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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 ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Hackers Gone Hipster: Are Tumblr and Instagram Users Still at Risk?

Two newsworthy vulnerabilities hit the stands this week, both of particular interest to many of our at-home users. Monday morning, an infectious Tumblr virus was found after it published offensive messages to a few high-profile blogs. On the same day, a new Instagram vulnerability was made public that could allow ...

Family Safety

How To Prevent Your Emails Being Hacked

I have a fabulous friend called Rebecca*. Not only is she smart and clever but she is all class. Now, I had thought that I knew this friend particularly well but when I started receiving emails from her regarding a certain part of the male body that could be enlarged ...

Consumer Threat Notices Family Safety

The Top 12 Scams Of Christmas To Watch Out For

McAfee Latest 2012 Holiday-Related Online Scams and Security Tips for Consumers The holidays are just around the corner and amid the hustle and bustle many of us will fire up our devices to go online, order gifts, plan travel and spread Offers cheer. But while we’re getting festive, the cybercriminals ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Hack the Vote: Pros and Cons of Electronic Voting

After 17 months and billions in campaign spending, it was up to the scores of American people who flooded churches, schools, homes and auditoriums to cast their ballots for the future of American leadership. But amidst the highs and lows of election night, there was an ongoing conversation on how ...

Family Safety Executive Perspectives

The Connected Home – Introducing Little Red Boxes…

This will be old news to those of you who took the time to visit McAfee Focus 2012 , but for the rest – my team took the opportunity to introduce the concept of the McAfee “Little Red Box” in the Innovation roadshow. It’s a prototype project that my team has ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

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 ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

What Makes My Passwords Vulnerable?

There is no such thing as a truly secure pass­word. There are only more secure or less secure passwords. Passwords are currently the most convenient and effective way to control access to your accounts. Most people aren’t aware of the numerous com­mon techniques for cracking passwords: Dictionary attacks: There are ...

Mobile and IoT Security McAfee Labs

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 ...

Consumer

2012 Online Safety Survey – Majority Of Americans Do Not Feel Completely Safe Online

From tweens and teens to silver surfers, more people are jumping onto multiple Internet connected devices every day.  It’s very exciting to see the proliferation of information sharing and communication between people on these devices at any time. Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, it’s a good reminder ...

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