Steve Povolny is the Head of Advanced Threat Research for McAfee Enterprise, which delivers groundbreaking vulnerability research spanning nearly every industry. With more than a decade of experience in network security, Steve is a recognized authority on hardware and software vulnerabilities, and regularly collaborates with influencers in academia, government, law enforcement, consumers and enterprise businesses of all sizes. Steve is a sought after public speaker and media commentator who often blogs on key topics. He brings his passion for threat research and a unique vision to harness the power of collaboration between the research community and product vendors, through responsible disclosure, for the benefit of all.

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RDP Stands for “Really DO Patch!” – Understanding the Wormable RDP Vulnerability CVE-2019-0708

During Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday cycle, a security advisory was released for a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)....

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IoT Zero-Days – Is Belkin WeMo Smart Plug the Next Malware Target?

Effective malware is typically developed with intention, targeting specific victims using either known or unknown vulnerabilities to achieve its primary...

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When the Digital Impacts the Physical

Cyberattacks have always been, well, cyber. Their immediate effects were on our data, our digital information, and our devices…until they...

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McAfee Opens State-of-the-Art Security Research Lab in Oregon

Today we are pleased to announce the grand opening of our dedicated research lab in the Hillsboro, Oregon, office near Portland.

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Microsoft Cortana Allows Browser Navigation Without Login: CVE-2018-8253

A locked Windows 10 device with Cortana enabled on the lock screen allows an attacker with physical access to the device to do two kinds of unauthorized browsing.

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Unintended Clipboard Paste Function in Windows 10 Leads to Information Leak in RS1

The McAfee Labs Advanced Threat Research team has been investigating the Windows 10 platform. We have submitted several vulnerabilities already...

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Want to Break Into a Locked Windows 10 Device? Ask Cortana (CVE-2018-8140)

June’s “Patch Tuesday” (June 12) is here, but it is likely many Windows 10 users have not yet applied these updates.

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Syn/Ack Unique Proactive Protection Technique

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team has performed analysis on samples of Syn/Ack ransomware implementing Process Doppelgänging.  For those who are...

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Inside the Capabilities and Detection of UDPoS Malware

Imagine a job that changes every day of your life, where you get to do something new each week –...

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Trivial Software Flaws Continue to Plague Networked Devices

Western Digital My Cloud NAS Devices Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities It’s 2018, but it feels like 2008.  I often reflect on...

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