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McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021

In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed and interpreted.

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Family Safety

9 Tips to Help Kids Avoid Popular App Scams

 There’s a lot of conversation going on right now around digital apps; only it’s not about TikTok or Twitch. Instead, it’s about the spike in the number of app scams taking place every day—many of them impacting younger consumers.  In a recent report from The Washington Post, nearly two percent of the apps downloaded from the Apple store in a single day were scams costing consumers an estimated $48 million. A similar report ...

Life at McAfee

My Journey from Intern to Principal Engineer

Written by Shuborno, Principal Engineer At McAfee, architects and engineers continuously have opportunities to make decisions that impact customers and propel exciting and meaningful careers. They also work with leaders focused on supporting their learning and growth. These truths have been constant and driving forces for me throughout my 15+ ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

How to Secure Your Smart Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

How many rooms in your home contain a smart device? From Peloton bikes to showerheads with Bluetooth speakers, smart home technology is rapidly making its way into every room in every household. In fact, the number of smart households (those that contain smart home technology) in the U.S. is expected to grow to 77.05 million by 2025. But with new technology comes new challenges.   Many product designers rush to get ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

Hybrid Workplace Vulnerabilities: 4 Ways to Promote Online Safety

Over the past year and a half, workers everywhere have gotten used to working from home. They have adopted an entirely new work from home mindset and diverted their weekly commuting hours to other productive and more enjoyable pursuits. As parts of the world return to a “new normal,” another change is on the way: ...


Was ist ein VPN und was bringt es?

Wer in letzter Zeit im Homeoffice gearbeitet hat oder öfter geschäftlich unterwegs ist, hat mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit schon einmal von dem Begriff VPN (Virtual Private Network) gehört oder ein solches virtuelles privates Netzwerk bereits genutzt. Aber auch bei Privatanwendern gewinnt das VPN zunehmend an Bedeutung – und das aus ganz ...


Consejos para mantener la seguridad de los niños, en internet

La relación de nuestros hijos con la tecnología es cada vez más temprana y frecuente. Como padres, proteger la seguridad online de los niños se ha convertido en una tarea de gran importancia. Existen algunos trucos que puedes implementar para hacer esta tarea más llevadera. Mantener los dispositivos compartidos en ...

McAfee Labs

Fighting new Ransomware Techniques with McAfee’s Latest Innovations

In 2021 ransomware attacks have been dominant among the bigger cyber security stories. Hence, I was not surprised to see that McAfee’s June 2021 Threat report is primarily focused on this topic. This report provides a large range of statistics using the McAfee data lake behind MVISION Insights, including the ...

McAfee Consumer News

McAfee Partners with American Express to Provide Best-in-Class Security

With the increase in online activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are potentially becoming exposed to more online threats, and nearly 1 in 3 Americans are not confident in their ability to prevent a cyberattack. Through a partnership with American Express via the Amex Offers Program, McAfee is delighted to ...

Family Safety

8 Signs It May Be Time for Parental Controls

Equipping and guiding your digitally connected child is one of the toughest challenges you will face as a parent. As your child grows and changes, so too will their online activities. Friend groups, favorite apps, and online interests can shift from one month to the next, which is why parental ...

McAfee Labs

An Overall Philosophy on the Use of Critical Threat Intelligence

The overarching threat facing cyber organizations today is a highly skilled asymmetric enemy, well-funded and resolute in his task and purpose.   You never can exactly tell how they will come at you, but come they will.  It’s no different than fighting a kinetic foe in that, before you fight, you ...

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