Simplify and Secure Your Passwords

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It seems that almost every site on the Web requires a password. At least twice a week, I get an email from someone who wants me to join yet another site, which requires yet another username and password. You can cop out and use the same username and password combination, but that’s always possible since some Read more…

3 Tips for More Secure Mobile Websites

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It is getting more difficult to talk about eCommerce trends without bringing up the increasing popularity of mobile shopping. Mcommerce is quickly becoming a crucial channel for sales and many retailers are investing in it heavily as a response. However, despite the increased traffic from mobile devices, actual sales conversions are slow to match the Read more…

Shady Surfing: Online Ads 182x More Likely than Adult Websites to Infect Your PC

Wait…what! You heard it right: According to a recent security report, Internet users are 182 times more likely to get a virus from clicking on online ads than visiting an adult website. At first glance, this sounds extremely counterintuitive (and it is). In theory, wouldn’t your risk go up when visiting shady sites? Yes and Read more…

Do You Share Passwords with Your Partner?

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Do you? I do and I’ve been doing it since I said “I do.” And if you are married or at least in a committed lifelong relationship, knowing each other’s passwords is probably expected. Today, sharing passwords has become a sign of commitment, a signal of love and devotion, like a varsity sweater or friendship Read more…

Love, Relationships, and #SextRegret: It’s Time to Take Back the Web

What would you do if someone threatened to post risqué photos of you on the Internet? According to a new McAfee survey, 68.7% of us have used a smartphone to send personal or intimate text messages, emails, or photos – a habit that could put your privacy (and even your job, relationships, or financial stability) Read more…

Healthy Harold and McAfee to teach Aussie Primary Students how to bCyberwise

As you would have guessed by now, cyber education is a passion of mine. I am a big believer in education and preparing our kids for life’s path (as opposed to preparing the path for them!) So, I am delighted to tell you about bCyberwise – a new cyber education module, developed by McAfee and Read more…

5 Ways to Ensure Online Privacy for Kids

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Congress and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have taken special steps to ensure that children under 13 years of age don’t share their personal information on the Internet without the express approval of their parents. Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in 1998 and the FTC wrote a rule implementing the law. The FTC currently Read more…

Anonymous Hacks Into U.S. Sentencing Commission Website in Response to Death of Aaron Swartz

Late Friday night, the hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website in a new campaign called “Operation Last Resort.” The website was still experiencing downtime as of 11am PT this morning, and according to a ZDNet report, the website was re-hacked on Sunday afternoon and turned into a playable video game Read more…

How Confident are your Customers?

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Trustmarks can help increase conversions in the era of online uncertainty. Online retail has grown tremendously in the last few years, with an increasing number of businesses, small and large, taking advantage of the eCommerce marketplace. However, as online commerce has flourished, so have the security risks associated with it. In 2012 alone, there were Read more…

PCI Compliance 101: Join @McAfeeSECURE Expert Sally Baptiste for #eCommChat

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of PCI compliance as well as some of the many misconceptions around it. During this month’s #eCommChat, we’d like to expand on this PCI conversation and discuss some of the complications specific to mobile shopping. Consumers and retailers alike are embracing mCommerce, and online merchants need to be Read more…