Posts Tagged 'network security'

Adobe Flash vulnerabilities and exploits have worried users and security professionals for many years. The situation today remains serious. A quick search of the National Vulnerability Database shows 277 vulnerabilities reported in Flash Player since 2011. For Flash zero-day attacks (which means that there was no patch from Adobe when the vulnerability was exploited), researcher […]

Much has been written in a variety of news, financial, and political publications about the effects upon the populace and economy as a result of the October 2013 government shutdown.  From thousands of children having their “Head Start” programs terminated to poultry and meat inspections potentially not occurring, to a $2 billion to $6 billion […]

McAfee Labs provides important information about threats in a variety of ways, from our McAfee Global Threat Intelligence service that feeds into many of our products, to published Threat Reports, our online Threat Center, and many active bloggers. Although it is useful for security professionals to know about the latest threats, one question that I […]

In September, we invited readers of the McAfee Labs Threats Report to complete a short survey and let us know what they think about the report. Here’s what we learned. Readers are most interested in learning about the most significant threats and how to defend against them. Most also want to know what threats are […]

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 […]