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Mobile Banking Malware

Research suggests malware banking apps trick one in three smartphone users

February 28th, 2018

Cybersecurity firm Avast announced at MWC 2018 the results of a new global research study concerning malware, the mobile banking kind, and the results aren’t particularly enthusiastic. Apparently, some 36% of respondents mistook a fake mobile banking app interface for the real one, which means one in three users might be at risk of having …

Avast CCleaner Backdoor Hack

The CCleaner hack was much worse than we thought – here’s how to fix it

September 21st, 2017

A few days ago, cybersecurity experts revealed that a PC security product was backdoored by hackers, which allowed the attackers to install malicious software on compromised computers. Avast, the parent company of the firm that makes CCleaner, said there aren’t any real reasons to worry, and that a safe update is already available to fix …

Wireless Router Security and Hacking

Your terrible Wi-Fi router password could be a major security threat

November 5th, 2014

In addition to targeting your computers and smartphones, hackers might revert to a different kind of hacking to enter your house, at least virtually, and steal sensitive information. According to t\, “79% of American home networks are at risk of cybersecurity attacks,” with the point of entry being unsecured wireless routers.