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Ransomware Maze

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Maze ransomware, previously known in the community as “ChaCha ransomware”, was discovered on May the 29th 2019 by Jerome Segura[1]. The main goal of the ransomware is to crypt all files that it can in an infected system and then demand a ransom to recover the files. ...

Executive Perspectives

COVID-19 & Voting: When Paper is the Safest Election Technology

There are concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic will discourage voters from turning out to vote in person for this year’s U.S. presidential primaries and general election.  State governments are considering alternative voting processes to protect voters and election officials from infection at the polls. As strange as it may sound ...

Executive Perspectives

Interoperability Is Key To Cybersecurity – A Conversation at CSIS

Interoperability – a subject that for too long cybersecurity companies have treated as an inconvenient nuisance – is finally getting the attention it deserves. In February, I had the opportunity to discuss the critical nature of interoperability with true security experts in the public and private sectors. We agreed that ...

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Staying Safe While Working Remotely

Special thanks to Tim Hux and Sorcha Healy for their assistance. The demand for remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will invariably place pressures on organizations to ensure the availability of corporate resources in geographic locations outside of corporate control. Such demands go beyond the provision of ...

Executive Perspectives

Cybersecurity through openness: creating the right company culture

Interoperability and openness are concepts that have a tendency to turn technical quickly. But for McAfee, it goes beyond software. To stay cybersecure, organisations need to build in openness in their company structures, ensuring that different departments, from engineering, to legal, HR and business development teams all work together to ...

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How McAfee is Hiring Top Talent During a Pandemic

As the world continues to address a rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important more than ever for all of us to do our part to protect our families and communities.   At McAfee, we play an important role in keeping the world safe from cyberthreats, and our mission to protect all that matters becomes heightened in times of uncertainty such as this. The well-being of our team members, their ...

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SMBGhost – Analysis of CVE-2020-0796

The Vulnerability The latest vulnerability in SMBv3 is a “wormable” vulnerability given its potential ability to replicate or spread over network shares using the latest version of the protocol (SMB 3.1.1). As of this writing, Microsoft have just released a patch for CVE-2020-0796 on the morning of March 12th. The ...

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Top 5 RSA Moments 2020 with Vittorio Viarengo & Naveen Palavalli

McAfee’s Interim Chief Marketing Officer Vittorio Viarengo and VP of Product & Solution Marketing Naveen Palavallil team up to discuss their favorite McAfee highlights of this year’s RSA Conference.

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McAfee Men Share Fresh Perspectives on Gender Equality

Every year, McAfee recognizes International Women’s Day and as part of our celebrations, we asked McAfee men around the world to share their thoughts about creating a more gender equal world. They offer candid and rich insights with takeaways to remember inside and outside of the workplace. “We’re all indoctrinated ...

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Android/LeifAccess.A is the Silent Fake Reviewer Trojan

The McAfee Mobile Research team has identified an Android malware family dubbed Android/LeifAccess.A that has been active since May 2019. This trojan was discovered globally with localized versions but  has a much higher prevalence in the USA and Brazil. As part of the payload, this trojan can abuse OAuth leveraging ...

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