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Missing Hotel Room Key? Try Your Phone

If you are like me, there are times when you will misplace your hotel key. Times when you’re switching a bucket of ice between hands while searching your pockets or bag. Wondering if you’ve left the key in your room or possibly the lobby. Thinking “I’ve always got my phone ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

IRS Fully Reliant on Social Security Numbers

On the Policy, Practice & Procedures page of their website, the IRS addresses the public’s concern regarding Social Security numbers on checks: “Complete Social Security Numbers (SSN) on Checks or Money Orders Remitted to IRS Issue: Tax Professionals and clients have concerns about taxpayers putting their full SSN on checks ...

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Security Connected by the McAfee Channel (by Alex Thurber)

As part of the Mcafee Security Connected initiative launched at FOCUS10, we announced McAfee Security Management 5, which provides a unified monitoring, management, and reporting system that scales to any-sized organization and ensures all endpoints, networks and content are secure.

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Stuxnet Update

Stuxnet has received a lot of attention since McAfee first blogged about it in July. This post will answer some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received. Q: What is Stuxnet? A: Stuxnet is a highly complex virus targeting Siemens’ SCADA software. The threat exploits a previously unpatched vulnerability in Siemens SIMATIC ...

Executive Perspectives

McAf.ee – Create Secure Short URLs…

A pet project of mine for a couple of months now, McAfee’s secure-short URL service  http://mcaf.ee went through a viral launch last week and has taken flight! Leveraging McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, McAf.ee lets you create short url’s which are checked against our databases of known spammy, dangerous, malware hosting, bot ...

Executive Perspectives

McAfee Completes Acquisition of tenCube (by Dave DeWalt)

Yesterday, McAfee completed the acquisition of privately owned tenCube, the provider of the WaveSecure mobile security service. I’m excited to say that McAfee will now have a single platform, from the consumer to the enterprise, to address the management and security of all devices types, to all markets and with ...

Enterprise

Bitlocker/Truecrypt Decryption Tool

Following on from my post “10 Things You Don’t Want To Know About Bitlocker”, “TPM Undressed” and “Firewire Attacks Revisited” it recently came to my attention that Passware, Inc. A feisty California company has released a version of their forensic software which will decrypt Bitlocker and TrueCrypt protected hard disks ...

Enterprise

TPM "Undressed…"

Recently it was announced with much fanfare that the now-ubiquitous “TPM” chip found in most modern computers had been hacked. This obviously unnerved a lot of people, especially those hanging the safety of their secrets on free solutions like Microsoft Bitlocker which use the TPM to provide convenience to their ...

McAfee Labs

"Operation Aurora" Leading to Other Threats

Operation Aurora has received a lot of attention over the past couple of days.  To recap, Google, Adobe, and many other companies were attacked with code exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  Since the announcement of this vulnerability (CVE-2010-0249), exploit code has been made public and already revised into ...

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More Details on "Operation Aurora"

Earlier today, George Kurtz posted an entry, ‘Operation “Aurora” Hit Google, Others’,  on the McAfee’s Security Insight blog  The purpose of this blog is to answer questions about this particular attack; fill in some of the threat flow and McAfee coverage details. How were systems compromised? When a user manually ...

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