Posts Tagged 'computer security'

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part II Welcome back to our primer! As you may recall, our previous blog focused on cyber vocabulary for the benefit of Internet users. For many of you, these terms may already ring a bell, but we are explaining it to clarify any doubts that may cross […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of my colleague Rakesh Sharma. Over the past couple of months McAfee Labs has seen an increase in the usage of macros to deliver malware. This kind of malware, as mentioned in previous posts (Dridex, Bartallex), usually arrives as an attached document within a phishing email. Recently […]

Intel Security today released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: May 2015. Along with the usual compilation of threats statistics, it focuses on three key topics: A surge in powerful and clever ransomware that encrypts files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid. New Adobe Flash exploits target the growing number of vulnerabilities that […]

Perhaps someone has told you that you need to “clear your cache,” but what does this mean and why should you do it? A cache is a folder of recently visited webpages, which is stored on your computer’s hard drive, and maintained by your Internet browser. The purpose of a cache is to speed up […]

Selling stolen data is an easy way for cybercriminals to make some quick money on cyber black markets. The following flowchart shows a generic credential-stealing campaign in action. In the last step, the flow is bidirectional. The malware makes a two-way authentication-free connection between the victim and the attacker. This two way connection not only […]