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Jan 11th 2017

7 Ways to Clean Up Those Sloppy Digital Habits in the New Year

You've been fortunate over the years—no lost phone, no credit card fraud, no computer viruses. Still, deep down, you fear your sloppy digital habits will eventually catch up with you. So, instead of carrying a feeling of dread and denial into the new year, how about bringing confidence and peace of mind? It's a new year and the perfect time to take a few easy steps and make 2017 your most unhackable, cyber-savvy year ever.

Oct 14th 2016

The Most Dangerous Celebrities of 2016

Everybody loves some celebrity gossip once in a while. Whether you sift through tabloids in the checkout aisle, or bookmark fan sites on your browser, we're all suckers for a good Hollywood story. But did you know that your love for red carpet stars can be dangerous?

This year marks the 10th annual McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities™ study published by Intel® Security, revealing the stars who are most likely to infect your device through a simple online search. Turns out, Hollywood isn't always as glamorous as it appears on the front page of People.

Nov 23rd 2015

The 'Most Hackable' Gifts of the Holiday Season

It's that time of year again: the time for a gauntlet of ads, shopping trips, and crowds as we begin the holiday season. Like most years, gift-givers will be looking for the latest and greatest in toys and tech gadgets for those on their list. Many of these connect to the Internet or other devices, putting them in the security spotlight. These 'most hackable' gifts represent some of this holiday season's popular gifts that present a risk if not properly secured.

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Nov 3rd 2015

The 2015 Most Dangerous Celebrities

Who doesn't love to search for celebrities online? From red carpet photos, to clips of the latest fashion faux pas, Hollywood gossip on the Web has a lot of us hooked. But sometimes, our interest in the stars can lead us into the digital danger zone. Cybercriminals take advantage of our interest in celebrities by riddling search results with links to sites that may host malware and other online threats that can steal personal data and harm our devices.

Sep 10th 2015

Phishing Scams: Don't Click that Link!

You're sitting on your front porch. You see a stranger walking towards your property. You have no idea whom he is. But he's nicely dressed. He asks to come inside your house and look through your bank account records, view your checkbook routing number and account number, and jot down the 16-digit numbers of your credit cards. Hey, he also wants to write down all your passwords.

You say, "Sure! Come on in!"

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