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John McAfee, the antivirus pioneer who created one of the world's most popular security programs and later sold it to Intel for $7.68 billion, is now suing the Santa Clara chip maker for the rights to his name. Apparently McAfee wants to rename his digital gaming company MGT Capital Investments Inc. to John McAfee Global Technologies Inc. Since McAfee named his former antivirus software company after himself as McAfee Associates, Inc. in 1987 and then ultimately sold the security outfit to Intel, he's put himself in tough spot. Intel has already told him that if he proceeds with his plan, he'll be infringing on trademarks that were transferred to the company as part of the sale, according to... Read more...
John McAfee, the antivirus pioneer who created the self-titled AV software that was eventually sold to Intel for $7.68 billion, tried shopping a story to the media that he and his merry band of hackers thwarted WhatsApp's encryption because of a major flaw in Android. The only problem is it didn't exactly happen that way.WhatsApp is an interesting target because it recently announced the addition of end-to-end encryption. It's also the most used messaging application in the world with over a billion users, so if there's a flaw in Android, the most popular mobile OS on the planet, that compromises the security and privacy of WhatsApp, then it's a big deal. But according to Gizmodo, all McAfee... Read more...
Wondering what John McAfee is up to these days? It's not sniffing bath salts nor is he fleeing foreign countries as a person of interest in a murder investigation and faking heart attacks—been there, done all that—instead he's on a mission to save America. How so? By cracking the code on that San Bernardino iPhone that's causing such a ruckus. Oh, where to begin. Let's start with the controversial iPhone, the one that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters on that horrific day last December in which 14 people were killed and 22 others seriously injured. As part of an ongoing investigation into the terrorist activity that left more than a dozen people dead, a federal judge this week ordered... Read more...
John McAfee is adding a new bullet point to his resume: U.S. presidential candidate. Yes, this is the same McAfee who developed the first commercial antivirus software for computers, which was later sold to Intel, and it's same McAfee who fled his residence in Belize after his neighbor turned up dead.This is not a joke or a hoax. McAfee filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president, paperwork that The Hill said it "confirmed" as being authentic with Kyle Sander, one of McAfee's campaign directors. According to Sander, McAfee will create a "new party yet to be announced."McAfee grew to prominence and wealth in the 1980s when he peddled antivirus software... Read more...
It's said that real life is sometimes stranger than fiction, and that couldn't be any more truer when it comes to John McAfee, a former programmer for NASA and founder of McAfee Associates, a computer antivirus company that's now owned by Intel. His story contains drugs, an unsolved murder investigation, foreign government conspiracies, and even a faked heart attack, some of which he'll discuss during a Dateline NBC special titled "The Fugitive Millionaire" that's set to air on Thursday, March 26 at 8pm/7c. We have the inside scoop. NBC Universal provided HotHardware with a few excerpts of the interview, which cover his troubles in Belize and his new company Future Tense. With regards to the... Read more...
It's been nothing but a wild ride for John McAfee, founder of the popular antivirus software that's now owned by Intel. His efforts made him a millionaire, though that was before he was wanted for questioning in Belize regarding the murder of a neighbor. His bizarre journey includes bath salts, faking a heart attack, fleeing the country, and activities not fit for print on this site, though the end result is that John is back in the U.S. and ready to hear your complaints about whatever it is that irks you. John's newest venture is called Brownlist, a website with the motto, "It's payback time." The idea is that average people who have been wronged in some way can log in, post their complaint,... Read more...