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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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Android DIY DoS App Boosts Hacktivism in South America

Hacktivism has become very popular in recent years; one of its leading agents is the online community Anonymous. Hacktivist groups use digital tools to perform denial of service (DoS) attacks for pursue political ends or to protest against controversial laws in countries around the world. One of the most common ...

Family Safety Mobile and IoT Security

Almost 5% of Smartphones Lost Every Year

McAfee and Ponemon Institute recently released “The Lost Smartphone Problem,” a study that attempts to determine how many employees’ smartphones are lost or stolen, and the consequences of these lost cell phones on various organizations. Among the 439 sample organizations, the number of missing smartphones is significant: 142,708 in one ...

Family Safety

STOP! Are You Forwarding Jokes Or Spams?

It is truly said that the world is growing smaller. And emails are one way which has helped us to communicate with our loved ones. They allow us to stay in touch with people all across the world and forwards are a wonderful way of indicating, ‘I remember you’. We ...

McAfee Labs

Networked Printers at Risk

Multifunction printers (MFPs) have been common in offices for years. They let employees print, scan, and copy documents. Two separate talks at the 28th Chaos Communications Congress (28c3) show how attackers can infect these trusted office devices. Hacking MFPs In Andrei Costin’s presentation “Hacking MFPs,” he covered the history of printer ...

McAfee Labs

Fighting Mobile Phone Impersonation and Surveillance

Yesterday at the 28th Chaos Communications Congress (28C3), in Berlin, security researchers along with Karsten Nohl and Luca Melette showcased a number of flaws and solutions in GSM mobile phone networks. Day 1 Defeating GSM encryption is not new. Nohl and Melette detailed how attackers can use known network control ...

Cloud Security

20 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

As soon as you contract with a cloud provider, you should be concerned not only with your IT security but the provider’s as well. If you’re a small or medium-sized business you may assume the provider’s security is superior to your own, and you might be right, but make sure ...

McAfee Labs

Inside Adobe Reader Zero-Day Exploit CVE 2011-2462

Recently a critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader X and Adobe Acrobat X Versions 10.1.1 and earlier for Windows and Mac OS, Reader 9.4.6 and Reader 9.x Versions for Unix. This zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2011-2462) could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and silently take the control of a victim’s ...

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 ...

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