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Beware of BRATA: How to Avoid Android Malware Attack

Cybercriminals go to great lengths to hack personal devices to gather sensitive information about online users. To be more effective, they make significant investments in their technology. Also, cybercriminals are relying on a tactic called social engineering, where they capitalize upon fear and urgency to manipulate unsuspecting device users to hand over their passwords, banking information, or other critical credentials.  One evolving mobile device threat that combines malware ...

Consumer Family Safety

Digital Divorce: Who Gets the Airline Miles and Music Files?

Something you’ll want to know about all those movies, mp3s, eBooks, air miles, and hotel points you’ve accrued over the years: they’re digital assets that can factor into a divorce settlement.  Understandably, several factors determine the distribution of assets in a divorce. However, when it comes to dividing digital assets, divorce settlements and proceedings are charting new territory. The rate of digital innovation ...

Consumer

McAfee Awarded “Cybersecurity Excellent Awards”

In a year where people relied on their digital lives more than ever before and a dramatic uptick in attacks quickly followed, McAfee’s protection stood strong.  We’re proud to announce several awards from independent third-party labs, which recognized our products, protection, and the people behind them over the course of last year.  Recognized four times over for our people and products  The Cybersecurity Excellence ...

Consumer

Digital Spring Cleaning: Seven Steps for Faster, Safer Devices

Throw open the windows and let in some fresh air. It’s time for spring cleaning. And that goes for your digital stuff too. Whether it’s indeed spring where you are or not, you can give your devices, apps, and online accounts a good decluttering. Now’s the time. Cleaning them up ...

Consumer

Why Coin Miners Go Bad & How to Protect Your Tech When They Do

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are flocking to the Wild West of Bitcoin and Monero to cash in on the recent gold rush. Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value is making coin mining an appealing hobby or even a whole new career. Coin mining software is the main tool in a prospector’s belt.   Some coin miners, also known as cryptocurrency miners, are tempted by the dark side of the industry and ...

Consumer

Let’s Make Security Easy

Let’s Make Security Easy I’ve been hearing a lot lately about tech and information overload, which is understandable given that the average U.S. household now has access to more than ten devices. (No wonder we are all spending more time online!) While technology allows us to be incredibly productive and ...

Consumer

Prioritizing Security in a Remote Learning Environment 

Prioritizing Security in a Remote Learning Environment  Learning environments are not what they used to be, and as educational institutions deploy new technology to facilitate a safe and effective remote learning environment, their cyber vulnerabilities also increase. Canadian schools especially have seen a rise in ransomware attacks with the transition ...

Family Safety

Is the Clubhouse App a Safe Place for Kids to Hangout?

Is the Clubhouse App a Safe Place for Kids to Hangout? Most of us have fond summer memories of hanging out with friends in a secret clubhouse. However, this isn’t that. While the word clubhouse stirs up instant feelings of belonging to a group of friends, the digital Clubhouse app, ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Protect Your Digital Wellness: Don’t Post Your Vaccination Card Online

Protect Your Digital Wellness: Don’t Post Your Vaccination Card Online  Think Twice Before Posting Your Vaccination Card on Social Media After much anticipation, you finally get a notification that you’re eligible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Upon getting your first dose, you may be eager to celebrate by sharing a ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection

Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection In a poll conducted by the Canadian Medical Association, nearly half of Canadians have used telehealth services since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, in a recent McAfee study, we found that 21% of Canadians have used the internet for ...

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