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By now hopefully you’ve had several critical conversations with your child about the good, the bad, and the risky of the online world. But have you had the ‘dangerous celebrity’ talk’? You read that right. Because cybercriminals have become more and more savvy in disguising their digital attacks, parents, too, must be equally poised to […]

After a long day of hard work, there’s nothing like coming home, throwing on some PJs, and watching some good old late night television. I love catching up on all the latest news and watching celebrities like Kaley Cuoco-Sweetin discuss the celebrity photo hack (what can I say? I’m a security junkie). It seems like […]

Quick question: what do Jimmy Kimmel, Armin Van Buuren, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen have in common? If you answered they’re the likeliest celebrities to lead you to malicious programs on the Internet, you’re right! Perhaps we should give you more of an explanation. Every year, using McAfee® SiteAdvisor®, we track and rank the […]

It wasn’t too long ago that we discussed the Internet-crippling bug named Heartbleed—a widespread vulnerability that was easily replicated and difficult to fix. It was considered the worst vulnerability to hit the Internet, and it has quickly become the standard by which all other vulnerabilities are judged. On Wednesday, Heartbleed was eclipsed. A new vulnerability, […]

Earlier today, the Intel Security Advanced Threat Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in the Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library. This library is commonly utilized in the popular Firefox web browser, but can also be found in other Mozilla products such as Thunderbird and Seamonkey—as well as Google Chrome. What, exactly, is a crypto library? A crypto […]