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Hacker hall of fame

March 2020
March 9, 2020

RESEARCHER DAVID EADE REPORTS ANTITRACK BUG TO AVAST

Big thanks to David Eade for reporting security issues affecting Avast and AVG AntiTrack. Following David’s submission, we fixed the issues in versions 1.5.1.172 of Avast AntiTrack and version 2.0.0.178 of AVG AntiTrack. David discovered security issues affecting AntiTrack users in regards to how HTTPS filtering occurred. With this feature

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January 2020
January 21, 2020

A TRIBUTE TO OUR SECURITY RESEARCH COMMUNITY

In October 2019, our ongoing collaboration with the security community paid dividends when four external security researchers discovered a local privilege escalation vulnerability affecting the Avast Secure Browser (ASB) updater. This was a first for Avast as never before have four researchers reported the same vulnerability to us; a pleasant

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January 10, 2020

RESEARCHER WLADIMIR PALANT SUPPORTS AVAST'S EFFORTS TO PROTECT ITS USERS, BY SUBMITTING VULNERABILITY REPORTS

The heros behind bug submissions often remain anonymous which is something we would like to change for 2020. We want to raise awareness around the importance of bug and vulnerability reports, and encourage researchers to use our responsible disclosure process to report findings. Therefore, we have today introduced our new “Bounty Hunter Credits”

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