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McAfee COVID-19 Report Reveals Pandemic Threat Evolution

In this “Special Edition” threat report, we dive deep into the COVID-19 related attacks observed by our McAfee Advanced Threats Research and McAfee Labs teams in the first quarter of 2020 and the early months of the pandemic.

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Endpoint Security

What A Threat Analyst Really Thinks of Intelligence

When I was a threat analyst, too long ago for me to actually put in writing, I remember the thrill of discovery at the apex of the boredom of investigation. We all know that meme:   And over the years, investigation leads became a little more substantial. It would begin ...

Executive Perspectives

NDAA Conference: Opportunity to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity Posture

As Congress prepares to return to Washington in the coming weeks, finalizing the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be a top priority. The massive defense bill features several important cybersecurity provisions, from strengthening CISA and promoting interoperability to creating a National Cyber Director position in the White House ...

McAfee Labs

Vulnerability Discovery in Open Source Libraries: Analyzing CVE-2020-11863

Open Source projects are the building blocks of any software development process. As we indicated in our previous blog, as more and more products use open source code, the increase in the overall attack surface is inevitable, especially when open source code is not audited before use. Hence it is ...

Consumer

The First Smartphone for Free-Ranging Kids

The First Smartphone for Free-Ranging Kids In an earlier article, we took a look at smartphone alternatives for free-ranging kids. Next up is the follow-on conversation … the time you give them their first, fully functional smartphone—and how to manage having it in your lives. For children, learning to use ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Uber Data Breach and How to Protect Your Info

The Latest on the Uber Data Breach and Protecting Your Info You may have spotted the news last week that U.S. federal prosecutors brought charges against the former chief security officer of Uber. At issue was a breach that occurred in 2016, where prosecutors allege that he covered up a ...

Endpoint Security

Why Ransomware Targets No Longer Need to Wind Up as Ransomware Victims

It was every administrator’s worst nightmare. A small district hospital in western Colorado lost access to 5 years’ worth of patient records after ransomware attackers exploited holes in an aging infrastructure to strike. But it was also an increasingly familiar story as ransomware attackers escalate their attacks and go after ...

Enterprise

Understand and Manage Pesky Persistent Threats

Ransomware Evolution to Most Promising Victim (MPV) Attacks Ransomware cost businesses over $11.5 B with a 500% increase in attacks in 2019 according to Forrester Research. It’s your persistent threat.   Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to it and their data ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Ransomware Could Be the New Data Breach: 5 Tips to Stay Secure

Cybercriminals tend to keep with the times, as they often leverage current events as a way to harvest user data or spread malicious content. McAfee COVID-19 Threat Report July 2020 points to a rather significant surge in attacks exploiting the current pandemic with COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware, and ransomware. However, what many users don’t realize is ...

Consumer

What is GPS spoofing?

 What is GPS spoofing? Global positioning system (GPS) technology is now the standard way for travelers to efficiently get from point A to point B. While GPS delivers unparalleled opportunities to businesses and individuals, there are some drawbacks to using this technology. GPS devices can be vulnerable to cyber attacks ...

Cloud Security

McAfee ESM Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for SIEM

The McAfee team is very proud to announce that once again McAfee was named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for SIEM for its McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) Solution, a recognition of high satisfaction from a number of reviews by verified end-user professionals. We are most appreciative of our customers who ...

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