Protect your Facebook photos with McAfee app

how to protect facebook photosAs what people say, do not place anything in your Facebook profile that you would not like to be used by individuals with prying eyes and bad motives.

But if you can’t stop yourself from uploading photographs on Facebook that can be taken for granted by individuals who have ill intentions then you might want to try McAfee’s latest app.

McAfee has been in the business of providing security for desktops and laptops. They have released security apps for your smartphones and they are now entering a new market.

This McAfee app will help you add an additional layer of protection in your Facebook account. This enables you to protect your photos and asks the owner to list the individuals that you are granting access to them.

To others who have no access to them, these images will appear fuzzy. Even those Facebook images that you tag your friends that do not have access can’t view the images in a pristine way.

They can’t also grab, download or print these photos.

This McAfee app is currently under beta phase. During this period anybody can download the app and use it on their Web browsers. Tt currently only supports Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

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Adobe seen as top 2010 hacker target

Net-security firm McAfee predicts that Microsoft will no longer be the primary target for hackers next year. Instead, these evil villains of the Web will turn their attention to Adobe.

Evidence of this is the already growing number of attacks targeted to the vulnerabilities in Acrobat Reader and Flash this year. And with the tricky update process that users need to go through, as well as the overall lack of awareness that their software need updating makes it even more easier for hackers and virus writers to prey on them.

Adobe however, isn’t the only one that’s in danger in 2010.

McAfee also predicts that attacks on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be stronger and will cause more damage in the coming year. Trojans and malwares will also gain power in 2010. The security firm predicts that banking Trojans may gain the ability to interrupt legit transactions as well as make unauthorized withdrawals without being detected.

Lastly, McAfee discusses in their report how HTML5 could give “cybercriminals new opportunities to write malware and prey on users”.

HTML5 holds all the promises that today’s web community seeks – primarily that of blurring and removing the lines between a web application and a desktop application. HTML5-based attacks will become even more tempting once the Google Chrome Operating System is released. (It’s scheduled for second half of 2010.)

Google Chrome OS is intended for use with netbooks, and HTML5 enables not only a rich Internet experience, but also offline applications. Another motivation for attackers is HTML5’s anticipated cross-platform support, which will allow attackers to eventually reach users of many mainstream browsers.

Although the new web technology is still in the development phase, some elements are already being used by Google Chrome which means there’s also trouble brewing up for the browser.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/29/security_predictions_2010/

McAfee’ list of most dangerous names on the web

If you think you’re the only one who’s keeping up to date with the latest and hottest stars to hit Hollywood, think again.

Apparently, cybercriminals also spend a lot of time reading gossips and finding out whose the most popular. But they’re reason for this weird strange unusual action is far different than yours.

You see, according to Jeff Green, a McAfee senior vice president, “Cybercriminals are star watchers too — they latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise.”

McAfee, the anti-virus software maker has released its third annual list of the most dangerous names to search on the web. So who’s on top of the riskiest celebrities to Google (or Yahoo or Bing or whatever search engine you use)? Justin’s lady love, Jessica Biel. McAfee reports that if try to search Jessica Biel screensavers, almost half of those available for downloads contain malware.

Here’s the rest of those celebrity names you’d have to be careful when searching:

2. Beyonce
3. Jennifer Aniston
4. Tom Brady
5. Jessica Simpson
6. Gisele Bundchen
7. Miley Cyrus
8. Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie (tie)
9. Ashley Tisdale
10. Brad Pitt (he was first last year)
11. Reese Witherspoon
12. Britney Spears
13. Rihanna
14. Lindsay Lohan
15. Kim Kardashian

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=8408080