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7 October 2019CW Charlotte (WCCB)

Rising Spotlight: Avast Cybersecurity

Lindsey Pyle, head of marketing for Avast Business, appeared on a live segment of the “Rising Carolina” morning show on The CW (WCCB) in Charlotte, North Carolina. She discussed threats against small businesses and what they should do to make sure they are protected. (see more)

2 October 2019SC Magazine

Criminals’ security lapses enable discovery of Geost mobile banking trojan

Anna Shirokova, researcher at Avast, alongisde researchers at Czech Technical University and UNCUYO University, presented their findings on the Geost botnet at the Virus Bulletin Conference in London. Geost is an Android banking botnet which has been targeting Russian citizens since at least 2016. (see more)

1 October 2019Channel Pro Network

Avast Business Launches Cloud-Based, As-a-Service Alternative to Onsite Firewalls

Channel Pro Network interviewed Rob Krug, senior solutions engineer at Avast Business, about the launch of Secure Internet Gateway, the cloud-based solution that helps eliminate the gaps in protection by providing always-on security gateways. (see more)

16 September 2019Management Today

Why this FTSE 250 CEO has forgone his salary

Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek was profiled in Management Today about his recent transition to CEO and the importance of empathy in leadership. (see more)

15 September 2019Forbes

Google Play Warning: Even Harmless Flashlight Apps Used By Millions Secretly Access Our Data

Luis Corrons, security evangelist at Avast, analyzed the permissions requested by 937 Android flashlight apps and discovered that the apps request on average 25 permissions, with some requested as many as 77. (see more)

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