Posts Tagged 'email and web security'
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 […]
Unfortunately in today’s world, scammers are coming at us from all angles to try and trick us to get us to part with our hard earned money. We all need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves online. If you aren’t paying attention—even if you know what to look for—they can get you. There are numerous […]
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 […]
A colleague of mine recently recounted a conversation he had with two McAfee Web Gateway customers at an industry event, who complained that malware was still getting into their network. My colleague asked, “Are you using SSL scanning?” and the two customers gave each other that “deer in the headlights” look as they realized that […]