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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). […]

Free mobile apps may introduce security risks that need to be addressed. While businesses need to find ways of monetizing when consumers are not ready to pay directly for using an app,  monetization mechanisms that involve the use of user data should be legal, secure and an informed choice. A bigger disussion follows. 80% of the […]

As the largest dedicated security vendor, McAfee’s goal is to help customers and consumers feel secure in the digital world. It’s certainly not simple, and it’s challenging to keep up with the bad guys. One way to do that is to match our adversaries’ aggressive drive to innovate with our own deeper commitment to collaborate […]

By Brad Antoniewicz and Raj Samani Headlines across multiple media outlets are sounding the alarm on a new vulnerability affecting Linux and Unix systems. Nicknamed “Shellshock,” the vulnerability is said by some to have wider reach and impact than the recent Heartbleed vulnerability in April that, by some estimates, affected over million Internet-accessible systems.  For […]