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.

Chameleon: the Wi-Fi Virus That Hides in Plain Sight & Spreads Like a Cold
Recently, a group of researchers at the University of Liverpool successfully tested a new virus with a...
Stop! Do You Really Want to Send That Photo?
Yes we all use (or at least 96% of us do) our smartphones to take photos. But...
Hackers Pull off a Crafty Attack on Michaels
Customers of nationwide arts and crafts retailer, Michaels, may have something messier to clean up than their...
Snapchat Hacked: 4.6M Phone Numbers Leaked
Snapchat is, undeniably, one of the great tech success stories of 2013. The photo sharing app, known...
Social Media Manipulation Is For Real, Some Call It As Crowd-Turfing!
An Indian investigative portal Cobrapost, recently released a report on alleged online reputation smearing/management/campaigns designed to gain/destroy political capital for...
LG Smart TVs Leak Data Without Permission
Deals abound on gadgets and gizmos in the wintry weeks before Christmas, but could that shiny new...
Cracking Passwords is as Easy as “123”
One month after announcing a corporate data raid affecting 2.9 million of their users, Adobe has found...
Scrooge’s 12 Scams of the Holidays
They’re baaaack! Actually, they never left—Scrooge’s little trolls work hard all year, scheming and scamming to steal...
Oversharing on Social Media Common Amongst 50+
Thanks to social media, societal norms have undergone a seismic shift in the past five years. What...
Microsoft Agrees: Home Users Need More than Antivirus Alone
After years of telling users that Microsoft Security Essentials was enough to protect their PCs from security...
Is Dropbox Dropping in on Your Shared Files?
The ability to instantly share and interact through online sources has become an expected part of our...
Mirror Mirror Online, Who Is the Most Dangerous Celebrity of Them All?
We all do it. We probably all just don’t admit it. Well I admit it—I’ve searched for...
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