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Family Safety

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Protecting the Tech You Give to Dad

A new piece of tech often tops the list of Father’s Day gifts. And while things such as wearable fitness devices, smart speakers, smart outlets, or any number of other connected gadgets and do-dads are popular picks, one thing often gets overlooked—protecting those devices from hacks and attacks.  We live in a day and age when even connected lightbulbs can ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

The Rise of the Dark Web Gig Economy

The gig economy has become more prevalent in today’s world with the appeal and necessity of flexible work opportunities. Many take advantage of short-term contracts, side jobs, and freelance work to retain more control over how they spend their day and earn their income. However, the proliferation of these flexible ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Is Your Peloton Spinning Up Malware?

[Disclaimer: The McAfee ATR team disclosed this vulnerability to Peloton and promptly started working together to responsibly develop and issue a patch within the disclosure window. The patch was tested and confirmed effective on June 4, 2021.] Picture this: A hacker enters a gym or fitness center with a Peloton Bike+. They insert a ...

Family Safety

How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Smartphone

If only more things in life came with training wheels; a child’s first smartphone could certainly use some.  Like taking off the training wheels and riding out into the neighborhood for the first time, a smartphone opens an entirely new world for children. There are apps, social media, group chats with friends, TikTok stars, and the joy of simply being ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

How to Teach Kids About Online Safety: A Guide

Kids are online now more than ever, not just during free time, but also during school time. It is impossible to always peek over their shoulder, and depending on their age, they may grow tired of a POS (aka parent over shoulder). The internet can be a dangerous place, but with the right education, kids can navigate hazards and remain safe and calm while ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Avoid Making Costly Mistakes with Your Mobile Payment Apps

There used to be a time when one roommate split the cost of rent with another by writing a check. Who still owns a checkbook these days? Of course, those days are nearly long gone, in large part thanks to “peer to peer” (P2P) mobile payment apps, like Venmo, Zelle, or Cash App. Now with a simple click on an app, you can transfer your friend ...

Cyberthreat News

Apple Users: This macOS Malware Could Be Spying on You

In 2018, Macs accounted for 10% of all active personal computers. Since then, popularity has skyrocketed. In the first quarter of 2021, Macs experienced 115% growth when compared to Q1 2020, putting Apple in fourth place in the global PC market share. It is safe to say that Macs are well-loved and trusted devices by a significant portion ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

8 Tips for Staying Safe from Ransomware Attacks

What is Ransomware? Over the past year, you may have seen the term ransomware popping up frequently. For enterprising hackers, this once uncommon tactic has become standard operating procedure, and with good reason – it pays. Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. The ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

The What, Why, and How of AI and Threat Detection

There are more online users now than ever before, thanks to the availability of network-capable devices and online services. The internet population in Canada is the highest it has been, topping the charts at 33 million. That number is only expected to increase through the upcoming years. However, this growing number and continued ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

A Safer Internet for You, Your Family, and Others Too

With so many of us relying on the internet in ways we simply haven’t before, it follows that a safer internet is more important than ever before too.   June marks Internet Safety Month, a time where we can look back at the past year and realize that the internet was more than just a coping ...

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