McAfee

  • Intel's McAfee Acquires Sentrigo To Boost Database Security Offerings

    Intel-owned McAfee is announcing an acquisition this morning—database security company Sentrigo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sentrigo, which has raised $19 million in venture funding from Benchmark Capital, Stata Venture Partners and Juniper Networks,, provides host-based software that protects enterprise databases by monitoring all activity in the database in real-time… Read More

  • McAfee's Top Tips To Keep You Safe From Valentine's Day Scams & Malware

    Continuing our series of Valentine’s Day-related posts, let’s take a moment to talk about security. Valentine’s Day is a particularly onerous time of year when it comes to keeping your computer safe from malware and other maladies. “Hackers” (or whatever you want to call the people who craft and disseminate malware, steal private information, etc.) prey upon… Read More

  • Malware Finds People Searching For Pirated Simpsons Episodes

    Just a friendly heads-up for those of you looking to stay as safe as possible in your online travels. A post on Kaspersky’s blog has warned of the dangers of trying to watch pirated TV shows online. In this example, an episode of The Simpsons, hosted on DailyMotion, sends the user on a wild goose chase, the end result of which a machine infected with something like MyWebSearch. You… Read More

  • McAfee's Tips To Keep You Safe Online: Mostly Common Sense (One Would Think!)

    This should be an interesting year when it comes to keeping your data safe. Odds are you (and even your parents!) either have or will have a smartphone of some sort this year, and odds are evildoers will be trying their hardest to ruin your life: steal your credit card info, hack your Twitter account, order 10 pizzas and send them your house without you knowing, etc. Traitorware! Read More

  • McAfee's 2011 Cyber Attack Targets: URL Shorteners, iPhones, Geolocation Services

    Intel acquired McAfee has just released its forecast for the top targets for cyber criminals in 2011, and a number of popular platforms have made the list. The antivirus and security software company’s labs group, McAfee Labs, says that Google’s Android, Apple’s iPhone, Foursquare, Google TV and the Mac OS X platform, are all expected to be targets in the New Year. McAfee… Read More

  • McAfee Jumps On The URL Shortening Bandwagon With McAf.ee

    Antivirus and security software company McAfee, for reasons unknown, has apparently decided the world needs yet another URL shortening service. The company this morning launched the beta version of McAf.ee, which it purports is a service that lets people create safe short URLs. Which I think means that, unlike all the others, you don’t need to wear safety gloves to use it. Read More

  • Want To Stay Safe On The Web? Stop Looking For Free Stuff

    The advent of the Internet has gradually made a lot of things free, as in beer or otherwise. And people love free stuff, so unsurprisingly many turn to search sites to scour the Web for free music, movies, software and other digital media. Which in turn significantly increases the risk of landing on websites filled with malicious links, code, ads and video viewing tools, security software… Read More

  • Intel Buys Cyber Security Giant McAfee For $7.68 Billion In Cash

    Intel Buys Cyber Security Giant McAfee For $7.68 Billion In Cash

    Intel has just bought computer and software security company McAfee according to a release issued this morning. The all cash deal is worth $7.68 billion, or $48 per share. See the release below. According the statement issued by Intel, McAfee will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary, reporting into Intel’s Software and Services Group. Intel says the “acquisition enables… Read More

  • Cameron Diaz Now More Dangerous Than Jessica Biel

    Not according to me – I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting both women in person, unlike Justin Timberlake – but according to security software company McAfee, which has just published the fourth version of its delightfully linkbaity report entitled “McAfee Most Dangerous Celebritiesā„¢” (see, I linked, so the strategy works!). McAfee purports that its… Read More

  • McAfee Acquires Smartphone Security Software Company Trust Digital

    Computer and software security company McAfee has acquired Trust Digital, a company that provides security software to mobile phones. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Trust Digital provides enterprise smartphone security and management software for government organizations and various companies. IT organizations use Trust Digital to secure and manage smartphones, including a variety of… Read More