To say cyber threats are getting more advanced may be the understatement of the year.  Every minute, our 500-plus team at McAfee Labs learns something new about the behavior of malware and other types of network attacks.  The most commonly undetected threat these days is the advanced evasion technique (AET).  In the most basic terms, […]

If you feel like you are starting to get the flu, going to the doctor’s office can get you some medicine and get you on the road to recovery. But, there’s no pill or surgery that can protect you from medical identity theft—which can kill you. Literally. The thief who steals your identity doesn’t mean […]

Last month the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released “Net Losses – Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime,” a McAfee-sponsored report stating that the economic impact of cybercrime exceeds $400 billion worldwide, costing around 200,000 jobs in the U.S., 150,000 jobs in the European Union, and anywhere between 15 to 20 percent of […]

Targeted attacks can take on many different forms and are flexible enough to adopt a variety of tactics. Think of them as a specialized unit for cyber criminals. They are utilized for very specific missions and operate with the precision of a surgical strike, rather than the carpet-bombing techniques used by other malware variants. Whether […]

Google has assembled a team of counter-hackers to search, identify and patch zero day vulnerabilities and malware across the Web. Its name? “Project Zero.” Its purpose? Keeping you safe online. Google’s new initiative aims to reduce the number of zero-day vulnerabilities on the Internet by employing fulltime “whitehat” hackers (hackers who discover and report vulnerabilities, […]