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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One week until AVG flogs your web browsing and search history…

Wouldn’t it be better if AVG made *new* users of their free product consent to sharing of their internet activity to advertising companies, and gave existing users the *option* of joining in with the data-sharing if they liked the idea?

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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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AVG and Avira anti-virus websites attacked by pro-Palestinian hackers

The websites of AVG and Avira, developers of some of the world’s most popular free anti-virus products, appear to have been hacked by a pro-Palestinian group.

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Google: Top things you may want to remove from your PC

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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AVG, NOD32, Trend Micro, Sophos and Symantec: Who is the best?

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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