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Scammers love to sell “Flash Player” for Android to careless users who are easily deceived. Although a series of these scam apps were deleted from the official Android app store after our recent report, malicious apps such as Android/Fladstep have reappeared in the store. This time scammers are promoting their sales tools using the RSS […]

We often observe applications bundled with ad-displaying programs to generate revenue for those products. These are not necessarily unethical, but some of them try to make easy money by deceiving users. McAfee categorizes such apps as potentially unwanted program (PUPs). Here’s a look at a recently discovered Russian-based campaign that is very well organized. We […]

With mobile devices an essential part of our lives and privacy, we must protect that privacy against a form of mobile “spyware” that is openly sold and distributed and that threatens our privacy by secretly monitoring all of our activities on smartphones. In this context, spyware does not refer to Trojan malware that poses as […]

McAfee Labs provides important information about threats in a variety of ways, from our McAfee Global Threat Intelligence service that feeds into many of our products, to published Threat Reports, our online Threat Center, and many active bloggers. Although it is useful for security professionals to know about the latest threats, one question that I […]

In September, we invited readers of the McAfee Labs Threats Report to complete a short survey and let us know what they think about the report. Here’s what we learned. Readers are most interested in learning about the most significant threats and how to defend against them. Most also want to know what threats are […]