Securing Tomorrow. Today.

How McAfee Can Help You Scale Security to Employees Working from Home

We’re in a moment of rapid change for our IT environments. As companies shift from working in an office within their controlled network to working from home, many are finding that the architectures they have in place aren’t ready for the scalability and security challenges of a decentralized workforce.

Read Blog
McAfee Labs

Darkshell DDOS Botnet Evolves With Variants

Darkshell is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet targeting Chinese websites. It was found in 2011 and was first analyzed by Arbor Networks. McAfee Labs recently analyzed a few new samples that turned out to be variants of Darkshell, and we found extensive variations in network traffic and control ...

Enterprise

Information Security Within Emerging Markets

I’m kicking off a series of blog posts over the coming weeks and months related to emerging markets. Look for countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and South Africa to be discussed. Later, we’ll explore other countries including those in Asia as well as Europe and the Middle East. ...

Family Safety

10 Quick Tips to Mobile Security

Mobile security is a topic I return to again and again and why not? Considering the proliferation of smartphone among the urban population of India and the demand for the same even in rural outbacks with poor internet connectivity, it is imperative to remind ourselves that along with all the ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Protect Yourself from Vishing

“Vishing” occurs when criminals cold-call victims and attempt to persuade them to divulge personal information over the phone. These scammers are generally after credit card numbers and personal identifying information, which can then be used to commit financial theft. Vishing can occur both on your landline phone or via your ...

Enterprise

Social Media Security Best Practices

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms are invaluable tools for 21st century enterprise collaboration and marketing, but they introduce multiple security hazards that organizations struggle to address. Dangers include confidential data leakage, reputational damage, social engineering opportunities for hackers, malware, and lawsuits stemming from inappropriate use by employees ...

McAfee Labs Executive Perspectives

RDP+RCE=Bad News (MS12-020)

See March 15 and 16 updates at the end of this blog. —————————————————-   The March Security Bulletin release from Microsoft was relatively light in volume. Out of the six bulletins released, only one was rated as Critical. And for good reason. MS12-020 includes CVE-2012-0002. This flaw is specific to the Remote ...

McAfee Labs

Android Malware Pairs Man-in-the-Middle With Remote-Controlled Banking Trojan

Based on the Android malware that we’ve seen so far, one of the principal motivations to develop and spread malware on Android is to gain financial profit. We often see deceptive applications that send SMS messages to premium-rate numbers without the user’s consent or that run man-in-the-middle attacks to forward ...

Enterprise Security Operations

An Update on DNSChanger and Rogue DNS Servers

In late 2011, the FBI released documents and data focusing on “Operation Ghost Click.” This malicious operation, leveraging a variety of DNSChanger-type malware, was defined by the FBI as an “international cyber ring that infected millions of computers.” Associated malware samples and events can be traced back several years, and multiple platforms were targeted. ...

Enterprise

PayPal Phishing Scams & E-Payment Security

I’m a huge fan of PayPal and use it on a regular basis – it’s linked to my bank account and credit cards, and it has a lot of my close friends and family’s shipping addresses for easy gift giving.  So it’s no wonder that I get a lot of ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Don’t Let Location-Based Services Put You in Danger

Location-based services utilize geo-location information to publish your whereabouts. In some cases, these services can also provide discounts or freebies as a reward for “checking in” at participating businesses and gathering “points.” These services can also be used to share photos and other media in real-time with your friends and ...

Subscribe to McAfee Securing Tomorrow Blogs