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Robot Character Analysis Reveals Trust Issues

Retired Marine fighter pilot and Top Gun instructor Dave Berke said “Every single thing you do in your life, every decision you make, is an OODA Loop.” OODA Loop? Observe–Orient–Decide–Act, the “OODA Loop” was originally developed by United States Air Force Colonel John Boyd and outlines that fundamentally all actions ...

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Call an Exorcist! My Robot’s Possessed!

Overview As part of our continued goal of helping developers provide safer products for businesses and consumers, we here at McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) recently investigated temi, a teleconference robot produced by Robotemi Global Ltd. Our research led us to discover four separate vulnerabilities in the temi robot, which ...

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Dopple-ganging up on Facial Recognition Systems

Co-authored with Jesse Chick, OSU Senior and Former McAfee Intern, Primary Researcher. Special thanks to Dr. Catherine Huang, McAfee Advanced Analytics Team Special thanks to Kyle Baldes, Former McAfee Intern “Face” the Facts There are 7.6 Billion people in the world. That’s a huge number! In fact, if we all ...

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Ripple20 Critical Vulnerabilities – Detection Logic and Signatures

This document has been prepared by McAfee Advanced Threat Research in collaboration with JSOF who discovered and responsibly disclosed the vulnerabilities. It is intended to serve as a joint research effort to produce valuable insights for network administrators and security personnel, looking to further understand these vulnerabilities to defend against ...

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My Experience as a Finance Intern at McAfee for Summer 2020

By: Nilisha, Finance Intern, Plano, TX, United States Amidst this global pandemic, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be a Finance Intern at McAfee this summer. Working remotely was something that I never thought I would have to do so soon, however, my experience was nothing short ...

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McAfee Defender’s Blog: NetWalker

Building Adaptable Security Architecture Against NetWalker NetWalker Overview The NetWalker ransomware, initially known as Mailto, was first detected in August 2019. Since then, new variants were discovered throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020, with a strong uptick noticed in March of this year. NetWalker has noticeably evolved to a ...

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Take a “NetWalk” on the Wild Side

Executive Summary The NetWalker ransomware, initially known as Mailto, was first detected in August 2019. Since then, new variants were discovered throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020, with a strong uptick noticed in March of this year. NetWalker has noticeably evolved to a more stable and robust ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) ...

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Women in Sales Part 2: Skilling up for a Career in Cybersecurity Sales

McAfee fosters an inclusive environment where we value varied life experiences. To showcase women who are making an impact and inspire others, we launched our Women in Sales Series.  In Part 1, McAfee women described industry opportunities and how they continue to break boundaries to develop rewarding careers.  Here in Part 2, we introduce women whose unique past experiences helped shape their career paths. They share critical skills for success and words of encouragement for those considering a career in sales.  ...

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What is a McAfee Internship Like? 10 Interns Share Perspectives

At McAfee, we foster meaningful internship experiences within our fast-paced world of cybersecurity.  We know it’s the next generation that will build tomorrow’s technology solutions. McAfee interns make substantial contributions and are valued as global team members, joining our mission to protect all that matters.  This year, McAfee took the intern experience virtual due to the global pandemic. While not our typical experience, this year’s interns continue to thrive. To celebrate National Intern Day, we asked our interns around the world to share insights gained from their experiences. “My new colleagues and leaders have helped ...

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Operation (노스 스타) North Star A Job Offer That’s Too Good to be True?

Executive Summary We are in the midst of an economic slump [1], with more candidates than there are jobs, something that has been leveraged by malicious actors to lure unwitting victims into opening documents laden with malware. While the prevalence of attacks during this unprecedented time has been largely carried ...

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