Category Archives: Avast

IoT explodes worldwide, researchers investigate security issues present in the devices real users own

About 40 percent of households across the globe now contain at least one IoT device, according to Avast. In North America, that number is almost double, at 66 percent, bringing with it an associated growth in cybersecurity risks. The findings have been published in a new research paper “All Things Considered: An Analysis of IoT Devices on Home Networks”. The research is the largest global study to date examining the state of IoT devices. Avast … More

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New infosec products of the week: June 14, 2019

Skybox Security Suite 10 to simplify enterprise security management processes Skybox Security Suite 10 brings an intuitive, customizable user experience to simplify management of vulnerabilities, security policies, firewalls and changes from a central solution. Cloud and operational technology (OT) security insights are integrated seamlessly for uniform risk management across hybrid networks. SecBI extends its threat detection solution with automated response SecBI announced the extension of its agent-less, threat detection solution with automated response. Now security … More

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Avast Patch Management service helps small businesses manage security updates

Avast, the world leader in digital security products, has launched a new Patch Management service to help small and mid-sized businesses manage necessary security updates more easily and efficiently. Around 50% of software vulnerabilities exploited occur within 2-4 weeks of a software update being released, however, the time-intensive evaluation and required testing of patches means businesses on average take 120 days to implement the updates, exposing them to severe risk. Avast Business Patch Management offers … More

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Microsoft updates break AV software, again!

Microsoft’s May 2019 security fixes have again disrupted the normal functioning of some endpoint security products on certain Windows versions. Current problems “We have had a few customers reporting that following on from the Microsoft Windows 14th May patches they are experiencing a hang on boot where the machines appear to get stuck on ‘Configuring 30%’,” UK-based Sophos explained. “We have currently only identified the issue on a few customers running Windows 7 and Windows … More

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