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What Is the CurveBall Bug? Here’s What You Need to Know 

Today, it was announced that researchers published proof of concept code (essentially, an exercise to determine if an idea is a reality) that exploits a recently patched vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS). The vulnerability, named CurveBall, impacts the components that handle the encryption and decryption mechanisms in the Windows OS, which inherently help protect sensitive information. How It Works  So how does this vulnerability work, exactly? For starters, unsafe sites or files can disguise themselves as legitimate ...

Consumer

The Top Technology Takeaways From CES 2020

Another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come and gone. Every year, this trade show joins practically everyone in the consumer electronics industry to show off the latest and greatest cutting-edge innovations in technology. From bendable tablets to 8k TVs and futuristic cars inspired by the movie “Avatar,” CES 2020 did ...

Consumer

McAfee Research Reveals Americans’ Perceptions of Device Security Amidst CES 2020

From the Lifx Switch smart switch to the Charmin RollBot to Kohler Setra Alexa-connected faucets, CES 2020 has introduced new devices aimed at making consumers lives easier. With so much excitement and hype around these new gadgets, however, it can be challenging to make security a top priority. That’s why ...

Consumer

Viva Las Vegas: Cash Out with the #McAfeeAtCES RT2Win Sweepstakes!

We’ve officially touched down in Las Vegas for CES 2020! If you aren’t familiar with CES, it is the global stage for innovators to showcase the next generation of consumer technologies, including IoT devices. Though these devices are convenient, they can also be cause for possible security concerns due to overlooked weaknesses. ...

Consumer

What You Need to Know About the Latest IoT Device Flaws

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team recently uncovered a security flaw in a popular connected garage door opener and a security design issue in an NFC (meaning near field communication, which is a technology that allows devices to communicate with each other) smart ring used to unlock doors. As ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Don’t RSVP to This Holiday Party: Protect Yourself From the Emotet Trojan

The holiday season is officially among us. From last-minute holiday shopping to attending countless parties, this time of year keeps users busy. The holiday season is an especially busy time for cybercriminals as well. According to Bleeping Computer, the cybercriminals behind the Emotet trojan have been targeting users with a ...

Consumer

Here’s How the California Consumer Privacy Act Will Affect You

On May 25, 2018, the European Union implemented a new privacy legislature called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. This regulation updated European law to give EU citizens more control over their data as a result of the hyper-connected world we live in today. Then last June, California responded ...

Consumer Français

Comment éviter d’être victime de « Revenge Porn »

Après une rupture difficile, un amant éconduit peut choisir de canaliser sa colère avec de la crème glacée, une bonne crise de larmes ou encore l’humiliation publique de son ex. A une époque où la technologie est omniprésente, la dernière méthode utilisée par les personnes animées d’un désir de vengeance ...

Consumer Français

7 manières de reconnaître un e-mail ou un site web frauduleux

De nos jours, nous avons l’impression d’être assaillis de toutes parts par les arnaqueurs : e-mails et SMS dangereux, sites web frauduleux, messages de phishing, appels suspects, et plus encore. Tout ceci dans l’espoir de se procurer nos informations et de nous dérober de l’argent. C’est pourquoi nous devons tous apprendre ...

Consumer Français

Comment protéger vos enfants des risques du streaming en direct

Les applications de streaming en direct ont envahi le marché, permettant aux utilisateurs de réseaux sociaux d’entrer en contact avec n’importe qui, à tout moment, partout dans le monde.   Qu’est-ce que le streaming en direct, exactement ? Cela consiste simplement à utiliser un smartphone pour transmettre une vidéo en temps réel ...

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