John McAfee says he infected laptops with malware, spied and stole passwords from Belize officials

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Twenty years ago, John McAfee ran an anti-virus company.

He’s not had anything to do with the company that bears his name (and was subsequently acquired by Intel) since the early 1990s, but that doesn’t mean that his involvement with malware has come to an end.

Many people have been following the bizarre story of John McAfee, who has been on the run from the Belize police since mid-November, had his location leaked to the world in a photo’s EXIF meta-data, and was hastily deported from his Guatemala hide-out to the United States.

Throughout his escapades, John McAfee has been keeping the internet entertained and informed of his swashbuckling exploits via his blog.

Most recently, John…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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