Hackers make money using other computers, smart phones and other smart devices for mining. At the World Mobile Congress, Avast talked about the infection by the mining software and introduced a new cloud protection system.
According to experts from Avast, about infection by miners it’s too early to speak of as an epidemic, but alarming symptoms are already noticeable everywhere. For example, with a network of 15 thousand smart refrigerators connected to the Internet, in just four days you can earn about a thousand dollars. And because now not only smartphones and computers are connected to the network, but also refrigerators, toothbrushes and audio systems, the scale to a potential threat scares even security experts.
To fight with the “black” miners and other intruders, Avast has created Avast Smart Home Security, a cloud-based AI service that can protect all devices connected to the Internet. The Internet market in the coming years will grow to 75 billion connected devices, so you need to prepare for their protection now. The Avast Smart Home Security system can prevent attacks from the Internet and warn users about an attempt to gain unauthorized access through the application. Details on the development of Avast is going to be revealed later.