McAfee Shares Threat Predictions For 2018 – As the Saying Goes, Forewarned is Forearmed

2017 is fast drawing to an end and phew, what a year it has been in the digital world. Terms like ransomware, data breaches, cyber bullying, Blue Whale Challenge have become household phrases and device users are waking up to the fact that it is important to be aware and take safety measures to stay …

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McAfee Focused on Protecting Customers’ Identity, Connected Homes and Wi-Fi Connections

As we kick off the new year, McAfee is optimistic about what the future holds. We protect more than 375 million customers worldwide, and we’re continuing to innovate to bring the best protection possible to people worldwide. Specifically, we’re bringing new solutions and partnerships to the table, which both fuel company growth and strengthen consumer …

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Malicious Document Targets Pyeongchang Olympics

McAfee Advanced Threat Research analysts have discovered a campaign targeting organizations involved with the Pyeongchang Olympics. Attached in an email was a malicious Microsoft Word document with the original file name 농식품부, 평창 동계올림픽 대비 축산악취 방지대책 관련기관 회의 개최.doc (“Organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Pyeongchang Winter Olympics”). The primary target of …

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2018 Resolution: Lose the Weight of Tech Safety Guilt Once and for All

January is here, and we’ve got goals to crush. We want to be more productive. We want to spend more quality time with family. We want to get fit and lose some weight. Then there are those brave enough to tackle what’s going on in their parenting knower. The knower is located in every parent’s …

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Three Lessons I’ve Learned Battling Cancer and Cybercriminals

By Celeste, Senior Principal Engineer With our people at the heart, we are McAfee As Chief Data Scientist, Senior Principal Engineer, a Ph.D. in engineering, and the most senior female technical lead at McAfee, some might say my job is complicated and technical. But I believe we at McAfee are all technical, no matter the …

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Meltdown and Spectre 101: What to Know About the New Exploits

Between the Blueborne vulnerabilities and the High Sierra Mac flaw – we saw some nasty bugs in 2017. Now, 2018 has already introduced us to some powerful new exploits: Meltdown and Spectre. These are cyber-attack techniques that seek to exploit operating system technologies that normally function safely, as designed, but researchers have cleverly identified a …

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Changing Role of the CISO

With the growth of digital world, we have seen growth in cyberthreats. These range from the annoying to the downright catastrophic. And as these threats evolve and permutate, we have also seen the evolution of a formerly overlooked player: the Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO. Not only is the CISO’s role changing, but so …

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Decyphering the Noise Around ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) Team has closely followed the attack techniques that have been named Meltdown and Spectre throughout the lead-up to their announcement on January 3. In this post, McAfee ATR offers a simple and concise overview of these issues, to separate fact from fiction, and to provide insight into McAfee’s capabilities …

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Key Findings from our Survey on Identity Theft, Family Safety and Home Network Security

The world is connecting to the internet now more than ever before. As a result, the popularity of connected devices has changed the way we live our lives – in particular, the way we handle our personal information. To get a sense of consumers’ habits and attitudes around the digital landscape, McAfee surveyed 6,400 people …

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5 Cybersecurity Resolutions to Consider for the New Year

2018 is officially here, and you know what that means: a bunch of resolutions that will probably take a back seat come mid-February. While I’m not one for setting unrealistic expectations of myself, there is something to be said about learning from the previous year so I do not repeat the same mistakes. As I …

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Be Unhackable: Here’s Your Post-Holiday Gift Safety Checklist

‘Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the house All the smart toys were buzzing and beeping about, The chargers were plugged near the chimney with care, Without a clue that the hackers soon would be there. With the height of the season now behind us, you may be experiencing a bit of a holiday …

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