Gary Davis

Gary Davis was previously McAfee's Consumer Security Evangelist providing security education and advice to businesses and consumers.

He is a sought-after speaker on trends in digital security, appearing at conferences and events, as well as security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets and publications such as ABC, NBC, FOX, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine and others.

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Consumer Threat Notices

Cracking Passwords is as Easy as “123”

One month after announcing a corporate data raid affecting 2.9 million of their users, Adobe has found the extent of this breach to be even larger than initial estimates. The count of compromised users has increased to 38 million–13 times what they originally thought. The volume of leaked user data, ...

Consumer Threat Notices

SnapHack: Hacking for the Greater Good?

Most hacks and attacks introduced on this blog are blatantly malicious, looking to nab your valuable information. However, this may not be the case with app designer Darren Jones. Jones claims to have created his hack in order to prove that change is needed when it comes to photo messaging ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Microsoft Agrees: Home Users Need More than Antivirus Alone

After years of telling users that Microsoft Security Essentials was enough to protect their PCs from security threats, Microsoft has begun to sing a different tune. In an interview conducted by PC Magazine, Microsoft’s Senior Program Manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, Holly Stewart, admitted that Microsoft provides its ...

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Cyberbullying: Words do Hurt When it Comes to Social Media

We all know the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” however, as the incidence of cyberbullying grows across the Internet, this may no longer be true. On the Internet, hurtful words can become more visible and more brutal than ever and seen ...

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Is Dropbox Dropping in on Your Shared Files?

The ability to instantly share and interact through online sources has become an expected part of our daily lives. We live in a time where any service that helps make this happen is quickly welcomed. And because of this mentality, cloud services such as Dropbox, where people can access shared ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Hackers are Cashing in on Instagram Likes

They say popularity has its price. This saying holds a new weight when it comes to the growing influence of social media. In fact, your “Likes” may be worth more to hackers than your credit card number. As counterintuitive as it may seem, your social clout has become the new ...

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Mobile Bankers Beware: A New Phishing Scam Wants Your Money

As a growing number of smartphone owners get increasingly comfortable using their mobile devices for everything from shopping online to depositing checks, cybercriminals are finding new ways to take advantage of our growing reliance on our smartphones and tablets. Savvy scammers equipped with Photoshop & some computer programming skills are ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Don’t Take a Bite out of that Apple Gift Card Scam

Good rule of thumb on the web: When it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Those ads on the right side of your web page, promising to give you a brand new iPad for absolutely free…probably a scam. The direct message on Twitter you received stating that ...

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Who’s watching whom? Is Your Smart TV Spying on You?

Like something right out of George Orwell’s 1984, it turns out that Big Brother, or Big Hacker in this case, may in fact be watching you—through your television. Recent research shows that Smart TVs are just as vulnerable to a hacking attack as your home computer. After months of research ...

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Hit the brakes! How Secure is Your Car’s Computer?

As everyday items become increasingly computerized and Internet-connected, the convenience and efficiency of our lives has improved more than we could have imagined. Like something out of the Jetsons, we are seeing numerous technological advancements applied to kitchen appliances and other everyday household items to optimize our experience. Refrigerators, thermostats, ...

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