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  • McAfee uses web beacons that can be used to track and serve advertising to users (Windows)

    03/17/2016 8:15:00 AM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    HelpNet Security ^ | Mar 17, 2916 | Zeljka Zorz
    A test of seven OEM laptops running Windows has shown consistent privacy and security issues, including an interesting revelation that the McAfee Antivirus running on six of them is using web beacons to serve ads and possibly even track users online. The seven laptops – Lenovo Flex 3, Lenovo G50-80 (UK version), HP Envy, HP Stream x360 (Microsoft Signature Edition), HP Stream (UK version), Acer Aspire F15 (UK version), and Dell Inspiron 14 (Canada version) – have been tested by the security research team of Duo Security by simply sniffing the traffic sent from and to them once they have...
  • Software developer promises to defeat Trump, Clinton

    03/06/2016 6:50:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    "When I travel, I'm constantly stopped by people asking for photos. I'm not tooting my own horn, but I have the ability to reach the people. They will listen because I have a checkered background and I may say something interesting," McAfee said. .. . "You might expect someone unexpected. My wife is black, my life is checkered and I am outside the box," McAfee said.
  • John McAfee Reveals How The FBI Can Unlock An iPhone In 30 Minutes

    03/02/2016 11:57:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    IBTimes ^ | March 3, 2016 | BY DAVID GILBERT
    John McAfee, the anti-virus program pioneer and gadfly U.S. presidential candidate, claimed that unlocking the Apple iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the shooters who carried out a deadly attack in San Bernardino, California, late last year, is a “trivial” exercise and explained how it should take the FBI just 30 minutes to complete it. McAfee, who is among 12 candidates vying for the Libertarian Party nomination to run for president this year, spoke to Russia Today about the continuing debate over the FBI’s attempt to force Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone 5C used by the terrorist by creating...
  • JOHN MCAFEE: I'll decrypt the San Bernardino phone free of charge... (tr)

    02/19/2016 4:55:27 AM PST · by dayglored · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb 19, 2016 | John McAfee
    ... so Apple doesn't need to place a back door on its product Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. It has finally come to this. After years of arguments by virtually every industry specialist that back doors will be a bigger boon to hackers and to our nation's enemies than publishing our nuclear codes and giving the keys to all of...
  • [From December 26, 2015] McAfee anti-virus creator to run for U.S. president as Libertarian

    02/15/2016 3:24:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    UPI news ^ | December 26, 2015
    John McAfee, better known in recent years for his brushes with the law in Belize and Guatemala than for his anti-virus software, filed to run for United States president as a Libertarian candidate. McAfee told USA Today he plans to run on a platform of pardoning all marijuana users in prison and and to "stop the U.S. from being the world's policeman." Doug Craig, a national board member of the Libertarian Party, said,"He fits right in with our political philosophy.: Earlier this year, McAfee vowed to run as a member of the Cyber Party to "disrupt the political status quo"...
  • Team Led BY Middle Eastern Woman Caught Surveilling U.S. Facility on Mexican Border

    12/16/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/16/2015 | staff
    A Middle Eastern woman was caught surveilling a U.S. port of entry on the Mexican border holding a sketchbook with Arabic writing and drawings of the facility and its security system, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Leila Abdelrazaq, according to a Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) report obtained by JW this week. Abdelrazaq appeared to have two accomplices, a 31-year-old man named Gabriel Schivone and a 28-year-old woman named Leslie Mcafee. CBP agents noticed the trio "observing the facilities" at the Port of Mariposa in Nogales, Arizona on December 2. Schivone...
  • Kaspersky, McAfee, and AVG all vulnerable to major flaw (Update to the latest now!)

    12/09/2015 8:09:52 PM PST · by dayglored · 27 replies
    The Register ^ | Iain Thomson | Dec 10, 2015
    Some of the biggest names in the security software business have been compromised by a serious flaw that could allow a hacker to use the commercial security code to infiltrate computers. In March, researchers at security firm enSilo found a serious flaw in popular free antivirus engine AVG Internet Security 2015. They found that the software was allocating memory for read, write, and execute (RWX) permissions in a predictable address that an attacker could use to inject code into a target system. enSilo got in touch with AVG and the flaw was fixed within a couple of days. But the...
  • John McAfee manifesto: Open US borders, end War on Drugs and abandon TSA 'in its entirety'

    09/17/2015 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    I B Times ^ | 9-17-2015 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    US presidential candidate John McAfee has released his manifesto for the 2016 elections, revealing policies that include opening US borders to immigrants, ending the War on Drugs, and abandoning the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in its entirety. McAfee, who founded the antivirus software company of the same name, confirmed his unlikely presidential bid – as a new third party candidate – earlier this month with the campaign slogan "privacy, freedom, and technology". The 1,700-word manifesto lists 10 key policy areas: foreign policy, War on Drugs, immigration, taxation, education, welfare, TSA, economy, cyber awareness and the FDA (Food and Drug Agency)....
  • Ex-Fugitive Anti-Virus Creator John McAfee Running for President

    09/08/2015 10:29:47 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep 8 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Computer anti-virus creator John McAfee, the self-described "eccentric millionaire"-turned-fugitive from Belize, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for president — of the United States — as a third-party candidate. "I am founding a new party yet to be announced," McAfee, who turns 70 next week, said in a statement of candidacy filed with the Federal Election Commission, which was first reported by the political newspaper The Hill. A campaign website soon appeared.
  • Computer Security Company Founder John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack was an 'inside job'

    08/24/2015 5:23:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/24/2015 | Matt Smith, Digital Trends
    John McAfee may no longer be associated with the famous security company he founded, but he still writes about and consults on the topic, and he now claims to know the Ashley Madison “hack” was, in fact, data stolen by a “lone female who worked for Avid Life Media.” His argument relies on two separate bits of evidence. First, McAfee says the files found in the leaked database contain some peculiarities that he wouldn’t expect a hacker to normally access. “The data contains actual MySQL database dumps,” he says, adding “this is not just someone copying a table and making...
  • John McAfee Predicts Massive Credit Card Hack in 2014 [Varney]

    06/09/2014 8:39:14 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 28 replies
    Fox Business Channel / Stuart Varney Show at 11:30a | 06/09/14 | John McAfee
    On what was a basic discussion of personal privacy between the host of Varney & Co, Stuart Varney, and the founder of McAfee Antivirus (no longer associated), John McAfee, a startling prediction was made by the latter. Mr McAfee stated that the prior credit card breaches at Target and NM were beta tests and that in this year he predicts that there will be a much larger breach of such customer information.
  • McAfee sued by daughter of dead Belize neighbour

    11/14/2013 5:58:03 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2013
    Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is being sued by the family of Gregory Faull, his neighbour in Belize who was found shot dead last November. The legal action alleges Mr McAfee either committed the murder himself or ordered the killing. Mr McAfee went on the run after the death, but said he had "no connection whatsoever" with the killing. Belize has classed him as a "person of interest" but has never named him an official murder suspect. Two of Mr McAfee's former girlfriends are also named in the action as "possible agents" in Mr Faull's death. Gary Roberts, a Florida-based...
  • GOP asked tech founder, ex-fugitive McAfee to diagnose Obamacare

    10/22/2013 12:57:25 PM PDT · by JediJones · 36 replies
    NBC News Business ^ | 10/21/2013 | Jeff Pohlman and Dan Mangan
    "I promise you this cannot be fixed without at least scrapping the front-end processing, which is more than half of the systems," he said. "Seriously, if it were me and I were running this and I had been asleep in a hospital for two years and woke up to this mess, I would say OK, throw it out and start over. But start over in the right way." wasn't too ambitious an idea...but the government has overpaid for it. "It's not that it's an ambitious program — it's that it's an ambitious program considering the hallways that people have...
  • John McAfee predicts hackers will empty Obamacare enrollees' bank accounts

    10/11/2013 1:24:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner via You Tube ^ | 10-11-2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Obamacare websites have "no safeguards" to protect Americans who enroll in the health insurance exchanges from hackers who will "empty your bank account," according to internet security pioneer John McAfee. McAfee said he could create a fake Obamacare exchange website for "a couple hundred dollars" and expect a big return on the scam. "I'll ask you your social security, your date of birth, [so] an hour later I can empty your bank account," he told Fox News' Gretchen Carlson. "And this is going to happen, it's going to happen soon. Nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this," he said....
  • McAfee Antivirus founder: “What idiot put this system out there?”

    10/03/2013 11:01:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 3,2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    Oh, it’s seriously bad. Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but in simply implementing the web aspect of it. For example, anybody can put up a web page and claim to be a broker for this system. There is no central place where I can go and say, OK, here are all the legitimate brokers, the examiners for all of the states, and pick and choose one. Instead, any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system — this is health care, after all —...
  • John McAfee on Obamacare: ‘This is a hacker’s wet dream’ [VIDEO]

    10/03/2013 8:36:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-3-2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto” on Wednesday, computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc. John McAfee said the online component of Obamacare “is a hacker’s wet dream” that will cause “the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities.” For starters, McAfee said the way it is set up makes it possible for fake websites be set up to fool people to think they’re signing up for Obamacare. “It’s seriously bad,” McAfee said. “Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but in simply implementing the web aspect of it. I...
  • McAfee virus Or anti-virus

    01/31/2013 3:40:12 PM PST · by JimSEA · 47 replies
    Vanity | 1/30/2013 | JimSEA
    I'm having fits uninstalling McAfee and replacing it with Norton. McAfee had become just too irritating to the point of shutting down some downloads from Amazon (but not all, no consistency there). It kept giving me pop ups at seemingly random times. Now, McAfee just shut down everything when Norton tried an uninstall. Anyone have similar problems?? I'm using my blessed Apple IPad now.
  • Threat of mass cyberattacks on U.S. banks is real, McAfee warns

    12/13/2012 11:13:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | December 13, 2012 7:28 PM PST | Dara Kerr
    The wave of distributed denial of service attacks that hit U.S. banks in October was next to nothing compared to what could happen if cybercriminals actually carry through with their plans for next year. According to a report released today by McAfee Labs, an impending attack on U.S. financial institutions—dubbed Project Blitzkrieg—isn’t only a possibility, it’s a “credible threat.” “McAfee Labs believes that Project Blitzkrieg is a credible threat to the financial industry and appears to be moving forward as planned,” the report reads. “Although Project Blitzkrieg hasn’t yet infected thousands of victims and we cannot directly confirm any cases...
  • Software tycoon John McAfee appears in public for first time after weeks on the run ...

    12/05/2012 5:19:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    After weeks on the run, anti-virus software founder John McAfee has gone public in Guatemala, where he plans to ask for asylum because he fears persecution in Belize. McAfee made two public appearances on Tuesday in Guatemala City, where he fielded questions from reporters and proclaimed his innocence in the November murder of a neighbor. McAfee spoke to The Associated Press in a restaurant near a high-end hotel where he is staying in Guatemala City after sneaking out of neighboring Belize. There, the 67-year-old millionaire was pictured kissing his 20-year-old girlfriend Sam Vanegas. He is also in the company of...
  • Software pioneer McAfee says framed for murder in Belize (In Hiding)

    11/13/2012 4:31:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/2012
    Computer security industry pioneer John McAfee says he has gone into hiding in Belize because he believes authorities there are trying to frame him for the murder of a neighbor, a crime he says he did not commit, according to Wired magazine. Belize police are searching for McAfee as "a person of interest" in a murder investigation. "You can say I'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me, there is no question. They've been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me," Wired quoted McAfee as saying on its website. "I am not well liked by...
  • John McAfee Claims He's Innocent of Neighbour's Murder (claims they were trying to kill him)

    11/13/2012 8:12:26 AM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    In an telephone interview with Wired on Monday, McAfee revealed he was convinced the police were after him and would kill him if he went in for an interview. He said he was innocent and that he hid under the sand while the police searched his property. He is currently on the run somewhere in Belize, though his exact location is unknown. McAfee claims he has nothing to do with the murder nor knows anything about it, except that the neighbour had been shot. McAfee also expressed concern that he was the real target and that Faull's murder was a...
  • Anti-Virus Pioneer John McAfee Reportedly Wanted For Murder

    11/12/2012 12:24:40 PM PST · by zeestephen · 9 replies
    Tech News Daily ^ | 12 November 2012 | Paul Wagenseil
    John McAfee, who founded an anti-virus company that's now the second largest in the United States, is reportedly wanted for murder in the Central American nation of Belize.
  • Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Anti Virus King into Bath Salts)

    11/12/2012 11:28:28 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 45 replies
    Gizmoto ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jeff Wise
    Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Faull was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor's...
  • Massive Cyber Attack In Progress In the USA, Europe, Latin America:

    06/27/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT · by freedommom · 26 replies
    shtfplan ^ | 06/26/2012 | Mac Slavo
    Leading cyber security firm McAfee has issued a startling breaking news report that indicates the U.S., European and Latin American financial systems are under a massive financial attacks that have digitally siphoned some $2.5 billion from thousands of accounts from various financial institutions. According to McAfee, the attacks are ongoing and international law enforcement agencies are currently working to shut them down: McAfee and Guardian Analytics have uncovered a highly sophisticated, global financial services fraud campaign that has reached the American banking system. As this research study goes to press, we are working actively with international law enforcement organizations to...
  • McAfee Founder Arrested Over ''Bogus Weapons Charge''

    05/05/2012 8:44:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Kevin Parrish
    John McAfee was reportedly arrested in Belize for having a firearm without a license. His story sounds just as unbelievable as the false arrest itself. ZoomLocal news channel News 5 in Belize reports that McAfee founder John McAfee was arrested at his research facility in Orange Walk for having a firearm without a license. McAfee calls the arrest bogus, claiming that it was an intentional move because he failed to bribe a local political boss in the local district. "On Monday at six o’clock, I was awakened by the sound of a bullhorn, a megaphone," McAfee explains. "I went outside...
  • Online Security Report: Phish Fly, Fraud Costs More

    02/08/2011 4:10:53 PM PST · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Click ^ | 2/8/2011 | Donna Howell
    A pair of threat reports out Tuesday show changing fraud trends. Phishing, where people are fooled into entering account numbers and passwords at faked sites, continued to rank among several kinds of prevalent threats, in security firm McAfee’s (MFE) Q4 trends report. The company says phishing URLs in the form of the IRS, gift cards, reward accounts and social networking accounts were among the most popular.
  • How McAfee turned a Disaster Exercise Into a REAL Learning Experience for Our Disaster Team

    04/22/2010 9:26:37 AM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 27 replies · 988+ views
    SANS ^ | 4/22/10 | Deborah Hale
    Our community has a unified disaster system. We have several organizations, local government, county government, city government, hospitals, school district and businesses involved in Disaster Planning and Response. Because we are in the northwest corner of the state of Iowa with border neighbors in Nebraska and South Dakota we often have regional exercises. Several times a year we have Disaster Exercises where all of our teams "play together". Today was one of those days. At 8AM this morning the team started to gather at the local event center to prepare for the arrival of the exercise "victims". The victims were...
  • Flawed McAfee update paralyzes corporate PCs

    04/21/2010 1:29:45 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 87 replies · 1,844+ views
    Network World ^ | 4/21 | Gregg Keizer
    A flawed McAfee antivirus update sent enterprise administrators scrambling today as the new signatures quarantined a crucial Windows system file, crippling an unknown number of Windows XP computers, according to messages on the company's support forum. The forum has since gone offline.
  • Have any of you dealt with McAfee active shield etc?

    06/16/2007 7:21:30 AM PDT · by restornu · 9 replies · 457+ views
    I did a free scan with one of those Registor company that was fun, an than they leave you with your mess. RegCure explaination about Active Shield Error: Some components of Active Shield are either missing or might not have been installed properly. Sound familiar? Active Shield errors are related to components of McAfee products that have become corrupted or missing. Fixing these errors can be a pain and involves uninstalling McAfee, reinstalling McAfee, editing your autoexec.bat file, and other complicated steps. Sometimes you get these errors when you don’t even use the McAfee products because perhaps the software...
  • EMC sales chief jumps to McAfee CEO post

    03/05/2007 5:17:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 147+ views
    The Register ^ | Tuesday 6th March 2007 | Chris Williams
    EMC's top salesman Dave DeWalt has left the storage giant to saddle up as CEO and president of security firm McAfee DeWalt joined EMC in 2003 when it bought his last CEO charge Documentum in 2003. After a management reshuffle last summer, some analysts put him in the race to succeed current EMC CEO Joe Tucci. DeWalt's responsibilities as EMC's executive VP and president of customer operations and content management and archive fall to current vice chairman Bill Teuber. DeWalt, 42, will take over from McAfee's interim boss Dale Fuller on April 2, who will serve as an advisor to...
  • Anyone having problems with McAafee Security Suite? (yet another vanity from Hack)

    09/03/2006 1:22:08 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 77 replies · 2,290+ views ^ | 9-3-06 | Hacksaw
    I have McAfee security suite. It ran somewhat fine until the latest "upgrade". Now new windows take way to long to to open, and even the boot up process to where I can actually use the computer takes a lot longer. I tried uninstalling everything except the virus scan, and it still runs like a turtle. From what I read, Mcafee is RAM resident and the newest release must be a huge RAM hog. It gave me the excuse to order the extra 512M of memory - Rambus RDRAM 800 MHz BTW - very expensive but I don't think that...
  • Keep Yer Paws Off Your PC: Preventing End-Users from Installing Applications

    08/29/2006 10:44:08 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 100 replies · 2,819+ views
    ITBusinessnet ^ | 28 August 2006 | Esther Schindler
    Recently, I overheard an IT professional complaining about her users. Veronica's company has 300 employees, many of whom would have been called "paper pushers" in an earlier era. Some of those employees download software and install it on their computers, and it often causes havoc for the support staff. Veronica's specific rant was about screensavers (some of which carry a payload of spyware, making it a security issue as well as a support problem), but it could have been any sort of application. Veronica had looked at a $10,000 hardware solution, but even that required 10 hours a week for...
  • McAfee Security Programs May Expose Data

    08/01/2006 10:15:51 AM PDT · by VRWCtaz · 8 replies · 545+ views ^ | 07.31.2006, 09:55 PM | DAN GOODIN
    Consumer versions of McAfee Inc.'s leading software for securing PCs is susceptible to a flaw that can expose passwords and other sensitive information stored on personal computers, researchers said Monday. The vulnerability affects many of McAfee's most popular consumer products, including its Internet Security Suite, SpamKiller, Privacy Service and Virus Scan Plus titles, said Marc Maiffret, chief hacking officer at eEye Digital Security Inc., a competing maker of security products. McAfee spokeswoman Siobhan MacDermott confirmed the vulnerability and said software engineers were testing a fix. She said officials expected to release the patch Wednesday using a feature that automatically updates...
  • Intel Macs vulnerable to 'chip-level' threats

    05/22/2006 11:29:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 329+ views
    VNUNet ^ | 5/22/2006 | Tom Sanders
    Chip-level attacks target a vulnerability in the processor rather than the software Researchers have claimed that "chip-level threats" pose a potential problem for Intel-powered Mac systems. A chip-level attack targets a feature or vulnerability in the processor rather than attacking software as is the case with nearly all today's security threats. Examples of chip-level attacks are rare. The last known serious outbreak dates back to 1998, when the CIH/Chernobyl virus embedded itself into the flash-BIOS of infected systems. Security vendor McAfee said in a recent white paper about security challenges for Apple systems that chip-level threats are a potential problem...
  • Samenuk's McAfee Mistakenly Flags Microsoft Office Components

    03/13/2006 6:42:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies · 334+ views
    Forbes ^ | March 13, 2006 | Chris Noon
    London - Collateral damage? Virus slayer McAfee admitted on Friday that an error in its definition file meant its security tools had flagged a few harmless good eggs along with its usual horde of saboteurs as it policed the cyber-streets. Antivirus software detected Microsoft Office components--Excel.exe and Graph.exe--and Adobe Systems' (nasdaq: ADBE - news - people ) AdobeUpdateManager.exe--an application installed alongside Adobe products that deals with software updates, as a virus called W95/CTX. According to a media report, W95/CTX is an obscure Windows 95 virus that McAfee first identified in 2004. A malicious flag was even applied to updaterui.exe, McAfee's...
  • Ernst & Young fails to disclose high-profile data loss

    02/25/2006 12:40:39 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 408+ views
    The Register ^ | February 25, 2006 | Ashlee Vance
    Exclusive Ernst and Young should go ahead and pony up for its own suite of transparency services. The accounting firm has failed to disclose a high profile loss of customer data after being confronted by The Register. Ernst and Young has lost a laptop containing data such as the social security numbers of its customers. One of the people affected by the data loss appears to be Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, who was notified that his social security number and personal information have been compromised. While pushing all out transparency for its customers, Ernst and Young failed to...
  • Critical bug found in anti-virus software

    12/23/2005 9:05:03 AM PST · by george76 · 75 replies · 2,857+ views
    New Scientist news service ^ | 22 December 2005 | Will Knight
    A critical software bug has been discovered in several of the most widely used anti-virus programs. It could be exploited to take control of a computer or to steal information, according to an analysis produced by the independent security analyst who made the discovery. The glitch affects 39 different Symantec products - including both home and enterprise versions of its anti-virus software. It resides within the Symantec anti-virus library, which is used by all of the packages. The analyst, Alex Wheeler, discovered that a critical error occurs when the Symantec anti-virus library decompresses files from "RAR" format for analysis Symantec...
  • Security Threats Branch Out From Windows to Mac, Linux

    05/02/2005 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 13 replies · 645+ views
    TechWeb ^ | May o2, 2005 | Antone Gonsalves
    While Windows and other Microsoft Corp. products are the favorite targets of hackers, the malicious code writers are increasingly targeting software that run on other operating systems, including Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac and open-source Linux, a security research group said Monday. In its list of the top 20 most critical Internet vulnerabilities in the first quarter of the year, the Sans Institute reported that software fixes were released for flaws in RealNetworks Inc.'s RealOne Player and RealPlayer. Security flaws were found in versions of the multimedia players running on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. In addition, vulnerabilities were listed for...
  • Cell Phones Increasingly Attractive To Hackers

    11/26/2004 9:04:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 637+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 26, 2004 | Yuki Noguchi
    Early this month, several Web sites began offering software promising ringtones and screensavers for certain cell phones. But those who downloaded the software found that it turned every icon on their cell phones' screens into a skull-and-crossbones and disabled their phones, so they could no longer send or receive text messages or access contact lists or calendars. Security experts named the malicious software "Skulls" and consider it an early warning of the damage hackers could do as they turn their malevolent talents to cell phones from computers. "Hackers are simply trying to put it out there that it can be...
  • McAfee settling class action lawsuit giving away software

    06/10/2004 2:19:32 PM PDT · by STFrancis · 9 replies · 268+ views
    SecurityNewsPortal ^ | 06/10/2004 | SecurityNewsPortal
    A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit over McAfee VirusScan versions 3 and 4. If you are a U.S. resident and you bought a retail version of McAfee VirusScan version 3 or version 4, then you are a member of the class.

    08/20/2003 4:24:57 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 17 replies · 724+ views
    Here is a link to a program that is supposed to help get rid of worm, etc. viruses. Maybe it works okay, maybe not. Any other ideas? Click here.
  • McAfee Unreachable - Tin Foil Time?

    11/06/2002 8:40:36 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 11 replies · 307+ views
    11/6/02 | Hi Tech Red Neck
    This is the second night in a row that I hit the instant update button in my Mcafee VirusScan, newly installed after a hardware crash on Windows 98, and in the middle of the downloads the process froze. Then when I go to try to ping (which I could reach before the problem) it says network unreachable! I can ping other sites, I can freep, but no mcafee. Is there maybe a McAfee-DDOS-attack virus out there? (DDOS=distributed denial of service) My ISP is Ameritech (DSL).