Avast Blog – 12.11.18 (12.7.18)
Two fake apps posing as fitness tools in the Apple App Store — “Fitness Balance” and “Calories Tracker” — used the Apple Touch ID to scam users out of a hundred dollars at a time. The malicious apps prompted users to use their fingerprints to access personal data, then, as the users pressed their fingers against the reader, the app tried to use the fingerprint to charge about $100 from any stored credit cards the user had on file.
Read more: Cybercrime Targets iOS users and 50,000 Execs
Avast Blog – 11.24.18 (11.21.18)
Right now you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, I’m an iPhone user — I don’t need mobile security, right?”
Well, not exactly. It’s true that Apple’s operating system (iOS) is one of the most secure out there. And yes, it’s fairly uncommon for an iOS device to get infected with malware. BUT this doesn’t mean iOS devices are completely immune to all threats. Effective iOS security isn’t about antivirus and malware protection — it’s about ensuring your online privacy and protecting your personal information from hackers and spies.
Read more: Avast Introduces Free Mobile Security for iOS
Avast Blog – 11.21.18 (11.20.18)
This holiday season, you can count on just about everyone to shop smart, and I mean that in both senses of the phrase. Everybody wants to get the best deals and the most bang for their buck, yes, but I’m also talking about the internet of things, those smart devices of every form and function that currently dominate the holiday catalogs of Walmart, Target, and every other big-box department store. With Amazon launching a whole new line of Alexa products, including a digital assistant for your car, a voice-controlled microwave, and even a “smart plug,” we can now fill our homes with enough gizmos and gadgets that we’re beginning to resemble The Jetsons.
Read more: Holiday Tips: How to Choose IoT Gifts
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.
Read more: Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus Awarded Top Product by AV-TEST
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.
Read more: Smart Home Hacking at Web Summit 2018