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 ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Hackers are Cashing in on Instagram Likes

They say popularity has its price. This saying holds a new weight when it comes to the growing influence of social media. In fact, your “Likes” may be worth more to hackers than your credit card number. As counterintuitive as it may seem, your social clout has become the new ...

Family Safety

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Child’s Instagram Bio

It’s a small loophole but one that definitely poses a threat to your child’s online safety. While your child is able set her Instagram account settings to private and only accept “followers” and “friends” she knows, her Instagram bio is still public by default and short of deleting it altogether, there’s ...

Family Safety

The Dilemma of Anonymity and Dangers of Ask.fm

Anonymity affords a precarious, irresistible power to teens online. Ask.fm is one app that’s exploding in popularity by allowing users to ask and answer questions to one another anonymously. While Ask.fm is used by many teens as a digital playground to flirt and just have fun (and confess crushes), the ...

Family Safety

Q&A: What is ‘Path’ and Is It Safe for My Child?

Q: I overheard my son telling his friend to message him on Path. What is Path and should I be concerned? A: Good question and hats off to you for paying attention to what your kids are doing online. Path is a new(er) social network app specifically designed for smart phones. ...

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. ...

Executive Perspectives

The Internet and Today’s Youth: Protecting our Future

May has been another very busy month packed with events and plenty of travel! I spent a few days with some of our best sales people at the McAfee President’s Club in Venice and Croatia, followed by a short stop at the McAfee Executive Summit in Frankfurt where I had ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

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 consumers increase their security awareness and front line of digital protection by asking everyone to change their passwords today. Reuse of passwords across multiple sites is a big problem. In the digital world, ...

Family Safety

Getting Down With The Kids – Internet Slang for Dummies!

Whenever my boys come home with a new buzz word or saying, I instantly feel like a dinosaur. Whether it is ‘noob’ or ‘epic fail’ (all said with a huge dose of attitude!) the linguistic chasm between us just seems to get wider. But when it comes to kids’ online ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Hackers Gone Hipster: Are Tumblr and Instagram Users Still at Risk?

Two newsworthy vulnerabilities hit the stands this week, both of particular interest to many of our at-home users. Monday morning, an infectious Tumblr virus was found after it published offensive messages to a few high-profile blogs. On the same day, a new Instagram vulnerability was made public that could allow ...

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