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The #WannaCry ransomware hit hard but do you know why it happened and who was behind it? BBC News breaks down the real story behind the biggest threat epidemic like why the NHS chose not to use a closed secure network
The WannaCry ransomware hit hard but do you know why it happened

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack: Your questions answered - BBC News

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Donny Coutts
Avast Software
Avast Software
05/24/2017 at 08:21. Facebook
You may love downloading new apps or video games, but that doesn't mean your Windows 10 computer has to stay in the slow lane!
You may love downloading new apps or video games but that doesnt

Top 5 ways to speed up your Windows 10 computer

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Tommy Lai
Robin Morton
Lorne Greene
Avast Software
Avast Software
05/23/2017 at 13:52. Facebook
Fake posts about missing family members from the Ariana Grande bombing continue to be shared via Twitter in an attempt for quick re-tweets and clicks to retail sites.
Fake posts about missing family members from the Ariana Grande bombing continue

Manchester attack: Social media trolls spread fake posts about missing children

telegraph.co.uk
Russ Bul
Amphiaraus Diónysos
Edward Simon
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Avast Software
05/23/2017 at 13:22. Facebook
In the wake of the #WannaCry and #Adylkell threats, it is time update your security software ASAP via The Parallax
In the wake of the WannaCry and Adylkell threats it is time

How to keep your software up-to-date - The Parallax

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Lewis CG Kelly
Niall Deakin
Avast Software
Avast Software
05/19/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
It's not a ransomware like #WannaCry, but that doesn't mean it's not a serious threat. Adylkuzz silently eats away at your computer power to help fund its cryptocurrency, making it a lucrative threat against you.
Its not a ransomware like WannaCry but that doesnt mean its not

Meet Adylkuzz: cryptocurrency mining malware spreading using the same exploit as WannaCry

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Scott Forbes
Peter Carroll
Tom Dyson
Avast ransomware decryptor tools now decrypts .WALLET file extensions. Have you been hit by the Crysis ransomware?
Don't pay the ransom, download the free tools!
Avast ransomware decryptor tools now decrypts WALLET file extensions Have you been

Avast releases four free ransomware decryptors

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Jayson Grieve
George Searle
Grant Deshane
New Adylkuzz ransomware attack is the silent attacker that is worse than #Wannacry. Instead of encrypting your data and asking you to pay the ransom, this bigger threat silently installs cryptocurrency on your PC without you even knowing.
New Adylkuzz ransomware attack is the silent attacker that is worse than

There's another hacking attack right now, and it's making more money than WannaCry

mashable.com
Peter Carroll
Ron Leikam
Mobile phone thefts are on the rise. Now you can capture thieves in the action with the help of Avast Mobile Security remote controls.
Mobile phone thefts are on the rise Now you can capture thieves

Avast Mobile Security Pro now includes Avast Anti-Theft

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Jay Nathaniel Blayk
Warf White
Eric Wilmore
More than 500,000 detections have now been uncovered in what is now considered the worst case of ransomware in history.
More than 500000 detections have now been uncovered in what is now

WannaCry Update - The Worst Ransomware Outbreak in History

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Rex Erskine
Rahim Malekzai
Robin Palmer
Microsoft releases security patch designed for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003 to protect you against the latest ransomware attack, while advising users to "use vigilance when opening documents from untrusted or unknown sources."
Microsoft releases security patch designed for Windows XP Windows 8 and Windows

Microsoft releases Windows XP patch for WannaCrypt ransomware

mashable.com
Greg Pithers
Eric Wilmore
Andrew Whyte
Avoid becoming the next victim of the Wannacry ransomware attack by running Windows Update on your devices and installing the latest security patches.
Avoid becoming the next victim of the Wannacry ransomware attack by running

How One Simple Trick Just Put Out That Huge Ransomware Fire

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Clearie Lewis
George Yunk
Cal Nicol
Avast protects you against WanaCrypt0r 2.0. The growing ransomware epidemic hit hard with more than 57,000 detections so far, targeting Telefonica and NHS. Read more on this breaking story
Avast protects you against WanaCrypt0r 20 The growing ransomware epidemic hit hard

Ransomware that infected Telefonica and NHS hospitals is spreading aggressively, with over 50,000 attacks so far, today

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Paul Morgan
Chris Partos Bro
John Holland
"True con artists, the criminals behind these play to your vulnerabilities, take advantage of your tendency to trust, and trick you – with an email from what you think is a reputable sender"
True con artists the criminals behind these play to your vulnerabilities take

The ways of the hacker: Exactly how do they violate your online privacy?

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Dave Ginn
Barry Wright
Brian Leonard
Cybercriminals can target smart homes with ransomware while being miles away from you. If your home was haunted by cyber threats, would you pay the ransom to gain back control?
Cybercriminals can target smart homes with ransomware while being miles away from

When 'Smart Homes' Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet

forbes.com
Donny Coutts
Ben Knight
Robert Tyler
What if your smart home turned on you? Our favorite Mr. Robot​ episode shows how a house of horror could be a real deal [ Bit.ly Link ]
What if your smart home turned on you Our favorite Mr Robot
Steve Caunce
The Human Rights Foundation chairman, Claudio Guarnieri, and our Avast security ambassador will discuss “Hacking Democracy: Power and Propaganda in the Digital Age,” today at re:publica 17 in Berlin.
The Human Rights Foundation chairman Claudio Guarnieri and our Avast security ambassador

Avast security ambassador Garry Kasparov speaking at 2017 re:publica

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Scammers are using new techniques to access your log in credentials. "Instead of sending an email with a link to a fake Google, Facebook, or Amazon log-in site, scammers are generating authentic password reset emails, then phishing their victims for the one-time access code those emails contain."
Scammers are using new techniques to access your log in credentials Instead

What to do when your password gets reset - The Parallax

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Matthew Reed
Ben Armstrong
Garry Karl Edwards
Between Turkey's recent ban on Wikipedia and the U.S government giving ISP's permission to sell internet user personal data, the hunt for a good VPN is at an all time high. However, as the search continues, so do the scams. [ Goo.gl Link ]
Between Turkeys recent ban on Wikipedia and the US government giving ISPs

How to spot a fake VPN

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Simon Bowen
Karl Austin
Pete Thompson
Using passwords like '123456' and even 'password' makes you an easy target for a hack AND will affect everything from your livelihood to your relationships. Use #WorldPasswordDay to select stronger passwords to protect your info from prying eyes.
Using passwords like 123456 and even password makes you an easy target

Can your bad passwords cost you money and cause trouble?

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Stephen Hugh Cook
Matthew Reed
Peter Hodge