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dby 23:47   Deepfake video call: New effort discovered    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Since I wrote about the creation and weaponization of deepfake videos back in October 2020, the situation has worsened. Earlier this month, several European mayors received video calls from Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv. These calls turned out to be impersonations, generated by trickster

2022-06-28 20:00   Malware-as-a-service is spreading among teens    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Sometimes when you’re doing research, you stumble across something unexpected. That’s what happened to the Avast team when they were investigating ransomware. They found something that seemed like regular ransomware, but there were a few weird things that caught their eye. The first: The reque

2022-06-28 20:00   Kids are forming hacking groups online. Here's what to do about it.    #Avast Blog #安全文章 When people hear the word “hacker,” they probably picture a man sitting alone in a dark room in front of a computer. He has a black screen with green computer code in front of him. Maybe he’s wearing a hoodie with the hood pulled up. (He’s definitely wearing a hoodie with the hood pulled up.)

2022-06-24 22:19   ToddyCat claws at Asian governments    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Researchers are monitoring an advanced persistent threat (APT) codenamed ToddyCat that has been linked to attacks on government and military entities in Europe and Asia since at least December 2020. Using an unknown exploit to deploy the Chopper web shell, the group targets Microsoft Exchange

2022-06-23 16:22   Vishing scams on the rise: How to protect yourself    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Vishing scams have quickly become another major security threat for people around the globe. And although Interpol has cracked down in recent days, the risk of being targeted — and falling victim — to vishing scams has reached new heights.

2022-06-23 16:14   The secret gay history of the modern internet    #Avast Blog #安全文章 David Bohnett was born 13 years before the Stonewall Revolution, which kicked off the modern day gay civil rights movement in 1969 – and his early life tragically mirrored the struggle. His first lover took his own life because he couldn’t reconcile his religion and his sexuality; he was in th

2022-06-22 15:51   RSocks criminal botnet taken down    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Last week, the US Department of Justice announced the takedown of Russian IoT botnet and proxy service for hire RSocks. Working with various European law enforcement agencies, the FBI used undercover purchases of the site’s services to map out its infrastructure and operations. 

2022-06-20 14:48   Money20/20: Talking digital identity and the rise of embedded finance    #Avast Blog #安全文章 When I first attended Money20/20, the conference’s name was a nod towards a vision of financial services in a future year. Ironically, when the year 2020 finally arrived, the conference organizers were unable to continue their guidance - in that period of pandemic, in-person events were not po

2022-06-17 21:26   Meta Bridges 2D And 3D With Crayta | Avast    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that user-generated tools like Crayta will help bridge the 2D gaming experiences on Facebook with the 3D world of the metaverse. Meta acquired Crayta last year when it bought Unity 2 Games. The company has since beefed up the user-generated content

2022-06-17 19:31   eIDAS 2.0 Amendments | Avast    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Avast’s views and opinion on the Draft Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 as regards establishing a framework for a European Digital Identity. Published by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Ma

2022-06-17 17:00   Digital wellbeing: Do free countries have more of it?    #Avast Blog #安全文章 How are you all doing out there, Internet People? According to the first ever Avast Digital Wellbeing Report, it’s a mixed bag. We wanted to analyze the relationship between a country’s freedom of the internet, measured by its Freedom on the Net Index, and the digital wellbeing of its citizens

2022-06-17 16:56   Russian Disinformation Evolving Across the Globe | Avast    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Authors: Sadia Afroz and Vibhor Sehgal. On February 24, a conspiracy theory emerged that Russia attacked Ukraine to destroy a clandestine U.S. weapons program. This narrative, started by a QAnon follower on Twitter, quickly became one of the “official” reasons for invading Ukraine. The Russian

2022-06-17 02:44   Transgender women found and created community in the 1980s internet    #Avast Blog #安全文章 This article is part of a multi-article series celebrating Pride month and the role the internet has played in the history of the LGBTQIA+ community.  The internet has played an outsized and very visible role in the massive political and social gains of transgender people over the past tw

2022-06-15 23:15   Panel discussion at Consensus 2022: Is Web 3.0 more hype or reality?    #Avast Blog #安全文章 Earlier this month, Drummond Reed was one of the panelists at CoinDesk's 2022 Consensus conference discussing “The Promise of Self-Sovereign Data and Web 3.0 Identity Solutions: Real or Mirage?” Reed, who heads Digital Trust Services for Avast, spoke about the evolution of these solutions and

2022-06-15 22:08   Lottery scams: Don’t be fooled    #Avast Blog #安全文章 It’s everybody’s fantasy to win the lottery, or a sweepstakes, or a fun prize like an iPad, and scammers know this. They use it to their advantage in various ploys designed to steal users’ money and personal information. Like romance scams, supply chain scams, and other financial scams, these