’re gearing up for Rio’s Carnival, Louisiana’s Mardi Gras, or a tequila-drenched Spring Break in Cabo, one thing is for sure – you’ll want to make sure that amidst all the revelry, your phone stays safe and secure. There is no bigger travel buzzkill than the shock of learning that your device has been lost or stolen. Fortunately, before the festivities begin, you can take some simple precautions that will stamp out the worry and let you focus on the merry.
Full Post: The Device Anti-Theft Survival Guide
Avast Blog – 2.19.20
Building a successful managed services business is more challenging than ever before. Faced with market commoditization, increased competition, shrinking margins, and an ever-evolving threat landscape, progressive managed service providers (MSPs) are working hard to differentiate their services and business. Yet the reality is, customer service will set you apart from the pack.
Full Post: The importance of creating raving fans to build a successful MSP business