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  • My Journey from Intern to Principal Engineer
    by Life at McAfee on July 22, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Written by Shuborno, Principal Engineer At McAfee, architects and engineers continuously have opportunities to make decisions that impact customers and propel exciting and meaningful careers. They also work with leaders focused on supporting their learning and growth. These truths have been constant and driving forces for me throughout my 15+ years with the company. Today, The post My Journey from Intern to Principal Engineer appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How to Secure Your Smart Home: A Step-by-Step Guide
    by McAfee on July 22, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    How many rooms in your home contain a smart device? From Peloton bikes to showerheads with Bluetooth speakers, smart home technology is rapidly making its way into every room in every household. In fact, the number of smart households (those that contain smart home technology) in the U.S. is expected to grow to 77.05 million by 2025. But with new technology comes new challenges.   Many product designers rush to get their smart devices to market, The post How to Secure Your Smart Home: A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Hybrid Workplace Vulnerabilities: 4 Ways to Promote Online Safety
    by Vishnu Varadaraj on July 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Over the past year and a half, workers everywhere have gotten used to working from home. They have adopted an entirely new work from home mindset and diverted their weekly commuting hours to other productive and more enjoyable pursuits. As parts of the world return to a “new normal,” another change is on the way: a gradual return to the The post Hybrid Workplace Vulnerabilities: 4 Ways to Promote Online Safety appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Fighting new Ransomware Techniques with McAfee’s Latest Innovations
    by Nicolas Stricher on July 20, 2021 at 4:01 am

    In 2021 ransomware attacks have been dominant among the bigger cyber security stories. Hence, I was not surprised to see that McAfee’s June 2021 Threat report is primarily focused on this topic. This report provides a large range of statistics using the McAfee data lake behind MVISION Insights, including the Top MITRE ATT&CK Techniques. In The post Fighting new Ransomware Techniques with McAfee’s Latest Innovations appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • McAfee Partners with American Express to Provide Best-in-Class Security
    by McAfee on July 20, 2021 at 4:01 am

    With the increase in online activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are potentially becoming exposed to more online threats, and nearly 1 in 3 Americans are not confident in their ability to prevent a cyberattack. Through a partnership with American Express via the Amex Offers Program, McAfee is delighted to offer eligible American Express Card Members personal online The post McAfee Partners with American Express to Provide Best-in-Class Security appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • 8 Signs It May Be Time for Parental Controls
    by Toni Birdsong on July 19, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Equipping and guiding your digitally connected child is one of the toughest challenges you will face as a parent. As your child grows and changes, so too will their online activities. Friend groups, favorite apps, and online interests can shift from one month to the next, which is why parental controls can be a parent’s The post 8 Signs It May Be Time for Parental Controls appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • An Overall Philosophy on the Use of Critical Threat Intelligence
    by Patrick Flynn on July 16, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    The overarching threat facing cyber organizations today is a highly skilled asymmetric enemy, well-funded and resolute in his task and purpose.   You never can exactly tell how they will come at you, but come they will.  It’s no different than fighting a kinetic foe in that, before you fight, you must choose your ground and The post An Overall Philosophy on the Use of Critical Threat Intelligence appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • REvil Ransomware Uses DLL Sideloading
    by McAfee Labs on July 16, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    This blog was written byVaradharajan Krishnasamy, Karthickkumar, Sakshi Jaiswal Introduction Ransomware attacks are one of the most common cyber-attacks among organizations; due to an increase in Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) on the black market. RaaS provides readily available ransomware to cyber criminals and is an effective way for attackers to deploy a variety of ransomware in a The post REvil Ransomware Uses DLL Sideloading appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Passports: 5 Security Tips for You and Your Family
    by Natalie Maxfield on July 16, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Depending on where your travels take you, you might need a new passport—a COVID-19 vaccine passport.  In an effort to kickstart travel and local economies, these so-called vaccine passports are more accurately a certificate. Such a “passport” can offer proof that the holder has been fully vaccinated against the virus, and there are several of these passports developing in the wings. With all of this in motion, I wanted to give families a look at The post COVID-19 Vaccine Passports: 5 Security Tips for You and Your Family appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Guide: Protecting Your Digital Identity
    by Lily Saleh on July 15, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    People in their 20s and 30s are losing it online. And by it, I mean money—thanks to digital identity theft.  In its simplest form, your digital identity is made up of a whole host of things that can be traced back to you and who you are. That can range anywhere from photos you post online to online shopping accounts, email accounts to telephone numbers, The post Guide: Protecting Your Digital Identity appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Small Businesses Save Up to 60% in McAfee and Visa Partnership
    by McAfee on July 14, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Small business owners are getting a special deal on their online protection through a partnership between McAfee and Visa. With new ways of working creating online opportunities and risks for small business owners, McAfee and Visa have come together to offer comprehensive protection for a changed business landscape.  Designed to help you minimize costs and unexpected interruptions to your business, McAfee® Security for Visa cardholders provides award-winning antivirus, ransomware, and malware The post Small Businesses Save Up to 60% in McAfee and Visa Partnership appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • White House Executive Order – Removing Barriers to Sharing Threat Information
    by Jason White on July 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    The latest guidance in the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO), Section 2, discusses removing the barriers to sharing threat information. It describes how security partners and service providers are often hesitant or contractually unable to share information about a compromise. The EO helps ensure that security partners and service providers can share intelligence The post White House Executive Order – Removing Barriers to Sharing Threat Information appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How to Make Telehealth Safer for a More Convenient Life Online
    by McAfee on July 10, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Among the many major shifts in lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we used healthcare was one of the most significant. Providers limited in-person visits, elective procedures were delayed, and we avoided hospitals. In response, we went online and started using telehealth and other virtual solutions in ways we never had before.  Our latest consumer mindset survey confirms this was more than The post How to Make Telehealth Safer for a More Convenient Life Online appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Time to Batten the Cyber-Hatches
    by Scott Howitt on July 9, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    We all like to think we’d know what to do if an emergency should occur. In split seconds, we try to recall the ratio of chest compressions to breaths of air learned in bygone health classes or that summer spent lifeguarding. We recognize the importance of a “to go” bag those final few days of pregnant pauses The post Time to Batten the Cyber-Hatches appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • The Future of Mobile in a Post-COVID World & How to Stay Secure
    by Vishnu Varadaraj on July 9, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to quickly adjust to the new normal — case and point,  admitted that they switched to digital activities like online banking, social networking, and online shopping in 2020 out of convenience. Research now shows that consumers’ reliance on this technology is here to stay. PwC found that 44% of global consumers now shop more The post The Future of Mobile in a Post-COVID World & How to Stay Secure appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Hancitor Making Use of Cookies to Prevent URL Scraping
    by McAfee Labs on July 8, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    This blog was written by Vallabh Chole & Oliver Devane Over the years, the cybersecurity industry has seen many threats get taken down, such as the Emotet takedown in January 2021. It doesn’t usually take long for another threat to attempt to fill the gap left by the takedown. Hancitor is one such threat. Like The post Hancitor Making Use of Cookies to Prevent URL Scraping appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Zloader With a New Infection Technique
    by McAfee Labs on July 8, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    This blog was written by Kiran Raj & Kishan N. Introduction In the last few years, Microsoft Office macro malware using social engineering as a means for malware infection has been a dominant part of the threat landscape. Malware authors continue to evolve their techniques to evade detection. These techniques involve utilizing macro obfuscation, DDE, The post Zloader With a New Infection Technique appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Microsoft Urges Customers to Update Windows as Soon as Possible
    by McAfee on July 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    What happened   Microsoft has shipped an emergency security update affecting most Windows users. This update partially addresses a security vulnerability known as PrintNightmare that could allow remote hackers to take over your system.   How does this affect you?   PrintNightmare could allow hackers to gain control of your computer. This means hackers could perform malicious activities like installing their own apps, stealing your data, and creating new user accounts.   How to fix the issue Microsoft recommends Windows The post Microsoft Urges Customers to Update Windows as Soon as Possible appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Adding Security to Smartsheet with McAfee CASB Connect
    by Nick Shelly on July 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    The Smartsheet enterprise platform has become an essential part of most organizations, as it has done much to transform the way customers conduct business and collaborate, with numerous services available to increase productivity and innovation. Within the McAfee customer base, customers had expressed their commitment to Smartsheet, but wanted to inject the security pedigree of The post Adding Security to Smartsheet with McAfee CASB Connect appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Safe Sharing Online
    by Jean Treadwell on July 7, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    We live in a world that thrives on digital connectivity. According to We Are Social, Canadians are now spending half a day more a month online than they did a year ago. Also, 33 million Canadians logged on to the internet at least once a month in 2020. As more people every year are spending hours upon hours online, they The post The Ultimate Guide to Safe Sharing Online appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • New Ryuk Ransomware Sample Targets Webservers
    by Marc Elias on July 7, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Executive Summary Ryuk is a ransomware that encrypts a victim’s files and requests payment in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to release the keys used for encryption. Ryuk is used exclusively in targeted ransomware attacks. Ryuk was first observed in August 2018 during a campaign that targeted several enterprises. Analysis of the initial versions of the ransomware revealed The post New Ryuk Ransomware Sample Targets Webservers appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • The Industry Applauds MVISION XDR – Turning Raves into Benefits
    by Kathy Trahan on July 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Do you usually read what critics say before deciding to see a movie or read a book? We believe these McAfee MVISION XDR reviews were worth the wait. But rather than simply share a few top-tier analyst blurbs with you, we’d like to walk through what these insights mean to our growing set of customers The post The Industry Applauds MVISION XDR – Turning Raves into Benefits appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Travel Smart: Protecting Your Family’s Smartphones While on Vacation
    by Natalie Maxfield on July 6, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Families are hitting the road again. And it’s absolutely no surprise that they’re taking their smartphones with them. Perhaps what is surprising is that so many of them may be hitting the road without any digital or mobile protection.  Our recent research shows that 68% of people in the U.S. said that they’re planning to travel for leisure this year, slightly higher than the international average of 64%.1 However, our research also discovered The post Travel Smart: Protecting Your Family’s Smartphones While on Vacation appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Identity Protection Service: The Best Solution to a Growing Problem
    by Baker Nanduru on July 5, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    I’m about to tell you an extraordinary fact about cybercrime. Some of the most significant data breaches in internet history weren’t after bank account numbers, cryptocurrency, or even credit card numbers. They were, in fact, after YOU. That’s right, the most valuable data on the internet is the data that comprises your identity. Let’s take a look at The post Identity Protection Service: The Best Solution to a Growing Problem appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • The Future of Mobile: Trends from Mobile World Congress 2021
    by McAfee on July 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Today we wrap up Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021. Whether you joined online or attended the hybrid conference in person, one thing is certain: today’s groundbreaking technology is paving the way for our future connectivity. Fittingly, the theme of this year’s event was Connected Impact, representing the role mobile connectivity plays in an ever-changing world, where flexibility and The post The Future of Mobile: Trends from Mobile World Congress 2021 appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Fuzzing ImageMagick and Digging Deeper into CVE-2020-27829
    by Hardik Shah on June 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Introduction: ImageMagick is a hugely popular open source software that is used in lot of systems around the world. It is available for the Windows, Linux, MacOS platforms as well as Android and iOS. It is used for editing, creating or converting various digital image formats and supports various formats like PNG, JPEG, WEBP, TIFF, The post Fuzzing ImageMagick and Digging Deeper into CVE-2020-27829 appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • Protect Your Social Media Accounts from Hacks and Attacks
    by McAfee on June 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s to the hashtags, the likes, the followers, the DMs, and the LOLs—June 30th marks Social Media Day, a time to celebrate and reflect on how social media has changed our lives over the years.  Started in 2010 by media and entertainment company Mashable, celebrations have taken on all kinds of forms. Meetups, contests, calls to increase your social circle The post Protect Your Social Media Accounts from Hacks and Attacks appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • 3 Canadian Real Estate Scams You Should Know About
    by Jean Treadwell on June 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Across the country, Canadians are moving out of cities in droves to stretch their legs and call a larger plot of land home. For those embracing the work-from-home lifestyle, they no longer need to live near metro-area offices in expensive shoebox apartments and condos. According to Statistics Canada, 50,000 people moved out of Toronto and nearly 25,000 people migrated from Montréal The post 3 Canadian Real Estate Scams You Should Know About appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • How to Proactively Increase Your Protection Against Ransomware with Threat Intelligence
    by Nicolas Stricher on June 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    As Ransomware continues to spread and target organizations around the world, it is critical to leverage threat intelligence data. And not just any threat intelligence but actionable intelligence from MVISION Insights. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to proactively increase your Endpoint Security to help minimize damage from the next Darkside, WannaCry, Ryuk, The post How to Proactively Increase Your Protection Against Ransomware with Threat Intelligence appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

  • 5 Ransomware Threats Canadians Need to Know
    by Vishnu Varadaraj on June 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Every day you place your personal information in the hands of companies and trust that it will remain safe. However, what happens when external threats jeopardize your personal data security, especially while working remotely?  The transition to remote work environments and consumers’ online habits have made it more difficult for Canadian employees and consumers to protect their personal information. This challenge is primarily The post 5 Ransomware Threats Canadians Need to Know appeared first on McAfee Blogs.

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