Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

  From kidnapping family photos, to risky new apps and a teen jailed for a Facebook post, the conversation on family safety online is cooking this month. Here’s a wrap up of several stories. Also, we’ve covered the Heartbleed virus extensively on this blog lately.  Please do not  forget to change your passwords (and have […]

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 […]

In McAfee Labs we keep a close eye on the Zeus/Zbot/Gamover botnet malware that is responsible of thousands of samples we gather each day. The following graph shows the total number of Zbot samples submitted to McAfee Labs in recent months. For a couple of weeks, McAfee Labs has followed a global Zbot campaign, in […]

I love fishing. In my free time you’ll find me on the water, boating, skiing and deep-sea fishing with my family. One kind of fishing I’m not so crazy about? The kind with the “ph.” The most common phishing attacks start with one simple email. The email usually asks for confirmation of login, password or […]

Filing your taxes online is convenient but also comes with some potential security problems. My job as an expert in all things online-security is to spell out what these online tax scam risks are and how to avoid them. As you get ready to file your taxes this year, here are some things you should […]