Consumer Threat Notices

Typosquatting: What You Need to Know Now

As it turns out, your high school English teacher was right—spelling does matter. This is especially true now, when mistyping a simple web address could potentially land you in hot water. Although “typosquatting” has been around for a long time, cybercriminals are becoming more systematic in how they use this technique, aiming to steal personal …

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Service Provider [24]7.ai Breached, Leaking Customer Data from Delta Airlines, Sears, Kmart, and Best Buy

A huge part of modern-day customer service is the chat functionality, which allows customers to converse easily with representatives of the organization in order to find a solution to their problem. This chat functionality is often a service offered by a third-party provider. And just last week, one of these service providers, [24]7.ai, reported that …

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What Is Machine Learning?

What do self-driving cars and interactive speakers have in common? Both utilize something called “machine learning.” This is when we give systems access to data that enables them to identify patterns and improve their performance, or “learn”, without human programming. Machine learning is often confused with artificial intelligence (AI), where machines and applications mimic human …

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What Are Serverless Apps?

The smartphone market has exploded in recent years, leading to the development of over 4 million mobile apps. For mobile developers, this is both a blessing and a challenge, since there are a lot of things to think about when it comes to bringing an application to market. But with the advent of cloud computing, …

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What Is a Botnet?

Robot armies on attack may sound like science fiction, but this is a security reality we’ve been facing for some time. You may have heard of recent threats where popular websites were knocked completely offline, or servers were forced to mine for cryptocurrencies by giant “botnets”. But you might not have known exactly what a …

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Meltdown and Spectre Aren’t Done Just Yet – New Malware Uses Exploits to Potentially Attack Browsers

We kicked off 2018 with two powerful new exploits: Meltdown and Spectre. And since the discovery of Meltdown and Spectre on January 3rd, vendors have been hard at work issuing patches to remedy their nasty side effects – with the majority supplying fixes within the first week. But, unfortunately, some malware makers have still found …

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The GDPR Basics: What Consumers Need to Know

To ensure all companies are being held responsible for the way they handle consumer data, the European Union took action and created something called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Passed in April of 2016, GDPR was created to protect the personal data handled by companies – but what exactly does GDPR entail for consumers? Let’s take a look. 

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McAfee Internet Security Takes Home Perfect AV-TEST Scores

McAfee Internet Security offers comprehensive online security with accelerated performance, and helps keep you and your family safe from cyberthreats. With McAfee Internet Security, all the personal data held on your devices is safeguarded with an extra layer of defense. In the cybersecurity space, personal devices– including mobile devices, computers, tablets – are also defined as …