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04 Dec 2019

Mobile Scams, Sophisticated Malspam, IoT Malware and Botnets are on 2020 Prediction List from Avast Threat Experts

Prague, Czech Republic, December 4, 2019 – Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in online security products, today announced its cybersecurity predictions for 2020 in its annual Threat Landscape Report. Avast Threat Experts anticipate the following security trends for 2020: Advancements in how PC malware is delivered Avast’s Head of the Threat ...

08 Nov 2019

Avast Named CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree

Redwood City, Calif. - November 8, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced that its new IoT security product, Avast Omni, has been named a Best of Innovation Honoree in the CES 2020 Innovation Awards. The product won the “Best of Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy” category for outstanding engineering ...

05 Nov 2019

Avast and Czech Technical University in Prague Establish Joint AI and Cybersecurity Lab

Prague, Czech Republic, November 5, 2019 – Avast [LSE:AVST], a global leader in digital security products, and The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), have announced a partnership to advance research in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The collaboration is the first of its kind in this field with the Avast AI and ...

02 Oct 2019

Avast Wins “Antivirus Software of the Year” Award in 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2019 – Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced that its Avast Free Antivirus has been named the winner of the “Consumer Antivirus Software of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top ...

02 Oct 2019

Snap Happy Smartphone Generation Loses 20% of Phone Memory to Terrible Pictures

Redwood City, California, United States, October 2, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today revealed that the typical person has 952 photos on their devices at any given time, of which as many as 22% are bad quality, blurry, dark or duplicate images. The research found that on average 292 images are stored by ...

01 Oct 2019

Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway Delivers Enterprise-class Network Security as a Service for SMBs and MSSPs

Redwood City, California, United States & London, United Kingdom, October 1, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced the launch of Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) for its customers. The cloud-based solution offers a global network of always-on security gateways ...

30 Sep 2019

Avast Business Welcomes EET Group as Nordic Distribution Partner

Redwood City, California, and London, United Kingdom, September 30, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced a distribution partnership with EET Group in the Nordic market. EET Group is a specialized IT distributor to businesses, operating in 26 markets across Europe, carrying over ...

10 Sep 2019

Avast Finds Flashlight Apps on Google Play Requesting Up to 77 Permissions

Prague, Czech Republic, September 10Y, 2019 – Avast [LSE: AVST], a global leader in digital security products, has found that Android flashlight applications request an average of 25 permissions. Using apklab.io, Avast’s mobile threat intelligence platform, Avast analyzed the permissions requested by 937 flashlight apps that either once made it ...

05 Sep 2019

Avast Discovers Security Flaws in Widespread GPS Trackers Exposing Locations of Over Half a Million Children and Elderly

Redwood City, Calif. – September 5, 2019 – Avast [LSE:AVST], a global leader in digital security products, has discovered serious security vulnerabilities in the T8 Mini GPS tracker and nearly 30 other models by the same manufacturer, Shenzhen i365 Tech. Marketed to keep kids, seniors, pets, and even possessions safe, instead these devices expose ...

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