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The Many Faces of Malware

Malware refers to a number of different types of malicious software created by cyber-criminals to gain access to your devices and steal personal information or cause damage. Keep reading to find out more about how malware attacks and what kinds of damage it could do to your computer. Plus, we've thr...

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A Cheat Sheet for Tech Terms

The web security landscape has racked up some interesting terms to describe potential online threats—from worms and horses to phishing and pharming. Do you ever find yourself wondering what some of them really mean? What is malware and what's so bad about it? How does someon...

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New Report Warns of Increasing Cyberthreats

As cybersecurity advances and better protects our computers from harmful threats, those threats are also advancing, becoming more harmful and difficult to detect. The newest McAfee

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Russian Hackers Collect 1.2 Billion Passwords!

‚ÄčThere has been another breach! According to the New York Times, 1.2 billion usernames and passwords have been stolen by a Russian gang. Security researchers have suggested that it is now the LARGEST known collection of stolen Internet credentials. Not only were usernames and passwords stolen, but a...

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How Emma Watson Became the Most Dangerous Celebrity in 2012

Emma Watson has taken over the #1 spot from Heidi Klum as the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the Web. Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series, this British actress has grown up in the spotlight and her actions are followed by the press. Search...

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2012's MOST DANGEROUS CYBER CELEBRITY

Study Finds Women Are More Dangerous Than Men, With Latinas Heating Up The Chart Emma Watson has replaced Heidi Klum as McAfee's 2012 most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the sixth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture's most famous peo...

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What is Malware?

What is Malware? Malware is short for malicious software. Malware is a broad term that encompasses computer viruses, worms,

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