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The 6 Types of Identity Theft

#1 New Account Fraud Using another’s personal identifying information to obtain products and services using that person’s good credit standing.  This fraud often requires use of the victim’s Social Security number. Opening new utility, cell phone and/or credit card accounts are the most prevalent forms of new account fraud. #2 ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Hacking Wireless for Identity Theft

The ability to connect wirelessly has a lot to do with the indispensability of the Internet in our daily lives. Wireless Internet is available in our homes, offices, cafes, restaurants, parks, hotels, airports, cars, and even airplanes. The mobility factor allows us to work anytime, anywhere, on numerous devices. “Being ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

Guide: Protecting Your Digital Identity

People in their 20s and 30s are losing it online. And by it, I mean money—thanks to digital identity theft.  In its simplest form, your digital identity is made up of a whole host of things that can be traced back to you and who you are. That can range anywhere from photos you post online to online ...

McAfee Consumer News

Identity Protection Service: The Best Solution to a Growing Problem

I’m about to tell you an extraordinary fact about cybercrime. Some of the most significant data breaches in internet history weren’t after bank account numbers, cryptocurrency, or even credit card numbers. They were, in fact, after YOU. That’s right, the most valuable data on the internet is the data that ...

McAfee Labs

Access Token Theft and Manipulation Attacks – A Door to Local Privilege Escalation

Executive Summary Many malware attacks designed to inflict damage on a network are armed with lateral movement capabilities. Post initial infection, such malware would usually need to perform a higher privileged task or execute a privileged command on the compromised system to be able to further enumerate the infection targets ...

Family Safety

#CyberAware: Teaching Kids to Get Fierce About Protecting Their Identity

It wasn’t Kiley’s fault, but that didn’t change the facts: The lending group denied her college loan due to poor credit, and she didn’t have a plan B. Shocked and numb, she began to dig a little deeper. She discovered that someone had racked up three hefty credit card bills using ...

Consumer Threat Reports

How You Can Protect Against W-2 Theft This Tax Season

Benjamin Franklin once said only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. And practically everyone can agree – taxes are certain. So, it’s only natural that cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the certainty of taxes by finding ways to steal all the crucial personal data floating ...

Consumer

McAfee Focused on Protecting Customers’ Identity, Connected Homes and Wi-Fi Connections

As we kick off the new year, McAfee is optimistic about what the future holds. We protect more than 375 million customers worldwide, and we’re continuing to innovate to bring the best protection possible to people worldwide. Specifically, we’re bringing new solutions and partnerships to the table, which both fuel ...

Family Safety

10 Pro-Active Ways to Dodge the Traps of Identity Thieves

According to the latest reports, digital thieves stole more than $16 billion from consumers in 2016 — that’s up nearly $1 billion from 2015. According to Javelin Strategy & Research, some 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud last year. Those stats will take the jingle out of ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Protecting Your Personal Identity During Holidays

December is finally upon us, which means the holidays are coming. While we’ll all be thinking about others during this time, it’s not selfish to be thinking about yourself when it comes to protecting your identity. The plethora of massive data breaches — and the millions of consumers they impact ...

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