Avast launches AI-based software to block phishing attacks
Global cybersecurity firm Avast has released an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based software to block phishing attacks. The software is a free and premium flagship consumer security product, the Prague, Czech Republic-headquartered company said in a statement. The product designed to ensure enhanced detection of the phishing attacks by automatically checking a site’s URL for suspicious tokens, domain meta information, and inspecting the visual aspects of sites.
This technology allows it to recognize new phishing attacks in seconds and protecting users across all platforms from falling victim to phishing scams. This unique technology allows Avast to recognize new phishing sites in seconds. Also, Protecting Avast users across all platforms from falling victim of phishing scams and other fraudulent emails.
Do Not Disturb Mode
Avast’s new Do Not Disturb Mode silences alerts including those from third-party applications, such as Windows, email, chat and browser notifications while users run applications in full screen. Do Not Disturb Mode is a free feature and prevents applications from distracting or embarrassing users while gaming or presenting.
Sensitive Data Shield
Sensitive Data Shield is a feature that protects premium Avast customers with an additional safety net from cybercriminals and spies. The feature identifies sensitive files, such as tax files, health records, and travel documents. And it gives users the option to “shield” and protect access to these files. This way, unauthorized third parties and programs, such as malware, are unable to read and alter the files. And it allowing users to take back control of their sensitive data.
Improved Smart Scan
Avast’s Smart Scan feature combines scans for viruses, software updates, network problems, and performance issues into one concentrated scan. It allows free and premium users to check for a range of issues with just one click. And it has been optimized to scan and identify any problems with the PC, twice as quickly as before.
Enhanced network security
Avast’s Wi-Fi Inspector feature, a free feature which scans routers, PCs, mobile and IoT devices connected to users’ network and provides solutions on how to fix issues found, has been enhanced for improved device identification and more thorough detection of security vulnerabilities and similar weaknesses. The feature displays devices found on the network on a detailed map. Hence Making it easier for people to navigate and control the devices connected to their local network.
So using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Avast 2019 ensures enhanced detection of phishing websites by automatically checking a site’s URL for suspicious tokens, domain meta information, and inspecting the visual aspects of sites.