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In November last year, we lost our much-loved family dog. We were all so devasted. Harley was a very handsome black and white Cavoodle who died from a paralysis tick bite after giving us 12 years of love. After lots of tears and weeks of sadness, we have decided it’s time to start our search […]

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online relationships

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us – and as couples and singletons alike gear up for a day that’s traditionally all about sharing, when it comes to our digital identities, might we be sharing too much, and how can we protect ourselves? With data showing that past, present and possibly even future lovers are willing […]

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Talk About Online Security

It’s Time to Have “The Talk” About the Internet: 7 Conversation-Starters for Staying Much Safer Online With Safer Internet Day upon us, it’s time to have “The Talk.” The internet talk, that is. What’s the internet talk? It’s a candid conversation about how safe we’re really being when we go online, as opposed to how […]

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Online Wedding

Digital Marriage—Making Sure Your Online Wedding is Safe and Secure Love finds a way. Even in a pandemic.  Across this year and last, a growing number of couples are sticking to their wedding dates as planned, yet with a twist—they’re holding them online. Whether to comply with local guidance, accommodate friends and family who cannot […]

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Data Privacy Day

One of the positive trends that we’ve seen in recent years is governments and users pressuring companies to simplify their privacy policies and security settings. This comes after a slew of concerning incidents, such as widespread data breaches and data sharing by social media companies. The spotlight on these issues is beginning to take effect, […]

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Digital You

New Year, New Digital You: Canadian Survey Findings from McAfee McAfee is headquartered in the U.S. and with our impressive global footprint protecting over 600 million devices protecting users’ connected lives isn’t just a priority for one location, but for the entire world that we serve.  As Site Leader of our Consumer Ontario offices, when […]

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Data Privacy Day

Take It Personally: Ten Tips for Protecting Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Seems like we always have a connected device somewhere within arm’s reach, whether it’s a smartphone, laptop, tablet, a wearable, or some combination of them all. In a way, we bring the internet along with us nearly wherever we go. Yet there’s something […]

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Digital babies

The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting Their First Footprints in the Digital World A baby can leave their first internet footprints even before they’re born. The fact is that children start creating an identity online before they even put a little pinky on a device, let alone come home for the first time. That “Hello, […]

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Holiday Video Chat

  The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting Their First Footprints in the Digital World, Part Two Picture an infant with a credit card. In her name. With a $10,000 limit. Well, it happens. As recent as 2017, it was estimated that more than 1 million children in the U.S. were victims of identity theft. Of […]

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Digital from birth

The Connected Lives of Babies: Protecting The First Footprints in the Digital World, Part One A baby can leave their first footprints internet even before they’re born. The fact is that children start creating an identity online before they even put a little pinky on a device, let alone come home for the first time. […]

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CES 2021

Typically, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gives us a sense of where technology is going in the future. However, this year’s show was arguably more about technology catching up with how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives. While gathering in person was not an option, we still had the opportunity to witness incredible […]

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Looking Ahead to 2021: The Things We’ll Carry Forward Right now, I’m thinking about how my life changed in 2020. Not so much in the sweeping and upending ways. More in the little ways. I’m thinking about the coping ways. The cobble-it-all-together ways. The little changes to make things work ways. There were plenty.  Now, […]

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smart gifts

 Like many of you, I spent a lot of time at home this year, but it came with an unexpected upside: an excuse to upgrade all my home tech! With so many great new products on the market, from 5G devices to smart TVs, cameras, and more, there’s a lot to choose from this holiday […]

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Cybersecurity technology

Top Ten Tips for Protecting Your Identity, Finances, and Security Online Whether you’re working, banking, shopping, or just streaming a few shows online, these quick tips will make sure you’re more secure from hacks, attacks, and prying eyes. 1 – Protect your computers Start with the basics: get strong protection for your computers and laptops. […]

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Putting Protection to The Test  This year has thrown a lot of challenges at us, and our digital lives were not immune. As millions of people around the world suddenly switched to working and learning online from home during the pandemic, digital threats spiked, making security and performance essential. At McAfee, we are hyperaware of […]

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Strong passwords

Free VPNs May Still Come with a Price If we’re being honest, many of us are consuming a lot of online content these days, whether it be for work, education, or sheer entertainment. I know my family is trying to balance what we need to do online, like meetings and classes, with fun activities like […]

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How To Stay Safe While Shopping Online This Holiday Season I’m pleased to report that I’ve achieved a number of personal bests in 2020 but the one I’m most proud about is my achievement in the highly skilled arena of online shopping. I’ve shopped online like I’m competing in the Olympics: groceries, homewares, clothing – […]

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Holiday Shopping Online

‘Sleigh’ Holiday Shopping by Protecting Your Online Security And just like that, the holiday shopping season is among us! Like consumers everywhere, you may be trying to plan ahead when it comes to picking out gifts for your friends and family, scouring far and wide to cross items off your list. This year, however, will […]

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Among Us – one of the Most Popular Online Game of 2020 (pictured credit: axel 795, Pixabay) If you have teens and you haven’t yet heard of ‘Among Us’ then I guarantee it won’t be long. Among Us is an online deception and strategy game that is having a real moment worldwide. Over the last […]

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Remember when only desktop computers in our homes had connections to the internet? Thanks to the latest developments in smart device technology, almost everything now can be connected— security cameras, smart TVs, gaming consoles, and network storage, to name just a few. While a home network provides lots of benefits, it can also expose us…

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U.S. Elections

Election 2020: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard with These Tips & Best Practices Last year, India exercised one of the greatest feats of democracy, trying to enable over 900 million people to vote in their general election. My mom lives in India, and I remember talking with her about their ambitious plans to reach […]

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5G

5G and the IoT: A Look Ahead at What’s Next for Your Home and Community October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is led by the U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education & awareness. McAfee is pleased to announce […]

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Healthcare from Smartphone

Seven Tips for Protecting Your Internet-Connected Healthcare Devices: Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is led by the U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education & awareness. McAfee is pleased to announce that we’re a proud […]

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Stay Connected and Protected During Work, School, and Play These days, work and home mean practically the same thing. Our house is now an office space or a classroom, so that means a lot of our day-to-day happens online. We check emails, attend virtual meetings, help our children distance learn, use social media platforms to […]

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Protect Your Vote

Election 2020 – Fake Election Websites: Five Tips So You Don’t Get Fooled When you spot a .GOV web domain tacked onto the end of a U.S. election website, that’s a strong sign you can turn to it for trustworthy election information. However, the overwhelming majority of local county election websites fail to use the […]

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October 2020 marks the 17th year of National CyberSecurity Awareness Month, where users and organizations are encouraged to double their efforts to be aware of cybersecurity issues in all their digital dealings—and to take concrete steps to increase their privacy and security as necessary. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in conjunction with the…

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Protect Your Vote

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote On September 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory about the potential threat from foreign actors and cybercriminals attempting to spread false information. Their joint public service announcement makes a direct statement regarding how this […]

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fake news

Spot Fake News and Misinformation in Your Social Media Feed Where do you get your news? There’s a good chance much of it comes from social media. In 2019, Pew Research found that 55% of American adults said they get their news from social media either “often” or “sometimes,” which is an 8% rise over […]

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Most Dangerous Celebrity

Cristiano Ronaldo tops McAfee India’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020 List During COVID-19, people stuck inside have scoured the internet for content to consume – often searching for free entertainment (movies, TV shows, and music) to avoid any extra costs. As these habits increase, so do the potential cyber threats associated with free internet content – […]

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Most Dangerous Celebrity

Anna Kendrick Is McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020 During COVID-19, people stuck inside have scoured the internet for content to consume – often searching for free entertainment (movies, TV shows, and music) to avoid any extra costs. As these habits increase, so do the potential cyberthreats associated with free internet content – making our fourteenth […]

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Most Dangerous Celebrity

Attention Streamers: Check Out the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020 List During COVID-19, people stuck inside have scoured the internet for content to consume – often searching for free entertainment (movies, TV shows, and music) to avoid any extra costs. As these habits increase, so do the potential cyberthreats associated with free internet content – […]

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McAfee “Most Famous to Most Dangerous to Search for Online” 2020 MDC Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND VOID IN FLORIDA, NEW YORK, AND […]

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#BeCyberSmart

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: If You Connect It, Protect It October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is led by the U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education & awareness. McAfee is pleased to announce that we’re a proud participant. We […]

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online safety

Convenience vs. Online Security: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too We live in a world where convenience is king. Personally, I don’t know what I would do without my calendar alerts popping up on my smartphone, ensuring that I don’t miss any important meetings (or birthdays).  I can also use a variety of apps […]

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We’ve all been spending more of our time online since the crisis hit. Whether it’s ordering food for delivery, livestreaming concerts, holding virtual parties, or engaging in a little retail therapy, the digital interactions of many Americans are on the rise. This means we’re also sharing more of our personal and financial information online, with…

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Elections 2020

Election 2020 – Five Tips to Secure a Mail-In Ballot That Counts Forecasts predict that roughly 80 million votes will get cast by mail-in ballots—double the number cast by mail in the 2016 election. Here are a couple tips to make sure your vote counts for the 2020 election. Smart use of the internet will […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Helps Us All be #BeCyberSmart October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education & awareness in conjunction with the U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). McAfee is pleased to announce that we’re a proud participant. If there’s […]

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Social Media Habits

Stay Connected & Protected: Weaving Security Into Our Social Media Habits Today, there are so many different avenues where we receive information. Personally, I prefer finding out what’s going on in the world by scanning my favorite news channels’ websites and by receiving personalized feeds and notifications to my phone. My wife, however, scans social […]

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apps that track

Career change? Cybersecurity companies are hiring. If you’re thinking career change or career shift, there’s a field that has an estimated 4 million jobs open. Cybersecurity. According to survey and research data from the International Cybersecurity Organization (ICS)2, there’s a cybersecurity workforce gap—a terrifically high volume of jobs left unfilled. Published in 2019, the gap […]

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Elections 2020

U.S. Election 2020 – Don’t Let COVID-19 Misinformation Suppress Your Vote   In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, another pandemic of sorts took root—this one an “infodemic.” Whether designed to mislead, instill fear, capitalize on crank remedies, or push phony cures that caused harm or worse, millions of outright false stories about COVID-19 proliferated […]

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Strong Passwords

Announcing McAfee’s Enhanced Consumer Security for New Consumer Realities With millions of people continuing to work and study remotely, scammers have followed them home—generating an average of 375 new threats per minute so far this year. In response, our enhanced consumer portfolio directly addresses the new needs and new threats people face. McAfee Labs found that […]

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email phishing scams

Phishing Email Examples: How to Recognize a Phishing Email Keeping your identity safe on the internet can be challenging. Phishing is a scam that tricks you into voluntarily providing important personal information. Protect yourself from phishing by reviewing some examples of phishing emails and learning more about this common online scam. What is phishing? Phishing […]

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2020 has propelled us into a new digital reality – one where we are reliant on technology to help us maintain our way of life. This forced all age groups, from 8-80, to learn how to conduct their day-to-day online. I personally had my mother asking a million questions about how to video conference! But while […]

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As a leader in cybersecurity, we at McAfee understand that every aspect of your digital life has potential weak spots that could make you vulnerable to threats and attacks. By incorporating security into everything you do online, you’re better protected from potential threats. To mount your offense, we’ve enlisted a team of partners that puts […]

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Teaching Kids Internet Safety

The First Smartphone for Free-Ranging Kids In an earlier article, we took a look at smartphone alternatives for free-ranging kids. Next up is the follow-on conversation … the time you give them their first, fully functional smartphone—and how to manage having it in your lives. For children, learning to use a first smartphone is just […]

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 What is GPS spoofing? Global positioning system (GPS) technology is now the standard way for travelers to efficiently get from point A to point B. While GPS delivers unparalleled opportunities to businesses and individuals, there are some drawbacks to using this technology. GPS devices can be vulnerable to cyber attacks through GPS spoofing. GPS Spoofing […]

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