Avast in the news

1 August 2018The Hindu Business Line

Cyber security service providers investing in new technologies to predict, prevent attacks

There is also more focus on mobile security solutions as the penetration of smart phones increases. Pete Turner, Senior Vice President of Consumer Sales & Marketing, Avast, said, “We are continuously working on updating our mobile security solutions to address these threats, leveraging AI and ML ... (see more)

11 July 2018The Hindu

60% of Indian computers are vulnerable: Avast CTO

“Japan brought in a stringent regulatory mechanism last year to put its IT infrastructure under a protective shield. India can also follow that example considering the growing internet penetration in the country,” Mr. Vleck told The Hindu on the sidelines of RISE 2018, Asia’s largest technology ... (see more)

9 July 2018Voice & Data

Critical Role of Telecommunications Providers in Protecting the Smart Homes of Tomorrow

The number of smart devices entering people’s homes is expected to grow to 38.5 billion by 2020, according to Juniper Research, and include everything from smart speakers to smart washing machines, designed to make lives more convenient. Smart devices, unfortunately, also come with potential ... (see more)

21 June 2018An initiative of The Economic Times

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

“We are seeing a significant increase in cybercriminals recruiting Internet of Things (IoT) devices and smartphones to botnets with the intention to mine cryptocoins. The malware can run surreptitiously in the background on any smart device - it doesn’t matter if the victim owns a cryptocurrency or ... (see more)

25 May 2018Hindustan Times

Android devices being shipped with pre-installed malware: Avast

“Thousands of users are affected and in the past month alone, Avast Threat Labs has seen the latest version of the adware on around 18,000 devices belonging to Avast users located in more than 100 countries, including Russia, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, the UK as well as some users in the US,” ... (see more)

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