Consumer, Mobile Security

Are Fake Apps Taking Over Your Phone?

It seems some malicious app developers have taken the phrase “fake it ‘til you make it” to heart, as fake apps have become a rampant problem for Android and iPhone users alike. Even legitimate sources, such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store, have been infiltrated with illegitimate applications, despite their own due diligence in …

Consumer, Mobile Security

America’s Dirty Little Secrets: Opening the Door to Protected Data

It’s 2018. Digital assistants have started taking over our homes, with adoption growing tenfold. These smart speakers know everything about us, from our shopping habits to our music tastes — they likely know more about our daily lives than we do. This ever-growing, ever-changing relationship between humans and devices highlights the importance of protecting data …

Consumer, Mobile Security

The Top 5 Scariest Mobile Threats

Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays of the year. Creative costumes, buckets of candy, and pumpkin spice lattes make All Hallows’ Eve a memorable event for people of all ages. But what I love most about Halloween is the traditions associated with it: pumpkin carving, trick or treating and bobbing for apples …

Life at McAfee

Conquering Fear at McAfee

By Radhika, Director of Global Consumer Product Marketing. With the U.S. school year beginning, I’ve been in touch with the jitters my three kids feel as they get their own “startup” energy going. This is especially true with my older son, who is starting college with plans to study bioengineering. He’s experiencing what anyone feels …

Mobile Security

Working 9 to 5 on Mobile Security

I love watching old movies, like the classic “9 to 5” and realizing how antiquated the tools used in the workplace are. Rolodexes, typewriters and fax machines – oh my! While devices like these were the standard of their time, technology has evolved, bringing in new equipment that allows employees to be more efficient, but …

Consumer, Mobile Security

Catch Phish If You Can

There are some movies you can watch over and over again. For me, it’s “Catch Me If You Can,” Steven Spielberg’s 2002 crime film based on the life of con artist, Frank Abagnale. Abagnale, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, poses as a variety of professions (a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer) as he forges checks …

Consumer, Mobile Security

Get Schooled on Security

It’s hard to imagine what college would have been like if I had today’s technology in my arsenal. With spell check, search engines and online resources, meeting deadlines for my assignments would have been a breeze. Late nights in the library would have been condensed to a few quick clicks on the web, but at …