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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Holiday Shopping: Secure Your Online Purchases

As we gear up to feast with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we also get our wallets ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have practically become holidays themselves, as each year they immediately shift our attention from turkey and pumpkin pie to holiday shopping. Let’s take a look at these two holidays, and how their
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:2882 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer malware mobile security mobile cybersecurity

How Googling Our Favourite Celebrities Is A Risky Business

Did you know that searching for your favourite celebrities online may very well increase your chance of running into trouble? For the thirteenth year running, McAfee has put together its Most Dangerous Celebrities List which includes the celebrities who generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites and vi
Publish At:2019-10-22 04:45 | Read:1404 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Family Safety

Stay Smart Online Week 2019

Let’s Reverse the Threat of Identity Theft!! Our online identities are critical. In fact, you could argue that they are our single most unique asset. Whether we are applying for a job, a mortgage or even starting a new relationship, keeping our online identity protected, secure and authentic is essential. This week is Stay Smart Online Week in Australia R
Publish At:2019-10-07 23:20 | Read:1438 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Identity Protection antivirus cybercrime cybersafet

Aussies Fear Snakes, Spiders and Getting Hacked

Fears and phobias. We all have them. But what are your biggest ones? I absolutely detest snakes but spiders don’t worry me at all. Well, new research by McAfee shows that cybercriminals and the fear of being hacked are now the 5th greatest fear among Aussies. With news of data breaches and hacking crusades filling our news feed on a regular basis, many of us
Publish At:2019-10-02 11:20 | Read:1281 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Identity Protection computer security cybercrime cy

McAfee Receives the 2019 Security Excellence Award From IoT Evolution

If you’re like most users, you’ve probably adopted several smart devices into your home over the last few years. Whether it be voice assistants, smart TVs, thermostats, or gaming systems, IoT devices help make our lives easier. But with greater connectivity also comes greater exposure to online threats. However, that doesn’t mean users shou
Publish At:2019-09-30 23:20 | Read:1359 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer cybersafety cybersecurity Internet of Things IoT

The Seven Main Phishing Lures of Cybercriminals

One of the oldest tricks in the cybercrime playbook is phishing. It first hit the digital scene in 1995, at a time when millions flocked to America Online (AOL) every day. And if we know one thing about cybercriminals, it’s that they tend to follow the masses. In earlier iterations, phishing attempts were easy to spot due to link misspellings, odd link redir
Publish At:2019-09-24 23:20 | Read:2064 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Consumer Mobile and IoT Security email phishing Phi

Ellen DeGeneres Instagram Hack: What You Can Do to Protect Your Account

Today was not an easy morning for Ellen DeGeneres. She woke to find that her Instagram account was briefly hacked according to the talk show host’s Twitter and Yahoo Entertainment. A series of giveaways offering free Tesla cars, MacBooks, and more, were posted to the talk show host’s account last night. After seeing the posts, some of her followers became sk
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Consumer Threat Notices cybersecurity internet secu

Beware of Back-To-School Scams

These days it seems that there is a scam for every season, and back-to-school is no different. From phony financial aid, to debt scams, and phishing emails designed to steal your identity information, there are a lot of threats to study up on. Of course, many of these scams are just different twists on the threats we see year-round. For instance, debt collec
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer

How to Spring Clean Your Digital Life

With winter almost gone, now is the perfect time to start planning your annual spring clean. When we think about our yearly sort out, most of us think about decluttering our chaotic linen cupboards or the wardrobes that we can’t close. But if you want to minimise the opportunities for a hacker to get their hands on your private online information then a clea
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Family Safety cybercrime cybersafety data protectio

Cybercrime’s Most Wanted: Four Mobile Threats that Might Surprise You

It’s hard to imagine a world without cellphones. Whether it be a smartphone or a flip phone, these devices have truly shaped the late 20th century and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. But while users have become accustomed to having almost everything they could ever want at fingertips length, cybercriminals were busy setting up shop. To tri
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1346 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Mobile and IoT Security cellphones fake apps fake n

How To Practise Good Social Media Hygiene

Fact – your social media posts may affect your career, or worse case, your identity! New research from the world’s largest dedicated cybersecurity firm, McAfee, has revealed that two thirds (67%) of Aussies are embarrassed by the content that appears on their social media profiles. Yikes! And just to make the picture even more complicated, 34% of Aussies adm
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:979 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Identity Protection credit card fraud cybercrime da

Solving the Gamer’s Dilemma: Security vs. Performance

As of last year, 2.2 billion1 people consider themselves gamers across the globe. Of that 2.2 billion, over 50% – 1.22 billion2 – play their game of choice on a PC. The sheer number of PC gamers throughout the world, however, has sparked the interest of cybercriminals and cyberthreats targeting gamers have spiked. Threats including malware, potentially unwan
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer cybersecurity game performance gamer security gamer

Consumer Carelessness Leaves Sensitive Data in Returned Devices

My boyfriend works a demanding day job at a major Canadian big box furniture and appliance retailing chain. Knowing that I write about information security for a living, he had an interesting story to tell me:“An LG Smart TV was returned to us by the customer, and it had their credit card credentials in it! Why didn’t they do a factory reset firs
Publish At:2017-01-23 02:15 | Read:4537 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic consumer data factory reset

Hackers Hired by Payday Loans Boss to Take Down Rivals

A payday loans boss commissioned hackers to launch digital attacks against his business rivals and a consumer complaint group.The Cardiff Crown Court sentenced James Frazer-Mann, 35, from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, to a four-month prison sentence that’s suspended for 12 months. The court also ordered him to carry out 180 hours of community service and t
Publish At:2016-11-22 23:55 | Read:5144 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News consumer DDoS FBI Hacker loans

Safe & Happy Family — Protect Your Family Online, Even When You Are Not Around

Parents often ask me when they should start taking precautions to keep kids safe online. My answer is: you start right when your little one’s eyes light up more upon spying your phone and laptop than his toys. Before he takes his first step into the cyber world, it’s always better to make the environment as safe for him as possible. After all, whether in the
Publish At:2015-02-04 21:50 | Read:3134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer cyber safety internet security; online safety prote


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