Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

The packaging of malware and malware-construction kits for cybercrime “consumers” has been a long-running trend. Various turnkey kits that cover remote access plus botnet plus stealth functions are available just about anywhere. Ransomware, though very prevalent, has not yet appeared in force in easy-to-deploy kits. But now we have Tox–and it’s free.       […]

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 […]

Written by Deepak Choudhary There are always risks involved when relying on a third party to send and receive sensitive data over secure network channels. While we recognize the roles of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and third party certificate authority (CA), we also believe that Certificate SSL Pinning can play a key role in […]

In a blog last week, I discussed CryptoLocker, a particularly nefarious family of ransomware, and how to defend against it. I thought it would be worthwhile to demonstrate how McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange can detect and stop malware like ransomware, even if the suspicious file has not been flagged as malware by antivirus signatures. Click […]

In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2014, Intel Security predicted nine major threats that would occur in 2015. Regarding ransomware, we said this: “Ransomware will evolve its methods of propagation, encryption, and the targets it seeks.” Almost immediately, we began to see a huge rise in ransomware, especially with the family CTB-Locker, followed by […]