Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

10 Tips to Keep Your Data Private Online

The Internet has become an essential tool for most of us and a part of our everyday lives. We rely on it to send/receive emails, post/share photos and messages on social networking sites, shop for clothes, search for information, etc. But how do all these online activities affect your privacy? ...

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In Memory of Peter Szor

Nov. 20: Update with details of memorial service at the end of this post. Earlier this week the security industry lost one of the pioneers of antimalware research, with the untimely death of Peter Szor. He was a Senior Director of Malware Research at McAfee but, more than that, he ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

What is a Firewall?

Most of us may have heard the term, and know it’s related to security in some way, but do you really know what a firewall is? Traditionally, firewalls were built to keep danger at bay—they were doors (or walls) to block fire from coming into another area—hence the name firewall. ...

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Hacking Summit Names Nations With Cyberwarfare Capabilities

In 2009, I read with great interest a paper published in the Journal of International Security Affairs titled The Art of (Cyber) War. In this paper, Brian M. Mazanec explained the People’s Republic of China was interested in cyberwarfare and had improved its capabilities to conduct military operations in the cyberspace. ...

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Ramnit Malware Creates FTP Network From Victims’ Computers

This blog post was written by Vikas Taneja. The Ramnit worm appeared in 2010. Within a year more than eight million PCs were infected worldwide. Initially the malware was just file infector spread by removable drives. Later it became better know for stealing user data via browser injection, targeting banking ...

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Short-URL Services May Hide Threats

In a recent post, AppAppeal ranked the most popular URL shorteners. The top five includes TinyURL, Goo.gl, Bit.ly, Ow.ly and is.gd. Unfortunately, these helpful services are also used to hide a large number of malicious URLs. This result has made me want to learn more about malicious links that may ...

Executive Perspectives

McAf.ee – Create Secure Short URLs…

A pet project of mine for a couple of months now, McAfee’s secure-short URL service  http://mcaf.ee went through a viral launch last week and has taken flight! Leveraging McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, McAf.ee lets you create short url’s which are checked against our databases of known spammy, dangerous, malware hosting, bot ...

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