Determined to Find Love Online in 2018? Here are 5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

It turns out January is the busiest month for online dating since millions of singles have resolved to embark on new adventures — and even finding love — in 2018. And why not? According to the Pew Institute, over the last ten years, online dating has lost a lot of its stigma, and a majority …

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How Pseudo-ransomware KillDisk Creates a Smoke Screen for Cybercriminals

We all remember Petya/NotPetya. How could you forget? The nasty malware took cues from WannaCry, leveraging the same SMB vulnerability. But instead of locking away files, Petya/NotPetya was a wiper – simply cleaning devices of their data. Petya was not the first wiper we’ve seen, and it’s certainly not the last. In fact, a classic …

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Key Innovations and Takeaways from CES 2018

Every year, practically everyone in the consumer electronics industry catches a flight and heads to Las Vegas for The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Though 2018’s show was colored by some power outages and even some flooding, it still delivered upon its typical expectations and showcased the best innovation that the industry brings to the …

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5 Ways to Be Proactive When Protecting Your Personal Data

WannaCry, Equifax and Uber—in the wake of a data emergency, I often find myself hyperconscious of my online security measures: I immediately change my passwords, I’m careful about what emails I open, and what links I click. However, once the news cycle passes, I admit I fall back into my old habits, which aren’t always …

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2018 Texting Slang Update: How to Decode What Your Teen is Saying Online

Every year we update our teen slang and this year we’ve added a handful of terms that may make your jaw drop. Slang is an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps kids define their connections, feel accepted, and gain …

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North Korean Defectors and Journalists Targeted Using Social Networks and KakaoTalk

Recently, South Korean media wrote about North Korean refugees and journalists being targeted by unknown actors using KakaoTalk (a popular chat app in South Korea) and other social network services (such as Facebook) to send links to install malware on victims’ devices. This method shows that attackers are always looking for different ways to deliver …

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Trivial Software Flaws Continue to Plague Networked Devices

It’s 2018, but it feels like 2008. I often reflect on how relatively simplistic the attack surface of nearly everything was just 10 years ago, and how much we’ve evolved since then.  I remember writing exploits for trivial buffer overflows without having to deal with exception handling, address randomization, stack and heap execution protections, and …

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How McAfee Embedded Security Helps Medical Device Manufacturers Protect Their Products from Malware and Hacker Attacks

Like other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, medical equipment is a vulnerable attack surface. By 2018, it’s expected that sales of medical devices will exceed 14 million units—more than five times the sales of 2012.1 Network- and cloud-connected medical devices used in clinical settings—nurse stations, patient monitors, communications, networks, diagnostic devices, testing, scanning systems, blood …

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India’s Biometric Database Reportedly Breached, More Than One Billion Compromised

Between Equifax and Uber, there’s been a plethora of massive data breaches lately. These breaches not only compromise personal data, but they’re also leaving those impacted concerned about potential identity theft as a result. Now, India is faced with their largest data breach yet – as their governmental database Aadhaar has reportedly been compromised, which …

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