McAfee Blog – 8.16.21
As the new school year gets underway, many students will be returning to the classroom in-person, while others will opt to continue hybrid or remote learning indefinitely. Unfortunately, for families choosing the latter, remote learning could come at the expense of their online privacy.
Source: Back-to-School: Privacy Worries in a Remote Learning World
McAfee Blog – 7.27.21 (7.26.21)
There’s a lot of conversation going on right now around digital apps; only it’s not about TikTok or Twitch. Instead, it’s about the spike in the number of app scams taking place every day—many of them impacting younger consumers.
Source: 9 Tips to Help Kids Avoid Popular App Scams
McAfee Blog – 5.5.21 (5.4.21)
McAfee is tracking an increase in the use of deceptive popups that mislead some users into taking action, while annoying many others. A significant portion is attributed to browser-based push notifications, and while there are a couple of simple steps users can take to prevent and remediate the situation, there is also some confusion about how these should be handled.
Source: How to Stop the Popups | McAfee Blogs
McAfee Blog – 5.4.21 (5.3.21)
Ahhhh. Can you feel it? Summer is so close. Everything feels a little more buoyant, a little brighter. We’re in the home stretch of social distancing, a sense of normalcy is returning, and there’s a collective energy that’s ready to throw the screen door open, run outside, and pounce on summer.
There’s no doubt you’ve established great digital ground rules that worked well during quarantine. However, as we begin the mental trek toward some degree of our former life, summer may be the perfect window to think about a digital reset.
Source: 5 Ways to Reset Your Family’s Digital Habits this Summer | McAfee Blogs
McAfee Blog – 5.3.21 (5.2.21)
Of all the pastimes that took off during the pandemic, it’s not surprising that online gaming was one of them. After all, gaming offers excitement, new experiences, and social interaction, all from the comfort of home. It’s no wonder then that the gaming industry saw a 20% increase in revenue in 2020, as new and previously-retired gamers returned to this pastime.
Source: PC Gamers (and Parents of Gamers) Rejoice!