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Malware
Crypt888 ransomware evolving in an 'unusual' way, says AVG
Instead of evolving the strain's capabilities, Crypt888 developers instead experimented with languages and UIs, rather than changing the coding.
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AVG publishes 2Q16 results ahead of merger with Avast
AVG has announced its second quarter 2016 financial results, bringing in $105 million ahead of its merger with Avast in the coming months.
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Cybersecurity
Avast acquires AVG for $1.3billion
Avast Software has just announced its acquisition of fellow industry pioneer, security provider and long time rival AVG Technologies.
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Cybersecurity
Technologies to change how we connect with the digital world
“Upgrading and updating all your software, devices, gadgets and equipment has never been as critical – and it becomes life or death in 2016.”
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Android
The apps sucking the life out of your phone
The latest report from AVG Technologies reveals what the top apps are for draining battery life on Android devices.
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AVG ramps up security offerings with new Business Edition
Artificial intelligence, crowd intelligence technology and streamlined installation feature in AVG's new suite, which offers new value for resellers.
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AVG ups ante with premium remote control capability
AVG has launched the latest version of its Managed Workplace, promising partners the chance to do away with third party remote control offerings.
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AVG releases new privacy policy, challenges industry to follow
"AVG’s One-Page Privacy Policy affirms its commitment to its users and their fundamental right to control how their information is being used."
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Apps
Heads up: these apps will chew through your battery & data
The top 10 favourite smartphone apps that eat up the most phone battery, storage and data allowance.
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AVG Technologies snaps up Privax, global privacy provider
"Privacy is the new currency of the digital era, particularly as the internet population is expected to double over the next five years."
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Managed Services
Resellers must evolve into MSPs or risk dying in wake of IoT
The internet of things is increasing the need for resellers to transform themselves into managed service providers says AVG's Michael McKinnon.
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AVG Technologies
Vulnerable mobile apps ‘just waiting to be exploited’
Hackers are finding ways to get around stringent app store controls, says AVG CTO Yuval Ben-Itzhak.
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AVG releases Business SSO for IT providers and small businesses
AVG Technologies, the online security company, has announced the immediate availability of AVG Business Secure Sign-On (SSO).
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Smartphone
Kiwi baby boomers feeling patronised by tech companies
Babyboomers and seniors feel technology companies talk down to them
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Apple
Social networks drain smartphone batteries, says AVG
Aside from the usual suspects like games and social media, streaming and even pre-installed apps are the most likely to chew your smartphone or tablet battery and storage.
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VPN
AVG steps up its Wi-Fi security offerings
AVG has launched a new version of the AVG Wi-Fi Assistant, an Android app that protects users from Wi-Fri tracking and hacking
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AVG: NZ teachers need online safety support...
"Today’s teachers are not only using the internet regularly as part of their lessons, they are increasingly having to deal with the wider issues it generates and quite often, without any formal training."
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Malware
Moving on from Heartbleed – What’s next for Open source?
The frenzy around Heartbleed has distracted the technology industry from some important, material facts about Open source software...
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
Connected Kiwi men struggle with work/life balance
The combination of mobility in the workplace and the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is making it harder for Kiwi men to separate work and play.
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Apple
Kiwis urged to consider 'privacy balance'
If the Edward Snowden situation has taught us one thing, it might be that privacy is very often just an illusion.
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Malware
AVG AntiVirus surpasses 100m Android downloads
AVG’s free application now ranks among top security downloads on Google Play Store.
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Cloud
Not a CloudCare in the world as AVG seals acquisition
Following acquisition of LPI Level Platforms, security vendor launches AVG CloudCare across ANZ to expand SMB market opportunity.
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Cloud
Malware in game hacks might deliver Pyrrhic victories
AVG reckons 90% of hacks and cracks are infested with malware.
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Apple
AVG updates anti-virus for Android and iOS
Mobile security provider responds to growth in mobile security with new safe browsers across operating systems.