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15 Tips To Better Password Security

Protect your information by creating a secure password that makes sense to you, but not to others. Most people don’t realize there are a number of common techniques used to crack passwords and plenty more ways we make our accounts vulnerable due to simple and widely used passwords. How to ...

Enterprise

Hackers vs. Hackers: The New Frontier Of Embedded Devices

If we look at the evolution of hacking, certain techniques never go out of style, but we’re at the beginning of a big shift in terms of the targets.  The threat landscape has evolved beyond PCs, tablets, and smartphones to a whole new battleground: connected devices all around us. According ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

How to Reset Your Gmail Password After Being Hacked

I finally got one of those “I’m stuck in London” emails. My friend Kate’s Gmail account was hacked, and everyone on her contact list received an email from a hacker posing as Kate: “Hi, Apologies, but I made a quick trip, to London,United Kingdom and got mugged, my bag, stolen ...

McAfee Labs

Responses to Cybercrime in Japan and France

This week the Sorbonne University and the French Department of Justice hosted a meeting, the World and Development Institute (IMODEV) International Cybercrime, CyberThreat and CyberFraud Seminar. The audience heard eminent speakers including Pierre Joxe, a Member of the French Constitutional Council and former socialist Minister of the Interior, and Jacques Godfrain, ...

Consumer Threat Reports Identity Protection

Security Threat Concerns ATM Industry

Today, there are over 2.2 million ATMs worldwide, and by 2015 there will be around 3 million. ATM skimming accounts for as much as 30% of all data theft. That’s about $350,000 in fraud every day in the United States alone, or more than a billion dollars a year. The ...

Family Safety

Fake AntiVirus Pop Ups, Mac Edition

I often hear Mac users say “Oh, I don’t have to worry about viruses. I have a Mac!” Well, unfortunately, those days have come to an end. The market share of Apple owners has tipped enough that criminal hackers are taking notice and creating malware targeting Mac users. McAfee explains ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Most Unwanted Criminals: Phishers, Shoulder Surfers and Keyloggers

McAfee’s most unwanted criminals have included pickpockets, Trojan viruses, and ATM skimmers, dumpster divers, spies, and wireless hackers and now phishers, shoulder surfers, and keyloggers. Identity theft can happen online or on the ground to anyone with a pulse, and even to the deceased. The key is awareness, vigilance, and ...

Executive Perspectives

Mobile Device, Or Not? That Is The Question

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been presenting around the U.S. at events such as Secure360 in St. Paul, and the McAfee Executive Summits in Boston and New York. One question I was asked at every event, was “What is a mobile device?” The flippant answer of course which ...

McAfee Labs

Mac ‘Protector’: Another Fake-Alert in Disguise

It’s not breaking news that fake-alert Trojans infections are growing. But it’s worrying for Mac OS X users to find themselves a target for those attacks. As my colleague Tad Heppner mentioned in his post, a scareware called MacDefender was spotted in the wild. Mac users can be fooled by ...

McAfee Labs

Fake-Alert Scams Growing Again

Fake-alert Trojans, also known as scareware, fool consumers by claiming imaginary threats, and insisting its victims purchase a product to repair the “infected” systems. They exist in Windows and Macintosh environments. In my recent report explaining this threat, I included a table showing the approximate number of scareware products with ...

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