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RSA 2020 – See You There!

There’s a lot to look forward to at RSA 2020, so be sure to stop by booth #N-5745 in the North Hall for demos, theater sessions, and more.

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McAfee Labs

ZeroAccess Rootkit Launched by Signed Installers

Digital certificates and certificate authorities have been much in the news recently. Attacks–such as those used by Stuxnet, Duqu, and other malware–involving stolen certificates show an increasingly worrisome new security trend. Certificate authorities have been targeted several times in the recent past with some success. There is a large chunk ...

McAfee Labs

French Magazine Suffers Web Hack, Firebombing

To celebrate the recent victory of the Tunisian Islamist party, the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” published a special issue in which it named the prophet Muhammad (also spelled Mohammad) as its editor-in-chief. Late night, the magazine’s offices in Paris were destroyed by a Molotov cocktail attack. The entire French ...

McAfee Labs

Android Malware Spreads Through QR Code

Last week, there was quite a buzz in the mobile-malware researchers community about a new Android malware. It came to light not because of its sophistication or complexity but due to the simple method that it uses to spread. Most Android malware we have witnessed are repackaged malicious apps made ...

McAfee Labs

Satanbot Employs VBScript to Create Botnet

Malware is on the rise. At the beginning of 2008, our malware collection had 10 million samples. Today we have already surpassed 70 million. Most of the malicious samples are Trojans (backdoors, downloaders, fake alerts), but there are also a lot of viruses, worms, and bots that in a short ...

McAfee Labs

The Day of the Golden Jackal – The Next Tale in the Stuxnet Files: Duqu Updated

Stuxnet was possibly the most complex attack of this decade, and we expected that similar attacks would appear in the near future. One thing for sure is that the Stuxnet team is still active–as recent evidence has revealed. McAfee Labs received a kit from an independent team of researchers that ...

Enterprise

Security Metrics and the Balanced Scorecard

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.  Metrics, the bane and blessing of corporate citizens, emerge from this truism.  Metrics allow managers to determine the efficacy of process changes and technology implementation.  However, poor metrics sometimes impose an atmosphere of micromanagement that damages employee and customer relationships. The ...

Enterprise

Smartphone Security Best Practices

Smartphones have done wonderful things for employee mobility, but they have also complicated the security picture at organizations large and small. Where most companies used to limit smartphone use to one platform, such as Research In Motion’s Blackberry, most now cope with multiple smartphone models, platforms, and operating systems, each ...

McAfee Labs

No Winners at QR Code Roulette

Last year a friend had a bright idea for a party game that involved a series of QR codes in a circle on paper. He called it QR Code Roulette. Unlike the gambling game, selecting the right 2D barcode did not make you a winner. It turned out that every ...

Executive Perspectives

15 Minutes with… David O’Berry

Welcome to “15 minutes with” – an occasional contribution between myself and the movers-and-shakers within McAfee’s technical community. This week on the stand is my good friend and occasional co-presenter, David O’Berry CSSLP, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CRMP. Now a McAfee Strategic systems engineer, his previous life was 19 years in the ...

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Rooting Exploit for Android Works Silently

In our last blog about Android malware, we discussed the expanding threat landscape for Android malware. Recently, we received an Android package in our collection and observed that this malicious application uses a rooting exploit that targets Android devices running OS Versions 2.3 or earlier to gain root privileges on ...

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