Category: Consumer Threat Notices

Our experts keep you up to date with the latest and most harmful cyberthreats, so you can avoid being victimized. With their insight and advice, you’ll learn ways to keep your devices harm free.

From a home security standpoint, the main gatekeeper is the house key. It’s small, portable and fairly adept at keeping out most would-be thieves. But the key does have a few things going against it: it can easily be stolen, lost or replicated; a talented lock picker can bypass it; and even the key won’t […]

NOTE: McAfee has released a Heartbleed Checker tool to help consumers easily gauge their susceptibility to the potentially dangerous effects of the Heartbleed bug. You can access the tool at: http://tif.mcafee.com/heartbleedtest =========== Many of you may have been hearing the term “Heartbleed” over the past few days and wondering what exactly that is, and why people are […]

For most five year-olds, rule breaking usually consists of jumping in puddles and staying up past bedtime. Not so, for Kristoffer Von Hassel, the son of San Diego security researcher Robert Davies. You see, young Von Hassel managed to discover a major security flaw in the Xbox One gaming console on his own, and Microsoft, […]

  Update: 4/11/2014 McAfee’s Heartbleed Test tool has been posted and enables users to test sites for the presence of this vulnerability. ———- A recent vulnerability in OpenSSL is causing quite a stir. Documented as CVE-2014-0160, this vulnerability has a significant impact on the perceived security of a number servers across the globe. One of […]

Here’s a thought experiment for you: you have to face off against six opponents in rock-paper-scissors. You have to beat them all in a row and on the first try. Fail, and you start over again. Succeed, and you win a fabulous slice of pizza. You have an infinite number of tries. Would you be […]