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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

An Overview of Messaging Botnets

In the quarterly McAfee Threats Reports we offer our readers some charts on the prevalence of messaging botnets. For the last quarter of 2012, we announced the continuing decline in global messaging botnet infections as well as in former leaders Festi and Cutwail. In this blog, I will detail the ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Pros and Cons of Mobile Banking

Many major commercial banks are now offering consumers the choice to make deposits, send money, and perform other routine tasks using a mobile app. Bank customers can now use a smartphone or tablet for basic transactions like check deposits and bill payments, making it easier to keep an eye on ...

McAfee Labs

Android Malware Goes Bollywood

We already know that mobile malware is growing at a fantastic rate, but we now see a new trend that concerns us: specific regions targeted by mobile threats. Just last week McAfee Labs blogged about a new malware threat targeting phone owners in South Korea. Today we have identified another ...


More Against Botnets – the IPS Game Changer

This blog was written by Nat Smith. McAfee Network Security Platform release 7.5 just hit the streets and has a massive game changer for IPS – ‘more’ malware defenses. Malware is the scariest new threat in network security, and most IPS products are stuck using only legacy techniques to defend ...

Identity Protection

What is a Botnet?

The word botnet or bot is short for robot network.  A botnet is a group of Internet-connected personal computers that have been infected by a malicious applica­tion (malware) that allows a hacker to control the infected computers or mobile devices without the knowledge of the device owners. When malware is ...

McAfee Labs

Malware Behaves Oddly in Automated Analysis Environment

While testing malware recently, we got some logs from our automated analysis system showing a few samples that are only partially replicated. We have heuristics that predict the behavior of a sample; but if that prediction fails, then the heuristics identify the state of a sample and decide if it ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

More Than 30% of People Don’t Password Protect Their Mobile Devices

Are you guilty as charged? Whenever I bring this up in a group setting, it astonishes me how many people raise their hands. I wonder if they realize that they are putting all the personal information contained on their mobile device at risk. The unfortunate reality is that everyone loses ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

Just One of Many Internet Scams

A good friend of mine called me recently to ask what I knew about scams from online sales. He had placed an ad on CraigsList for something he was trying to sell and had asked for $150 for the item. He had received a call from a woman and she ...

McAfee Labs

Digging Into the Sandbox-Escape Technique of the Recent PDF Exploit

As promised in our previous blog entry for the recent Adobe Reader PDF zero-day attack, we now offer more technical details on this Reader “sandbox-escape” plan. In order to help readers understand what’s going on there, we first need to provide some background. Adobe Reader’s Sandbox Architecture The Adobe Reader ...

McAfee Partners

Top 5 Reasons To Participate in the McAfee Virtual Sales Kickoff

In 2013 we remain committed to investing in, growing with and optimizing for you, our channel partners. A prime example of this commitment is our Virtual Sales Kickoff (VSKO), where we take the same content created of our Sales Kickoff and make it available to you. This year’s VSKO features ...

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