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  • The Role of Antivirus Software
    The Role of Antivirus Software
    The purpose of antivirus (AV) software is to detect, neutralize or eradicate malware (malicious software).AV software not only will identify and destroy the computer virus, but it’s also designed to fight off other kinds of threats such as...
  • Grim outlook for retail security in 2014
    Grim outlook for retail security in 2014
    On Monday, Mar. 10, the document, McAfee Labs Threat Report: Fourth Quarter 2013, was released. Included in that report was a listing of the retailers, such as Target, who were affected in 2013 data breaches. Other companies affected in 2013...
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    McAfee labs 2014 predictions
    As we wind down the year, it’s a time to reflect, but also to look forward. Some of us may be thinking about resolutions and what we need to do in the upcoming year—exercise more, eat better, have better work/life balance, etc. Others...
  • Tech association woes continue
    Tech association woes continue
    It’s a safe bet that one group who won’t be sad to leave 2013 behind will be TechAmerica.The Washington DC based technology trade association was sued over dues by their own members in 2012. It appeared that the Illinois case would be...
  • McAfee 12 scams
    McAfee 12 scams season of sharing sweepstakes: win a Dell ultrabook!
    It’s that time of year again. Yes, I know it seems like we just got past the spooks from Halloween, but the holidays are just around the corner. While we are busy buying gifts and making travel arrangements, cybercriminals are making their...
  • The 12 scams of Christmas
    The 12 scams of Christmas
    Each year at this time, security companies begin compiling their lists of the biggest scams. On Nov. 12, computer security company McAfee released its list called, "The 12 Scams of Christmas."The release from McAfee included a brief...
  • McAfee does his best to keep things weird
    McAfee does his best to keep things weird
    “I’ve probably taken more drugs than everyone in this entire room can collectively carry.” And with that opening statement, one of the technology world’s more unique individuals was off and running in an hour-long session...
  • McAfee: Anti-virus software company founder wants back in the game
    McAfee: Anti-virus software company founder wants back in the game
    John McAfee is back and he wants to get in on the technology start up game. The Silicon Valley icon is living in Portland, Oregon almost a year after fleeing Belize to avoid questioning on a murder rap. According to CNBC on Sept. 20, police tried...
  • Lily Collins
    Lily Collins now the 'Most Dangerous Celebrity,' says security firm McAfee
    The world's most dangerous celebrity -- at least in terms of your computer -- is now Lily Collins. Last year it was Emma Watson, but on Tuesday, security firmMcAfee saidCollins, the daughter of musician / singer Phil Collins, had taken that...
  • Sandra Bullock
    Lily Collins, Avril Lavigne, Sandra Bullock on McAfee's risky online search list
    Lily Collins, Avril Lavigne and Sandra Bullock all have something in common that fans aren’t going to like. Apparently, these are the top three female entertainers who all have websites about them online. The sites, while not connected to...
  • Tweets from the Syrian Electronic Army at the time of the attacks on NYTimes.com and Twitter.com.
    Syrian Electronic Army hacked NYTimes, Twitter could have hit IT security sites
    It's apparent that the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) was successful in taking down the New York Times' online site NYTimes.com and affecting Twitter Tuesday, Aug. 27. They could have done more. AllThingsD.comlisted Symantec.com andMcAfee...
  • John McAfee explains how to uninstall McAfee antivirus software
    In NSFW video, John McAfee explains how to uninstall McAfee antivirus software
    In a bizarre YouTube video, McAfee founder John McAfee shows end users how to uninstall his former company's antivirus software. The video, posted Wednesday, makes fun of both McAfee the company and McAfee the eccentric millionaire (a caption...
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    McAfee Digital Deception Study 2013: Kids and social media
    A U.S. study conducted in April, determined to find out if kids 10-23 and parents of children within that same age range are aware of the dangers of social media behavior. Online interviews were conducted on 2,474 kids and parents and the results...
  • McAfee Q1 Findings
    McAfee 2013 Q1 threat predictions
    According to a report released this week by McAfee Labs, they have analyzed threats of the first quarter (Q1) of 2013 and have made predictions for the rest of the year based on that data. McAfee’s analysis showed an increase in mobile...
  • Software may have auto industry headed in wrong direction
    Software may have auto industry headed in wrong direction
    If there was ever an example of technology over-engineering, consider the current use of software in basic modern transport. The computer system supporting the F-35 jet fighter, one of the most sophisticated weapons of war, contains about 6...