Mobile and IoT Security

Get tips for keeping your smartphones, tablets, and other IoT devices secure from cyberattackers and mobile threats.

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Simplify and Secure Your Passwords

It seems that almost every site on the Web requires a password. At least twice a week, I get an email from someone who wants me to join yet another site, which requires yet another username and password. You can cop out and use the same username and password combination, but ...

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Do You Share Passwords with Your Partner?

Do you? I do and I’ve been doing it since I said “I do.” And if you are married or at least in a committed lifelong relationship, knowing each other’s passwords is probably expected. Today, sharing passwords has become a sign of commitment, a signal of love and devotion, like ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Apps Tracking Your Location: Friendly or Creepy?

There is no denying the fact that the world has gone wireless. With the explosion of smartphones and the “bring your own device” (BYOD) movement, it is not hard to believe that more than 85% of American adults own a mobile phone and over half of them use them access ...

Mobile and IoT Security

App Lock: The Security System for Unprotected Mobile Apps

Lock: To fasten, to make secure, to confine or exclude by. To fix in place so that movement or escape is impossible; hold fast. The word ‘lock’ is relevant in every aspect of our modern lives. We lock our houses, cars, bikes, hotel rooms, computers, and even our luggage when ...

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Actress Sofia Vergara’s Personal Photos Hacked or Stolen Via Mobile

In my line of work I get emails such as this one: “Hi Robert, I’m not sure if you saw what had happened on my Facebook page last night, but someone stole my cell phone while I was at a concert, and posted all of my naked pictures off of ...

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Android Phones Vulnerable to Loss of Data, Apps

Recently security researcher Ravi Borgaonkar discussed a vulnerability that caused a Samsung Galaxy SIII to return to a factory reset just by visiting a special website. Mobile phones have a number of useful codes (USSD/MMI) that can be typed on the dialer screen to bring up system information (IMEI, firmware ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Worried About All Those App Permissions and Your Privacy? McAfee and Verizon Have an App for That!

Listen up, Android users! As Robert Siciliano mentioned in one of his recent blogs, the Android OS has become the most popular target for writers of mobile malware and your beloved apps are the weak link. At McAfee we believe that apps are the new playground for cybercrimes, which means ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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How Does Jailbreaking Or Rooting Affect My Mobile Device Security?

You may have heard the term jailbreaking or rooting in regards to your mobile phone, but what is this and what does it really mean for you? Jailbreaking is the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple and associated carriers on devices running the iOS operating system. To “jailbreak” means ...

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