Category: McAfee Labs

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McAfee Labs has released their June 2014 Threat report and for the first time in history the McAfee “zoo” has grown beyond 200 million samples of known malware. Unfortunately it doesn’t stop there. We see a continued rise of malware, with 236 new samples detected every minute, or close to 4 every second – representing […]

Some applications go too far in their attempt to get installed on users systems. Many of these fall into the potential unwanted program (PUP) category. One of these is MegaRapido, which primarily targets Brazilians. A recent sample we tested tries to connect to protectmedia.net, which is already marked as suspicious by McAfee SiteAdvisor. Instead of […]

Recently discovered, an Android vulnerability called Fake ID allows apps to impersonate other apps by copying their identity. Each app has its own unique identity, as defined by the developers, after they create their public/private key pair. This identity is a digital certificate used to cryptographically sign the app package (.apk file for Android) to […]

The most valuable asset for actors in cyberspace is trust. It is an important ingredient in successful business operations as well as in good governance. Trust and security are closely intertwined. One cannot exist without the other. Thus it is concerning that people at an increasing rate hesitate to trust the digital world. They are […]

Adobe Flash Player has been a boon to Android malware creators for a long time. These developers have taken advantage of Flash’s popularity to create premium SMS Trojans and droppers, as well as other types of malware. McAfee Labs has detected a common scam app–Android/Fladstep.B–on the Google Play store since the end of 2013. The […]