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Ransomware Targets Healthcare Sector

When we develop threats predictions at McAfee, I personally like to conduct some proper research and base my statements on indicators of what we have seen in the field and what we believe will increase in the next six to 12 months. In the McAfee Labs 2016 Threats Predictions, we ...

Cloud Security

93% of Cloud Services in Healthcare Are Medium to High Risk

New Research Highlights Gap Between Real-World Usage and HIPAA Obligations Today, we released our first-ever Cloud Adoption & Risk in Healthcare Report, with anonymized cloud usage data from over 1.6 million employees at healthcare providers and payers. Unlike surveys that ask people to self report their behavior, our report is the ...

Consumer Threat Notices

To Realize a Better Healthcare System, The IOTs Needs to be Secured

The adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has, according to The Washington Post, been around since the 1860s. Its simple, rhythmic cadence is a useful reminder to eat healthy and be well. And since its first introduction, we have vastly improved on our cognizance of both health ...

Enterprise

Networked Healthcare and the Internet of Things: Rewards versus Risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us and it is not only moving into our homes through our networks and refrigerators, it is also moving into our bodies through networked medical devices. Wearable, temporarily ingested, or even embedded devices for medical treatment, medication and general health and wellness represent ...

Executive Perspectives

SOC Health Check: Prescribing XDR for Enterprises 

It is near-certain the need for security across the enterprise will never cease – only increase if year-over-year trends are any indication. We constantly see headlines with repetitive buzzwords and phrases calling attention to the complexity of today’s security operations center (SOC) with calls to action to reimagine and modernize the SOC. We’re ...

McAfee Labs

Babuk Ransomware

Executive Summary Babuk ransomware is a new ransomware threat discovered in 2021 that has impacted at least five big enterprises, with one already paying the criminals $85,000 after negotiations. As with other variants, this ransomware is deployed in the network of enterprises that the criminals carefully target and compromise. Using ...

McAfee Labs

Beyond Clubhouse: Vulnerable Agora SDKs Still in Widespread Use

On February 17th, 2021, McAfee disclosed findings based on a 10-month long disclosure process with major video conferencing vendor Agora, Inc.  As we disclosed the findings to Agora in April 2020, this lengthy disclosure timeline represents a nonstandard process for McAfee but was a joint agreement with the vendor to ...

McAfee Labs

Don’t Call Us We’ll Call You: McAfee ATR Finds Vulnerability in Agora Video SDK

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team is committed to uncovering security issues in both software and hardware to help developers provide safer products for businesses and consumers. We recently investigated and published several findings on a personal robot called “temi”, which can be read about in detail here. A byproduct ...

Life at McAfee

2020 In Review: The Top 10 Most Popular Life at McAfee Blogs

2020 has been quite the year for many, and through it all, we’re reflecting on everything we are thankful for. This includes the incredible stories and invaluable perspectives that come from our McAfee team members around the world. As the year ends, we’re counting down the top 10 most read Life at McAfee blog stories. These are the stories from our team members that you love to read, and we love ...

Consumer

Top Ten Tips for Protecting Your Identity, Finances, and Security Online

Top Ten Tips for Protecting Your Identity, Finances, and Security Online Whether you’re working, banking, shopping, or just streaming a few shows online, these quick tips will make sure you’re more secure from hacks, attacks, and prying eyes. 1 – Protect your computers Start with the basics: get strong protection ...

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