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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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McAfee Labs

AutoIt and Malware: What’s the Connection?

During the last couple of weeks I’ve come across three malware samples packed using compiled AutoIt scripts, so I decided to explore the connection between AutoIt and the malware world. I took the latest 50 samples marked as AutoIt that were submitted to the free scanning site VirusTotal. Here are the ...

Consumer McAfee Labs

LilyJade Version 2.0: a Malicious Browser Extension

In order to gain popularity and usability, web browsers offer extra features. Chief among these are browser plug-ins, which can help to attract a greater audience. These extensions are used by a browser to extend its functionality. Almost all popular browsers support these extensions, which have become one of the ...


McAfee A Leader In 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Last month, Gartner published its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention Systems. As in previous years, Gartner’s 2012 results show McAfee as a leader in what has become a very competitive vendor landscape. Gartner states that “the capabilities of IPS products need to adapt to changing threats, and next-generation ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

What Are The Risks Of A Lost Or Stolen Mobile Device?

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you lost your mobile phone? These days we rely on our mobile phones more than ever. For a lot of us, it can also be a nightmare if it’s lost, stolen or hacked, especially since today it’s become our most personal ...

Consumer Threat Reports Family Safety

Yahoo! Hacked: 15 Tips To Better Password Security

In light of the Yahoo Voices hack where 450,000 passwords have been compromised, it’s time again to let the world know what they are doing wrong when it comes to passwords. CNET pointed out that: 2,295: The number of times a sequential list of numbers was used, with “123456” by far ...

Identity Protection

On July 9th Millions May Lose Access To Internet

As reported in March, the FBI has uncovered a network of rogue DNS servers and has taken steps to disable them. DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet service that converts user-friendly domain names into the numerical Internet protocol (IP) addresses that computers use to talk to each other. When ...

McAfee Labs

Combating Malware and Advanced Persistent Threats

In the past decade, the security industry has seen a constant rise in the volume of malware and attacks associated with them. Malware are constantly evolving to become more complex and sophisticated. For example, Unique malware samples broke the 75 million mark in 2011 – Network World 500 malware networks ...

McAfee Labs

Operation High Roller Raises Financial Fraud Stakes

Earlier today Guardian Analytics and McAfee released the joint report “Dissecting Operation High Roller,” which describes a new breed of sophisticated fraud attacks. The advanced methods discovered in Operation High Roller show fraudsters moving toward cloud-based servers with multifaceted automation in a global fraud campaign. Building on established Zeus and ...

Security Operations

McAfee Named a Leader in 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Following our acquisition of NitroSecurity last year, we have been working towards fully integrating their Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology into our portfolio of solutions. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (the fruit of our combined efforts) recently received a 5-star rating from SC Magazine, and now we are proud ...


Attack of the Phones: Combating Cyber Threats in the Era of Mobile Commerce

One of the hottest topics at this year’s Internet Retailer Conference and Expo was mobile commerce and, by extension, mobile payment technology. By lumping payment methods, loyalty cards, and coupons all into one location, services like Google Wallet, Passbook and ISIS™ make it easier than ever to shop online. Customers ...

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