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Digital Stalking: Physical Eavesdropping on Your Mobile Device

Did you know that while you innocently play games or browse Facebook on your smartphone or tablet, someone might be tracking your every move?  Through a stream of data “leaked” by your mobile gadgets, cybercriminals can determine which direction you’re headed, how fast you’re walking and how long your strides ...


PCI Compliance – The Value of Getting Your Business Certified

If you operate an online business that accepts credit or debit cards, then you are probably familiar with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). We’ve discussed the benefits of PCI Compliance before, and it is crucial to ensure that your business becomes and remains in compliance with ...

Consumer Threat Notices Mobile and IoT Security

Fake Vertu App Infects Korean and Japanese Android Users

A new threat has surfaced targeting users in Korea and Japan, but this attack, unlike others making the news, is not one motivated by political or ideological dogma. Instead, this one is based purely on old-fashioned greed. Vertu phone owners or those looking for a localized Vertu theme in Korean ...

McAfee Labs

Turkish ‘Delete Virus’ Targets Facebook Users

Facebook continues to be a favorite target for attackers to spread fake wall-post messages or fake scams. Most of the time these fake messages are involved in fake scams that ask users to respond to surveys. Recently, I discovered a Facebook wall post with a malicious website address that was ...


State of Online Commerce 2013: Word Clouds

  Online commerce is having a greater impact on our lives as more and more businesses take advantage of these new sales channels, from e-tail to mobile commerce, to creating stand-alone mobile apps. With this in mind, we pinpointed four key topics impacting the eCommerce industry today, and created word ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

What is a “Drive-By” Download?

Gone are the days when you had to click to “accept” a download or install a software update in order to become infected. Now, just opening a compromised web page could allow dangerous code to install on your device. You just need to visit or “drive by” a web page, ...

McAfee Labs

Multiple Java Exploits Hide in a Jar (File)

Exploits of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) have been extensively used in drive-by-download toolkits such as Blackhole and Red Kit. New vulnerabilities discovered in 2013, such as CVE-2013-1493 and CVE-2013-0422, are popular, and we still see lots of older exploits such as CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-4681, and CVE-2012-0507.  These vulnerabilities are already ...

Family Safety

Online Safety for Kids – The App Your Kids are Using Now: Snapchat

The #1 question asked by parents when I present for McAfee’s Online Safety for Kids program, is “Where do I go to find out information about what my kids are doing online?” It’s no secret that kids (especially teenagers) can be less than forthcoming about their online behavior. That’s where ...


Starting Your eCommerce Business – Web Security Survival Guide

Ecommerce is shaping up to be a major part of the global retail market, with Forrester predicting that U.S. online retail sales alone will top $370 Billion by 2017. With this in mind, it’s no wonder so many people hope to take advantage of these profits by creating their own ...

Identity Protection

Protect Yourself from Tax Time Scams

Tax season is now upon us, and more than ever, we are opting for the convenience of filing taxes online (81% of us did in 2012). While filing online may be faster and more convenient, there is also some risk that you need to be aware of. During 2012, the ...

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