Posts Tagged 'McAfee LiveSafe'

The best way to protect yourself from the malicious programs (often called malware) hidden across the Internet, is to have the latest and greatest tools at your disposal. That includes your Web browser, the very software application you’re using right now to read this blog. Now not all web browsers are created equally. Some are […]

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our online profiles get hijacked. For a top executive at a major social media company, that time was Tuesday, when he lost control of his personal Twitter account. It wasn’t a hacker that stole the executive’s account, however—it was a spambot. Spambots are automated programs that send spam messages. And […]

“Cause the players gonna play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate / Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake / Shake it off. Shake it off” — Taylor Swift When your personal social media accounts are hacked and compromised, there’s little you can do but shake it off. And on Tuesday, […]

American football is a game of politics first, athleticism second. Hence the discussion over the alleged deflate-gate scandal—a debate over the pound-per-square-inch of footballs used in a recent game—and not the scoreboard. But football, like politics, naturally attracts scandals, and scammers. Major sporting events breed scams, thefts and other nefarious activities, and the Super Bowl […]

Early last week, Gogo Inflight, a provider of in-flight Internet access for airlines, caught a lot of headlines for a practice that can only be summarized in one word: bad. The company is accused of, and admits to, tampering with the communications of its customers and web servers across the world. Gogo claims it did this […]