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McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021

In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed and interpreted.

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Consumer Threat Reports

Don’t Take a Bite out of that Apple Gift Card Scam

Good rule of thumb on the web: When it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Those ads on the right side of your web page, promising to give you a brand new iPad for absolutely free…probably a scam. The direct message on Twitter you received stating that ...

Mobile and IoT Security

BYOD: Balancing Convenience and Security

It lies next to you as you sleep, comes with you to work, rides home with you in your car and even travels with you on vacation. Your smartphone goes with you everywhere. Although convenient, the unprecedented connectivity we are experiencing culturally with mobile devices can create an equally daunting ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

What is a Zero-Day Threat?

The term “zero-day threat” may sound like the title of a hit film, but it’s definitely not that kind of thriller. A zero-day threat or attack is an unknown vulnerability in your computer or mobile device’s software or hardware. The term is derived from the age of the exploit, which ...

Cloud Security

McAfee Announces McAfee Secure to Protect All Data Across Cloud Services

Earlier in the year we wrote about our company’s commitment to innovation, listening to customers to understand their challenges, and developing solutions that squarely address their needs. Today, we make another down payment on our commitment as we announce the general availability of McAfee (formerly Skyhigh Networks) Secure, a comprehensive ...

Cloud Security

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Cloud services are here to stay, and practically everybody is embracing them. In fact, the cloud computing industry is growing at the torrid pace of nearly 30% per year right now, according to Pike Research. Certainly healthcare service providers are getting on the cloud services bandwagon, either by choice or ...

McAfee Labs Français

Alerte aux Faux Sites de Vente en Ligne de Médicaments

Il y a quelques jours de cela, l’ordre national des pharmaciens signalait l’existence de sites illégaux proposant des médicaments, essentiellement des stimulants sexuels ou des pilules de régime, et utilisant des noms de domaine reprenant ceux de diverses pharmacies existant réellement dans l’hexagone. Ces arnaques se sont en effet multipliées ...

Family Safety

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Child’s Instagram Bio

It’s a small loophole but one that definitely poses a threat to your child’s online safety. While your child is able set her Instagram account settings to private and only accept “followers” and “friends” she knows, her Instagram bio is still public by default and short of deleting it altogether, there’s ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Who’s watching whom? Is Your Smart TV Spying on You?

Like something right out of George Orwell’s 1984, it turns out that Big Brother, or Big Hacker in this case, may in fact be watching you—through your television. Recent research shows that Smart TVs are just as vulnerable to a hacking attack as your home computer. After months of research ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

What Are the Risks of Geo-Location?

Using your mobile’s built-in global positioning system (GPS) functionality allows location-based services (or geo-location) to locate and publish information about your whereabouts. Applications like Foursquare, Facebook and Yelp allow you to “check in” at places using your mobile phone, and then share your location with friends or on social networks. ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Spy? Where? Mobile Spyware Hiding Right Under Your Nose

Some days it feels like the whole world is going mobile. We tweet, we text, we browse the world from small devices that fit into our hands. People from across the globe can reach out to each other with one message. You can buy a plane ticket while on the ...

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