Family Safety

5 Cyber Safety Lifehacks for Families (5 Minutes or Less)

Raising a child to be a digitally discerning adult—while trying to slay our own online dragons—seems to take more hours than many parents have in any given day. That’s the beauty of Lifehacks—those lovely how-to shortcuts that seem to make most everything in our abbreviated, click-happy world seem, well, almost ...

Family Safety

SnapChat-Like Apps Hide Content on Twitter, Facebook

Just when parents figured out SnapChat, an app that makes photo texts disappear, two new apps hit the social scene that achieve the same objective on both Twitter and Facebook. Twitterspirit allows a Twitter user to set a time limit for a tweet before it “self-destructs” in their feed. By using ...

Family Safety Mobile and IoT Security

Cheating and Bullying: It’s a Bigger Problem than You Think!

The whole purpose of your “youth” is to grow and learn. It’s time to take in lots of information, so ultimately they can evolve, accomplish, and get ahead. However the pressure to grow and climb the ladder of life often leads to unwanted behaviors and actions that lead to significant ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Protect Your Social Passwords with Two-Step Verification

It’s not all fun and games when it comes to your favorite social media sites. Many of the top sites such as Facebook and Twitter are used for entertainment and leisure, but they also store vital information identity thieves would love to get their hands on and disrupt your online life. ...

Family Safety

Helping Kids Understand Their ‘Digital Footprint’

It’s easy to talk in general about an important topic and apply a catchy phrase to it without our kids really ever understanding it. When it comes to explaining the weight of  their digital footprint kids can quickly glaze over and check out if we fail to speak in terms that ...

Family Safety

7 Tips: How to Raise a Leader in a ‘Follower’ World

Leadership training isn’t exclusive to adults. And in today’s online culture of “following” and digital profiles, it’s never too early to teach a child (aka digital native) how to think, act, communicate, and process information online with a leader’s perspective.  Oh—and don’t get discouraged—they may roll their eyes when you ...

McAfee Labs

Turkish ‘Delete Virus’ Targets Facebook Users

Facebook continues to be a favorite target for attackers to spread fake wall-post messages or fake scams. Most of the time these fake messages are involved in fake scams that ask users to respond to surveys. Recently, I discovered a Facebook wall post with a malicious website address that was ...

McAfee Labs

YouTube Video Scam Targets Facebook Users

Be advised cybercriminals are at it again, leveraging the popularity of Facebook and YouTube to scam consumers.We have seen several scams in the past spreading through Facebook promising of some leaked video of celebrities, or free Facebook T-shirts etc. The malware authors are making money by pay-per-click with these techniques. ...

Family Safety

Secret Lives of Indian Teens- A McAfee Survey

“So where’s your daughter?” “Oh, she is in her room, on the net,” replied the indulgent Mother. “These kids have to share everything with their friends immediately. She wants to share the news about our imminent trip abroad.” “Wow! That is good news indeed! But hope she is careful when ...

McAfee Labs

Facebook Bot Spreads Through Chat Messengers [Updated]

Update from Facebook: The Facebook security team been actively tracking this botnet and providing McAfee AV to the victims (via Scan and Repair) The sample covered is out of date, and the malware now works differently Any users infected with this malware should be pointed to the McAfee self-checkpoint on.fb.me/InfectedMcA ...

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