Aug 2018
16 Aug 2018

Avast research finds at least 32,000 smart homes and businesses at risk of leaking data

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 16th, 2018 - New research from Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in cybersecurity products, found more than 49,000 Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) servers publicly visible on the internet due to a misconfigured MQTT protocol. This includes more than 32,000 servers with no password protection, putting ...

16 Aug 2018

Avast at IFA+ Summit: Where AI Decisions Meet Human Responsibility

Prague, Czech Republic / Berlin, Germany, August 16, 2018 – Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster & Avast Security Ambassador, and Ondrej Vlcek, Avast EVP & CTO, will address the future of the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and how people’s privacy can be protected in a digital world at the IFA+ Summit in Berlin, which will ...

Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018

Poor router security is making Indians vulnerable to cyberattacks

New research from Avast, the global leader in digital security, reveals that 32% of Indians have never logged into the web administration interface to change the factory login credentials. Another concerning finding is that nearly one fourth (23%) of Indians have logged into their router’s web administration interface, but continue to use the ...

Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018

Avast: 77% of Indians are afraid of cryptomining malware infecting their devices

June 21, 2018, New Delhi, India - According to new research from Avast, the global leader in digital security products, almost one fourth (23%) of consumers in India are unconcerned about cryptomining malware infecting their personal and smart home devices. Among this group, a 39% mistakenly believe that cryptomining malware cannot affect them as ...

May 2018
25 May 2018

Avast: Android Devices Ship With Pre-Installed Malware

The Avast Threat Labs have found adware pre-installed on several hundred different Android device models and versions, including devices from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos, and myPhone. The majority of these devices are not certified by Google. The adware goes by the name “Cosiloon” and creates an overlay to display an ad over a webpage within ...

Apr 2018
16 Apr 2018

Avast Reveals Cryptocurrency Confusion as 40% of Consumers Unaware of Cryptomining Malware Risk

RSA, San Francisco, California / Redwood City, California, April 16, 2018 — At RSA 2018, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, will be performing an experiment that reveals vulnerabilities in IoT and mobile devices through a live demonstration of mining of the cryptocurrency Monero. The experiment will highlight to RSA attendees ...

05 Apr 2018

Avast enhances Avast Secure Browser to give people control over their online privacy and security

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 5th, 2018 - New research by Avast, the global leader in digital security products, has found 65% of consumers mistakenly believe that the Incognito and Private browsing modes offered by today’s browsers will anonymize their identity and obscure their browsing habits from governments, organizations and advertisers. ...

Mar 2018
09 Mar 2018

Avast Distinguished in CRN’s 2018 Security 100 List  

Redwood City, CA, March 9, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced that CRN has recognized Avast as one of 20 Coolest Endpoint Security Vendors in its 2018 Security 100 list. The annual lineup from CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, includes the most innovative and effective endpoint security offerings that ...

Feb 2018
27 Feb 2018

Avast: Consumers at Risk of Financial Loss as Mobile Banking Trojans Threaten to Spread Confusion Worldwide

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Redwood City, February 27, 2018 - Consumers around the world that use mobile banking apps are at a greater risk of being tricked by cybercriminals and falling victim to mobile banking theft. This is according to new global research from Avast, the leader in digital security products, which asked almost 40,000 ...

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