Posts Tagged 'malware'

Intel Security’s McAfee Labs recently published its Hacking the Human OS report, which details a number of ways in which cybercriminals rely on victims’ trust in a particular brand or public authority to hand over information or allow their systems to become infected with malicious code. This week, the McAfee Labs team uncovered a new […]

Netwire is a multiplatform remote administration tool (RAT) widely used by cybercriminals since 2012. Netwire provides attackers with various functions to remotely control infected machines. Lately, McAfee Labs has seen a spike in the number of attacks employing Netwire. In a recent case, Netwire was used in a targeted attack involving banking and healthcare sectors. […]

It’s been said that there are over a million different apps for the smartphone. Well, however many may exist, know that not all of them are passing security tests with flying colors. You may already be a user of at least several of the 25 most downloaded apps And what’s so special about the top […]

The latest threats report from McAfee Labs, published today, includes a sobering discussion about ongoing vulnerabilities in mobile apps; details about a powerful, easy-to-use, and now very popular exploit kit; and an overview of the challenging world of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The report also includes our regular serving of threats statistics.   Mobile apps […]

Ever felt like your computer was possessed? Or that you aren’t the only one using your tablet? I think I smell a rat. Literally, a RAT. A RAT or remote administration tool, is software that gives a person full control a tech device, remotely. The RAT gives the user access to your system, just as […]