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McAfee Mobile Security: Now Available for iOS Devices

Apple fans rejoice! You too can take a bite out of cybercrime with our latest product release. We recently launched McAfee® Mobile Security for iOS devices, featuring a number of comprehensive protection options available previously only to Android users. Available for free, the software provides iPhones and iPads with a ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Instagram Direct: Your Private Messages to Marketers

A picture may really be worth a thousand words when it comes to how we communicate and consume media on mobile devices today. Photo and video messaging has taken over as the next big trend, with U.S. mobile phone users now sending 8% fewer text messages than they did last ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Snapchat Hacked: 4.6M Phone Numbers Leaked

Snapchat is, undeniably, one of the great tech success stories of 2013. The photo sharing app, known for it’s deletion of photos once viewed, gained so much popularity this past year that Facebook offered the founder an astounding $4 billion to sell—4 times the amount they paid for Instagram back ...

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 ...

Mobile and IoT Security McAfee Labs

More Japanese Chat Apps on Google Play Steal Phone Numbers

In two recent blogs, McAfee Labs described Japanese and Korean Android apps on Google Play that steal a mobile device’s phone number. We have now found two more Japanese chat apps that show similar behavior. These two apps have been downloaded between 10,000 and 50,000 times each. The developers of ...

Mobile and IoT Security McAfee Labs

Japanese Chat App for Android Steals Phone Numbers

Update, December 5 The developer of the app Machin Chat has contacted McAfee and reported that the collection of phone numbers was inadvertent and that they have no malicious intent. We have verified that updated code no longer collects phone numbers. The updated app is available on Google Play. (Older ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Oversharing on Social Media Common Amongst 50+

Thanks to social media, societal norms have undergone a seismic shift in the past five years. What was once considered private or even taboo is not only fair game, it’s expected. But this can have serious consequences from the ending of friendships to exposure to physical harm. I’ve talked about ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Revenge Posts on Social Media Could Land You in Jail

After a bad breakup, a scorned lover may choose to channel their anger through ice cream, a good cry, or the public humiliation of the one that broke their heart. And in the blossoming age of mobile—with smartphones and tablets providing easy access to photos and videos, revenge among significant ...

Consumer Threat Notices

SnapHack: Hacking for the Greater Good?

Most hacks and attacks introduced on this blog are blatantly malicious, looking to nab your valuable information. However, this may not be the case with app designer Darren Jones. Jones claims to have created his hack in order to prove that change is needed when it comes to photo messaging ...

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