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Friday: January 29, 2010

Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.

What Americans don’t know, however, is that many of these enterprises are paying extortion fees to hackers who compromise their systems, threaten operational shutdowns, and demand payment to desist.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | power | grid | security | mcafee | report | exposed | extortion |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.

Become a fan of McAfee on Facebook and get ten percent off your next anti-virus subscription. To qualify you'll need to purchase McAfee's Internet Security Anti-virus Privacy System Protection Suite. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:45 AM | Tags (5) | cnet | facebook | mcafee | protection | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

McAfee glitch sends out a false-positive for virus detection accidentally.McAfee glitch sends out a false-positive for virus detection accidentally.

Glitch caused many a headaches worldwide as the anti-virus software starting attacking core system files. Whoops.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:41 AM | Tags (8) | software | antivirus | it | falsepositive | virus | protection | glitch | mcafee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

McAfee under scrutiny for having a website full of security holes. D'oh.McAfee under scrutiny for having a website full of security holes. D'oh.

Security vulnerabilities on McAfee sites, including one designed to scan customers' sites for flaws, exposed certain customer accounts and could have been used for phishing attacks in which malware disguised as McAfee software could be distributed, security experts say.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (2) | security | mcafee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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