McAfee Labs

Cybersecurity Suffers Due to Human Resources Challenges

The cybersecurity industry is in a state of disrepair. Growing human resource problems put the efforts to secure technology at risk, due to insufficient staffing, skills, and diversity. The need for talent is skyrocketing, but there are not enough qualified workers to meet current or future demands. By 2017 prospective ...

McAfee Labs

5G Networks Pose Cyber Risks, Opportunities

Fifth-generation networking (5G) holds the potential for a massive immersion of technology into the lives of people and businesses. It is an evolution of technology that could allow enough bandwidth for 50 billion smart devices, driving toward a world in which everything that computes will be connected. Such transformative technology opens great ...

McAfee Labs

Hacktivists Turn to Phishing to Fund Their Causes

At McAfee we recently observed a phishing campaign targeting Apple account holders. The link directed the user to a compromised WordPress site used to serve the fake Apple ID login page. Users are asked to log in with their Apple IDs, and then are requested to update billing information and credit card ...

McAfee Labs

Report Highlights Enterprise Biometric Vulnerabilities, Opportunities

Authentication in the modern enterprise is becoming more difficult. The risks are rising, but adding more security controls can impede workers and are difficult to integrate into legacy systems. Biometrics may be a better path to improve security while not adversely impacting the user experience. But there are risks; biometric ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How Keyless Entry Lets Cybercriminals Hack Your Connected Car

There’s a certain sort of absurd-ism to Christine, the novel-slash-movie released by Stephen King and John Carpenter in 1983. In both renditions, a car hunts down and kills any person threatening its existence. It’s an autonomous 1958 Plymouth Fury with a taste for blood — and nothing will stop it. ...

Enterprise

Locky Ransomware Arrives via Email Attachment

Locky is a new ransomware threat being spread via spam campaigns. This new malware has capabilities similar to those of Dridex. Locky arrives in a Microsoft Office email attachment that evades antispam filters (among other things) and attempts to trick users via social engineering into opening the attachment. Once running, ...

McAfee Labs

Criminals are Getting Excited for Tax Filing Season

Cybercriminals are plotting to take advantage of tax season, by fraudulently impersonating consumers and scamming Americans. For the citizens of the United States, tax season is upon us, during which we diligently file our annual tax returns with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A big problem, however, is that, ...

Family Safety

Do You Know Your Kids’ Passwords?

As parents, we are faced with so many dilemmas. Are our children ‘available’ for play dates with kids we’re not crazy about? Do we graciously welcome ‘non-RSVP’d’ children (and their siblings!) to a birthday party? And when do we ignore the messy room in the spirit of mental health preservation? ...

Enterprise

Data Exfiltration: Stop Breaches Before They Happen w/ Data Protection

This blog was written by David Bull, McAfee’s former Director, Enterprise Solution Marketing. Now, we’ve arrived at the moment you’ve all been waiting for—the seventh and final blog post in our series. You’ve already absorbed a great deal many facts, figures, and truths about the who, what, where, why, and ...

Endpoint Security Security Operations

When You’re Overwhelmed With Alerts, It’s Time to Automate

In a number of recently publicized breaches, and probably many other attacks, information that could have enabled the security team to catch and contain the attack were lost in the sheer volume of alerts. Your security team is getting alerts from internal sensors, threat intelligence from multiple sources, and potential ...

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