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  • Emma Watson named most 'dangerous' cyber celeb September 10, 2012

    New York: Emma Watson is the favorite celebrity bait for cyber criminals trying to lure Internet users. McAfee said Monday that the 'Harry Potter' star is the "most dangerous" celebrity to search for online. That's because many sites use Watson to trick users into downloading malicious software or to steal...
  • Hackers can make your car unsafe, McAfee warns September 9, 2011

    London: Hackers can shut down your running car and expose you to all-too-sudden dangers - so beware, says anti-virus firm McAfee. It warns that greater reliance on computers and Bluetooth-enabled functions exposes cars to malicious hacking. "As more and more functions get embedded in the digital technology of automobiles, the threat...
  • Rise in Malware targeting Android devices: McAfee August 23, 2011

    Bangalore: US computer security software maker McAfee said the number of malware targeted at Android devices jumped 76 per cent since last quarter, making Android the most attacked mobile operating system. "This year we have seen record breaking numbers of malware, especially on mobile devices, where the uptick is in direct...
  • Cyber raids unlikely to stir faster global action August 4, 2011

    London: A major new hacking attack underscores that governments and companies are losing the war against cyber thieves, but it's unclear if the disclosure will prompt quicker global action against online break-ins. A US report that intruders breached the computer networks of 72 organisations around the world over a five-year period...
  • State actor seen behind 'enormous' wave of cyber attacks August 3, 2011

    Boston: Security experts have discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks to date, involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organisations including the United Nations, governments and companies around the world. Security company McAfee, which uncovered the intrusions, said it believed there was one "state actor" behind the attacks but...
  • Osama's terror continues, now online May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Osama bin Laden may be dead, but his terror looms large on the internet with cyber criminals using this as a bait to lure innocent people and make money. Following the news of Laden's death, cyber criminals were quick to set up phishing sites to lure people who were...
  • Mobile phone security threats rise sharply February 8, 2011

    London: Cellphone security threats rose sharply last year as a proliferation of Internet-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets provided new opportunities for cybercriminals, security software maker McAfee said. In its fourth-quarter threat report, released on Tuesday, McAfee said the number of pieces of new cellphone malware it found in 2010...
  • Intel offers concessions to EU on McAfee January 7, 2011

    Boston/Brussels: Intel has offered concessions in a bid to win European Union antitrust clearance for its $7.7 billion purchase of security software maker McAfee Inc. Shares in McAfee, the world's No. 2 maker of security software after Symantec Corp, rose 1.7 percent on the news in late morning trade on Thursday,...
  • Intel to buy McAfee for $ 7.68 bn August 19, 2010

    New York: Chip maker Intel Corp said it would buy security technology firm McAfee Inc for $ 7.68 billion in an effort to make security technology a strategic focus. Intel said it would pay $ 48 per share in cash for McAfee in its biggest acquisition ever. The price is a...
  • Cameron Diaz the riskiest celeb to search for August 19, 2010

    San Francisco: If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out! The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, according to new research by computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. It's far from an Oscar, but landing atop McAfee's annual...
  • Cisco to buy ScanSafe for $183 million October 28, 2009

    Boston: Cisco Systems is buying privately held Web security company ScanSafe for about $183 million, a move that will intensify its battle with security giants Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc. ScanSafe sells Web-based services that protect business computer networks and PCs from hackers, saving companies the cost of buying and installing...
  • Jessica Biel Internet's most dangerous star August 25, 2009

    Los Angeles: Actress Jessica Biel has overtaken Brad Pitt as the most dangerous celebrity to search in cyberspace, according to Internet security company McAfee Inc. For the third consecutive year, McAfee surveyed which A-list celebrity was the riskiest to track on the Internet after Pitt topped the list last year and...
  • Most dangerous search terms on the Internet June 11, 2009

    Hong Kong, (China): If you like to search for "music lyrics" or "free" things, you are engaging in risky cyber behavior. And "free music downloads" puts 20 per cent of Web surfers in harm's way of malicious software, known as "malware." Searches that use "free," "music" and "download" are at...
  • Here's a faster way to keep your PC safe from viruses May 4, 2009

    Seventy two hours - that's the time it takes to find a cure for a new computer virus. In that time, your PC could be infected, even if your anti-virus is on. Now McAcafee's slashed that response time to minutes. The secret: an always on cyber patrol that resides on...
  • Brad Pitt, Beyonce most dangerous lures on the Net September 17, 2008

    New York: Looking for information about Brad Pitt or Beyonce on the Web? It could be risky. An internet security firm has dubbed the actor and singer the most dangerous celebrities to search for on the Internet because cybercriminals use their names to lure victims. California-based McAfee Inc said fans...