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McAfee Labs

Botnet Control Servers Span the Globe

McAfee Labs has long monitored botnet activities and their control servers as they plague the Internet.  With millions of McAfee endpoints and network security appliances sending information to McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) in the cloud, coupled with a vast collection of malicious binary and proactive research, McAfee Labs has a clear view ...

McAfee Labs

The Future of Hacktivism and Anonymous

After the publication of the 2013 Threats Predictions from McAfee Labs, I have received many queries regarding our expectation of a possible slowdown in Anonymous activity this year. Some readers agreed, while others were more skeptical. With this blog, I will attempt to explain these positions. The Anonymous signature Today, ...

Executive Perspectives

The 3 R’s: Riches, Ruins & Regulations

We previously wrote about what it means to be a security-obligated executive – how to identify threat warning signs and prep against cyber-attacks. Historically either the C-suite and the security teams haven’t spoken at all, or security teams haven’t spoken to execs in a simple enough language to be understood. ...

McAfee Labs

Red Kit an Emerging Exploit Pack

Exploit kits are toolkits that are used to build malware components such as binaries and scripts. They automate the exploitation of client-side vulnerabilities, targeting browsers and programs. These exploit kits provide an effective way for cybercriminals to distribute malware without the users consent. Among these kits, the Blackhole exploit kit ...


Intelligent DLP with End-user Classification

One of the biggest challenges for Data Protection solution is identifying sensitive data.  Today, organizations generate various types of sensitive data, ranging from regulated data such as PCI to unstructured data such as product designs.  Not all sensitive data can be identified and protected via regular expressions and keywords. By ...

McAfee Labs

If You Deploy Only Antivirus, It Will Cost You More and Make You Less Secure

Everyone’s looking to shave their IT budgets, manage fewer vendors and streamline. The plethora of low cost and sometimes free AV products is an enticing option to lower the cost to secure any business. Some free antivirus programs do an acceptable job of detecting, blocking and removing certain kinds of ...

McAfee Labs

YouTube Video Scam Targets Facebook Users

Be advised cybercriminals are at it again, leveraging the popularity of Facebook and YouTube to scam consumers.We have seen several scams in the past spreading through Facebook promising of some leaked video of celebrities, or free Facebook T-shirts etc. The malware authors are making money by pay-per-click with these techniques. ...

McAfee Labs

New Labs Report: ‘Analyzing Project Blitzkrieg’

Project Blitzkrieg, a current attack on US financial institutions, got a lot of media attention following a blog posting by RSA researchers who wrote they had discovered an operation run by an individual known as vorVzakone. RSA identified the malware as belonging to the Gozi family and labeled it Prinimalka. ...

Mobile and IoT Security

App Lock: The Security System for Unprotected Mobile Apps

Lock: To fasten, to make secure, to confine or exclude by. To fix in place so that movement or escape is impossible; hold fast. The word ‘lock’ is relevant in every aspect of our modern lives. We lock our houses, cars, bikes, hotel rooms, computers, and even our luggage when ...


Dear Cisco, Thank You for Recommending McAfee

Some of you may know this, but before coming to McAfee, I worked for Cisco Systems.  So believe me when I say that Cisco is no push-over.  Cisco is competitive and the people at Cisco work hard to win.  That’s why I was particularly interested in the news that Cisco ...

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