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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

Hunting for Blues – the WSL Plan 9 Protocol BSOD

Windows Subsystem for Linux Plan 9 Protocol Research Overview This is the final blog in the McAfee research series trilogy on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) implementation – see The Twin Journey (part 1) and Knock, Knock–Who’s There (part 2). The previous research discussed file evasion attacks when the ...

Consumer

Speed or Security? We Say Speed AND Security

“Security software slows down my PC.” We often hear this sentiment when users talk about malware protection. While people recognize the value of computer security, most get frustrated if the software bogs down their device. I mean, I myself become frustrated when I’m trying to crunch numbers and I’m suddenly ...

Consumer Threat Notices

What to Do When Your Social Media Account Gets Hacked

You log in to your favorite social media site and notice a string of posts or messages definitely not posted by you. Or, you get a message that your account password has been changed, without your knowledge. It hits you that your account may have been hacked. What do you do?  This is a ...

Consumer

Staying Home? McAfee Report Shows Malware May Come Knocking

It’s no secret that COVID-19 continues to reshape the way we live our everyday lives. With each passing day, we become more reliant on our devices to stay connected with friends and family, move our professional work forward, participate in distance learning, or keep ourselves entertained.   Unfortunately, hackers are all too aware of these habits. In fact, findings from “McAfee’s COVID-19 Threat Report: July 2020” have shown ...

McAfee Labs

McAfee COVID-19 Report Reveals Pandemic Threat Evolution

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee® Labs COVID-19 Threats Report, July 2020. In this “Special Edition” threat report, we delve 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 ...

Consumer

Strong Password Ideas to Keep Your Information Safe

Strong Password Ideas to Keep Your Information Safe Password protection is one of the most common security protocols available. By creating a unique password, you are both proving your identity and keeping your personal information safer. However, when every account you have requires a separate password, it can be an ...

Family Safety

 Ways to Strengthen Your Family’s Digital and Mental Wellbeing

There’s a lot that feels out of control right now. City and school re-openings are in limbo, and life for many still feels upended. But one thing we can control is our efforts to safeguard our family’s digital and mental health. Both adults and kids use television, tablets, and smartphones ...

Data Security

The Schrems II Decision: The Day After

This blog is for information purposes only and it does not constitute legal advice or advice on how to achieve operational privacy and security or compliance with laws or regulations. The European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) yesterday invalidated the Privacy Shield, an agreement between the European data regulators and the ...

Consumer

Create Strong Passwords with a Password Generator

Create Strong Passwords with a Password Generator Whether you use the internet for several hours every day or only browse it on occasion, you have likely created numerous accounts on streaming services, financial services, and online storefronts like Amazon. Many of these accounts contain highly sensitive information. Hackers can get ...

Consumer

Devices and Distancing: What Digital Data Says About Life From Home

Devices and Distancing: What Digital Data Says About Life From Home With millions of us keeping life closer to home in these past months, what can our devices and apps tell us about how we’ve passed that time? Plenty. Usage stats, location data, app downloads, and daily active users, all ...

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