Pierluigi Paganini January 21, 2022
A bug in McAfee Agent allows running code with Windows SYSTEM privileges

McAfee addressed a security flaw in its McAfee Agent software for Windows that allows running arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. McAfee (now Trellix) has addressed a high-severity vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-0166, that resides in McAfee Agent software for Windows. An attacker can exploit this flaw to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. The McAfee Agent is […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 14, 2019
CVE-2019-3648 flaw in all McAfee AV allows DLL Hijacking

McAfee a vulnerability in its antivirus software that could allow an attacker to escalate privileges and execute code with SYSTEM privileges. Security experts at SafeBreach have discovered a vulnerability in McAfee antivirus software tracked as CVE-2019-3648 that could allow an attacker with Administrator privileges to escalate privileges and execute code with SYSTEM privileges. The flaw […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 10, 2015
AVG, McAfee, and Kaspersky antivirus were vulnerable to critical flaw

Experts at enSilo have found a critical security vulnerability in various antivirus (AV) software that could be exploited by attackers to turn the AntiVirus to an attack-enabler tool. Some of the most important security firms have had an ugly surprise, the security software they offer to their clints have been compromised by a serious vulnerability flaw […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2015
New Intel Security study shows that 97% of people can’t identify phishing emails

Intel Security published an a curious study to test consumer knowledge about phishing practice and measure the ability to detect phishing emails. For this study, Intel Security presented 10 emails where people were asked to identify which emails were phishing with the purpose of steal personal data, and which were legit, legal emails. The data for the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2015
McAfee Labs Threat Report – many mobile apps still vulnerable

The McAfee Labs Threat Report: February 2015 analyzes security level of mobile apps and the evolution of principal cyber threats. Last year the Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) analyzed the level of security implemented by Android applications, in particular the experts focused their investigation on Android applications that failed to properly validate SSL certificates. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 22, 2014
New Zero-day in Microsoft OLE being exploited in targeted attacks

Security experts at Google and McAfee have discovered a new Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft OLE being exploited in targeted attacks. Early this week,  Microsoft issued the security advisory 3010060 to warn its customer of a new Zero-Day vulnerability that affects all supported versions of Windows OS except, Windows Server 2003. The OLE Packager is the component that is affected by the zero-day, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 10, 2014
McAfee report on the Global Cost of Cybercrime

McAfee firm has published a new study titled The Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime which provides an evaluation of costs for illicit activities. McAfee issued a new report estimating the global cost of cybercrime, a lucrative industry that despite partial data could be costing the world economy as much as $575 billion annually. The Estimating the Global Cost […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 09, 2013
Hackers hit South Korea also spread spyware to steal military secrets

Mc Afee Lab experts revealed that hackers behind large scale cyberattacks against South Korea also designed malware to steal military secrets. The hackers behind the recent attacks against South Korean infrastructure are professionals that designed also malicious code to steal military secrets to the South Korea and US military. Security experts at McAfee Labs revealed […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2013
Adobe Reader vulnerability reveals where a PDF is opened

The McAfee security firm found an Adobe Reader vulnerability that reveals where a PDF document is opened. The McAfee security firm found an Adobe Reader vulnerability that reveals where a PDF document is opened, once again Adobe products are the center of attention of security experts after the numerous attacks that have exploited flaws in its products for cyber espionage campaigns. […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2013
Mobile cyber threats, from risky apps to black market activity

Mobile is probably technology that is having the greatest growth, an increasing number of users execute any kind of application on their devices in mobility. The categories of applications are various, they are used at work and during leisure time and offer any kind of feature of various complexity. These applications, the technologies they use […]