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Which phishing scams are trending in 2022?

Avast Blog – 5.11.22

With more people looking to cash in on hype surrounding the cryptocurrency market than ever before and an increasing digital workforce which may lack awareness of network security set-ups, cybercriminal activity remains rampant. Bitcoin’s enduring popularity and peak valuation in 2021 has only encouraged heists on crypto exchanges, the use of cryptomining malware, cryptocurrency-related scams, and malware targeting cryptocurrency wallets. From fans of the K-Pop band BTS being tricked into following crypto-related Twitter handles to fake initial coin offerings (ICOs), the popularity of cryptocurrency provides scammers with many opportunities.

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How Elon Musk can securely achieve his mission of authenticating Twitter users

Avast Blog – 4.28.22

Elon Musk doesn’t need to know WHO the millions of Twitter users are — just that we’re not unverified bots.

Elon Musk is set to spend billions of dollars to acquire Twitter and control its destiny. And he’s already making promises about how he can create a more open, free, and authenticated Twitter experience.

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Will the metaverse be the new internet?

Avast Blog – 4.14.22

Some researchers, business specialists, and forecasters believe the metaverse – the virtual reality platform accessed by devices like Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 – will reach the same popularity and generate the same revenue as the internet. Bloomberg ran an article at the end of 2021 claiming the metaverse is the next tech platform and that it would generate $800 billion over the next two years in social media ads, hardware, software, and live entertainment opportunities. In his 2021 Founder’s Letter, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “In the metaverse, you’ll be able to do almost anything you can imagine – get together with friends and family, work, learn, play, shop, create – as well as completely new experiences that don’t really fit how we think about computers or phones today.”

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Prue Leith Educates the Nation on Digital Cookies

Avast YouTube Channel – 4.13.22 (4.12.22)

 

Renowned celebrity baker, Prue Leith, is helping to educate the nation on digital cookies as research shows that over a third of Brits (35%) don’t know what they actually are or what they do. The research, commissioned by Avast, revealed more than four in five (85%) of UK adults have accepted cookies on a website without reading any of the policies or making any changes, yet nearly seven in ten (68%) agree they could be risking their online privacy by doing so.

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