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Pierluigi Paganini May 05, 2022
A couple of 10-Year-Old flaws affect Avast and AVG antivirusïżŒ

Researcher discovered a couple of high-severity security flaws that affect a driver used by Avast and AVG antivirus solutions. SentinelOne researcher Kasif Dekel discovered two high-severity security vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2022-26522 and CVE-2022-26523, that affect a driver used by Avast and AVG antivirus solutions. The bugs reside in the anti-rootkit kernel driver named aswArPot.sys which […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2022
Avast released a free decryptor for TargetCompany ransomware

Cybersecurity firm Avast has released a decryption tool to allow victims of TargetCompany ransomware to recover their files for free. Czech cybersecurity software firm Avast has released a decryption tool that could allow victims of the TargetCompany ransomware to recover their files for free under certain circumstances. The experts warn that the decryptor consumes most of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2020
Avast disables the JavaScript engine component due to a severe issue

Antivirus maker Avast has disabled a core component of its antivirus to address a severe vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to control users’ PC. The Antivirus maker Avast has disabled a major component of its antivirus engine to address a severe vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to hack into users’ PCs. The issue […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2019
Mozilla removed 4 Avast and AVG extensions for spying on Firefox users

Mozilla has removed four extensions from Avast and AVG from the Firefox site that are suspected to track user activity online. Four Avast and AVG Firefox extensions have been removed from Mozilla Addons Site over concerns of spying of users. “This add-on violates Mozilla’s add-on policy by collecting data without user disclosure or consent,” explained […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 21, 2019
Avast internal network breached for the second time by sophisticated hackers

The popular security firm Avast disclosed today a security breach that impacted its internal network accessed via a compromised VPN profile. The security firm Avast disclosed today a security breach that impacted its internal network, according to a statement published by the company, the intent of the hackers was to carry out a supply chain […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2017
Avast releases open sources Machine-Code Decompiler (RetDec) to fight malware

RetDec is the retargetable machine-code decompiler (RetDec) released by the anti-malware firm Avast to boost the fight against malicious codes. The anti-malware company Avast announced the release of retargetable machine-code decompiler (RetDec) as open source in an effort to boost the fight against malicious codes. RetDec, short for Retargetable Decompiler, was originally created as a joint project by the Faculty of Information […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2015
Android adware infected more than 15 millions users via Play store

Security experts at Avast have discovered three malicious Android apps that were serving Adware, more than 15 million users infected via Play store. Adware is one of the most insidious threat to the mobile platform, this family of malicious code is used by threat actors to automatically display or downloads advertising material when a user […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2015
Linux DDoS Trojan embeds RootKit component

Security experts at Avast have analyzed a new strain of DDoS trojan targeting Linux operating system dubbed XOR.DDoS which embeds a RootKit component. Security experts at Avast have identified a new strain of Linux DDoS Trojan with a built-in rootkit. Researchers suspect that a threat actor is recruiting a large number bots that could be […]