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Celebrities Are Lures For Scammers

“Just Google it.” You’ve probably heard this phrase a thousand times before, and for good reason—search is one of the top activities we do online[1]. But while you are searching online for information and content, keep in mind that scammers are also searching for victims. Scammers have been very productive ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Malicious Websites – The Web is a Dangerous Place

McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a growth in malicious websites replacing botnets as the primary infection mechanism. This means that by just simply visiting a website you could be exposed to malicious things that can do harm to your computer, mobile device, finances or identity. Websites with bad reputations are ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

No Surprise – Ransomware On the Rise

McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a 1.5 million increase in malware since last quarter. 2012 is in fact, far and away the busiest year ever for malware with an estimated total of 100 million malware samples worldwide by Q3 2012. With the malware growth rate up nearly 100,000 per day, ...

Family Safety Mobile and IoT Security

Technology Fuels Cyberbullying and Cheating in Teens

McAfee’s study “The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents” shows an alarming 70% of teens have hidden their online behavior from their parents, up from 45% in 2010. And yet half of parents live under the assumption that their teen tells them everything he/she does online. The school ...

McAfee Labs

Facebook Bot Spreads Through Chat Messengers [Updated]

Update from Facebook: The Facebook security team been actively tracking this botnet and providing McAfee AV to the victims (via Scan and Repair) The sample covered is out of date, and the malware now works differently Any users infected with this malware should be pointed to the McAfee self-checkpoint on.fb.me/InfectedMcA ...

McAfee Labs

AutoIt and Malware: What’s the Connection?

During the last couple of weeks I’ve come across three malware samples packed using compiled AutoIt scripts, so I decided to explore the connection between AutoIt and the malware world. I took the latest 50 samples marked as AutoIt that were submitted to the free scanning site VirusTotal. Here are the ...

Consumer McAfee Labs

LilyJade Version 2.0: a Malicious Browser Extension

In order to gain popularity and usability, web browsers offer extra features. Chief among these are browser plug-ins, which can help to attract a greater audience. These extensions are used by a browser to extend its functionality. Almost all popular browsers support these extensions, which have become one of the ...

Enterprise

McAfee A Leader In 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Last month, Gartner published its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention Systems. As in previous years, Gartner’s 2012 results show McAfee as a leader in what has become a very competitive vendor landscape. Gartner states that “the capabilities of IPS products need to adapt to changing threats, and next-generation ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

What Are The Risks Of A Lost Or Stolen Mobile Device?

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you lost your mobile phone? These days we rely on our mobile phones more than ever. For a lot of us, it can also be a nightmare if it’s lost, stolen or hacked, especially since today it’s become our most personal ...

Consumer Threat Notices Family Safety

Yahoo! Hacked: 15 Tips To Better Password Security

In light of the Yahoo Voices hack where 450,000 passwords have been compromised, it’s time again to let the world know what they are doing wrong when it comes to passwords. CNET pointed out that: 2,295: The number of times a sequential list of numbers was used, with “123456” by far ...

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