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Your McAfee Protection Score lets you see at a glance how well you are protected from online threats.

The Protection Score has some similarities to a credit score where, the higher the score, the better you’re doing. So aim to keep your Protection Score as close to 1000 as you can.

Protection scores showing 210, and 650.

To learn more, including how you can boost your score, click to expand each section:

Your score represents how well you are using McAfee services and apps to protect yourself from online threats. The closer you are to 1000, the safer you are. Your McAfee services recommend steps that you can take to monitor your identity and address any data breaches. To learn more about data breaches, see the last question, below.

Your score reflects how proactive you are about following our recommendations and general security ‘best practices’, with the aim of keeping your personal information safe.

Setting up and using your McAfee apps and services, following safety recommendations, and addressing your breach alerts are all factors that can impact and improve your score.

If your personal information was exposed in a data breach, your score might drop. But you can improve your score and protect yourself and your identity by taking our recommended steps when presented to you.

The Protection Score ranges from zero to 1000.

Protection Scores, showing 900, 650, 460, and 120.

A score over 700 is considered very good, while any score above 850 is considered excellent. This table shows a breakdown of the score ranges:

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Score Ranges Score Status
0–400 Low
400–600 Fair
600–700 Good
700–850 Very Good
850–1000 Excellent

No. An excellent score does not guarantee total safety. No connected life can be totally secure, but an excellent score does show you are doing a good job of preventing and handling risks.

There are many ways hackers can get their hands on your personal information, so you need to practice good digital hygiene to make sure you stay protected from threats going forward.

There are many types of data breach but they almost always result in cybercriminals, or other third parties, gaining access to an individual’s personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is also known as PII.

PII includes information that can be used to identify an individual. This information includes things such as social security numbers, telephone numbers, home addresses, or email addresses.

For example, you probably have accounts on many internet websites. These accounts might include your full name and address, your email address, telephone number, and credit card details. If one of these websites is hacked by cybercriminals, it’s seen to have experienced a data breach.

The cybercriminals could then gain access to some or all user information, and put up this breached information for sale on the dark web. PII traded on the dark web is often used for fraudulent purposes.

Which is why you must act quickly if you suspect that your own information has been involved in a data breach.

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