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John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell

Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the US to face tax evasion charges. The Catalan justice department said medics had tried to resuscitate the 75-year-old, but were not successful. It added that...
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Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee dead after hanging himself in jail

Antivirus software tycoon John McAfee apparently hanged himself in a Spanish jail cell on Wednesday — just hours after a court ruled he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US. Authorities said a preliminary investigation determined there were no signs of foul play, the Spanish newspaper El...
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John McAfee, Software Pioneer, Found Dead In A Spanish Prison Cell

American software pioneer John McAfee, 75, was found dead on Wednesday in a prison cell in Barcelona, Spain, according to McAfee's lawyer, Nishay Sanan. "I am saddened to hear of the events and my prayers go out to his wife Janice," Sanan said in a statement. "John was and will always be remembered as a fighter. He tried to love this country but the U.S. Government made his existence impossible. They tried to erase him but they failed."
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The Guardian

John McAfee: antivirus entrepreneur found dead in Spanish prison

The antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in his cell in Spain from an apparent suicide, hours after the country’s highest court approved his extradition to the United States, where he was wanted on tax-related criminal charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
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Ars Technica

John McAfee found dead by apparent suicide in Spanish prison cell

John McAfee—the antivirus tycoon whose eccentric and often illegal antics on yachts and in tropical rain forests came to define him in later years—took his own life in a Spanish prison cell while awaiting extradition to the US. He was 75. The death was first reported by El Pais and...
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ZDNet

McAfee discovers vulnerability in Peloton Bike+

McAfee has uncovered a vulnerability in Peloton's Bike+ line and Tread exercise equipment that would give an attacker full, unnoticed access to the device, including its camera and microphone. McAfee worked with Peloton in March to fix the issue and Peloton has since released an update that solves the vulnerability.
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Antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

MADRID — John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide Wednesday, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States to face tax charges punishable by decades in prison, authorities said. The eccentric cryptocurrency...
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Exclusive: McAfee finds security vulnerability in Peloton products

Software security company McAfee said it exposed a vulnerability in the Peloton Bike+ that allowed attackers to install malware through a USB port and potentially spy on riders. The Advanced Threat Research Team at McAfee said the problem stemmed from the Android attachment that accompanies the Peloton stationary exercise Bike+....
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Colts: Pat McAfee thinks Tom Brady trolled Indy with free agency snipe

It would be far from shocking to see Tom Brady take a shot at the Indianapolis Colts, his first real NFL rival and the franchise that got him embedded in the Deflategate mess. That being said … if Pat McAfee thinks the Colts wound up in this particular conversation that has Twitter buzzing and looking for clues, we’re left wondering how they got there.
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Sheriff’s office warns of McAfee email scam

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are warning the public of a phishing email scam coming from an account claiming to be McAfee, an antivirus internet security software. Emails from “McAfee Total Protection” state that the recipient has been automatically renewed for services for one year at a cost of $299.99,...
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CoinTelegraph

'I have nothing': Imprisoned John McAfee claims his crypto fortune is gone

Software antivirus pioneer John McAfee has told his one million Twitter followers that his entire crypto fortune is gone — although he concedes not everyone will believe he’s telling the truth. The McAfee antivirus founder has been behind bars in Spain since October 2020 — when he was arrested for...
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Business Wire

McAfee Named as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced it was named the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateways (SWGs) for the third year in a row. The recognition is based on customer feedback and ratings for McAfee’s Secure Web Gateway (SWG) technology, which is an integral part of McAfee’s secure access service edge (SASE) offering - MVISION Unified Cloud Edge (UCE).
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Computer Weekly

McAfee to change terms of auto-renewing consumer plans

Consumer users of McAfee’s antivirus products who found their service contracts auto-renewed for another year will now be able to end their contracts and obtain a refund for the remaining months, following a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) judgment. The right to a refund will also be backdated for those...
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