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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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Family Safety Executive Perspectives

The Connected Home – Introducing Little Red Boxes…

This will be old news to those of you who took the time to visit McAfee Focus 2012 , but for the rest – my team took the opportunity to introduce the concept of the McAfee “Little Red Box” in the Innovation roadshow. It’s a prototype project that my team has ...

McAfee Labs Executive Perspectives McAfee Partners

Tool Talk: Cracking the Code on XtremeRAT

Late last week, reports began to surface that the Israeli police (along with other regional law enforcement) were targeted by a malware attack.  The entry vector was described as a phishing campaign sent from Benny Gantz (head of the Israeli Defense Forces).  Initially, details and indicators around the malware were beyond sparse. ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Actress Sofia Vergara’s Personal Photos Hacked or Stolen Via Mobile

In my line of work I get emails such as this one: “Hi Robert, I’m not sure if you saw what had happened on my Facebook page last night, but someone stole my cell phone while I was at a concert, and posted all of my naked pictures off of ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

What Makes My Passwords Vulnerable?

There is no such thing as a truly secure pass­word. There are only more secure or less secure passwords. Passwords are currently the most convenient and effective way to control access to your accounts. Most people aren’t aware of the numerous com­mon techniques for cracking passwords: Dictionary attacks: There are ...

McAfee Labs

A Quick Analysis of the Flash Player Opcode-Verifying Code Execution Vulnerability

On October 12, McAfee Labs learned of proof-of-concept code exploiting a newly patched Flash Player vulnerability. Adobe had patched this vulnerability in its latest security update on October 8. Our research team rapidly responded to this threat with an in-depth analysis of the root cause and the degree of exploitability. ...

McAfee Labs

Update: NGRBot Posing as Skype Drops Ransomware With Fake McAfee Logo

This blog was updated on October 15. See the end of this file. We recently received a sample of the malware NGRBot from a customer, who got a spam email with what appears to be a Skype link. Victims are lured into clicking a link that promises an image. Once ...

McAfee Labs

Multiplatform Fake AV Uses Different GUIs

Since the beginning of October we have seen a variant of fake antivirus malware that belongs to the FakeRean family of rogue security products. FakeRean is distributed by drive-by downloads or is dropped and executed by another malware. It blocks victims from accessing any other legitimate application on an infected ...

Mobile and IoT Security McAfee Labs

Android Phones Vulnerable to Loss of Data, Apps

Recently security researcher Ravi Borgaonkar discussed a vulnerability that caused a Samsung Galaxy SIII to return to a factory reset just by visiting a special website. Mobile phones have a number of useful codes (USSD/MMI) that can be typed on the dialer screen to bring up system information (IMEI, firmware ...

McAfee Labs

‘FakeInstaller’ Leads the Attack on Android Phones

Android.FakeInstaller is a widespread mobile malware family. It has spoofed the Olympic Games Results App, Skype, Flash Player, Opera and many other top applications. This is not news in the mobile malware world, the FakeInstaller family is one of the most prevalent malware that we have analyzed. More than 60 ...

Consumer

2012 Online Safety Survey – Majority Of Americans Do Not Feel Completely Safe Online

From tweens and teens to silver surfers, more people are jumping onto multiple Internet connected devices every day.  It’s very exciting to see the proliferation of information sharing and communication between people on these devices at any time. Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, it’s a good reminder ...

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