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.

Bitcoin Headlines Attract Malware Developers
Bitcoin issues have been front-page news in recent months, especially after its surprising April exchange rate. In the...
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...
Before You Share, Ask Yourself “Is This TMI?”
Social networks and new online services make it easy to share the details of our lives, perhaps...
Are You Stressed Out About Passwords? Consider a Simple Option
Used correctly, passwords help keep your personal information safe, and if you’re like me, you probably have...
Why it’s Critical to Protect Data on Digital Devices
When devices are lost or hacked and your data is exposed, not only is this a pain...
Phishing Scam Targets Walmart.com Online Customers
Late last week, Walmart alerted the public to an email-based scam that used the company’s name (misspelled...
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...
How Do Your Digital Assets Compare?
My Dad is in his mid 60’s and retired. And the man knows how to live. A...
Are you Hackable or Uncrackable? “Password Day” is Today!
Yes, such a day exists and it’s today, May 7th 2013. McAfee is working to make sure...
Don’t Want to Read Through the Fine Print? There’s an App for That
We’ve always been told to “read the fine print before you sign on the dotted line,” but...
How to Protect Yourself from Tax 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...
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