How to Keep Your Smartphone Safe from Wi-Fi Threats

skull-n-crossbones-wifiWhen you have a smartphone it’s tempting to connect anytime, anywhere using the nearest open Wi-Fi network rather than eat up your data plan. However, connecting through a public Wi-Fi network or hotspot can compromise your mobile security and put your information at risk.

Whether you are on your computer or your smartphone, it’s relatively easy for hackers to access the information you type and send over an unsecured Wi-Fi network, including your login and password information.…
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How to Keep Crooks Out of Your Mobile Wallet

131016_cs0731_290X230Using your phone to pay for things simply by tapping it or swiping it at a store’s checkout terminal may sound like a convenience of the future, but it’s already here.

Thanks to a wireless technology called near field communications (NFC), mobile users in Japan, the U.K. and a few other countries are already using their phones at restaurants, stores, and even to pay highway tolls.…
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Don’t Let Cybercriminals Hook You with Mobile Phishing Messages

risk-management-buttonThe rise of mobile commerce, gaming, and even banking, has brought convenience, but it has also opened the door to a flood of phishing attacks. Now, clicking on the wrong link in an email or responding to a phony message on your smartphone or tablet can land you in just as much trouble as it would on your computer.

Phishing is when you are fooled by a seemingly legitimate website, email or message into revealing personal information, such as login credentials, credit card numbers, and banking information.…
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Defending Against Malware and Trojan Horse Threats

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Malware is software written to infect private computers and commit crimes such as fraud and identity theft—has become big business in the cyber underworld. As a result, if you use a computer for web surfing, shopping, banking, email, instant messaging, and gaming without proper protection, you are putting yourself at high risk of being victimized.

By exploiting vulnerabilities in operating systems and browsers, malware can sneak malicious Trojan horse programs onto unsecured PCs.…
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Best Tips to Defend Yourself against Viruses and Worms

virus2Following these basic rules will help you protect you and your family whenever you go online.

  1.     Protect your computer with strong security software and keep it updated. McAfee Total Protection provides proven PC protection from Trojans, hackers, and spyware. Its integrated anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, anti-spam, anti-phishing, and backup technologies work together to combat today’s advanced multi-faceted attacks.

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