John McAfee Interview

Interview: John McAfee wants to protect you from the next big cyber threat

October 17th at 3:22 PM

Interview: John McAfee wants to protect you from the next big cyber threat

Computer security legend John McAfee’s social accounts have been racking up the retweets, likes and shares in recent days after he posted an image of what appears to be Pornhub running on the display of a smart refrigerator. His tweet accompanying the image was ominous.

“The IoT … do you believe me now?” reads part of what he wrote about the porn fridge. More →

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iPhone Encryption

John McAfee vows he can break iPhone encryption, promises to eat his shoe on live TV if he can’t

February 18th at 8:05 PM

John McAfee vows he can break iPhone encryption, promises to eat his shoe on live TV if he can’t

Famed anti-virus maker John McAfee, who has a flair for the bizarre, recently injected himself into the ongoing debate surrounding Apple’s refusal to create a software backdoor that would enable the FBI to access an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

In the wake of Tim Cook penning a letter warning of the dangerous precedent that would be set if Apple acquiesced to the court order in question, McAfee stepped up to the plate with an offer to decrypt the terrorist’s iPhone 5c free of charge.

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John McAfee Presidential Run

Buckle up: Antivirus pioneer and all-around crazy person John McAfee wants to run for President

September 9th at 8:35 AM

Buckle up: Antivirus pioneer and all-around crazy person John McAfee wants to run for President

With Donald Trump not only running for President but actually enjoying a significant lead over rival candidates, the build-up to the 2016 Presidential election will undoubtedly be one for the record books, at least as far as entertainment value is concerned.

And just when you thought that the media circus surrounding the 2016 election couldn’t get any more absurd, anti-virus maker John McAfee this week announced that he plans to run for U.S. President with a newly formed party called the Cyber Party. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission confirmed that McAfee had filed the requisite paperwork to run.

In an email sent to Ars Technica, McAfee said that his newly formed Cyber Party “in terms of ideology and aims… is not really related to any existing party.”

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John McAfee Biography

McAfee founder John McAfee comes across as a gun-toting lunatic in new book

November 16th at 6:45 PM

McAfee founder John McAfee comes across as a gun-toting lunatic in new book

Many of us were somewhat shocked when we heard that McAfee, Inc. founder John McAfee was wanted on murder charges in Belize. But according to a new ebook called John McAfee’s Last Stand written by Wired’s Joshua Davis, we shouldn’t have been surprised one bit. Davis, who travelled to Belize to write his book on McAfee six months ago, found that the security software guru had apparently become a gun-toting paranoid who said strange things about misunderstanding reality. In an excerpt posted on Wired, Davis describes how McAfee convincingly pretended to play Russian Roulette in front of him while he frantically tried to convince McAfee to holster his gun. More →

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