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 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
How do you manage all those user names and passwords without having a cheat sheet in a...
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...
Actress Sofia Vergara’s Personal Photos Hacked or Stolen Via Mobile
In my line of work I get emails such as this one: “Hi Robert, I’m not sure...
Worried About App Permissions and Your Privacy? Check Out McAfee and Verizon’s App
Listen up, Android users! As Robert Siciliano mentioned in one of his recent blogs, the Android OS...
No Surprise – Ransomware On the Rise
McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a 1.5 million increase in malware since last quarter. 2012 is in...
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