Posts Tagged 'McAfee LiveSafe'

The number of data breaches targeting consumers is on the rise, and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. According to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the number of investigated breaches last year was the highest it had been in ten years—since the annual report’s inception. Malware samples, too, are […]

If middle school history taught us the adage, “Beware the Greeks bearing great gifts,” then today’s Internet-based culture might translate to “Beware the websites bearing great files.” Especially if you’re a Mac user with a Bitcoin wallet. The reason: researchers recently found a Trojan—a malicious program hidden inside a downloaded file—targeting Apple users who both […]

For many, the notion of a flying drone conjures an image of an unmanned airborne military surveillance machine, or a high-flying courier sent to deliver your latest Amazon purchase. As a developing technology, the threat of drones being used for cybercriminal sabotage (especially on civilians, such as you and I) seems distant—but it might not […]

Last week, Yahoo! announced on their blog that the email accounts for an unspecified number of users had been compromised by hackers. They also echoed a sentiment frequently found on this blog, that “security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence.” Below are some details about the latest Yahoo! cyber attack, as well as […]

I’ve said it for some time—the world today is becoming increasingly connected, both on-and-offline. Everything from our shopping to banking, social networking to photography, job-hunting to booking travel—you name it—is taking place online. But being online can put you at risk and open a wide door to your identity when exposed to the wrong cybercriminal […]