Posts Tagged 'SecChat'

Targeted attacks can take on many different forms and are flexible enough to adopt a variety of tactics. Think of them as a specialized unit for cyber criminals. They are utilized for very specific missions and operate with the precision of a surgical strike, rather than the carpet-bombing techniques used by other malware variants. Whether […]

The discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability earlier this year left many in the security community reeling. Since then, several OpenSSL vulnerabilities have been sensationalized as the “next Heartbleed.” What was once viewed as a beneficial open source project is now being viewed by some as a massive security liability capable of exposing large amounts of […]

Do you know the difference between an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and an Advanced Evasion Technique (AET)? If not, you are not alone. According to a recent Vanson Bourne survey (commissioned by McAfee) of 800 CIOs and security mangers, many security professionals are unable to correctly define “AET” while many thought they were protected from […]

In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013, one of our primary topics was “the cybercrime industry and point-of-sale (POS) attacks.” During our monthly #SecChat, held last Tuesday, we decided to take this hot button issue and run with it — discussing the role that off-the-shelf POS malware, online black markets, virtual currencies, and […]

Threats seem to be top of mind for the masses of late—with three large-scale attacks on major brands already this year, potentially compromising the financial data and identity of millions. And things don’t show signs of slowing down. Each year, security threats become more sophisticated and difficult to identify, with 2014 expected to be the […]