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2023-02-11 01:03   Smishing: The elephant in the room    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Phishing is undoubtedly one of the most popular ways for cybercriminals to start a malicious attack, whether they're looking to steal someone’s identity or distribute malware. Since the emergence of phishing, this attack vector has only been growing — and it doesn’t look like it's going away a

2023-02-10 22:17   Tax-related identity theft: How to protect yourself    #Avast Blog #安全文章 As the tax season approaches, it's important to be aware of the potential for tax-related identity theft and scams. Unfortunately, these types of crimes are all too common, with scammers using various methods to steal personal information and commit fraud.  

2023-02-09 21:11   Avast Threat Labs Q4 2022 Threat Report | Avast    #Avast Blog #安全文章 The Avast Threat Labs Q4 2022 Threat Report observed a rise in social engineering attacks during the final quarter of 2022, including invoice and refund fraud, tech support scams, and others aimed at stealing money. Cybercriminals continued to engage in information theft and spying, with adwar

2023-02-09 15:24   Online Dating Safety Tips | Avast    #Avast Blog #安全文章 With Valentine’s Day looming on the calendar like a pulsing red heart, the online dating world is sure to experience a flutter of activity. But it’s not just lonely hearts who are flocking to the dating sites – unfortunately, predators and scammers are also in the crowd, hoping to take advanta

2023-02-08 15:38   10 Tips for Securely Filing Taxes Online | Avast    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Filing your taxes online can be a convenient and efficient way to get them done, but it's important to be aware of the potential risks. For example, online filing potentially opens your personal information up to exposure in a data breach, which is when someone gains unauthorized access to you

2023-02-07 15:33   Super Bowl ticket scams: Security tips for football fans    #Avast Blog #安全文章 The Super Bowl is one of the most popular and highly anticipated events in the world of sports. Each year, millions of fans flock to the host city to witness the biggest game in American football. But, unfortunately, the hype and excitement surrounding the Super Bowl also attracts a wide range

2023-02-02 15:40   W-2 phishing scams: Everything you need to know    #Avast Blog #安全文章 It's that time of year again – tax season – and, unfortunately, it's also a peak time for phishing scams. Cybercriminals know that people are more likely to be filing their taxes and sharing sensitive information online, so they increase their phishing efforts during this time. In fact, accord

2023-02-01 21:01   ChatGPT: Is its use of people's data even legal?    #Avast Blog #安全文章 In the world of AI and machine learning, the sudden massive popularity of language learning models is a hot topic. These tools — the current most popular of which is probably ChatGPT-3 — are language models that can answer specific questions and even generate code. They can be used in a variet

2023-01-27 16:30   AI in cybersecurity: The good, the bad, and the ugly    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming a powerful tool in the cybersecurity landscape, with the potential to revolutionize the way we detect and respond to cyber threats. However, as with any technology, there are also risks associated with the use of AI in cybersecurity. In this blo

2023-01-26 16:00   Malicious USB devices: What are the risks?    #Avast Blog #安全文章 It's understandable that when people find a misplaced USB drive or memory stick, they want to find out what it contains. Human curiosity is what attackers exploit, after all. However, plugging an unauthenticated device into your own or work computer can be very dangerous, and USB flash drives

2023-01-24 15:45   Cryptocurrencies: How have they influenced cybercrime?    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Cryptocurrencies have now been around for over a decade. Since their inception, they’ve been gaining traction as a legitimate form of currency. However, along with the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, there has also been a rise in the use of cryptocurrencies for cybercrime. Why is that?

2023-01-18 15:51   The dark web in 2023: What's on it?    #Avast Blog #安全文章 When it comes to the internet, most of us only scratch the surface. The vast majority of what we know and use on a daily basis is the "surface web," which includes all the sites that can be easily accessed through a search engine like Google or Bing. But beyond the surface web lies a much larg

2023-01-16 20:16   DDosia: A botnet created to facilitate DDoS attacks    #Avast Blog #安全文章 The DDosia project is a successor of the Bobik botnet linked to the pro-Russian hacker group called NoName(057)16, as revealed in a recent analysis by Avast researcher Martin Chlumecky. The group targets DDoS attacks on private and public organizations in Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Cz

2023-01-12 18:43   Shopping scams: Scammers targeting secondhand shopping sites    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Buying and selling secondhand items has become pretty popular, as there are some platforms that allow people to do it easily from home. One of these platforms is Vinted, which is a well known site in Europe and North America to buy and sell secondhand clothes and other items.

2023-01-05 21:20   Smishing: The new year is here — and so are new scams    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Smishing has become an increasingly popular attack method among cybercriminals – and they’re getting better at using it.