IB from AvastАндрей Markeev | 03.10.2019
The company unveiled an updated its line of antivirus solutions told about global trends in cybercrime.
Today, the products sold under the brands of Avast and AVG, uses about 400 million users and many probably know about the Avast free antivirus. But in portfolio there
a few other developments aimed at protecting customers against viruses, and to hide the traces of their stay in the Network.
Aleksey Fedorov, head of the Avast in Russia, stressed that this year the company has consolidated its disparate anti-virus software under one wing and now offers a single solution
Premium Security for various devices running on different platforms. Only this product can be installed on ten devices, both mobile and stationary.
Also significant processing undergone another famous product of the company – Secure Browser. According to the company, in its new version, called Zermatt, improved
performance and save battery. For example, new controls browser reduces the load on the CPU and OS to 50%, and it is more energy-efficient by 20%.
In addition, the browser has been updated technology Anti-Fingerprinting, designed to protect users from advanced data collection methods and advanced attacks by cyber criminals, which
I want to use the installed software modules.
To ensure the privacy of the user’s location in the Network and allows the program AntiTrack, deliver and display annoying ads.
In addition, the portfolio Avast AntiTrack a Cleanup decision, which serves to remove from the computer are out of date files and optimize its performance.
Although criminals still often use standard ways of hacking, for example, in Russia 54,27% of all of deaths were caused by viruses that infect the file system with the development
mobile platforms and Internet of things, widespread new trends hacker attacks.
Michael Salad (Michal Salat), Director of Department of the analysis of threats Avast, said that increasingly, attackers are using to spy on users of various mobile applications.
With the help of a special platform experts Avast reviewed 937 applications for flashlights in the Google Play Store and found that these programs under Android OS request an average of 25
permissions to access different functions and data smartphones not needed for the immediate operation. And according to the results, 408 applications requesting up to 10 resolutions, 267 — from
11 to 49 permits, and 262 applications request from 50 to 77 permits.
Simultaneously with this, a growing number of attacks on various elements of the Internet of things. This confirms another experiment, experts Avast, which found 500 IoT trap with an open port
which imitated the streaming items, web cameras and routers. In just two hours, the hackers made more than 500,000 alleged attacks on IoT devices.
Cracking, in reality, only one such device, cyber criminals can take control of the entire network to which it is connected.