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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 ...

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 ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Celebrities Are Lures For Scammers

“Just Google it.” You’ve probably heard this phrase a thousand times before, and for good reason—search is one of the top activities we do online[1]. But while you are searching online for information and content, keep in mind that scammers are also searching for victims. Scammers have been very productive ...

Consumer Threat Notices Family Safety

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity 2012 – And The Riskiest Are…

Emma Watson has replaced Heidi Klum as McAfee’s 2012 Most Dangerous Celebrity to search for online. For the sixth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest Hollywood actors, athletes, musicians, politicians, designers, and comedians on the Web.  The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Malicious Websites – The Web is a Dangerous Place

McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a growth in malicious websites replacing botnets as the primary infection mechanism. This means that by just simply visiting a website you could be exposed to malicious things that can do harm to your computer, mobile device, finances or identity. Websites with bad reputations are ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

No Surprise – Ransomware On the Rise

McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a 1.5 million increase in malware since last quarter. 2012 is in fact, far and away the busiest year ever for malware with an estimated total of 100 million malware samples worldwide by Q3 2012. With the malware growth rate up nearly 100,000 per day, ...

Family Safety Mobile and IoT Security

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 ...

Consumer McAfee Labs

LilyJade Version 2.0: a Malicious Browser Extension

In order to gain popularity and usability, web browsers offer extra features. Chief among these are browser plug-ins, which can help to attract a greater audience. These extensions are used by a browser to extend its functionality. Almost all popular browsers support these extensions, which have become one of the ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

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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