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Avast launches ransomware shield for small businesses

Avast launches ransomware shield for small businesses

Avast updated its Ransomware Protection functionality to give organizations an additional line of defense against ransomware threats. According to Avast, the number of ransomware threats rose by 24 percent in 2022 compared to 2021. Hence, Avast revealed a new way to protect small businesses agai... Read more

date3 months ago
Avast launch new features to prevent online scams and phishing

Avast launch new features to prevent online scams and phishing

Avast has released new features to protect users from online scams and security threats. Avast today announced the addition of several new capabilities to its leading product, i.e., Avast One, which is meant to safeguard users from fraud, online scams, and other security threats. Email Guardian,... Read more

date8 months ago
Avast acquires SecureKey Technologies

Avast acquires SecureKey Technologies

The move will bolster Avast's digital authentication and identity management portfolio. Avast announced this week that they will acquire SecureKey Technologies, a global provider of digital identity and authentication solutions headquartered in Canada. SecureKey’s privacy-enhancing services ar... Read more

date8 months ago
NortonLifeLock acquires Avast in $8 billion deal

NortonLifeLock acquires Avast in $8 billion deal

After talks, NortonLifeLock and Avast have reached an advanced stage in a deal that could be worth $8 billion. The deal has been dubbed a merger of sorts but will see NortonLifeLock acquire all of Avast's shares and list the combination of both companies on NASDAQ rather than Avast's current hom... Read more

date1 year ago
NortonLifeLock wants to buy Avast

NortonLifeLock wants to buy Avast

NortonLifeLock is in talks to acquire the security software maker Avast, in a deal that may value the latter at $8 billion. NortonLifeLock, which offers cybersecurity software and services, is in an advanced discussion with Avast, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that a deal could be reached ... Read more

date1 year ago
Czech Republic investigates reselling of data by Avast

Czech Republic investigates reselling of data by Avast

Avast has pulled the plug on the department responsible for reselling anonymized data to third parties and apologised: for the antivirus firm, these measures have come just too late in the Czech Republic, where an investigation has already been started into Avast's practices. At the end of Janua... Read more

date3 years ago
Avast stops Jumpshot data collection after privacy scandal

Avast stops Jumpshot data collection after privacy scandal

Avast has sold data of users through an intermediary called Jumpshot. That data should be anonymous and not retraceable to the original user. Research has shown that it was possible to trace the data back to individual users which let to a privacy scandal. Now Avast CEO, Ondrej Vlcek has pulled the... Read more

date3 years ago
Botnet with million infected computers taken over

Botnet with million infected computers taken over

The French police have taken over and neutralised a large botnet for cryptographic currency mining. The botnet managed nearly a million infected computers. It was the Retadup malware, writes Techcrunch. This malware infects computers and then uses processor power to minimize cryptographic currency. ... Read more

date3 years ago
“Enterprise systems threatened by poor consumer security IoT

“Enterprise systems threatened by poor consumer security IoT

The poor security of consumer Internet or Things (IoT) devices poses a threat to enterprise systems. Such products can connect to the networks of companies. A research team from Stanford University and Avast Software performed antivirus scans on 83 million IoT devices in 16 million households worldw... Read more

date3 years ago
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