Press releases

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 ...

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 ...

27 Feb 2018

Avast and Vodafone Partner to Provide Mobile and Family Security

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Prague, February 27, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced a strategic partnership with Vodafone Czech Republic, one of the world's top mobile carriers. Through this partnership, more than three million Vodafone subscribers in the Czech Republic will gain access to two new ...

26 Feb 2018

Cybercriminals could build cryptomining armies using vulnerable IoT devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Redwood City, California, February 26, 2018 – At Mobile World Congress 2018, Avast, the global leader in digital security products, will be performing an experiment to raise awareness of IoT and mobile vulnerabilities by mining the cryptocurrency Monero using a smart TV. In the past year, cybercriminals have ...

26 Feb 2018

Avast Announces ‘Smart Life’ IoT Security Platform 

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona / Redwood City, California, February 26, 2018 – Avast, the leader in digital security products, today announced its Smart Life platform, a new Internet of Things (IoT) security offering that protects people’s digital lives. The Smart Life platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify and block ...

20 Feb 2018

Avast Launches AntiTrack Premium to Help Users Take Back Their Privacy

Redwood City, CA, February 20th, 2018 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced Avast AntiTrack Premium, providing users an easy-to-use solution to control their online identity and privacy. AntiTrack Premium provides transparency and blocks ad tracking, gives users the opportunity to disguise their digital ...

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