Category Archives: Consumer Alerts

Consumer Alert: McAfee Releases Results of Global Unprotected Rates Study

Security experts labelled 2011 “Year of the Hack,” with a string of high-profile attacks against corporations and consumers alike. There is no doubt cybercrime is increasing at an alarming rate. The question is: what can you do about it? McAfee set out to address this question by first understanding the overall level of consumer security Read more…

McAfee Finds Personal Computer and Smartphone Threats at Four-Year High

8 million new malicious software samples have been detected since January 2012 due to unrelenting spammers and hackers Since the start of the new year, PC malware (malicious software) has already reached the highest levels in four years, according to the McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2012. The report exposes a disturbing increase in malicious Read more…

McAfee Issues Pinterest Scam Alert, Warns Users to “Pin with Caution”

Pinterest users should be careful when visiting a link that uses catchy titles like “Free Gift Card” “Shocking video” or “Free Giveaways” In March, McAfee Labs reported a new wave of social scams targeting Pinterest users that could compromise their personal information. Today, McAfee Labs warns consumers that ready-to-use toolkits, that make it easy for Read more…

Fake-Alert Scam Targets Mac Users

One of the most prevalent families of recent Trojans is called fake alerts. These Trojans generate fake warning screens that look like they were generated by legitimate security or anti-malware software. The majority of malware within this family attempts to con users by convincing them that their systems are at risk and that they should purchase Read more…