3 minors and 3 men are the center of attention regarding 3 rape cases, the catch? A mobile flirting app called “Skout” was the proxy by which these rapes occurred, but how could it have been prevented? Skout is a mobile phone app used for flirting with people nearby. Like a romantic Foursquare app, it ...
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Webcams have always been an area of concern for parents with online kids. Webcams can affect the safety and privacy of your children, but a website called Stickam poses an even greater risk. There are plenty of webcam sharing websites such as TinyChat and Chatroulette, but Sitckam is a little different. Chatroulette and Tinychat offers ...
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Cybercriminals are adopting complex and powerful techniques to "hack," or take control of online accounts belonging to other people or organizations. Often, they do this by identifying the passwords belonging to an account user. This used to be a complicated task, but, as The Atlantic notes, discovering passwords today can be as simple as running ...
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Many of you as parents may think, not much when asked this question. But in reality, it’s probably a lot more than you think. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that in McAfee’s 2013 study Digital Deception: Exploring the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids that examines the online habits and interests ...
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Late last week, Walmart alerted the public to an email-based scam that used the company’s name (misspelled as “Wallmart”) to illegally gather information about users. The email sported the title “Thanks for your Walmart.com order,” and after confused users clicked on links within the emails, their Walmart accounts were charged. While local police departments and ...
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If your computer or mobile was hacked or your passwords were cracked and your data was lost or if all the websites you have an account with were hacked and all that information was the hands of a criminal, how devastated will you be? In McAfee’s study on the value of digital assets, consumers estimated ...
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Last week during his keynote speech at the Interop IT conference, PayPal’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett pointed to a slide depicting a tombstone for passwords with the dates 1961-2013. According to Barrett, while passwords are still required for so many applications and services, they have simply outlived their usefulness. Barrett predicted that we ...
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My Dad is in his mid 60’s and retired. And the man knows how to live. A day doesn’t go by without him taking a class and learning something new. But one thing he’s always been behind on is technology. His generation missed it by about 20 years. So for the past 5 years I’ve ...
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Yes, such a day exists and it’s today, May 7th 2013. McAfee is working to make sure consumers increase their security awareness and front line of digital protection by asking everyone to change their passwords today. Reuse of passwords across multiple sites is a big problem. In the digital world, many of us are much ...
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