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McAfee says 2019 may be the year where malware is a threat in every device

McAfee released its latest Mobile Threat Report and revealed that 2018 experienced a few scary increases in malware threats. But the computer security company also unveiled a deeply unsettling prediction for 2019's threats.
Computing

Latest ransomware targets gamers with a malicious sophistication

The latest piece of ransomware, Anatova, has been discovered by the security team at McAfee. Employing a smart tactic to confuse users and able to clean its tracks as it evolves, this is one tough piece of ransomware.
Computing

Hackers can purchase government login credentials for cheap on the dark web

McAfee discovered that hackers have access to many organizations that have weak credentials when using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop component in Windows-based PCs. Access to these organizations can be bought for very little money.
Computing

These fake Android apps steal your money when you aren’t looking

The McAfee Mobile Research team discovered a new campaign where at least 15 apps on Google Play were "re-packaged" to secretly sign up for premium paid services in the background and charge directly to your mobile carrier.
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Uninstall McAfee quickly and easily by following these simple steps

Don't fret, learning how to uninstall McAfee is quick and easy. With a crew clicks and in as many steps, we'll have your system running free of that antivirus so you can set up your security as you like.
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Mac malware is on the rise, but here’s why that’s not as scary as it sounds

Antivirus developer McAfee released its latest threat report on Friday, and there's some big news for Apple fans: Mac malware is more prevalent than ever before, but it's still not as bad as it is on Windows.
Mobile

McAfee’s antivirus software is coming pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S8

McAfee and Samsung have formed a partnership and the result is that McAfee's software will come pre-installed on Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy S8 and some Samsung smart TVs. Is that a good thing? There is some debate.
Computing

Intel Security releases MacBook scanner for CIA Vault 7 rootkits

A few days removed from WikiLeaks’ CIA hacking tools publication, Intel Security has issued a new update to its CHIPSEC framework to help people identify whether or not your MacBook is affected by one of the CIA’s rootkits.
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Intel breaks out cybersecurity division McAfee as an independent company

Intel is selling its majority stake in cybersecurity company McAfee, which will now operate independently of the chipmaker and is valued at $4.2 billion. Intel is retaining a 49 percent stake in the company.
Mobile

New 'El Gato' Android ransomware may sound cute, but it packs a punch

McAfee cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new Android ransomware, dubbed 'El Gato,' which is capable of stealing SMS messages, locking infected devices remotely, and permanently encrypting files.
Computing

New version of malware uses ‘God Mode’ to hide from Windows users

A new piece of malware is apparently using an undocumented Windows tweak known as God Mode to hide away on targeted systems and evade deletion attempts — here's how to fix it.
Opinion

John McAfee: Next airline hijacking will be by a hacker from halfway around the world

Anyone, anywhere in the world can hijack a commercial airliner if they have a laptop, or even a smartphone, and access to the Internet, warns John McAfee -- and the TSA must be entirely restructured to handle the threat.
Opinion

John McAfee: For today, for the future — here’s why I’m running for president

Our country is not prepared for a cyberwar that has already begun. An entire sea of threats is lurking today, and it endangers all of us. I can change that. I will change that. Officially, my complete presidential platform is forthcoming…
Computing

McAfee has an interesting theory about the Ashley Madison hack

John McAfee, the famous security entrepreneur, has a theory about the Ashley Madison hack. He thinks it was an inside job by a rogue female employee, but his reasoning isn't entirely sound.
Computing

67 people “liked” this insulin update: Is healthcare ready for hashtags?

What happens when a defibrillator has Wi-Fi, or a pacemaker can be monitored from a smartphone? Intel Security's latest report details the threats and challenges the world could face on the road toward internet-connected Healthcare.
Computing

Lenovo owns up to ‘Superfish’ with free virus protection software offer

Lenovo, which had been installing SuperFish adware onto its computers prior to shipping since 2014, is now offering six months of McAfee antivirus protection to its customers at no charge.
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Lenovo cleans up Superfish with McAfee subscription, promises to restrain future bloatware

Lenovo has announced that starting with the release of Windows 10, the company will no longer be including unnecessary bloatware on its machines in an effort to make amends for the Superfish adware debacle.
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McAfee Labs Q4 2013 Threats Report suggests malware is on the rise

Surprise surprise: McAfee's latest threat assessment reveals that instances of malware have been on the rise. Learn more about what McAfee found here.