Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

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 […]

In a recent press announcement, McAfee and Europol’s European Cyber Centre announced a cooperation of our talents to fight cybercrime. In general these joint operations are related to large malware families. Writing or spreading malware, even in small campaigns, is a crime. McAfee Labs doesn’t hesitate to reach out to its partners and contacts in […]

One question I often hear is “When will Intel Security (McAfee) publish a report on the latest threat?” It seems to be a hot trend today for security companies to offer reports with topics such as “Operation X” or “Malware Y,” or to trumpet how many zero-day vulnerabilities they have found. Do we now measure […]

During the last couple of months, we’ve observed several RTF exploits that target Indian organizations. The first RTF exploit was found by McAfee researchers on August 21. Subsequently, we saw multiple variants of the same exploit through October. The contents of the decoy documents are politically themed, targeted at several local and overseas Indian establishments. […]

This is the second part of our analysis of the Sandworm OLE zero-day vulnerability and the MS14-060 patch bypass. Check out the first part here. Microsoft’s Patch From our previous analysis we’ve learned that the core of this threat is its ability to effectively right-click a file. Now, let’s see what Microsoft did in its patch […]