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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #300 on: September 03, 2015, 03:30:48 PM »
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« Reply #301 on: September 04, 2015, 08:58:32 PM »
Tiny Banker hidden in modified WinObj tool from Sysinternals

https://blog.avast.com/2015/09/03/tiny-banker-hidden-in-modified-winobj-tool-from-sysinternals/

This should be a rule!  (Not an avast post but this was where I thought it fit best)

http://www.cityam.com/223409/why-your-ceo-should-wear-hoodie

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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #302 on: September 09, 2015, 10:17:28 PM »
Taking a closer look at cracked Ashley Madison passwords

https://blog.avast.com/2015/09/07/taking-a-closer-look-at-cracked-ashley-madison-passwords/
(See comments here https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.msg1250306#msg1250306)
(The ones shown in the avast blog post display a total lack of intelligence.)

No, Tiffany is not giving away diamond rings on Facebook

https://blog.avast.com/2015/09/08/no-tiffany-is-not-giving-away-diamond-rings-on-facebook/



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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #303 on: September 11, 2015, 06:24:43 PM »
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #304 on: September 15, 2015, 04:38:03 PM »
Ad-injection is an increasingly annoying and dangerous problem

https://blog.avast.com/2015/09/11/ads-love-or-hate/
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #305 on: September 19, 2015, 05:56:48 PM »
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« Reply #306 on: September 24, 2015, 09:07:11 PM »
Apple removes malicious apps from App Store

https://blog.avast.com/2015/09/22/apple-removes-malicious-apps-from-app-store/

Avast team at Webexpo conference

https://blog.avast.com/2015/09/23/avast-team-at-webexpo-conference/

Got an aging parent? Tell them about the Grandparent scam   (I was going to make a comment about Bob but he helps users of all ages. And does a fantabulous job of it.)

https://blog.avast.com/2015/09/24/got-an-aging-parent-tell-them-about-the-grandparent-scam/
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #307 on: September 28, 2015, 07:33:05 PM »
Technical support phone scams are still going strong

https://blog.avast.com/2015/08/25/technical-support-phone-scams-are-still-going-strong/

Personal note: I hope the third party support avast has hired improves since it reflects back on avast.
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #308 on: September 29, 2015, 03:25:05 PM »
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #309 on: September 30, 2015, 08:50:14 PM »
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #310 on: October 02, 2015, 09:25:04 PM »
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #311 on: October 07, 2015, 09:11:04 PM »
Has the Windows Phone Store become a new target for hackers?

https://blog.avast.com/2015/10/06/has-the-windows-phone-store-become-a-new-target-for-hackers/

Life beyond the screen: Coming face to face with technology addiction

https://blog.avast.com/2015/10/07/life-beyond-the-screen-coming-face-to-face-with-technology-addiction/#more-37805

Monthly Android updates are ‘unrealistic’, says HTC   (Posted by avast on Google+)

http://business-reporter.co.uk/2015/10/06/monthly-android-updates-are-unrealistic-says-htc/
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #312 on: October 10, 2015, 04:14:10 PM »
Prague’s Astronomical Clock makes Google’s front page   (Posted by avast on Google+)

http://www.praguepost.com/142-culture/50150-prague-s-astronomical-clock-makes-google-s-front-page
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #313 on: October 10, 2015, 04:52:14 PM »
Prague’s Astronomical Clock makes Google’s front page   (Posted by avast on Google+)

http://www.praguepost.com/142-culture/50150-prague-s-astronomical-clock-makes-google-s-front-page

Very interesting:
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605th anniversary of the clock, which was finished in 1410.

At first I thought it was about some sort of new Atomic not Astronomic clock, before reading the article ;D
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Re: Avast Blog Posts
« Reply #314 on: October 10, 2015, 07:10:57 PM »
Prague’s Astronomical Clock makes Google’s front page   (Posted by avast on Google+)

http://www.praguepost.com/142-culture/50150-prague-s-astronomical-clock-makes-google-s-front-page

Very interesting:
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605th anniversary of the clock, which was finished in 1410.

At first I thought it was about some sort of new Atomic not Astronomic clock, before reading the article ;D
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