Posts Tagged 'malware'

With mobile devices an essential part of our lives and privacy, we must protect that privacy against a form of mobile “spyware” that is openly sold and distributed and that threatens our privacy by secretly monitoring all of our activities on smartphones. In this context, spyware does not refer to Trojan malware that poses as […]

We all know that 2014 has been marked by a huge uptick in high-profile data breaches in both the public and private sectors. What everyone is asking is this: How do we avoid a repeat of this situation in 2015?  This is an especially important question in government. With the sensitivity of the data government […]

The holidays are here, and that means toys, treats, and the looming presence of a new year of cybersecurity mayhem. In the spirit of holiday giving, we’re going to discuss what you can expect to see on the security landscape next year, based on predictions from our latest McAfee Labs™ Threats Report. So put down […]

Much has been written in a variety of news, financial, and political publications about the effects upon the populace and economy as a result of the October 2013 government shutdown.  From thousands of children having their “Head Start” programs terminated to poultry and meat inspections potentially not occurring, to a $2 billion to $6 billion […]

Earlier this year I wrote about our summer of discontent with retailers, point-of-sale systems and hackers. Well, that summer has quickly become a winter of discontent, and this time parking garages are playing the role of victim. This latest security breach comes to us from Chicago, where, in a city renowned for its wind, hackers […]