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McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021

In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed and interpreted.

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Mobile and IoT Security

The Future of Mobile in a Post-COVID World & How to Stay Secure

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to quickly adjust to the new normal — case and point,  admitted that they switched to digital activities like online banking, social networking, and online shopping in 2020 out of convenience. Research now shows that consumers’ reliance on this technology is here to stay. PwC found that 44% of ...

McAfee Labs

Hancitor Making Use of Cookies to Prevent URL Scraping

This blog was written by Vallabh Chole & Oliver Devane Over the years, the cybersecurity industry has seen many threats get taken down, such as the Emotet takedown in January 2021. It doesn’t usually take long for another threat to attempt to fill the gap left by the takedown. Hancitor ...

McAfee Labs

Zloader With a New Infection Technique

This blog was written by Kiran Raj & Kishan N. Introduction In the last few years, Microsoft Office macro malware using social engineering as a means for malware infection has been a dominant part of the threat landscape. Malware authors continue to evolve their techniques to evade detection. These techniques ...

Cyberthreat News

Microsoft Urges Customers to Update Windows as Soon as Possible

What happened   Microsoft has shipped an emergency security update affecting most Windows users. This update partially addresses a security vulnerability known as PrintNightmare that could allow remote hackers to take over your system.   How does this affect you?   PrintNightmare could allow hackers to gain control of your computer. This means hackers could perform malicious activities like installing their own apps, stealing your data, and creating new user accounts.   How to fix ...

Cloud Security

Adding Security to Smartsheet with McAfee CASB Connect

The Smartsheet enterprise platform has become an essential part of most organizations, as it has done much to transform the way customers conduct business and collaborate, with numerous services available to increase productivity and innovation. Within the McAfee customer base, customers had expressed their commitment to Smartsheet, but wanted to ...

German

Was sind Cookies und wie kann man sie löschen?

Wer heutzutage im Internet unterwegs ist, kommt nicht um sie herum – die Rede ist von Cookies. Jedes Mal, wenn wir eine neue Website besuchen, erscheint sofort ein Pop-up, das wir oft – wenn wir mal ganz ehrlich sind – ohne weiter drüber nachzudenken ganz schnell wegklicken. Doch worum geht es genau bei ...

Consumer Cyber Awareness

The Ultimate Guide to Safe Sharing Online

We live in a world that thrives on digital connectivity. According to We Are Social, Canadians are now spending half a day more a month online than they did a year ago. Also, 33 million Canadians logged on to the internet at least once a month in 2020. As more people every year are spending ...

McAfee Labs

New Ryuk Ransomware Sample Targets Webservers

Executive Summary Ryuk is a ransomware that encrypts a victim’s files and requests payment in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to release the keys used for encryption. Ryuk is used exclusively in targeted ransomware attacks. Ryuk was first observed in August 2018 during a campaign that targeted several enterprises. Analysis of the initial ...

Security Operations

The Industry Applauds MVISION XDR – Turning Raves into Benefits

Do you usually read what critics say before deciding to see a movie or read a book? We believe these McAfee MVISION XDR reviews were worth the wait. But rather than simply share a few top-tier analyst blurbs with you, we’d like to walk through what these insights mean to ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Travel Smart: Protecting Your Family’s Smartphones While on Vacation

Families are hitting the road again. And it’s absolutely no surprise that they’re taking their smartphones with them. Perhaps what is surprising is that so many of them may be hitting the road without any digital or mobile protection.  Our recent research shows that 68% of people in the U.S. said that they’re planning to travel for leisure this year, slightly higher than the international average of ...

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