Tag Archives: AVG

Facebook scams still top security threat

malware Security experts at AVG have published their latest weekly threat update, which sees the usual Facebook survey scams continuing to top the charts of the most prevalent threats. This week has.. more
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New research shows parents spy on kids online habits

internet New research from security specialists AVG has shown that parents around the world are concerned with how to protect their kids online, as more and more 10 to 13-year-olds have the.. more
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Kids reach digital maturity at 11

internet Recent research carried out by AVG has found that by the age of eleven, most children have reached “digital maturity or digital adulthood.” A survey of 4000 parents with kids aged.. more
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AVG threat report: Part four

The final part of the AVG threat report we are going to look at is the ever-growing threat to mobile devices, specifically those that run the Android OS. Android is now the most popular mobile OS with 100 million devices connected and 550,000 added each.. more
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AVG threat report: Part three

Part three of our feature on the latest quarterly threat report from AVG will look at “blackhole” exploits, which is the most prevalent attack toolkit, with 34 million reported to the AV experts last quarter. The toolkit is a commercial piece of software which can.. more
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AVG threat report: Part two

AVG’s quarterly threat report has, of course, examined the issue of socially engineered malware on social network sites. Facebook has become the second most used website in the world, with an estimated 750 million people logging on every day. As such, it represents a hotbed.. more
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AVG threat report: Part one

Security experts AVG have released their quarterly threat report today, which illustrates the changing landscape of malware as our digitally connected lives continue to evolve. As such, we will be producing a series of articles outlining each of the threats consumers are most at risk.. more
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Complacency of young web users is increasing cybercrime

A new report by AVG shows that cybercrime has exploded over the last decade and for the most part, this is due to the “surprising complacency of younger users”. The research, which is based on a survey commissioned by AVG and carried out by Future.. more
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Mobile malware up by 273%

Mobile malware is up 273% in the first half of 2011, according to a report by AVG Antivirus. The report cites a study by fellow security experts G Data as the source for the figures, which also states that the increase is so vast a.. more
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