Author: Simon Cooper

Simon Cooper

I look forward to the seventh annual McAfee FOCUS security conference next week in Las Vegas, NV. FOCUS is a great time for security professionals to come together to strategize, to network, and to learn about the newest and most innovative ways to ward off advanced cyber-attacks. I’ll be speaking alongside my colleagues about understanding […]

Small businesses often lack IT resources, yet are plagued by the same security issues that large corporations face in today’s increasingly complex threat landscape. Threats do not discriminate against company size, and neither should security; all companies deserve access to industry-leading protection. As a part of our mission to make security available to all, we’re […]

Beyond the relentless headlines of data breaches, credit card theft, and many other cybersecurity-related stories lies a very simple explanation. Sometimes it’s as simple as an employee clicking on a link within an email, or a user of a popular cloud service using 123456 as the password. So with recent headlines reporting the widespread theft […]

Update of October 25: Some comments posted after we published this report suggest that our proof-of-concept exploit will trigger the UAC (User Account Control) on Windows. We did not observe this during our analysis.   During the last few days researchers at McAfee Labs have been actively investigating Sandworm, the Windows packager zero-day attack (CVE-2014-4114). […]

Shame on you! We’ve all seen a good public shaming in the form of celeb gossip or a scorned ex online, but shaming apps with lax security? That’s something new…. Software engineer, Tony Webster, got fed up with a number of mobile app developers not taking security seriously enough—just look at Snapchat being under fire […]