First Target and Neiman Marcus, now Sally Beauty. This seems an appropriate time to address not only how to recover from a security breach – but more importantly how to prevent future attacks and regain...
Things have kicked off with a force at Mobile World Congress 2014 in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, where several industries focusing on mobile technologies will come together to share the latest digital and social innovations.
Some would say that if encryption isn’t becoming ubiquitous, then it should be! Data breaches are in the news nearly every day now. Last week it was reported that in 2013, payment card data breaches...
Starting with the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013 posted today, we’re taking a fresh approach to its format, content, and supporting materials. We had several things in mind when developing this new approach: Focusing on a few key topics and trends. Those topics will cover top threats or security issues from the quarter; […]
Enterprise IT security systems were traditionally set up around the concept of a firewall. It’s an apt term – firewall – because it generates images of a complete defense against a threat-filled world. Everything you want to allow inside your IT environment is allowed to pass, while everything hostile to it is kept outside. Occasionally […]
On February 19, Microsoft released Security Advisory (2934088) for Microsoft Internet Explorer. This vulnerability was previously reported, by 3rd parties, during the 2nd week of February 2014. In-the-wild exploitation has been observed (at least) back to early January 2014. Specifically, the flaw is a use-after-free condition during Internet Explorer’s processing of specific CMarkup objects. We […]
Most malware is created for economic purposes. To name just a few of our reports and blogs on this topic, we have written about Cybercrime Exposed, stolen data, and the Target point-of-sale malware. But sometimes it’s not clear to our customers how much time and skill malware authors invest in their tools. A recent case […]
This week was a big one for the security world, as researchers unmasked one of the most sophisticated advanced threats to date. Careto or “the mask” in Spanish, is unique for both its complexity and longevity. It appears to have gone undetected for seven years, compromising the data of 380 government agencies and businesses across […]