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McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021

In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed and interpreted.

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Enterprise

RSA Conference 2021: The Best Place to Strengthen Your Resilience

This year’s RSA Conference will look a little different. Instead of booking flights and hotel rooms in the busy city of San Francisco, we’ll be powering up computers in our home office with family in the next room. We’ve all had a tumultuous year and with that comes resilience, which ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness Consumer

How to Remain Secure While Using Running Apps

When gyms were forced to close last year, you likely looked for other ways to get some exercise and stay active during quarantine. From investing in a few pairs of dumbbells or perhaps downloading an app or two to help you track your workouts, you found alternatives to help you break a sweat. As an accessible, easy ...

Executive Perspectives

Defending Cybersecurity Can’t Be Done Blindfolded–The EU’s NIS2 Review Can Set This Right

Cybercriminals are currently enjoying a golden age, with the volume and severity of attacks growing constantly, and an ability to commit hostile acts with impunity. The EU, in its overhaul of cybersecurity laws dubbed NIS2, is committed to ensuring that what’s illegal offline should also be illegal online. For that ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Beware of Social Media Scams

Social media is a great place to connect with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a great place for misinformation to run rampant, and it is a virtual treasure chest for cybercriminals to steal personal information. Over 25 million Canadians own a social media account, and more than 80% ...

Security Operations

McAfee Proactive Security Proves Effective in Recent MITRE ATT&CK™

McAfee Soars with Superior Protection Results    Bottom Line: McAfee stopped the MITRE ATT&CK Evaluation Carbanak and FIN7 threats in their tracks within the first 15% of the major steps of the attack chain (on average), delivering on a critical security operations center (SOC) strategy: Stop the attack as early as possible.   In April 2021, MITRE Engenuity released the results ...

McAfee Labs

Roaming Mantis Amplifies Smishing Campaign with OS-Specific Android Malware

The Roaming Mantis smishing campaign has been impersonating a logistics company to steal SMS messages and contact lists from Asian Android users since 2018. In the second half of 2020, the campaign improved its effectiveness by adopting dynamic DNS services and spreading messages with phishing URLs that infected victims with ...

McAfee Labs

How to Stop the Popups

McAfee is tracking an increase in the use of deceptive popups that mislead some users into taking action, while annoying many others.  A significant portion is attributed to browser-based push notifications, and while there are a couple of simple steps users can take to prevent and remediate the situation, there ...

McAfee Labs

Steps to Discover Hidden Threat from Phishing Email

Introduction Email is one of the primary ways of communication in the modern world. We use email to receive notifications about our online shopping, financial transaction, credit card e-statements, one-time passwords to authenticate registration processes, application for jobs, auditions, school admissions and many other purposes. Since many people around the ...

Identity Protection

World Password Day: Make Passwords the Strongest Link in Your Online Security

World Password Day isn’t the most popular day on the calendar, but it’s an important reminder that good password hygiene is essential to staying safe online. This World Password Day, we’d like to talk about improving your password hygiene, how you can help your friends and family improve theirs, and ...

Português

Dia mundial da palavra-passe: Torne as palavras-passe o elo forte da segurança online

Os ataques de hackers aumentaram em 2020 O ataque SolarWinds em 2020 foi um dos mais devastadores ataques na história da Internet. Quase 20 000 sistemas empresariais foram comprometidos, perdendo-se milhares de milhões de dados como consequência. Se atua como 37% de americanos, que passam muito tempo sem atualizar as palavras-passe*, os ataques em grande escala, como ...

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