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.

Beware of Malicious Mobile Apps
Criminal hackers are targeting mobile phones in record numbers, and one increasingly popular technique is to corrupt...
Social Networking Security Awareness
One in five online consumers has been a victim of cybercrime in the past two years. Social...
Security Threat Concerns ATM Industry
Today, there are over 2.2 million ATMs worldwide, and by 2015 there will be around 3 million....
Fake AntiVirus Pop Ups, Mac Edition
I often hear Mac users say “Oh, I don’t have to worry about viruses. I have a...
Most Unwanted Criminals: Phishers, Shoulder Surfers and Keyloggers
McAfee’s most unwanted criminals have included pickpockets, Trojan viruses, and ATM skimmers, dumpster divers, spies, and wireless...
Lawmakers Push To Shield Last 4 Social Security Numbers
Most of us have become accustomed to giving out the last four digits of our Social Security...
Spyware A Major Identity Theft Threat
Spyware is sold legally in the United States. This software records chats, emails, browsing history, usernames, passwords,...
7 Types of Hacker Motivations
There are good and bad hackers. Here is a window into what they do and why: White...
Social Security Numbers Easily Cracked
It is easier than ever to guess or predict an individual’s Social Security number, which puts us...
Lost or Stolen Mobile Devices Can Lead to Identity Theft
We lose stuff. You put something down, you get distracted, you forget about it and it’s gone....
The 6 Types of Identity Theft
#1 New Account Fraud Using another’s personal identifying information to obtain products and services using that person’s...
Data Privacy Day
This is a critical time for our personal security as it relates to privacy and personal information....
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