Eoin Carroll

Eoin Carroll is a Senior Vulnerability Researcher on the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team, focused on finding new vulnerabilities in both software and hardware. For the first decade of his career he worked as an Electronic Engineer in both the semiconductor and medical device industries, gaining a wealth of engineering and risk experience.
Prior to joining McAfee ATR team he has also worked as a Software Security Engineer, Product Security Architect, Penetration Tester and Incident Responder, developing both defensive and offensive perspectives. During this time he has created and lead security teams as well as mentored many security engineers.
He is very passionate about protecting Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities by combining his engineering, security and researcher experience.
His work experience includes Threat Modeling and Risk, Secure Platform Design and Mitigations, Memory Forensics, Operating System Internals and Reverse Engineering.
Process Reimaging Overview The Windows Operating System has inconsistencies in how it determines process image FILE_OBJECT locations, which impacts non-EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) Endpoint Security Solution’s (such as Microsoft Defender Realtime Protection), ability to detect the correct binaries loaded in malicious processes. This inconsistency has led McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research to develop a new ...
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During Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday cycle, a security advisory was released for a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). What was unique in this particular patch cycle was that Microsoft produced a fix for Windows XP and several other operating systems, which have not been supported for security updates in years. So why the ...
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Microsoft recently patched a critical flaw in Internet Explorer’s scripting engine that could lead to remote code execution. The vulnerability is being exploited in the wild and was originally reported by a researcher from Google’s Threat Analysis Group. Microsoft released an out-of-band patch to fix the vulnerability before the normal patch cycle. McAfee products received ...
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