Posts Tagged 'computer security'
Recently, a group of researchers at the University of Liverpool successfully tested a new virus with a terrifying potential. It doesn’t spread by the usual means, but this new infection has all the markings of a communally spread illness. The virus, dubbed “Chameleon,” infects Wi-Fi networks in densely populated areas and spreads “as efficiently as […]
From McAfee’s first Cyber Defense Center (CDC) in Dubai, we closely monitor threats and activities in Europe and the Middle East. Since the Center’s official launch in September 2013, we have seen quite a few interesting trends, especially in the Persian Gulf region. Many of the activities spotted are related to hacktivism, cybercrime, or regional […]
This week, the city of San Francisco is hosting one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year – the RSA conference. The meeting draws hundreds of prominent cyber exhibitors and thousands of guests, spurring a discussion on the cyberthreat landscape and the solutions companies are employing to keep us safe from bad actors on […]
While analyzing a recent Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2014-0322 (containing the Flash sample hash b9c9dab0fd30418884800afebbaba4d99f4526ef0c9a47972a20ab20fed0a06d), we noticed the exploit makes an unorthodox call to ZwProtectVirtualMemory to bypass data execution prevention. What is different about this call? The argument(s) of ZwProtectVirtualMemory are placed in an unusual manner. Typically arguments that are pointer variables belonging to the […]
Before we begin: please take a minute to update all of your iOS devices to the latest iOS version, iOS 7.0.6. Do that now. It takes five minutes. I’ll wait. Done? Good. Here’s why you needed that update: Apple’s iOS and OSX operating systems, the software that makes your iPhone an iPhone and your Mac […]