Posts Tagged 'computer security'

In an earlier blog, we discussed the evolution of the popular Cerber ransomware from Version 1 to 2. Recently we came across two newer versions of Cerber (we’ll call them Versions 3 and X). Cerber 3 has few changes but Version X has some new behavior that caught our attention. (We call this version X, […]

One of the best ways to develop secure Android applications is to engage in penetration (pen) testing, in effect trying to break into your application just as an attacker might do. This is the fourth in a series of posts on pen testing Android applications. In the first we set up the testing environment and captured traffic. In […]

We have seen a huge increase in ransomware during the past couple of years. At McAfee Labs we have recently received a sample of the low-profile XTBL, a ransomware family that encrypts files and demands ransom from its victims to decrypt the files. Like other ransomware variants, XTBL propagates through a wide range of spam campaigns. Attackers […]

As a security professional, online safety is always on my mind. Especially when I’m using my personal devices, rather than my work devices. I always try to follow a few routine tips and tricks to make sure my personal information stays, well—personal. So like other members of our Intel Security family, I wanted to share […]

You may have seen #HowILiveSafe floating around on Twitter.  We thought it would be a great way to share some tips from the Intel Security family about what we, as security professionals, do to stay safe online.  Instead of flooding Twitter with my contributions to this effort, I’m writing a longer form post so I […]