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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 […]

European security researcher Stéphane Chazelashas discovered a critical vulnerability in the command-line shell known as Bash, or GNU Bourne-again Shell, the most widely deployed shell for Unix-based systems. The bug allows arbitrary, injected code to be executed as part of the assignment of environment variables. While Bash is deployed in many systems, including Linux, Debian, […]

Malware authors have a tendency to conceal themselves so that they can continue their actions uninterrupted. However, we have observed the opposite trend when some authors, who like to show their swagger when writing malware—in particular remote access tools (RATs). They proudly spread their work and post videos on YouTube to demonstrate them. In this […]

Phishing scams are immensely popular and we see millions of phishing messages everyday. Today we offer the top three phishing scams that attempt to steal your web mail credentials. Web Mail Scam This scam starts with an email that appears to come from Administrator or Helpdesk and requests that you validate or update your account. […]