McAfee Reveals Simple Safety Tips for Securing New Internet Connected Devices

From the hottest new tablet to sleek smartphones and laptops, electronic devices are likely at the top of many consumers’ holiday wish lists this year. Many lucky recipients will immediately load personal data, contact information, photos, and entertainment files onto their new toys, eager to enjoy them right away.

Not so fast! When new devices are completely unprotected, they can be very vulnerable to malware infections or social engineering scams that can steal personal information.  

Cybercriminals are widening their nets to target a variety of devices and platforms. McAfee LabsTM is reporting that while Mac and mobile device malware have not hit the mainstream yet, they are increasing, and PC threats continue to escalate significantly.

McAfee encourages consumers to take some simple precautionsto keep their digital lives and devices safe through the holidays and into 2012:

1.    Protect your data.
In a recent global survey, home Internet users estimated…

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