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NortonLifeLock, Avast To Merge Into Antivirus Goliath

NortonLifeLock, the entity formerly known as Symantec, is to merge with Avast to create antivirus juggernaut for the consumer sector

5 months ago

Avast Closes Jumpshot Division After Privacy Row

Security firm Avast announces it is immediately winding down Jumpshot division and terminating data sharing with it, following privacy scandal

2 years ago

Google Removes Avast, AVG Extensions From Chrome Web Store

Google takes action over data collection concerns about browser extensions from Avast, AVG, joining similar action by Mozilla and Opera

2 years ago

Mozilla Removes Avast, AVG Extensions From Firefox Store

Add-ons from security vendor Avast pulled from Firefox online store, after they are accused of spying on user's web surfing…

2 years ago

Avast Confirms “Extremely Sophisticated” Hack

State sponsored actor? Security vendor admits it has been targetted by sophisticated cyberespionage campaign

2 years ago

French Cyber Police Takedown Paris-based Botnet

C3N cybercrime unit, along with the FBI and Avast, take down French botnet that infected 850,000 computers

2 years ago

IoT Device Popularity Poses Home Security Risk – Avast

Research from Avast warns the rise in IoT devices puts homes at greater risk of cyber-attack

3 years ago

Hundreds Of Android Smartphones Preloaded With Malware, Warns Avast

Smartphones from the likes of ZTE, MediaTek, Archos and Blaupunkt are preloaded with adware nastiness

4 years ago

Catelites Malware Targets Bank Customer Logins

Sophisticated fake mobile banking app interface for Android will steal your bank login credentials

4 years ago

Cisco, Samsung, Intel And Others Targeted By CCleaner Hidden Malware

The supply chain attack was sophisticated and could have been state-sponsored

4 years ago

Avast CCleaner Utility ‘Installed Malware’ For One Month

The popular utility CCleaner was apparently accessed by hackers and made to distribute malware during the month to mid-September, researchers…

4 years ago

Avast CTO: AVG Purchase Lets Us Build Tools For Data-Driven Cybersecurity Era

INTERVIEW: Avast bought AVG for £1bn last year so it can gain access to 1 in 3 PCs around the…

5 years ago

Avast Adds Fresh Security Tech Into AVG 2017 Suite

AVG 2017 not has access to Avast's CyberCapture tool for real-time threat detection

5 years ago

Cross Channel: Avast & AVG Become One And Falling Fortunes For Capita

All the latest news from the world of the channel, including Avast’s purchase of AVG

5 years ago

Avast Buys AVG For £1bn In Bid To Become Czech IoT Security Giant

Avast buys AVG for $1.3bn, giving it access to 400m PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected IoT devices

6 years ago

Fake FIFA Apps Highlight Malware Concerns Ahead Of Euro 2016

Researchers find pretend FIFA apps full of adware on Google Play Store amid fears Euro 2016 could trick more people…

6 years ago

Will Avast’s New Headquarters Help It Level Up In The Antivirus Game?

The most successful tech company in the Czech Republic aims to improve its service by bringing Silicon Valley to Prague

6 years ago

Czech Mate: World’s Greatest Chess Player Slams Musk And Hawking Doomsday Predictions

Garry Kasparov, the first pro chess player to lose to a computer - and guest of honour at the opening…

6 years ago

Avast Reveals How Criminals Could Hack Smart TVs To Gain Control Of Homes

Avast researchers exposed an IoT security flaw by hacking a Vizio Smart TV to gain access to a home WiFi…

6 years ago

Avast Unveils The Next-Generation PC & Mobile Security Offerings

Self-generating passwords and better mobile malware protection now on offer

6 years ago

Qualcomm’s Next Snapdragon Chip Will Be Able To Detect Malicious Apps

Snapdragon 820 will come with in-built ‘Smart Protect’ security protection

6 years ago

Britain’s SMBs Are Security Cheapskates

EXCLUSIVE: More than half of UK SMBs spending less than 2 percent of their IT budget on security, Avast survey…

7 years ago

Avast: Here’s Why Smartphone Security Really Matters

Around 50 million Android users were hit by some form of security issue last year, firm tells TechWeekEurope

7 years ago

Has Avast Just Launched The World’s First Free Business-Grade IT Security?

Avast for Business is said to bring straightforward, cross-platform and cloud-managed security to the market

7 years ago

Three Apps Pulled From Google Play After Infecting Millions Of Devices With Adware

More than 10 million devices have been infected by the malware, which tries to con users into needlessly spending money

7 years ago

Hacked Wi-Fi Routers Causing Latest Lizard Squad Attacks

Routers belonging to thousands of homes, universities and businesses could have been used to run LizardStresser DDoS attack service

7 years ago

Forget Your PC, It’s The Home Router That Could Be Opening You Up To Hackers, Says Avast

Router security currently similar to that of PCs in the 1990’s, Avast COO Ondrej Vlcek tells TechWeek Europe

7 years ago

When Selling Your Used Smartphone, You Could Be Selling Your Personal Data

Avast finds that used smartphones can contain information on up to four previous owners

8 years ago

Avast Closes Forum As Security Company Hacked

Avast says customers will need to change their passwords following forum attack

8 years ago

MWC 2014 Video: Avast Detects Over 1800 New Strains Of Mobile Malware Daily

Daniel Cheng from Avast says people underestimate the dangers they are facing online

8 years ago