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Digital Literacy Decoded – Time to Reprise Our Roles as Digital Citizens

Celebrated every year on September 8, this year’s theme for International Literacy Day focused on “Literacy and Skills Development.” And this made me instantly think of digital literacy and why we need to push digital skill development among the populace. It does not take much time to move from pen ...

Consumer

Are You a Screen-Obsessed Mom?

The modern mom is super-efficient; she manages the home, her profession, family, and a hundred other things efficiently day in, day out. But in recent times, something is playing a spoilsport in this perfect scenario in some cases; and that’s her device. My friend was nostalgic at a party about ...

Consumer

Father’s Day Shout Out to All Dads – Time to Wear Your Cyberdad Cape

Whenever Father’s Day is near, I find myself thinking about the role of a father in the life of his children. He isn’t merely the provider or the solution-finder; he is their anchor, their source of security and mom’s support system. He is the one kids want to impress, his ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Seven Android Apps Infected With Adware, Downloaded Over 500,000 Times

The amount we use our apps and the amount of apps we use has shown no signs of slowing. And as the McAfee Labs Threats Report: March 2018 tells us, mobile malware has shown no signs of slowing either. Now, a tricky Android malware dubbbed Andr/HiddnAd-AJ is adding to the ...

Enterprise

How Pseudo-ransomware KillDisk Creates a Smoke Screen for Cybercriminals

We all remember Petya/NotPetya. How could you forget? The nasty malware took cues from WannaCry, leveraging the same SMB vulnerability. But instead of locking away files, Petya/NotPetya was a wiper – simply cleaning devices of their data. Petya was not the first wiper we’ve seen, and it’s certainly not the ...

Family Safety

Risky Apps, Jail Time for Parents of Bullies, and More Family Safety News

If you haven’t been able to skim the family safety headlines lately — no worries. We’ve plucked a few stories from the top of the family safety heap for you. Talk about them around the dinner table tonight, continue monitoring smartphone apps, and most importantly, keep the relationship and communication ...

Family Safety

Privacy Awareness Week 2017: It’s Time To Talk More To Your Kids

Attention, parents with kids between 8 and 17! Here’s a statistic that is probably going to make you squirm – apologies in advance. Conversations between Aussie parents and their kids about cyber safety have dropped an alarming 23% compared to previous years. Eeeekkk! This startling statistic is part of research ...

Family Safety

Smartphones in Classrooms: is it Time for a Rethink?

In 2017, you’d be hard pressed to find many teens heading off to school WITHOUT a smartphone in their pockets. In fact, I’m sure most of them would consider it a far more important item than their lunch, and probably even their homework! However these devices don’t remain in their ...

McAfee Labs

Analyzing KillDisk Ransomware, Part 2: Variants and Screen Unlocking

This blog post was written by Sudhanshu Dubey. At McAfee Labs we recently analyzed the ransomware KillDisk. In part 1 of this analysis, we discussed the basics of the malware and its whitelisting to protect itself. In this part, we will provide more information about the malware’s internals, this variant, and steps ...

Family Safety

The Abercrombie Shift: Is It Time to Scrub Your Social Media?

Today is a good day for families because big brand — Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) — is hitting pause on its marketing and inspiring us all to think a little bit more about the authenticity of our social images. A&F, known for its highly-sexualized marketing that targets teens has scrubbed ...

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