McAfee Releases Identity Theft Protection in New Products for Download

McAfee, Inc announced that it has addressed consumers' concern for identity theft protection as well as social engineering attacks including spyware, spam and other malicious programs with the release of its next- generation security service suites now available for download at http://www.mcafee.com

Both McAfee Internet Security Suite and McAfee Total Protection offer market-leading identity theft protection that help to prevent the multiple scams that identity thieves use to target unprotected -- or under-protected -- consumers.

Identity thieves use a variety of methods to target online consumers. These include sending Trojan Horses or Potentially Unwanted Programs, which when downloaded to the PC, may monitor keystrokes, track Internet log-ins, transmit confidential information, or redirect a consumer's browser to fake Web sites.

Phishing and spam techniques are also employed, using fraudulent emails and Web sites to lure consumers into disclosing private account or login information. In addition, any email, attachment, or transaction traversing over an unsecured wireless network can be intercepted and manipulated by a criminal.

Note that the software itself is a trial version which you will have to unlock after a set date by purchasing the appropriate license.

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