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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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Stuxnet Update

Stuxnet has received a lot of attention since McAfee first blogged about it in July. This post will answer some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received. Q: What is Stuxnet? A: Stuxnet is a highly complex virus targeting Siemens’ SCADA software. The threat exploits a previously unpatched vulnerability in Siemens SIMATIC ...

Executive Perspectives

McAf.ee – Create Secure Short URLs…

A pet project of mine for a couple of months now, McAfee’s secure-short URL service  http://mcaf.ee went through a viral launch last week and has taken flight! Leveraging McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, McAf.ee lets you create short url’s which are checked against our databases of known spammy, dangerous, malware hosting, bot ...

McAfee Labs

Zeus Crimeware Toolkit

The Zeus botnet has been in the wild since 2007 and it is among the top botnets active today. This bot has an amazing and rarely observed means of stealing personal information–by infecting users’ computers and capturing all the information entered on banking sites. Apart from stealing passwords, this bot ...

Executive Perspectives

McAfee Completes Acquisition of tenCube (by Dave DeWalt)

Yesterday, McAfee completed the acquisition of privately owned tenCube, the provider of the WaveSecure mobile security service. I’m excited to say that McAfee will now have a single platform, from the consumer to the enterprise, to address the management and security of all devices types, to all markets and with ...

McAfee Labs

Remote iPhone Jailbreak Using PDF Exploit Should Serve as Wake-Up Call

Like many iPhone users, I “jailbreak” my iPhone. I do this for many reasons, but mainly for console-level access and the darn cool infosec tools that are available through Cydia. Like many iPhone users, I was quite happy when the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was able to get jailbreaking included ...

McAfee Labs

Remote Jackpot: Hacking ATMs

Isn’t it just everybody’s dream: to walk up to an ATM, swipe your card, get a flashy screen reading “We Have A Winner,” and watch the machine spew out all its money? That dream just became reality. At least in a great presentation from Barnaby Jack at the Black Hat ...

Consumer

McAfee, Parental Controls, and Apple Devices = Safer Kids Online

Today we announced our McAfee® Family Protection iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ Edition. McAfee now provides strong parental controls to keep young people safe when they are browsing the Internet on an Apple mobile device. McAfee released McAfee Family Protection for the PC in June 2009. According to data released ...

Enterprise

Bitlocker/Truecrypt Decryption Tool

Following on from my post “10 Things You Don’t Want To Know About Bitlocker”, “TPM Undressed” and “Firewire Attacks Revisited” it recently came to my attention that Passware, Inc. A feisty California company has released a version of their forensic software which will decrypt Bitlocker and TrueCrypt protected hard disks ...

Enterprise

TPM "Undressed…"

Recently it was announced with much fanfare that the now-ubiquitous “TPM” chip found in most modern computers had been hacked. This obviously unnerved a lot of people, especially those hanging the safety of their secrets on free solutions like Microsoft Bitlocker which use the TPM to provide convenience to their ...

McAfee Labs

"Operation Aurora" Leading to Other Threats

Operation Aurora has received a lot of attention over the past couple of days.  To recap, Google, Adobe, and many other companies were attacked with code exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  Since the announcement of this vulnerability (CVE-2010-0249), exploit code has been made public and already revised into ...

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