Posts Tagged 'computer security'

In 2012, my colleagues Deepak Gupta and Xiaoning Li explained in a white paper how some malware can operate at the kernel level to bypass Microsoft’s security for 64-bit Windows systems. Today a small utility program named KPP-Destroyer can be found online. Previous versions of KPP-Destroyer had some bugs on a Windows 8.1 computer, but […]

Recently, the McAfee Advanced Exploit Detection System (AEDS) has delivered some interesting RTF files to our table. These RTFs have executables “attached” to the documents. Usually, some words in the documents try to convince users to click and run the attachments. The following figure shows the point at which a user clicks on the attachment. […]

Hang ten, dude! It’s summertime and surfers are taking to the ocean to go catch some gnarly waves. Experienced surfers know that there are dangers out in the water and are trained to look out for them. These dangers include rip currents, shallow water, and of course, sharks. Just like there are dangers in the […]

If you feel like you are starting to get the flu, going to the doctor’s office can get you some medicine and get you on the road to recovery. But, there’s no pill or surgery that can protect you from medical identity theft—which can kill you. Literally. The thief who steals your identity doesn’t mean […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Yes, this superhero might be the epitome of courage, justice, and strength, but he might also be the biggest threat to you online. We’ve entered a new age of superheroes. No longer are they just pictures in a comic book. They are now accessible on computers, game […]