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5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Osama Bin Laden Death Scams

I suppose this was inevitable. The reported death of Osama Bin Laden is just too good a lure for cybercriminals and scammers to pass up. We at McAfee Labs certainly anticipated this and have been tracking it since the first reports came out of Washington early this morning. We have ...

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LizaMoon the Latest SQL-Injection Attack

Working in the security industry brings about a myriad of challenges. This is especially true for vendors. We must do our best to educate and inform. At the same time, we want to avoid laying on the FUD–or scaring customers into making poorly educated security decisions. Which brings us to ...

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Google Tool Cleans Up Mobile Malware ‘Dream’

Over the weekend Google released the Android Market Security Tool to help clean up  devices infected with the DroidDream malware. The Android/DrdDream family of malware used a pair of exploits (Expoit/LVedu and Exploit/DiutesEx) to gain root access on vulnerable Android devices.  More than 50 Android applications were reported to be infected; all ...

Executive Perspectives

Books Fight Back

You know I always thought that at some point, printed books would go the same way as vinyl.  Despite sporadic revivals by the music industry and its use by particular groups such as the electronic and “mixmasters,” the majority of households have already replaced turntables for the latest technologies.  Equally ...

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Xirtem Worm Hides in CAB/SFX Files

W32/Xirtem@@MM is a fast-spreading and active worm, discovered in late 2008, that uses a variety of methods to propagate. The principal way of infecting other machines is by sending a copy of itself via email. To do that, the malware uses its own SMTP client. In addition, one of the ...

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Mobile NFC Features Raise Security Concerns

Yesterday, at the Web 2.0 Summit, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt presented the Nexus S. This wasn’t just about a new phone, he also talked about how Gingerbread (Android OS Version 2.3) would have support for NFC (Near Field Communications) built in. In light of the mobile-phone hotel-key (NFC-based) trial going on ...

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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 ...

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The Riskiest Web Domains Revealed – Mapping The Malweb

The world’s most heavily trafficked web domain, .COM, is now the riskiest, according to our fourth annual Mapping the Mal Web report released today. A staggering fifty-six percent of all risky sites end in .COM! Researcher at our very own McAfee Labs analyzed more than 27 million websites to uncover ...

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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 ...

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