How Do I Live Safe?

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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. You may have seen #HowILiveSafe floating around on Twitter.  We thought it would be a great way to share some tips from the McAfee family about what we, as security professionals, do to stay safe online.  Instead of flooding Twitter with my contributions to this effort, I’m writing ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. SMiShing is another one of those fantastic terms on the internet that drives spell-check, autocorrect and English teachers crazy.  SMiShing is related to “phishing” in that it’s an attempt by a cybercriminal to trick an unware person into clicking on a malicious link.  This link could lead to ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I was in New York City last June and had a morning free to do a little bit of walking around.  That’s when I happened across one of the new LinkNYC hubs.  Of course I had to stop and check it out.  There was a relatively quick sign ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. Ransomware has seen a huge increase over the past couple of years.  According to our June Quarterly Threats Report, there was a 113% increase in ransomware over the past year.  However, the real indicator for me has been an increase in questions about ransomware I get from people ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. I’ve had a number of questions come in lately via email, social media and even in the waiting room at my doctor’s office about the notifications people have been getting from Google about some “new features for your Google Account.” A lot of people will most likely default ...
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This blog was written by Bruce Snell. One of my favorite scenes in The Avengers is when Captain America tells Bruce Banner that he needs to get angry and Banner replies, “That’s my secret Cap, I’m always angry.” That’s a lot like information security; websites are always under attack.  Today there were two account lists ...
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This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. For basketball fans, March is a great month.  It’s time to fill out your bracket and cheer for your favorite team.  Sports bars will see increased business as friends get together to watch the game and have fun.  It’s also a time for scammers looking to make ...
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Ransomware and You

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This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. This past weekend I was at a local roller rink where my kids were enjoying their first time on skates.  While I watching my oldest make a successful lap around the rink, one of the other parents came up and asked me, “Hey, you’re in security, what’s ...
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This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Have you ever put your kids to bed only to have them creep down the stairs later? We deal with this all the time so I decided to place a motion sensor in front of their door.  Any time the sensor is tripped after 8pm a signal ...
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This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, are you ready?  Have you bought the perfect gift and booked an intimate dinner?  Maybe a nice romantic movie like Zoolander 2 or Deadpool?  Or maybe, like many people out there, you’re still looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.  The ...
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