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Buran Ransomware; the Evolution of VegaLocker

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research Team observed how a new ransomware family named ‘Buran’ appeared in May 2019. Buran works as a RaaS model like other ransomware families such as REVil, GandCrab (now defunct), Phobos, etc.

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Executive Perspectives

McAfee Completes Acquisition of tenCube (by Dave DeWalt)

Yesterday, McAfee completed the acquisition of privately owned tenCube, the provider of the WaveSecure mobile security service. I’m excited to say that McAfee will now have a single platform, from the consumer to the enterprise, to address the management and security of all devices types, to all markets and with ...

McAfee Labs

Remote iPhone Jailbreak Using PDF Exploit Should Serve as Wake-Up Call

Like many iPhone users, I “jailbreak” my iPhone. I do this for many reasons, but mainly for console-level access and the darn cool infosec tools that are available through Cydia. Like many iPhone users, I was quite happy when the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was able to get jailbreaking included ...

McAfee Labs

Remote Jackpot: Hacking ATMs

Isn’t it just everybody’s dream: to walk up to an ATM, swipe your card, get a flashy screen reading “We Have A Winner,” and watch the machine spew out all its money? That dream just became reality. At least in a great presentation from Barnaby Jack at the Black Hat ...

Consumer

McAfee, Parental Controls, and Apple Devices = Safer Kids Online

Today we announced our McAfee® Family Protection iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ Edition. McAfee now provides strong parental controls to keep young people safe when they are browsing the Internet on an Apple mobile device. McAfee released McAfee Family Protection for the PC in June 2009. According to data released ...

Enterprise

Bitlocker/Truecrypt Decryption Tool

Following on from my post “10 Things You Don’t Want To Know About Bitlocker”, “TPM Undressed” and “Firewire Attacks Revisited” it recently came to my attention that Passware, Inc. A feisty California company has released a version of their forensic software which will decrypt Bitlocker and TrueCrypt protected hard disks ...

Enterprise

TPM "Undressed…"

Recently it was announced with much fanfare that the now-ubiquitous “TPM” chip found in most modern computers had been hacked. This obviously unnerved a lot of people, especially those hanging the safety of their secrets on free solutions like Microsoft Bitlocker which use the TPM to provide convenience to their ...

McAfee Labs

"Operation Aurora" Leading to Other Threats

Operation Aurora has received a lot of attention over the past couple of days.  To recap, Google, Adobe, and many other companies were attacked with code exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  Since the announcement of this vulnerability (CVE-2010-0249), exploit code has been made public and already revised into ...

McAfee Labs

More Details on "Operation Aurora"

Earlier today, George Kurtz posted an entry, ‘Operation “Aurora” Hit Google, Others’,  on the McAfee’s Security Insight blog  The purpose of this blog is to answer questions about this particular attack; fill in some of the threat flow and McAfee coverage details. How were systems compromised? When a user manually ...

Enterprise

Vulnerability in Some Secure USB Sticks

Recently a slew of news sites announced a newly discovered vulnerability (care of the German Security firm SySS) on a range of supposedly “secure” consumer USB sticks. With the right tools and know-how, these models from SanDisk, Kingston and Verbatim were apparently easy to defeat and retrieve the data from ...

Consumer

Oh what a difference an “o” can make!

I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas in Australia, long summer days, the sound of cicadas at night, seafood on Christmas day or traditional ham with roasted vegies, I just love the festive season. And I must confess that I love Christmas shopping.  Yep, I’m one of those ...

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