• Intel/McAfee: What's the future of security?

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 1:59 pm

    Intel completed its multibillion-dollar acquisition of McAfee almost a year and a half ago. McAfee co-President Mike DeCesare discusses what the merger of Intel's chip-making capabilities and McAfee's security expertise is expected to bring down the road.
  • Symantec leapfrogs McAfee in mobile security

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Symantec will allow companies to wrap corporate applications with a layer of code that prevents data from leaving employees' smartphones.
  • Intel-McAfee developing cloud-security strategy

    Posted May 4, 2012 - 4:03 pm

    Intel, which last year acquired McAfee for its security expertise, today described work it is doing to provide enterprises with a way to secure data stored in public or hybrid cloud environments.
  • McAfee unveils new mobile security tools

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 8:37 am

    McAfee used the venue of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as an opportunity to announce new techniques and tools for protecting mobile devices, data, and apps. Mobile devices are a huge target for malware and cyber attackers, and McAfee wants to ensure organizations have the tools to use the mobile devices securely.
  • McAfee due to patch spam relay problem in cloud product

    Posted January 19, 2012 - 8:39 am

    McAfee expects to patch by Thursday two problems with its SaaS Total Protection antimalware service, one of which lets an attacker use a computer as a spam relay.
  • McAfee cuts 250 jobs from global workforce

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Security software company McAfee has cut 250 jobs, or around three percent of the global workforce, in an effort to improve efficiencies.
  • Senior execs clueless on data center security; fortunately, data center managers have it cover-- oh, wait

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    A new survey by security vendor McAfee reveals that both data center managers and enterprise executives ignore potential security issues.
  • Has your company been infiltrated by the Shady Rat hack?

    Posted August 5, 2011 - 10:28 am

    When McAfee released its Operation Shady Rat hacking report earlier this week, it didn't name all of the organizations it thought could have been hacked as part of a large, five-year ongoing campaign. Yours might be one of them.
  • Why is the West silent on 5-year cyberwar launched by China?

    Posted August 4, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    If every other international incident merits reprisals, sanctions or stern language from the bully pulpit, why have U.S. and U.K officials been silent about unprovoked cyberattacks from China.
  • Review

    Vulnerability management tools in a nutshell

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    Capsule reviews of Critical Watch, eEye, Lumension, Qualys, McAfee and SAINT.
  • McAfee report shows 14 countries under attack in 5-year cyberwar

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    At Black Hat and in Vanity Fair, McAfee is releasing details of a report about a series of cyberattacks on 70 organizations in 14 countries, under the nickname Operation Shady Rat.
  • DeWalt resigns as president of Intel's McAfee subsidiary

    Posted July 13, 2011 - 11:06 am

    Intel appointed new leaders to run the McAfee subsidiary as David DeWalt resigned as the unit's president, the company said on Wednesday.
  • McAfee's website full of security holes, researcher says

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    The website is full of security mistakes that could lead to cross-site scripting and other attacks, researchers said in a post on the Full Disclosure site on Monday. The holes with the site were found by the YGN Ethical Hacker Group, and reported to McAfee on Feb. 10, YGN says, before they were publicly disclosed to the security/hacking mailing list.
  • Update Java and you may get annoying McAfee scanner too

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 8:42 am

    Windows users who install the latest Java security patches may end up with a little more security than they bargained for, at least that's the risk they take if they don't pay close attention to the installation process.
  • Intel targeting security in the cloud with McAfee

    Posted March 16, 2011 - 8:32 am

    Intel on Tuesday said it will use assets acquired from McAfee to provide cloud security services to protect the growing number of mobile devices that face malware and cyberattack threats.
  • Intel and McAfee set to take security beyond the PC

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 2:50 pm

    Intel's acquisition of McAfee--originally announced last August--has passed regulatory hurdles and is now official. The question now is: "What does the future hold with the combination of one of the leading chip manufacturers and one of the leading security vendors?"
  • 2011: The year hacking goes mainstream

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    I've said it before and I'll say it again.This will be the year of the hacker --- or rather, the year hacking goes mainstream.
  • Night Dragon stalks oil and gas

    Posted February 12, 2011 - 10:23 pm

    Recently, McAfee released a report describing coordinated covert and targeted cyber-attacks on the oil and gas industry which they attribute to Chinese hackers. Unlike a Stuxnet type virus which threatens to disrupt processes, the McAfee report uncovered attempts to hack into commercially sensitive data for competitive intelligence - attempts which McAfee has named "Night Dragon".
  • Night Dragon brings security vulnerabilities into boardroom

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:56 pm

    A hacking operation dubbed ‘Night Dragon’ has targeted energy organizations, using tried-and-tested intrusion methods to steal intellectual property related to oil field exploration and bidding plans, according to security company, McAfee.
  • Review

    McAfee Internet Security 2011

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    Bargain hunters: Be patient and you'll often find McAfee on sale at a deep discount: The company's Internet Security 2011 (regularly $65 for one year, three PCs as of 12/2/2010) is often available for as little as $40, making it by far the cheapest way to secure the PCs you have at home.
  • Top 12 tech embarrassments of 2010

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 11:55 am

    The year in tech had plenty of highs -- and plenty of lows. Here are 12 mortifying moments we won't soon forget.
  • U.S. anti-trust regulators OK Intel purchase of McAfee

    Posted December 21, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved the planned purchase by chipmaker Intel of security software vendor McAfee.
  • McAfee CEO: Intel acquisition not about silicon

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    In town for an executive summit event at the Steam Whistle Brewery, McAfee Corp. (NYSE: MFE ) CEO Dave DeWalt told customers and partners he believes Intel Corp. 's (NASDAQ: INTC ) blockbuster acquisition of the security vendor will create exciting possibilities.
  • McAfee reports malware at all-time high

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    McAfee today revealed its McAfee Threat Report for the third quarter of 2010. Information like that provided by McAfee in these quarterly reports is valuable for IT admins--enabling them to keep a finger on the pulse of malware, and to stay in touch with emerging attack techniques and trends.
  • Cloud, mobile making for big changes in antivirus

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Microsoft Security Essentials gets most of the angst from ISVs, but free or low-cost cloud services are just as much a threat to both traditional ISVs and IT proven-provider lists.
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