Posts Tagged 'malware'

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 […]

Cyberespionage attacks pose a challenge for the security industry as well as for the organizations trying to protect against them. Last year, McAfee Labs predicted that in 2015 these attacks would increase in frequency and become stealthier, and we have seen this occur. Cyberespionage aims at specific organization or sectors that are high-value targets, with most […]

If you think there’s like a million apps out there, that’s not exactly an exaggeration. For sure, there are more than you can imagine, which makes it easy to conceive that many certainly come with security problems. In fact, out of the top 25 most popular apps, 18 of them bombed on a security test […]

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 […]