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Working from Home in 2020: How Cloud Use Changed

McAfee released a new research study titled Cloud Adoption & Risk Report – Work From Home Edition. The report uncovers a correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an increase in cyber-attacks targeting the cloud.

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Family Safety

Instagram Direct: What Parents Need to Know

We’ve written a lot about Instagram and SnapChat; both are popular photo/video sharing apps for teens and both pose threats to their safety online if left unmonitored. Recently, Instagram (to compete with SnapChat’s popularity) upped its user-to-user sharing ability by adding Instagram Direct, which is simply direct messaging. With the introduction ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Lost Your Luggage? There’s an App for That

Did you know that worldwide, 1% of all luggage was mishandled last year—a percentage that may seem small, but actually amounts to an astounding 25.8 million bags (costing airlines $2.6 billion dollars, and passengers some serious grievance)? Thankfully, the days of paper baggage claim checks and missing bags may be ...

Mobile and IoT Security

WhatsApp With That? Security Flaw in Mobile Messaging Apps

Mobile phone calls and text messages seem to be going the way of the dinosaurs. In their place, a plethora of multi-functional mobile messaging apps have flooded the market, each offering distinct features. In fact, a study by Informa found that chat apps are now more popular than text messaging ...

Family Safety

TBH (To Be Honest) and More Slang Parents Should Know

When ‘selfie’ becomes Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year, it is a good idea to pay attention to the emerging (and influential) language evolving online, much of it penned—or should we say pexted—by teens. You’ve likely seen the TBT (Throw Back Thursday) posting trend going around social networking sites. TBT is ...

Enterprise

Data Protection for Mac OS is Here!

I’m pretty psyched to see McAfee releasing its latest Device Control version that supports Mac OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Mavericks.  This makes McAfee one of the first enterprise DLP vendors to offer removable media data protection on Mac OS X. The software is a ...

Executive Perspectives

11 Steps to Improve your Personal Digital Security

 Everyone with an account on a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC also knows about phishing, scamming, password and identity theft, and to some degree, file intrusion and hardware destruction through advanced malware. Probably less well known is the fact that savvy hackers will focus on individuals in specific businesses ...

Mobile and IoT Security McAfee Labs

Suspicious Apps on Google Play Leak Google Account IDs

The Google account ID (or account name), which in most cases is a Gmail address, is one of the key identifiers of Android device users. McAfee has confirmed a substantial amount of suspicious apps secretly collect Google account IDs on Google Play. In these cases, the corresponding Google account password ...

Consumer Threat Notices

‘Pony’ Botnet Gallops Off With 2 Million Passwords

In what appears to be a worldwide attack, cybercriminals have successfully stolen 2 million account passwords with a botnet known as “Pony.” How’d they do it? Using a system of compromised computers, hackers were able to capture login credentials for a variety of accounts from social networking sites such as ...

Consumer Threat Notices

McAfee LiveSafe Knocks it out of the Park as PCMag Editors’ Choice

I’ve said it for some time—the world today is becoming increasingly connected, both on-and-offline. Everything from our shopping to banking, social networking to photography, job-hunting to booking travel—you name it—is taking place online. But being online can put you at risk and open a wide door to your identity when ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Flashlight App Steals Data, Leaves Users in Dark

Ahh, the good old days—when flashlights were simple, handheld devices, used to help light your way… Not light producing mobile apps tracking your every move. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a statement announcing that Goldenshores Technologies, LLC—makers of the “Brightest Flashlight” app for Android, deceived tens of millions ...

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