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CCleaner, distributed by anti-virus firm Avast, contained malicious backdoor

Trusted by millions, distributed by an anti-virus company, CCleaner compromised the security of users with a malicious backdoor.


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Big news in the anti-virus industry. Avast to acquire AVG for $1.3 billion

Two of Europe’s most famous anti-virus companies, famous for their free product editions and founded in what was at the time Czechoslovakia, are looking to become one. How much money is on the table from Avast to acquire AVG? A tidy $1.3 billion. Here is what Avast CEO Vince Steckler has to say: “Under an


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Millions of Android users at risk from adware, secretly lurking inside Google Play apps

Beware! That game you downloaded from the official Google Play store might contain some unpleasant adware.


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Avast anti-virus forum hacked, 400,000 users affected

Yes, you heard that right.

A security company has suffered a security breach. The irony shouldn’t be lost on any of us.


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Vigilance saves Avast anti-virus from having its website pwned

It has been revealed that WhatsApp, AVG and Avira weren’t the only companies to be targeted by a pro-Palestinian hacking gang this week.

Find out how human vigilance saved one security company’s bacon.


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