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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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‘DHL’ SMS Spam Distributes Android Malware in Germany

One of the most common methods for distributing PC malware is the use of email spam messages that pose as tracking notifications from popular delivery companies such as DHL Express, FedEx, or UPS. The reason for this popularity is the malware’s effectiveness. Most of the time the victim receiving the ...

Enterprise

McAfee’s SIEM Steps Out as a Leader for Federal & Enterprise Customers

This blog was written by Scott Montgomery, McAfee’s previous vice president and chief technology officer of public sector. It’s hard enough to keep pace with network demands and be able to detect threats in real time. It’s even harder to stay on top of all the information generated about those ...

Family Safety

The Golden Rule Of The Internet- Tips To Help You Train Your Kids To Become Good Netizens

There are rules and then there are rules for kids. A set of rules for school, another defined set at games, and a complete set of unwritten rules at home. But there is one field that our kids traverse almost daily, spending hours there at their own free will, mostly ...

McAfee Labs

Malicious Utility Can Defeat Windows PatchGuard

In 2012, my colleagues Deepak Gupta and Xiaoning Li explained in a white paper how some malware can operate at the kernel level to bypass Microsoft’s security for 64-bit Windows systems. Today a small utility program named KPP-Destroyer can be found online. Previous versions of KPP-Destroyer had some bugs on ...

Family Safety

Are Your Kids Using Decoy Apps to Hide Photos, Videos?

Wouldn’t it be convenient if the dangers heading toward our kids had neon signs pointing to them? Unfortunately, that’s not the way things work and, more often than not, the dangers are camouflaged, sometimes intentionally. While it’s normal for kids to have secrets, when you add technology to the mix, there ...

McAfee Labs

Dropping Files Into Temp Folder Raises Security Concerns

Recently, the McAfee Advanced Exploit Detection System (AEDS) has delivered some interesting RTF files to our table. These RTFs have executables “attached” to the documents. Usually, some words in the documents try to convince users to click and run the attachments. The following figure shows the point at which a ...

Cloud Security

McAfee MVISION Cloud and SafeNet Team Up on Encryption Key Management

More and more organizations have been asking to encrypt their data in business-critical SaaS applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Microsoft Office 365 with customer-managed keys to ensure compliance and provide additional data protection. Through integration with SafeNet’s leading key management solutions, McAfee now provides a scalable, standards-based solution to meet ...

Consumer

10 Tips to Stay Safe Online

Hang ten, dude! It’s summertime and surfers are taking to the ocean to go catch some gnarly waves. Experienced surfers know that there are dangers out in the water and are trained to look out for them. These dangers include rip currents, shallow water, and of course, sharks. Just like ...

Family Safety

New Research Shows Cyberbullying Has Risen 56% Just 12 Months

The results of McAfee’s latest Teens, Tweens and Technology research study released today are enough to make any parent want to wrap their child in cotton wool forever. The study has shown that 81 per cent of Australian tweens and teens have witnessed cyberbullying online over the last 12 months– ...

Consumer Threat Reports

More Reasons to Not Jailbreak Your Phone: App Repositories Get Hacked

In the world of mobile security there are two types of smartphone users: jailbreakers, and everyone else. Everyone else is fairly harmless. They enjoy their smartphones as they are, and, for the most part, lead fairly secure mobile lives. The same, however, cannot be said for jailbreakers—especially after one of ...

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