Posts Tagged 'data protection'

Watch any movie that involves computer security or hacking and someone will talk about the strength of the firewall or the protection of encryption. At one point in the history of the Internet, firewalls were thought of as not just essential, but the cure-all of threat woes. Likewise, encryption was seen as the silver bullet […]

In the Digital Age, email is second nature. It’s a commonly accepted method of communication, and a convenient one, at that. With convenience, however, comes danger – especially if you’re not even alerted to the bait! This email ‘bait’ I’m referring to comes in the form of phishing scams, which are becoming increasingly abundant as […]

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 […]

You’ve probably heard of people storing information in “the cloud,” but what does that really mean, and is it safe to put your data there? The cloud is best described as a network of servers offering different functions. Some servers allow you to store and access data, while others provide an online service. You may […]

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 […]