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Zloader With a New Infection Technique

This blog was written by Kiran Raj & Kishan N. Introduction In the last few years, Microsoft Office macro malware...

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New Ryuk Ransomware Sample Targets Webservers

Executive Summary Ryuk is a ransomware that encrypts a victim’s files and requests payment in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to release the...

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Fuzzing ImageMagick and Digging Deeper into CVE-2020-27829

Introduction: ImageMagick is a hugely popular open source software that is used in lot of systems around the world. It...

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Analyzing CVE-2021-1665 – Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows GDI+

Introduction Microsoft Windows Graphics Device Interface+, also known as GDI+, allows various applications to use different graphics functionality on video...

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McAfee Labs Report Highlights Ransomware Threats

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2021. In this edition we introduce...

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A New Program for Your Peloton – Whether You Like It or Not

Executive Summary  The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team (ATR) is committed to uncovering security issues in both software and hardware to help developers...

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Are Virtual Machines the New Gold for Cyber Criminals?

Introduction Virtualization technology has been an IT cornerstone for organization for years now. It revolutionized the way organizations can scale...

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Scammers Impersonating Windows Defender to Push Malicious Windows Apps

Summary points: Scammers are increasingly using Windows Push Notifications to impersonate legitimate alerts Recent campaigns pose as a Windows Defender...

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DarkSide Ransomware Victims Sold Short

Over the past week we have seen a considerable body of work focusing on DarkSide, the ransomware responsible for the...

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Major HTTP Vulnerability in Windows Could Lead to Wormable Exploit

Today, Microsoft released a highly critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-31166) in its web server http.sys. This product is a Windows-only HTTP server...

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