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24 October 2017The Wall Street Journal

New Ransomware Outbreak Spreads Through U.S., Russia and Ukraine

By late Tuesday, it had begun spreading to the U.S., according to Czech antivirus vendor Avast Software s.r.o. Also on Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert saying it had received “multiple reports” of infections. (see more)

16 October 2017PC Mag UK

The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2017

Our current Editors' Choice products for free antivirus utility are Avast Free Antivirus and AVG AntiVirus Free. Both get very good scores from the independent labs, and in our own tests as well. Both include some useful bonus features. Avast in particular packs a password manager and a network ... (see more)

14 September 2017TechRepublic

Why won't enterprises take IoT security seriously?

"These devices offer us a tremendous amount of convenience, but also expose us to risks we may not have spent a lot of time thinking about," Gagan Singh, senior vice president and general manager of mobile at Avast, said in a session at Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco on Wednesday. ... (see more)

29 August 2017CNBC

Online threats lead to real-world harm, say security experts

"We see 120 million attacks every day," or almost 1,400 per second, says Vincent Steckler, CEO of Avast, a private security-software company based in the Czech Republic with 65 million U.S. users. A lot of these attacks include malware that's written to gather information on people, companies, ... (see more)

6 August 2017Huff Post

What’s The Future Of IoT Security?

“IoT security will see many interesting developments arise from the connectedness and automation of devices and systems. These developments include new forms of authentication, more dynamic authorization, and improvements in behavior analysis at the machine and system level to detect indicators of ... (see more)

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