Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

No one likes dealing with passwords, but the reality is we need some form of identification and authentication to protect our digital reputation and information as well as to facilitate customized online experiences. As we celebrate World Password Day 2016, it is time to make passwords both strong and easy to use. At some point, someone […]

When your network spans the globe, you’ve got big challenges. How do you maintain visibility into potential network threats and stay in compliance with local regulations all at the same time? That was the problem facing one of our customers, a software developer for the international online gaming industry. This company has an enviable game […]

DLL planting, also known as DLL side loading, is a popular attack technique today. If we take a look at the list of advisories Microsoft has recently published, it is clear that a large number of vulnerabilities encompass DLL planting. We have seen many targeted attacks that abuse Windows OLE in many ways. At BlackHat USA 2015, an […]

Microsoft Windows has hidden an Easter Egg since Windows Vista. It allows users to create a specially named folder that acts as a shortcut to Windows settings and special folders, such as control panels, My Computer, or the printers folder. This “God Mode” can come in handy for admins, but attackers are now using this undocumented feature for evil […]

Attacks by macro malware carrying ransomware are growing, as we have recently reported on Blog Central here and here. Now McAfee Labs researchers have witnessed a new variant of macro malware that employs fudging techniques such as virtual machine awareness, sandbox awareness, and more. Since early March we have seen macro malware using high-obfuscation algorithms to protect itself […]