How to Protect Yourself on Social Networks
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by Jasdev Dhaliwal
2d ago
There are now over 5 billion active social media users worldwide, representing 62.3% of the global population. While social networks serve as valuable tools for staying connected with loved ones and documenting life events, the ease of sharing information raises concerns. With a mere few clicks, posts and messages can inadvertently divulge significant personal details, potentially compromising privacy and leaving individuals vulnerable to identity theft. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure you’ve got the know-how to keep your privacy protected while using these platforms. To empower you in t ..read more
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Why You Need a Personal VPN
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by Jasdev Dhaliwal
3d ago
It used to be the case that only businesses used virtual private networks (VPNs) to connect securely to the internet and keep their private data safe. But these days, with the rapid growth of online threats and privacy concerns, even casual internet users should seriously consider using a VPN. Nearly 30% of people now use VPNs for personal reasons, and that number is only growing as more people learn about how VPNs offer an effective way to safeguard online privacy, enhance security, and protect against various cyber threats. If you are not familiar with this technology, a VPN essentially all ..read more
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How To Spot A Fake Facebook Account
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by Alex Merton-McCann
5d ago
How do you manage your Facebook friends? Do you keep your list really tight and only include ‘active’ pals? Or do you accept everyone you’ve ever laid eyes on? I’m probably somewhere in between. But… if I have never had a personal conversation with them or ‘eyeballed’ them in the flesh, then they are not on my friend list! On the average week, I usually receive a few friend requests. Some are from people who I may have just met or reconnected with when I’ve been out and about – lovely and totally acceptable! But I do also receive requests from people whom I have never met and then, even more ..read more
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How Scammers Hijack Your Instagram
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by McAfee Labs
6d ago
Authored by Vignesh Dhatchanamoorthy, Rachana S Instagram, with its vast user base and dynamic platform, has become a hotbed for scams and fraudulent activities. From phishing attempts to fake giveaways, scammers employ a range of tactics to exploit user trust and vulnerability. These scams often prey on people’s desire for social validation, financial gain, or exclusive opportunities, luring them into traps that can compromise their personal accounts and identity. McAfee has observed a concerning scam emerging on Instagram, where scammers are exploiting the platform’s influencer program to d ..read more
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How to Stop Phone Spoofing
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by Jasdev Dhaliwal
1w ago
From impersonating police officers in Pennsylvania to employees of the City of San Antonio, scammers have been impersonating officials nationwide in order to scam people. A nurse in New York even lost her life savings to a spoofing scam.  Phone spoofing is a technique used by callers to disguise their true identity and phone number when making calls. By altering the caller ID information displayed on the recipient’s phone, spoofers can make it appear as though the call is coming from a different number, often one that looks more trustworthy or familiar to the recipient. This deceptive pr ..read more
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From Spam to AsyncRAT: Tracking the Surge in Non-PE Cyber Threats
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by McAfee Labs
1w ago
Authored by Yashvi Shah and Preksha Saxena AsyncRAT, also known as “Asynchronous Remote Access Trojan,” represents a highly sophisticated malware variant meticulously crafted to breach computer systems security and steal confidential data. McAfee Labs has recently uncovered a novel infection chain, shedding light on its potent lethality and the various security bypass mechanisms it employs. It utilizes a variety of file types, such as PowerShell, Windows Script File (WSF), VBScript (VBS), and others within a malicious HTML file. This multifaceted approach aims to circumvent antivirus detectio ..read more
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How to Report Identity Theft to Social Security
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by Amy Bunn
1w ago
In the hands of a thief, your Social Security Number is the master key to your identity.  With a Social Security Number (SSN), a thief can unlock everything from credit history and credit line to tax refunds and medical care. In extreme cases, thieves can use it to impersonate others. So, if you suspect your number is lost or stolen, it’s important to report identity theft to Social Security right away.  Part of what makes an SSN so powerful in identity theft is that there’s only ..read more
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McAfee and Intel Collaborate to Combat Deepfakes with AI-Powered Deepfake Detection
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by Jasdev Dhaliwal
2w ago
In a world where deepfake scams and misinformation are on the rise, McAfee has announced significant enhancements to its AI-powered deepfake detection technology. Leveraging the power of the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) in Intel® Core Ultra processor-based PCs, McAfee Deepfake Detector is set to revolutionize the fight against deepfakes, providing consumers with the tools they need to discern truth from fiction.  The Growing Concern for Deepfakes  With nearly two-thirds of people globally expressing increased concern about deepfakes, McAfee Deepfake Detector comes at a crucial time ..read more
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McAfee Dominates AV-Comparatives PC Performance Test
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by Jasdev Dhaliwal
2w ago
In our digital age, a computer is not just a tool; it’s a gateway to a world of possibilities, entertainment, and creativity. The speed of everyday tasks from gaming, and streaming TV shows to editing images and videos can make us more productive but also make our computers more fun to use. When exploring our software choices, it’s vital to choose apps and services, such as online protection tools that have a minimal impact on your computer, allowing you to live your best life online, without the concerns of your PC slowing down.  McAfee has once again proven its excellence by securing t ..read more
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How to Delete Your Browser History
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by Jasdev Dhaliwal
2w ago
Until recently, people had little control over how companies used their online data. But, with data privacy now a human right, people are pickier about who can access their data and how they use it.   Every time you visit a website by typing its address on the address bar, your browser history holds a record of information like the name of the site, its location, and when you visited it. Unfortunately, third parties can access this data, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft and data misuse. Simply deleting your Internet Explorer browser history is not enough to safeguard your data.&n ..read more
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