Author: Anindita Mishra

Anindita Mishra Cybermum, McAfee India Like any other parent, Anindita wants to make sure that her children are safe wherever they go, in the real or virtual world. That's why McAfee's initiatives to help protect and educate children and families about cyberspace struck an instant chord with her. The Pune-based freelance writer, teacher and mother of two has always been a vocal advocate for issues tied to children's welfare and development. Now, as McAfee India's Cybermum, she will now use the company platform to blog about the dangers children face online as well as her ideas for steering clear of them. As part of the campaign to educate parents, teachers and children on this topic, Anindita will also conduct information sessions in schools and further share her insights on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about Internet safety for your family, go to www.mcafee.com/family. You may also contact her via: Email id: cybermum.india@gmail.com --- Twitter handle: @McAfee_cybermum --- Facebook page: McAfee Cybermum India

 “Hello! Hello! Hello! Is that you Beta? Speak up dear… I can’t hear very well.”(That’s my Aunt Lata on the phone, loud enough for the whole neighbourhood to hear.) “Yes, yes, Aunty. I can hear you very well. How are you?” “I am a bit worried dear. Your Uncle received this mail saying his e-mail […]

Mother’s Day Role Reversal for Young Techies Remember those times when you frowned and squinted, tongue held between your teeth, as your mom guided your little hand over the cursive letters? Remember how she patiently spent hours teaching you the alphabets and numbers? This Mother’s Day, acknowledge her extraordinary contribution in creating a literate you […]

Scene I “Dad?” “Hmm..?” the query drew out a grunt from behind the newspaper. “Dad, do you know what Nikhil showed us in class today? It was shocking!” “Really? What was it?” Turning the page. “He has downloaded games and wallpapers and some of them are weird.” “Hmm hmm??” “Dad!!!!” “Yeah, what? Can’t a man […]

Let’s start by refreshing all that we discovered in my previous blog, where I was telling Reena about harmful malware and the necessity to install a comprehensive security solution. A computer virus is a code that is designed to enter a computer and affect its functioning. It’s a program that can replicates itself, causing the […]

“My security software tells me that the antivirus solution is about to expire. My son says we need not renew it if we are careful about our online activities. Or he can download a free antivirus. What do you think?” That’s Reena for you (if you are still not acquainted with her), she is the […]