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McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021

In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed and interpreted.

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Internet Security

Look Out for the Cyber Grinch! How to Shop Safely This Holiday Season

Yes, there is a Cyber Grinch. In fact, you’ll find evidence of an entire host of grinches online — the...

McAfee Labs

Beneath the Surface: How Hackers Turn NetSupport Against Users

NetSupport malware variants have been a persistent threat, demonstrating adaptability and evolving infection techniques. In this technical analysis, we delve...

Family Safety

Online Shopping: The Dos and Don’ts

Internet shopping has become an integral part of our daily lives, providing convenience, variety, and easy price comparisons. However, with this convenience comes potential risks. This article explores the dos and don’ts of online shopping to help you navigate this virtual marketplace safely and effectively.

Internet Security

Sextortion – What Every Parent Needs To Know

Imagine this. You’re 15, feeling unsure about yourself in the world, possibly even a little lonely. One day, a pretty...

Internet Security

How Typosquatting Scams Work

In our digital world, scamming techniques have become more sophisticated, leading to a growing threat not only to individuals but...

Privacy & Identity Protection

Those Annoying Scam Calls and Texts: How to Fight Back Against Vishing and Smishing

With the advent of technology and the widespread use of mobile phones, scam calls and texts have become increasingly common. These annoying and invasive attempts to trick you out of your personal information can be frightening and frustrating. They often come in the form of ‘vishing‘ and ‘smishing‘ attacks. But ...

Family Safety Privacy & Identity Protection Mobile Security

Understanding and Protecting Yourself from SMiShing

SMiShing is a deceptive practice where scammers send fraudulent text messages masquerading as reputable institutions, aiming to dupe recipients into clicking on a link, calling a number, or providing sensitive personal information. The risk with SMiShing is that mobile users tend to trust their SMS messages more than their emails, ...

Internet Security Privacy & Identity Protection

How Cybercriminals Are Shopping for Personal Data This Black Friday

While the majority of us look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the best deals, there’s another group...

Family Safety

Keeping Kids Safe from Online Threats

The majority of domestic tech devices, such as personal computers and smartphones, only have basic consumer antivirus software, if any at all. This puts children at significant risk of falling victim to cyber threats like malware and phishing attacks.

Internet Security Family Safety

What is Social Engineering?

In the realm of cybersecurity, there is one vulnerability that is often overlooked – the human element. While firewalls, encryption,...

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