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Trojans and banking malware continue to dominate the threat landscape in Australia with trojans accounting for 32.4% of threats targeting Windows and macOS devices while 42.7% of banking malware threats targeting Android devices, according to Avast.

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The proportion of internet non-users is highest among the Australian elderly, revealing a digital generation gap, according to a global survey conducted by Avast.

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Monday, 20 December 2021 17:22

Avast warns of Amazon Token crypto scam

Scammers are capitalising on rumours that Amazon may be planning to launch its own cryptocurrency, according to security company Avast.

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Security provider Avast claims to have found a backdoor on the Windows network of a US Government commission that is associated with international rights, but has been unable to get the body to engage in order to resolve the problem.

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Monday, 22 November 2021 11:23

Avast adds network discovery to Business Hub

Security vendor Avast has added a network discovery tool to its Business Hub platform.

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Researchers from the Slovakian security firm ESET claim to have discovered a new malware family that targets systems that run Linux but have not yet discovered how the malware infects such systems.

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Security vendor Avast says the chance of home PC users encountering cyber threats has increased by approximately 5% since last year.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 30 July 2021 12:30

AMTSO elects new board

Cybersecurity testing standard community AMTSO has elected a new board, appointing Alexander Ivanyuk, Acronis senior director of product and technology, and David Ellis, SecureIQLab vice president of sales and corporate relations, as new board members.

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If you're not downloading Android apps from official, trusted app stores, if you're not checking multiple reviews, if you're not carefully checking permissions or using strong anti-virus, then Android users beware - fake apps and banking trojans could find their way onto your Android-powered smartphone.

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Avast has identified a “new cryptocurrency-stealing malware” that steals cryptocurrency wallet addresses and “redirects the transactions by replacing the recipients’ crypto wallet addresses with its own.” According to Avast, the malware has stolen US$560, 000 from users since November 2018.

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Australian consumers and businesses should be more security conscious when using IoT devices, according to a senior executive from digital security products vendor Avast who issued his warning following a recent cyber attack on security camera provider Verkada.

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Advances in smart home technology are changing Australian homes, but they are also opening up opportunities for attackers, according to a new survey by Avast Security.

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Given the continuing COVID-19 outbreaks and fluctuating restrictions in Australia, security firm Avast is “urging individuals and businesses to be aware of the cyber threats around QR codes and potential COVID-19 vaccination online scams.”

Published in Security
Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:58

Avast warns of malware in browser extensions

Security vendor Avast has identified malware hidden in at least 25 third-party Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions. These extensions are associated with big-name sites including Instagram and Facebook.

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Czech anti-virus firm Avast has been forced to disable a JavaScript interpreter within its software after a Google vulnerability researcher detailed how the emulator could be abused to effect a remote exploit.

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Security firm Avast has revealed that its internal network was breached through the use of a compromised VPN profile, with the target being CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems and has been downloaded more than two billion times.

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Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab claims to have uncovered a sophisticated supply chain attack which used the live update utility that comes on hardware made by ASUS, the fifth largest PC supplier which is based in Taiwan, with the attack having taken place between June and November 2018.

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Czech cyber security firm Avast has pulled the latest version of its popular CCleaner utility for Windows, after it evoked a negative reaction due to a number of changes around privacy.

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The attackers who compromised CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, did so by using TeamViewer on a developer workstation.

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Czech security company Avast says it has found evidence of ShadowPad, a specialised tool used by a specific group of cyber criminals, installed on four computers at Piriform, a company it acquired last year.

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