Avast Blog – 12.1.20 (11.30.20)
If there’s been one big winner of lockdown, it’s TikTok. One of the newest — and certainly most successful — social media apps to hit the scene, the app went from relative obscurity to household name as people found themselves stuck inside. Bored and with nothing else to do, kids, teens, moms, dads, and even grandmas turned to app formerly known as musical.ly to create quick, fun videos together.
Source: TikTok Privacy Refresh | Avast
Avast Blog – 11.30.20 (11.26.20)
These days, as online shopping continues to rise and rise in popularity, people hand over the credit card info to a huge range of websites. Granted, security for e-commerce and online payment has also gotten better, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still gaps in security. Plus, there’s the added threat of data breaches, which means that even large retailers aren’t always a safe place to do your shopping.
Source: Safer Online Shopping | Avast
Avast Blog – 11.18.20 (11.17.20)
Last week, after realizing that I had no idea what my partner had filled my house with — and how our security and privacy might be compromised — I took a deep dive into the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in my home. I found eight different smart devices that were spying on me to various degrees, from “actually not spying” to “now China knows everything about me.”
Source: Locking Down Smart Home Security
Avast Blog – 11.9.20 (11.6.20)
Researchers at Google’s Project Zero have found a series of remote execution, memory leak, and kernel privilege escalation bugs in both iOS and iPadOS. Users who are running older OS versions should update their devices to 14.2 as soon as possible.
Source: Apple Fixes Numerous Zero-Day iOS Flaws | Avast
Avast Blog – 11.4.20 (11.3.20)
I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Women in Business event, which was held virtually this year. I spoke about the experience of quickly and securely moving Avast — a global company with nearly 2,000 employees based in countries around the world — to a fully remote working environment.
Source: Successfully and Securely Working From Anywhere | Avast