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McAfee COVID-19 Report Reveals Pandemic Threat Evolution

In this “Special Edition” threat report, we dive deep into the COVID-19 related attacks observed by our McAfee Advanced Threats Research and McAfee Labs teams in the first quarter of 2020 and the early months of the pandemic.

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Family Safety

Should Stickam Be Blocked From Your Child?

Webcams have always been an area of concern for parents with online kids. Webcams can affect the safety and privacy of your children, but a website called Stickam poses an even greater risk. There are plenty of webcam sharing websites such as TinyChat and Chatroulette, but Sitckam is a little ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Six Easy Steps to Help Keep Hackers at Bay

Cybercriminals are adopting complex and powerful techniques to “hack,” or take control of online accounts belonging to other people or organizations. Often, they do this by identifying the passwords belonging to an account user. This used to be a complicated task, but, as The Atlantic notes, discovering passwords today can ...

Family Safety

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Hiding?

Many of you as parents may think, not much when asked this question. But in reality, it’s probably a lot more than you think. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that in McAfee’s 2013 study Digital Deception: Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids that examines ...

McAfee Labs

Phishing Attack Replaces Android Banking Apps With Malware

Mobile devices are also increasingly being used to manage a critical and important asset for all of us: our money. According to the Federal Reserve Board report “Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2013,” in the United States “48 percent of smartphone owners have used mobile banking in the past 12 ...

McAfee Labs

Delving Deeply Into a Bitcoin Botnet

Bitcoin is a virtual decentralized currency that was created in 2009 by developer Satoshi Nakamoto, who described the currency in a paper. Recently Bitcoin has gotten lots of attention. In early 2013, the prices reached a high of US$265 per Bitcoin. The following chart shows the currency’s historical price:   ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Phishing Scam Targets Online Customers

Late last week, Walmart alerted the public to an email-based scam that used the company’s name (misspelled as “Wallmart”) to illegally gather information about users. The email sported the title “Thanks for your order,” and after confused users clicked on links within the emails, their Walmart accounts were charged. ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Weak Passwords Can Cost You Everything

If your computer or mobile was hacked or your passwords were cracked and your data was lost or if all the websites you have an account with were hacked and all that information was the hands of a criminal, how devastated will you be? In McAfee’s study on the value ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Riddle: What’s the One Password You’ll NEVER Forget?

Last week during his keynote speech at the Interop IT conference, PayPal’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett pointed to a slide depicting a tombstone for passwords with the dates 1961-2013. According to Barrett, while passwords are still required for so many applications and services, they have simply outlived their ...

Executive Perspectives

The Internet and Today’s Youth: Protecting our Future

May has been another very busy month packed with events and plenty of travel! I spent a few days with some of our best sales people at the McAfee President’s Club in Venice and Croatia, followed by a short stop at the McAfee Executive Summit in Frankfurt where I had ...

McAfee Labs

Bank Account Logins for Sale, Courtesy of Citadel Botnet

Financial theft is one of the most lucrative forms of cybercrime. Malware authors continue to deliver sophisticated tools and techniques to unlock online bank accounts. Attackers design and develop botnets to perform financial fraud, targeting banks and other institutions for profit. These botnets traditionally have monitored victims’ Internet activities and ...

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