Friday, August 28, 2009

McAfee offers "Security Insights" to parents


This morning, as my automatic Friday morning McAfee scan started, I also got a pseudo-popup offering Internet safety tips for parents. It started Internet Explorer, and gave the typical advice of monitoring your child’s online activity, the way you would monitor a teen’s learning to drive a car.

Curiously, the scan stalled in the “rootkits” area while this IE link displayed, and then scan took off normally.

I couldn’t find that exact link to give visitors, but here is a similar link, “the Security Insights” newsletter ("Moms fight cybercrime with education"), here. The statistic on the report are interesting: 63% of teens hide what they do, over 50% give out personal information, and about 20% have engaged in some bullying.

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