German Lancioni, Innovation Software Architect is part of McAfee’s Office of the CTO working on solutions for upcoming cybersecurity threats. He actively engages in discovering future threats that may compromise different businesses and ideates solutions to proactively mitigate cyberattacks. In previous roles, German was leading McAfee’s Consumer Innovations to produce novel security products in the mobile market. As a cybersecurity expert, German is involved in the areas of steganography, cryptojacking, mobile and IoT security, malware and forensic analysis, pen-testing and more. Being passionate about ideation, he regularly participates in different innovation initiatives and is author of more than 18 patents.

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How Visiting a Trusted Site Could Infect Your Employees

The Artful and Dangerous Dynamics of Watering Hole Attacks A group of researchers recently published findings of an exploitation of multiple iPhone vulnerabilities using websites to infect final targets. The key concept behind this type of attack is the use of trusted websites as an intermediate platform to attack others, and it’s ...


Cryptojacking is Soaring, and “Stegware” Makes it a Stealth Bomber

With Bitcoin becoming resource-intensive to mine, and several cryptocurrency platforms arising as alternatives, more bad actors are jumping into cryptojacking: the unsolicited use of your device to mine cryptocurrency. This is becoming a dangerous threat that sometimes targets web systems, while other times infiltrates consumer or enterprise devices. When a ...


What’s Hidden in That Picture Online? Seeing Through “Stegware”

Steganography is the practice of hiding data within other text or data, and has been widely used for centuries, from ancient Greeks hiding messages within wax tablets, to agents concealing enemy information within doll orders during World War II, to prisoners-of-war blinking in Morse Code to get a message through. ...

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