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#cybersecurity | hacker | McAfee names riskiest celebs to look up online

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Interested in watching free episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” starring Alexis Bledel? Care to look up your favorite episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke? Search for them online at your own peril.

McAfee has unveiled its 2019 list of the most dangerous celebrities, revealing which stars are the riskiest to search for online, based on their likelihood to expose users to malicious content. Cybercriminals, after all, are always looking for popular subjects and celebrities as inspiration for lures in hopes of tricking users into clicking on malicious links.

Bledel and Corden landed at the top of the list at one and two, respectively, followed by Sophie Turner, Anna Kendrick, Lupita Nyong’o, Tessa Thompson, Jimmy Fallon, Jackie Chan, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Tessa Thompson.

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“This year’s study emphasizes that today’s streaming culture doesn’t exactly protect users from cybercriminals,” stated McAfee Chief Consumer Security Evangelist Gary Davis in a blog post this week.” For example, Alexis Bledel and Sophie Turner are strongly associated with searches including the term ‘torrent,’ indicating that many fans of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ have been pursuing free options to avoid subscription fees. However, users must understand that torrent or pirated downloads can open themselves up to an abundance of cyberthreats.”

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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Internet’s most dangerous celebrity searches include Alexis Bledel, James Corden, says computer security company McAfee

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When it comes to cyber-scams ‘Gilmore Girls’ actress Alexis Bledel is the internet’s most dangerous celebrity.

The computer security company McAfee said searches for Bledel lead to the most malicious and unreliable websites and links.

Late night talk-show host James Corden came in second.

Jimmy Fallon, Jackie Chan and Nicki Minaj also made the top ten.

McAfee has put the list out for 13 years now and cautions against clicking on suspicious websites, reported CNN.

Previous ‘most dangerous’ celebs included Emma Watson, Ruby Rose, Avril Lavigne and Amy Schumer.

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US #cybersecurity firm #McAfee eyes #digital #wallets as users #pile in for #e-payments

US cybersecurity software-maker McAfee is now turning its attention to digital wallets as a new revenue stream, against the backdrop of more and more people signing up for these services, The Economic Times reported.

According to the report, McAfee, which has over 25% of its global workforce based in its Bengaluru office, is targeting the space as the number of digital wallet users spiked after the government’s demonetisation initiative.

“India has a large number of digital wallets compared to other countries. While these wallets are expanding to the nether regions of the country, the number of scams is also increasing by the day,” Anand Ramamoorthy, managing director, South Asia, McAfee, was quoted as saying.

“The scale is quite large and so building security features becomes difficult,” he said. “There are various issues a user faces starting from fake apps, fake transactions and a lot more, which are unique cases in India. Looking at all these cases, we are trying to build security that solves it all levels,” he added.

The Economic Times had earlier reported that several scammers were committing fraud by sending false payment confirmation messages to merchants.

Explaining digital wallet security, Ramamoorthy said that the company first tracks how apps are reading into personal data of users on the phone such as address book and photos and then secures that data. He said that in order to add another layer of security, McAfee tries to find the device on a map faster than usual and then backs up the data, locks the device and wipes out the data from the device.

The company is already working with mobile wallet companies but is now sharpening focus to secure the back-end as well as the front-end for consumers.

In another strategic move in March, the company had said that it was extending its cloud security platform to protect Microsoft’s Azure platform that provides cloud services.

Interestingly, this was McAfee’s first joint solution following its acquisition of Skyhigh Networks, a specialist in the cloud security, in November 2017. According to McAfee’s 2017 cloud adoption and security report, nearly 93% of organisations use some form of cloud services.

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McAfee boosts cyber security software suite with a beefed-up anti-malware engine to tackle hack attacks

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Cyber security firm McAfee has given its core suite of anti-virus and security software an overhaul to bolster the protection it can provide against currnet and future hack attacks. McAfee AntiVirus Plus, McAfee Internet Security, McAfee Total Protection and McAfee LiveSafe have all had an upgrade, giving them access to…

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John McAfee asks court to block Intel’s security spinoff

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John McAfee asks court to block Intel’s security spinoff

Intel’s plan to spin off its security business under the McAfee name could run into rough weather with security entrepreneur John McAfee asking a court in New York to stop the deal until a dispute over the use of his

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Did Intel mishandle McAfee?

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Did Intel mishandle McAfee?

Security is not a product, it’s a process.
Did Intel do enough to make the most of its investment in McAfee, or did its focus on using security to boost chip sales simply miss the point?
The company entered the

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Did John McAfee succeed in hacking WhatsApp? Apparently not!

john-mcafeeNoted American computer programmer and creator of the first commercial anti-virus program, John McAfee claimed that he and his team were able to read encrypted messages from WhatsApp after exploiting a supposed flaw in the Android operating system. Investigations made by a reputed online technology website following McAfee’s claims found that the had made the […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?