Consumer Family Safety

Digital Divorce: Who Gets the Airline Miles and Music Files?

Something you’ll want to know about all those movies, mp3s, eBooks, air miles, and hotel points you’ve accrued over the years: they’re digital assets that can factor into a divorce settlement.  Understandably, several factors determine the distribution of assets in a divorce. However, when it comes to dividing digital assets, divorce settlements and proceedings are charting new territory. The rate of digital innovation ...

Consumer

Why Coin Miners Go Bad & How to Protect Your Tech When They Do

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are flocking to the Wild West of Bitcoin and Monero to cash in on the recent gold rush. Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value is making coin mining an appealing hobby or even a whole new career. Coin mining software is the main tool in a prospector’s belt.   Some coin miners, also known as cryptocurrency miners, are tempted by the dark side of the industry and ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Bitcoin Security: Mining Threats You Need to Know

Bitcoin Security: Mining Threats You Need to Know The value of bitcoin has had its ups and downs since its inception in 2013, but its recent skyrocket in value has created renewed interest in this virtual currency. The rapid growth of this alternate currency has dominated headlines and ignited a ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Ransomware Attacks: Cybercriminals Pinpointing Healthcare Organizations

No One is Invisible to Ransomware Attacks: Cybercriminals Pinpointing Healthcare Organizations   In this challenging time, cybercriminals have their eyes on consumers and institutions alike. Malicious groups have increased their targeting of hospitals and healthcare entities to take advantage of deepening resource strain. Many of these groups are using ransomware attacks to compromise hospital systems, locking up patient ...

Family Safety

Cryptojacking Up 4,000% How You Can Block the Bad Guys

Think about it: In the course of your everyday activities — like grocery shopping or riding public transportation — the human body comes in contact with an infinite number of germs. In much the same way, as we go about our digital routines — like shopping, browsing, or watching videos ...

McAfee Labs

WebCobra Malware Uses Victims’ Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency

McAfee Labs researchers have discovered new Russian malware, dubbed WebCobra, which harnesses victims’ computing power to mine for cryptocurrencies.

Consumer Threat Reports

Digital Assistants, Cryptocurrency, Mobile Malware: Trends from ‘McAfee Labs Threats Report’

Every three months, our team crafts the McAfee Labs Threats Report. The quarterly report ranges in topic and severity but always touches on the most important and impactful threats afflicting consumers and companies alike. This year, the McAfee Labs team analyzed an average of 1,800,000 URLs, 800,000 files and 200,000 high-risk ...

McAfee Labs

‘McAfee Labs Threats Report’ Highlights Cryptojacking, Blockchain, Mobile Security Issues

As we look over some of the key issues from the newly released McAfee Labs Threats Report, we read terms such as voice assistant, blockchain, billing fraud, and cryptojacking.

McAfee Labs

Cyber Threat Alliance Releases Analysis of Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining

In response to the explosive increase in cryptomining campaigns in Q4 2017, the Cyber Threat Alliance has formed a cryptomining subcommittee to assess the threat.

Consumer Threat Reports

Blockchain 101: What Consumers Need to Know About the Technology

From Bitcoin’s boom, to high stakes hacks – cryptocurrency, and how to secure it, has been the talk of the town. However, what most don’t realize is that a there is a sophisticated technology involved in each cryptocurrency transaction designed to secure digital currency: blockchain technology. Now, many of you ...

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