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Avast launches a new firewall in latest product updates
Wed, 19th Jan 2022
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Avast has announced a new firewall will be packaged with its latest free and premium product updates for Windows.
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Cybersecurity experts urge caution as phishing attacks surge
Wed, 24th Nov 2021
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Kiwi shoppers warned of rising online scams ahead of festive sales.
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Global SMS scam uncovered on Google Play Store, promoted on Tik Tok and Instagram
Tue, 2nd Nov 2021
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Over 150 scam apps that trick users into costly subscriptions have been discovered by Avast, including ones on the Google Play Store.
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Avast announces three new appointments to leadership team
Fri, 15th Oct 2021
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Daria Loi will serve as head of innovation, Siggi Stefnisson as head of threat labs, and Andrew Gardner as vice president of research and AI.
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Misconfiguration sees Android user data at risk of being exposed
Wed, 8th Sep 2021
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More than 19,300 Android apps have been found to expose user data due to misconfiguration of the Firebase database, according to Avast.
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New Zealanders are exposing themselves to cybercrime, study shows
Mon, 30th Aug 2021
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According to Avast, many New Zealanders are exposing themselves to unnecessary online risks and cyber threats through careless digital practices.
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NZ business facing higher risk of PC malware attacks
Fri, 13th Aug 2021
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New Zealand businesses face higher risk of PC malware attacks than businesses in Australia, UK, US, according to Avast.
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NortonLifeLock and Avast to merge
Wed, 11th Aug 2021
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The companies' boards believe the merger has ‘compelling strategic and financial rationale’, and creates an opportunity to create a new cyber-safety business.
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Chance of PC users encountering cyber threats increase
Wed, 4th Aug 2021
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Rise in cyberthreat risk for home users worldwide, with New Zealand slightly higher than Australia, UK, US, and Germany.
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Avast and RiskIQ announce threat intelligence partnership
Thu, 22nd Jul 2021
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Digital security and privacy company Avast, and RiskIQ, an internet security intelligence company, have announced a threat intelligence partnership.
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Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers with cryptomining malware
Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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Cybercriminals are using cracked games to target gamers with cryptomining malware, earning over $2 million in cryptocurrency.
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Adware, fake apps and banking trojans targeting Android devices
Fri, 18th Jun 2021
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Adware poses the biggest threat to Android devices, accounting for 45% of mobile threats in 2021, says research from Avast.
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Avast launches new Business Hub platform for partners and businesses
Fri, 21st May 2021
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Avast has announced the official launch of its security platform Avast Business Hub for partners and businesses.
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Avast identifies new cryptocurrency malware Hackboss
Wed, 28th Apr 2021
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Researchers from Avast, the global digital security and privacy company, say they have identified new cryptocurrency-stealing malware.
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Top cyber threats for Australia in 2020
Wed, 9th Dec 2020
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COVID-19 scams, ransomware attacks, and adware were among the top cyber threats faced by Australian businesses in 2020, according to Avast.
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Avast and Borsetta join Intel to power AI research
Tue, 8th Dec 2020
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The new collaboration’s purpose is to advance and develop technologies that strengthen privacy and trust for decentralised AI.
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Increase in scams expected for NZ and Australia during holiday shopping season
Fri, 27th Nov 2020
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New Zealand and Australian shoppers warned of increased cyber scams during November sales season, according to Avast.
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Ivanti and Avast Business extend partnership, launch joint solution for SMBs
Mon, 23rd Nov 2020
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Ivanti partners with Avast Business to integrate patch management technology into security platforms for small businesses.
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Avast Secure Browser comes to Android
Wed, 29th Apr 2020
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Avast Secure Browser has been a mainstay for the security platform in Windows and Mac, and this is the first time it has come to mobile.
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Remote workers need to improve security measures amidst COVID-19
Wed, 1st Apr 2020
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Avast CISO shares vital tips to secure remote work as COVID-19 shifts companies online.
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72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
Wed, 18th Mar 2020
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The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
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How safe are our IoT devices?
Wed, 29th Jan 2020
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Surely it is the duty of the manufacturers to make devices more secure at the point where they are produced, right?.
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Nearly half of Aussies can’t identify fake NAB website - survey
Mon, 2nd Dec 2019
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Phishing continues to be one of the leading attack methods because it allows cybercriminals to target people at scale using social engineering.
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Avast launches SaaS-based secure internet gateway for SMBs
Thu, 10th Oct 2019
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Avast unveils 'always-on' digital security for SMBs via channel partners with new cloud solution.