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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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McAfee Labs

Google Code Projects Host Android Malware

[March 1: See update at end] Google Code is a well-known platform that provides a collaborative environment for developers working on open source projects. It’s also a target for malware developers. Contrary to what you may think, this is not the first time that Google Code has been used to ...

Cloud Security

Database Security: Establishing A Critical Last Line of Defense

According to a 2010 Verizon Business study, more than 90% of records breached involved a database, with over 87% based on exploits requiring significant technical skills. We need to take studies like this as an important lesson about security management. In our profession, it is always necessary to have the ...

Family Safety

Dos And Don’ts Of Online Shopping

Let me begin with a confession. I am addicted to shopping. Nothing lifts off those blues faster than a purchasing spree across several of my favourite stores. And not only for myself or my family- I am happy to accompany others too on their shopping spree; like for my cousin’s ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Protect Yourself from “SMiShing”

“SMiShing” is a silly word—even sillier than “phishing,” but equally dangerous. Phishing occurs when scammers send emails that appear to have been sent by legitimate, trusted organizations in order to lure recipients into clicking links and entering login data and other credentials. The term is a reference to the scammers’ ...

McAfee Labs

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 ...

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