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John McAfee plans to destroy Google. Details? Ummm...

Having tilted at the US presidency without success, John McAfee has picked his last next big windmill: Google. Speaking to totally independent Russian media outlet RT, the putative founder of antivirus as an industry and jungle adventurer named The Chocolate Factory as no less than a threat to human dignity and promised his …

Pirate of the Caribbean to play Hacker of the Caribbean

POLL Nobody's confirmed anything except Big Mac himself, but John McAfee reckons he's going to be played by Captain Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp. Considering that Depp works better playing someone running away, El Reg finds it credible that if there is a McAfee biopic in the works, its timeline will at least feature his …

McAfee-the-man wants McAfee-the-brand, Chipzilla says no

John McAfee wants to put his name on a business again, and that's got Intel hot under the collar, so it's off to court they go. Documents filed (PDF) in the Manhattan federal court over the weekend tell us that in June, Intel wrote to McAfee-the-man's investmentvehicle, MGT Capital Investments, telling it not to try changing …
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John McAfee rattles tin for password replacement tech

Infosec wild man John McAfee has taken time off from his US presidential campaign to launch a fresh funding drive for a password replacement product. The proximity-based authentication and access control product, dubbed EveryKey, is also touted as a replacement for physical keys, as the pitch explains. Everykey replaces your …
John Leyden, 30 Dec 2015
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'I may be winning this ad-blocker game, but I hate it. I'm outta here (with $100k). Buh-bye'

QuoTW We do hope you've enjoyed this week of botched Apple updates, unlikely Linux lovers and surprise birthday gifts. Here are our favourite quotes. Bitcoin backers have had a long and contentious relationship with sovereign states, and this week they got some unwanted recognition from the US. The Commodity Futures Trading …
Team Register, 20 Sep 2015

Bible apps are EVIL says John McAfee as he phishes legal sysadmins in real time

If there's a difference between John McAfee and Eugene Kaspersky in their public speaking behaviour, it's more in their tones of voice than in the paranoia of the message. Perhaps because he's 70 years old (or perhaps because he's practicing a presidential bearing), McAfee speaks more slowly and more quietly than Kaspersky. …

'I promise you I will win', says completely sane presidential candidate John McAfee

QuoTW This week new iStuffs were showcased, a scary luggage hack popped up and a gaming icon turned 30. Now for some of the best quotes from the past seven days. America's favourite gun-toting anti-virus tycoon John McAfee has thrown his hat in to the 2016 presidential race. McAfee has made himself the official cyber party …
Team Register, 13 Sep 2015

Is John McAfee running for US president? 'My campaign manager told me not to comment'

Updated Move over, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It appears paranoid wild man of computer security John McAfee is running for US President. The website McAfee2016.com popped up on Tuesday, as well as a Twitter account for McAfee For President. The site was linked to from McAfee's official social media accounts before the posts …

John McAfee launches cert authority but it's got a POODLE problem

Eccentric infosec man John McAfee is now the proprietor of a Certificate Authority named BlackCert. Fresh from a shootout friendly discussion with police over drug and firearm possession, the one-time anti-virus boss has made what is badged as a disruptive play into SSL. BlackCert will offer unlimited use of SSL certificates …
Darren Pauli, 13 Aug 2015
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McAfee tells El Reg: 'My shootout with the police was highly exaggerated'

Wildcard infosec playboy John McAfee has spoken to The Register about his arrest on driving-under-the-influence and firearms charges at the weekend. McAfee wants the world to know that: The shootout with the police was highly exaggerated and in fact no one was even hit by a bullet, let alone harmed by one. The Police knew me …
Team Register, 5 Aug 2015

John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

Wildcard former securityware kingpin John McAfee reckons the Ashley Madison adultery-site hack threatens to "literally destabilise society", and was definitely the work of an individual acting alone. For reasons that no doubt seem good to him, he said he has also breached the site again himself. The one-time Guatemalan …
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'Nobody owns 'ol Sol. Now gimme €10k to keep it that way, suckers'

QuoTW This week, the US government got hacked, while Microsoft lost a very big customer and venture capitalists took aim at patent trolls. These were some of the best quotes of the week. Spaniard Angeles Duran has staked a claim to ownership of ol' Sol, and now she's fighting eBay for the right to sell the big, burny thing in the …
Team Register, 7 Jun 2015

Mad John McAfee: 'Can you live in a society that is more paranoid than I'm supposed to be?'

Infosec 2015 John McAfee delivered a surprisingly non-controversial keynote speech to the London Infosec Conference on Wednesday afternoon, lauding the value of privacy, doing so – to the concern of his bewildered audience – whilst seemingly tickling himself through the cloth of his pocket. McAfee's talk was essentially a rant against …
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McAfee chap is back in crypto-wrap chat app back flap

Antivirus pioneer and one-time fugitive John McAfee has backed Chadder, a new instant-messaging app for smartphones that promises "the highest degree of security and privacy." The app is being marketed by Future Tense Central, a J.McAfee-owned company that claims to be headquartered in Silicon Valley, although McAfee himself …
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John McAfee declares war on Android

John McAfee has reportedly decided on his next product, according to Silicon Angle, which says the colourful security entrepreneur has produced something called “Cognizant”. The Android app is a security tool of sorts, inasmuch as it reportedly takes a census of all the apps on your Android device and then reports on what they …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Feb 2014
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John McAfee punted from Portland party pad

IT's funnest guy, John McAfee, is making news again for things that have very little to do with technology. McAfee-watchers will recall that he last year found himself in all sorts of trouble after being accused of murder, fleeing Belize before being deported from Guatemala to the USA. He later washed up in the hipster city of …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Nov 2013
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McAfee the man launches 'NSA-thwarting' $100 privacy gizmo

John McAfee, the wild man of security software, has unveiled plans for a cheap gadget for decentralised networking that he claims can keep users safe from the prying eyes of government. The D-Central, which McAfee hopes to produce within six months, would cost around $100, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Technically we …
John Leyden, 1 Oct 2013
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John McAfee tweets from BEYOND THE GRAVE: Drug binge death? Not me, mate

Antivirus software wild man John McAfee has joined Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Fidel Castro, and poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in receiving a premature obituary. Internet rumours that surfaced on Tuesday falsely claimed the self-described “eccentric millionaire” and entrepreneur had died at the Palms Casino Resort in …
John Leyden, 11 Sep 2013

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