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  • McAfee on its own as independent security vendor

    McAfee has officially spun out from Intel, dumping the name Intel Security and under new majority ownership that has deep pockets to help the company more aggressively acquire technology via mergers and acquisitions to supplement its home-grown innovations.

    Written by Tim Greene04 April 17 21:39
  • Sony hackers targeted employees with fake Apple ID emails

    Hackers probably gained access to Sony's network last year after a series of phishing emails aimed at system engineers, network administrators and others who were asked to verify their Apple IDs, a security expert said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer24 April 15 04:47
  • Researchers uncover signs of Superfish-style attacks

    Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday said that they had found evidence that implies attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs.

    Written by Gregg Keizer27 Feb. 15 03:48
  • North Korea unlikely to be behind Sony Pictures attacks

    North Korea is most likely not responsible for the cyberattacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment, which saw thousands of sensitive internal documents released on the Web in a high-profile strike, experts said.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk and Martyn Williams04 Dec. 14 17:49
  • Adobe fixes eighteen vulnerabilities in Flash Player

    Adobe Systems released critical security updates Tuesday for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, many of which can be remotely exploited to compromise underlying systems.

    Written by Lucian Constantin12 Nov. 14 22:20
  • The Second Machine Age Will Make Everything You Know Obsolete

    One of the most interesting talks at this week's Dell World was a panel with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Andrew McAfee and Eric Brynjolfsson, authors of The Second Machine Age. It was a fascinating -- and frightening -- talk about what's to come.

    Written by Rob Enderle08 Nov. 14 05:35
  • McAfee, think tank push online voting, but recognize security risks

    The U.S. and other nations should look toward Internet voting to make it easier for disabled and elderly people to cast ballots, and to increase participation among young people, but online security remains a huge hurdle, according to a new paper for the Atlantic Council and McAfee.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Oct. 14 06:00
  • Don't laugh: Jimmy Kimmel Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014

    Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel doesn't fit the profile of McAfee's usual Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity, most often in recent years a female celebrity whose online images can frequently lure Web surfers to sites rife with spyware, viruses and other malware.

    Written by Bob Brown02 Oct. 14 03:26
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