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  • World Password Day: Make Passwords the Strongest Link in Your Online Security
    by Baker Nanduru on May 5, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    World Password Day isn’t the most popular day on the calendar, but it’s an important reminder that good password hygiene is essential to staying safe online. This World Password Day, we’d like to talk about improving your password hygiene, how you can help your friends and family improve theirs, and what the future of authentication The post World Password Day: Make Passwords the Strongest Link in Your Online Security appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Theft
    by McAfee on February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Theft The more you know about identity theft, the better prepared you will be to prevent it from happening to you. Here are some commonly asked questions about identity theft. What is identity theft? Identity theft is when a person pretends to be you to access money, credit, medical care, The post Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Theft appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How You (and Your Teen) Can Stay Safe While Looking for Love Online
    by Cyber Safety Ambassador: Alex Merton-McCann on February 14, 2020 at 3:24 am

    Valentine’s Day is such a double-edged sword. If you’re feeling the love and just can’t get enough of your sweetheart – then I wish you a wonderful day. If, on the other hand, you are unattached and feeling a little lonely then chances are you’re thinking about trying your luck on an online dating app. The post How You (and Your Teen) Can Stay Safe While Looking for Love Online appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Stay Smart Online Week 2019
    by Cyber Safety Ambassador: Alex Merton-McCann on October 8, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Let’s Reverse the Threat of Identity Theft!! Our online identities are critical. In fact, you could argue that they are our single most unique asset. Whether we are applying for a job, a mortgage or even starting a new relationship, keeping our online identity protected, secure and authentic is essential. This week is Stay Smart The post Stay Smart Online Week 2019 appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Aussies Fear Snakes, Spiders and Getting Hacked
    by Cyber Safety Ambassador: Alex Merton-McCann on October 2, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Fears and phobias. We all have them. But what are your biggest ones? I absolutely detest snakes but spiders don’t worry me at all. Well, new research by McAfee shows that cybercriminals and the fear of being hacked are now the 5th greatest fear among Aussies. With news of data breaches and hacking crusades filling The post Aussies Fear Snakes, Spiders and Getting Hacked appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How To Practise Good Social Media Hygiene
    by Cyber Safety Ambassador: Alex Merton-McCann on September 11, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Fact – your social media posts may affect your career, or worse case, your identity! New research from the world’s largest dedicated cybersecurity firm, McAfee, has revealed that two thirds (67%) of Aussies are embarrassed by the content that appears on their social media profiles. Yikes! And just to make the picture even more complicated, The post How To Practise Good Social Media Hygiene appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Stay Smart Online Week 2018
    by Cyber Safety Ambassador: Alex Merton-McCann on October 9, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Time for a Cyber Safety Check-Up? Aussies love the internet. And the statistics just confirm it. In 2018, 88% of us describe ourselves as active internet users. And our social media usage is up there with some of the most prolific users worldwide with 60% of us active users on Facebook and 50% of us The post Stay Smart Online Week 2018 appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • #DeleteFacebook: Do You Really Need To?
    by Cyber Safety Ambassador: Alex Merton-McCann on March 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Is it time to #deleteFacebook? Facebook’s long line of dramas has many of us rethinking our dependence on Mark Zuckerberg’s largest social media platform. While many of us were alarmed at the fake news allegations last year, the recent scandal with Cambridge Analytica has us genuinely spooked and now asking ourselves this question. The fact The post #DeleteFacebook: Do You Really Need To? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Key Findings from our Survey on Identity Theft, Family Safety and Home Network Security
    by McAfee on January 3, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The world is connecting to the internet now more than ever before. As a result, the popularity of connected devices has changed the way we live our lives – in particular, the way we handle our personal information. To get a sense of consumers’ habits and attitudes around the digital landscape, McAfee surveyed 6,400 people The post Key Findings from our Survey on Identity Theft, Family Safety and Home Network Security appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How the IoT supports the world’s largest industries
    by McAfee on December 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    This blog post was written by Nick Viney. The Internet of Things (IoT) has already helped to connect our world in so many ways, bringing huge improvements and convenience to our lives, homes and health. But we’re often guilty of taking it for granted and failing to celebrate the many ways in which being connected The post How the IoT supports the world’s largest industries appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Dangers
    by McAfee on November 22, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. As a kid, I remember hearing about the horror stories of the insanity that comes with holiday shopping.  I remember seeing people trampled the first thing in the morning on Black Friday as they battled their way to the big-ticket items that were marked ridiculously low.  It’s not The post Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Dangers appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How Valuable Is Your Health Care Data?
    by McAfee on October 31, 2016 at 4:51 am

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. Health care is a hot topic in security right now. A quick search for “hospital ransomware” returns a laundry list of news reports on hospitals as targets of cyberattacks. However, it is not just ransomware that people need to worry about. In the report Health Warning: Cyberattacks Are The post How Valuable Is Your Health Care Data? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Everyone Loves Selfies, Including Malware!
    by McAfee on October 13, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I was talking with some of my coworkers the other day about why I wanted to jump to the larger iPhone 7 Plus.  For me it came down to the camera.  I travel a lot for work and even though photography is something of a hobby of mine, The post Everyone Loves Selfies, Including Malware! appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How Do I Live Safe?
    by McAfee on October 6, 2016 at 12:06 am

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. You may have seen #HowILiveSafe floating around on Twitter.  We thought it would be a great way to share some tips from the McAfee family about what we, as security professionals, do to stay safe online.  Instead of flooding Twitter with my contributions to this effort, I’m writing The post How Do I Live Safe? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Cybercrooks are SMiShing for your Apple Credentials
    by McAfee on August 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. SMiShing is another one of those fantastic terms on the internet that drives spell-check, autocorrect and English teachers crazy.  SMiShing is related to “phishing” in that it’s an attempt by a cybercriminal to trick an unware person into clicking on a malicious link.  This link could lead to The post Cybercrooks are SMiShing for your Apple Credentials appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Free Wi-Fi in the Big Apple
    by McAfee on July 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I was in New York City last June and had a morning free to do a little bit of walking around.  That’s when I happened across one of the new LinkNYC hubs.  Of course I had to stop and check it out.  There was a relatively quick sign The post Free Wi-Fi in the Big Apple appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • No More Ransom: A New Initiative to Battle Ransomware
    by McAfee on July 25, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. Ransomware has seen a huge increase over the past couple of years.  According to our June Quarterly Threats Report, there was a 113% increase in ransomware over the past year.  However, the real indicator for me has been an increase in questions about ransomware I get from people The post No More Ransom: A New Initiative to Battle Ransomware appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Improve Your Google Account Privacy
    by McAfee on July 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I’ve had a number of questions come in lately via email, social media and even in the waiting room at my doctor’s office about the notifications people have been getting from Google about some “new features for your Google Account.” A lot of people will most likely default The post Improve Your Google Account Privacy appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Spotify and Minecraft Account Info Posted Online, Are You Safe?
    by McAfee on April 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    This blog was written by Bruce Snell. One of my favorite scenes in The Avengers is when Captain America tells Bruce Banner that he needs to get angry and Banner replies, “That’s my secret Cap, I’m always angry.” That’s a lot like information security; websites are always under attack.  Today there were two account lists The post Spotify and Minecraft Account Info Posted Online, Are You Safe? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Don’t Let Scams Be the Cause of your March Madness
    by McAfee on March 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. For basketball fans, March is a great month.  It’s time to fill out your bracket and cheer for your favorite team.  Sports bars will see increased business as friends get together to watch the game and have fun.  It’s also a time for scammers looking to make The post Don’t Let Scams Be the Cause of your March Madness appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Ransomware and You
    by McAfee on March 7, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. This past weekend I was at a local roller rink where my kids were enjoying their first time on skates.  While I watching my oldest make a successful lap around the rink, one of the other parents came up and asked me, “Hey, you’re in security, what’s The post Ransomware and You appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • IoT and Privacy: Keeping Secrets from your Webcam
    by McAfee on February 11, 2016 at 12:20 am

    This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Have you ever put your kids to bed only to have them creep down the stairs later? We deal with this all the time so I decided to place a motion sensor in front of their door.  Any time the sensor is tripped after 8pm a signal The post IoT and Privacy: Keeping Secrets from your Webcam appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • This Valentine’s Day, Share Your Love, Not Your Personal Data
    by McAfee on February 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, are you ready?  Have you bought the perfect gift and booked an intimate dinner?  Maybe a nice romantic movie like Zoolander 2 or Deadpool?  Or maybe, like many people out there, you’re still looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.  The The post This Valentine’s Day, Share Your Love, Not Your Personal Data appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Learn How to Spot a Phishy Email and Stay Safe
    by McAfee on December 14, 2015 at 12:01 am

    This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. One piece of advice I always give (after update, update, update) is to never click on a suspicious link.  A lot of times, those dodgy links are easy to spot, which is why cybercriminals try to be extra tricky to get you to click on them.  They The post Learn How to Spot a Phishy Email and Stay Safe appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Now Dolls Can be Hacked Too
    by McAfee on December 3, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Soon after posting our Most Hackable Gifts blog, NBC 5 in Chicago released an investigative report on a popular interactive doll being hacked.  In the report, the security researcher detailed some of what he was able to get from the Barbie doll including wifi network IDs, account The post Now Dolls Can be Hacked Too appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • What is a Hacker?
    by McAfee on September 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    You probably think you know what a “hacker” is, but the images portrayed in the media can be misleading. You may be thinking of a geeky-looking guy who causes peoples’ computers to get infected with viruses or cracks passwords to raid the accounts of big business. This is one kind of hacker, but in a The post What is a Hacker? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How to Stop Sharing Your Location Information
    by McAfee on September 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    The Internet helps us connect and share with people around the world, but there are some people with whom you definitely shouldn’t be sharing your information. Although it’s not pleasant to think about, it’s not just friends and family that can see your online posts, bad guys can too, including criminals and even sex offenders. The post How to Stop Sharing Your Location Information appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Why use a VPN?
    by McAfee on September 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    If you want to be a pro at privacy, here’s a tip: When it’s time to go online, whether it’s at an airport lounge, coffee house, hotel, or any other public Wi-Fi spot, don’t log into any of your accounts unless you use a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN is a technology that creates The post Why use a VPN? appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Back to school Tech Security for College Students
    by McAfee on August 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Some of us remember college dorm days, when students were envied if they had their own typewriter. These days, college students must have a personal laptop computer, and a smartphone, and their lives revolve around these connected devices.  Such dependency should be proactively protected from loss or theft.  Campus security now means more than just The post Back to school Tech Security for College Students appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Passwords in Real Life: Don’t be Lazy
    by McAfee on August 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    It’s tough being responsible sometimes. And managing responsibilities for what is precious in your life usually takes a little extra thought.  Let’s say you’ve just welcomed a beautiful set of triplets into the world.  Lucky you . . . and lots to managed! But, you wouldn’t give all these babies the same name simply to The post Passwords in Real Life: Don’t be Lazy appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

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