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Lately, McAfee Labs has observed a lot of active samples detected as Trojan Laziok by many security vendors. According to online reports, the Trojan Laziok is dropped via an exploit of the Microsoft Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-0158), which arrives via a spam email. In contrast, we have identified the […]

In recent days, much has been said and written around the recently disclosed “Venom” vulnerability. It is important to fully understand the real-world severity of vulnerabilities such as Venom. Although the threat is potentially severe and certainly interesting (it is in a class of relatively rare guest escapes from virtual machines), one has to take into […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of my colleague Rakesh Sharma. Intel security has recently observed a malware spreading through Facebook. This type of malware is not new, but it keeps evolving using new spreading mechanisms. A few days ago, we came across a Facebook post with this subject: [Username] shared a link […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of Steve Watson of Intel. On April 14, Verizon released its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Since then, McAfee Labs posted three blogs (here, here, and here) expanding on the DBIR’s Appendix D discussion of the security of the Internet of Things. In this final blog […]

McAfee Labs recently found a suspicious Android game application hosted on Google Play. The app name is “Kunt u Vang de tovenaar” (“Can you catch the wizard” in ungrammatical Dutch) offered by “AppstoreVN Team.” During our analysis of the app we discovered several suspicious functions during game play. The first suspicious behavior is the use of […]