Privacy & Identity Protection

Identity theft has evolved far beyond just credit card fraud and unfortunately is a rapidly growing crime. McAfee Identity Protection blogs cover preventative measures related to scams, phishing, and ransomware. Read the latest blogs for tips to protect your identity and privacy.

What is a “Drive-By” Download?
Gone are the days when you had to click to “accept” a download or install a software...
Protect Yourself from Tax Time Scams
Tax season is now upon us, and more than ever, we are opting for the convenience of...
Tax Season Email Scam Aims to Steal from Uncle Sam
Every year around tax season, we see a huge spike in tax-related social engineering attacks. Social engineering...
What is a Botnet?
The word botnet or bot is short for robot network.  A botnet is a group of Internet-connected...
Just One of Many Internet Scams
A good friend of mine called me recently to ask what I knew about scams from online...
Simplify and Secure Your Passwords
It seems that almost every site on the Web requires a password. At least twice a week, I...
Do You Share Passwords with Your Partner?
Do you? I do and I’ve been doing it since I said “I do.” And if you...
Malware Disguised as Java Update: Careful What You Download!
All too often, cyber attacks are crimes of opportunity. This was exactly the case when late last...
How to Protect Your Devices from a Fast Spreading Java Virus
Last week, a new security issue surfaced for a popular programming language known as Java. This Java...
W32/Autorun Worm: A Nasty Bug for Your Computer
What do you think of when you hear the word “malware”? Most people think of the general...
10 Tips to Safe Online Shopping
How times have changed. I can remember when Christmas didn’t start until after Thanksgiving—not before Halloween as...
Hack the Vote: Pros and Cons of Electronic Voting
After 17 months and billions in campaign spending, it was up to the scores of American people...
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