Posts Tagged ‘mcafee’

Security Paper Suggests to Remove McAfee from PCs, Finds Issues in OEM Devices

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Apparently, a study has found that many new Windows 10 laptops have security and privacy issues that are related to McAfee.

A recent security analysis of OEM laptops running Windows 10 by Duo Security Inc concluded that all analyzed devices had privacy and network protocol related issues. The seven laptops, produced by Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer, shared many of the privacy and security issues, while some laptops had additional issues caused by installed OEM software.


Check Whether Your Antivirus is Vulnerable to Exploitable RWX Addresses

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Although this program won’t actually solve RWX vulnerability problems, it will tell you if you have RWX vulnerability problems.

AV Vulnerability Checker is a free program for Windows that determines whether antivirus software installed on the computer is vulnerable to exploitable constant Read-Write-Execute (RWX) addresses. Vulnerabilities are bad, regardless whether they are found in the operating system or programs running on it. One of the worst kind affects security software, programs that are designed to protect the system from attacks.


Adobe to Remove Direct Flash Download Links on January 22, 2016

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Starting next month, the task of getting your hands on a direct Flash download will become a little bit more difficult.

If you don’t use Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer but require Flash, you need to download and install a version of Flash on your system so that browsers that run on the device can pick it up. There are two ways to do that. You can visit the official download site, side-step the McAfee offer that is added automatically to the download unless you uncheck the option, to download a stub installer that requires an Internet connection during installation on the local system.


McAfee Singles Out Android for Malware Problems

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Google does such an excellent job with most of their other products, it’s kind of surprising that they haven’t kept a closer watch on malware problems at their app store.

It would appear that Google’s unfortunately lax approach to vetting apps submitted to the Android store is counting heavily against the platform, as McAfee have released figures showing it is now becoming the biggest target for malware writers.


Mozilla Blocks McAfee ScriptScan Add-on

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Man, this seems like a tactical blunder on Mozilla’s part; McAfee is a fairly well established security program, and at a time when Mozilla is trying to compete with IE, this definitely won’t help …

Mozilla has made the decision to add McAfee’s ScriptScan add-on for the Firefox web browser to the so called Blocklist. The Blocklist lists add-ons and plugins that are known to “cause serious security, stability, or performance issues with Firefox”.

When users try to open the McAfee ScriptScan or McAfee SiteAdvisor page at the official Mozilla Add-on repository, they are redirected to the add-on’s Blocklist entry.


McAfee Looks Back on a Decade of Cybercrime

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Here’s an interesting recap of all of the viruses and malware that have been driving us crazy for the past ten years …

Following the world's anticlimactic scramble against Y2K, cybercriminals looked for ways to make money and cause damage; explosion of social media and mobile devices created new opportunities


McAfee URL Shortener

Friday, September 24th, 2010

This sounds like a huge improvement over most URL shorteners, because it actually lets you see where the link goes before you click on it …

It is not really clear to me why url shorteners have become that popular on today’s Internet. Sure, Twitter may have an impact on that, considering its 140 word limit per message, but there do not seem to be a lot of other applications for url shortening services.

Despite that, popularity has risen and more and more companies have created services to shorten long urls. The latest to join the ranks is security company McAfee which adds a twist to the game.


Intel to buy McAfee

Friday, August 20th, 2010

It will be interesting to see what new technologies might result from this …

Security software company’s board agrees to purchase by microprocessor giant at $48 a share, with total value of $7.68bn


McAfee Acquires Smartphone Security Software Company Trust Digital

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Given the popularity of smart phones, this seems like a pretty safe bet …

Computer and software security company McAfee has acquired Trust Digital, a company that provides security software to mobile phones. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Trust Digital provides enterprise smartphone security and management software for government organizations and various companies. IT organizations use Trust Digital to secure and manage smartphones, including a variety of mobile operating systems including iPhone OS, Android, Web OS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian. McAfee will use Trust Digital's technology to help business secure and deploy applications on smartphone devices, such as the Android and iPhone.