McAfee

  • Today’s huge ransomware attack has only made about $7,500 so far

    Today’s huge ransomware attack has only made about $7,500 so far

    Ransomware attacks are bigger than ever, but the payouts appear to be shrinking. While the ransomware suspected to be a variant of Petya makes headlines around the world, whoever set it loose isn’t really making a whole lot of money, especially if they paid for the software to begin with. Read More

  • Intel Security is McAfee again

    Intel Security is McAfee again

    If you were on the internet in a certain era, you remember McAfee. It was the defensive line between you and the rest of the internet, reminding you with incessant popups that you were not hacked, not quite yet, but only if you renewed your subscription right away. Then Intel bought the firewall company in 2010 for an eye-popping $7.68 billion and billed it as Intel Security, and the name… Read More

  • How the tiny startup Phantom Cyber scored big at RSA

    How the tiny startup Phantom Cyber scored big at RSA

    According to 451 Research, over 100 new security startups are formed each year. Add that to ~1300 existing security vendors that are shouting each other out in the marketplace. What you have is a lot of noise, confusion and me-toos. In such a messy gold-rush, Phantom’s platform acts as a layer of connective tissue to the industry, simplifying and automating the life of security teams. Read More

  • Presidential Candidate John McAfee To Talk At Disrupt SF

    Presidential Candidate John McAfee To Talk At Disrupt SF

    The eccentric millionaire John McAfee will be joining us on Disrupt TV Live at TechCrunch Disrupt SF next week to discuss his presidential ambitions and new political party. The developer of the first commercial anti-virus program announced his White House bid earlier this month. Never one to conform, McAfee will run for his newly created Cyber Party, which promotes privacy and aims to… Read More

  • As Microsoft Support for XP Expires, Antivirus Vendors Pick Up The Slack

    As Microsoft Support for XP Expires, Antivirus Vendors Pick Up The Slack

    As you might be aware Microsoft support for Windows XP expires today, which means that the company will stop issuing security patches. Around 30 percent of you have ignored all warnings up until now and you’re still using it. Stubborn bunch, aren’t you? Read More

  • McAfee: Cybercrime-As-A-Service Led To Credit Card Breach, While Mobile “Malware Zoo” Grew 197% In Q4

    McAfee: Cybercrime-As-A-Service Led To Credit Card Breach, While Mobile “Malware Zoo” Grew 197% In Q4

    It looks like the rise of the “as a service” model, where people can buy software, platform access, security and more from a cloud-based provider for a fixed term, may have spawned its Damien: cybercrime as a service. The latest report from McAfee notes that the rush of point-of-sale credit card breaches that hit consumers in Q4 of last year — most notably at Target but… Read More

  • Intel To Buy Security Company Sensory Networks For $20M

    Intel To Buy Security Company Sensory Networks For $20M

    Intel has acquired Sensory Networks for $20 million to further extend its security capabilities. Sensory Networks, based in Palo Alto, was founded in 2002 as a hardware company, providing high-performance technology that maps networks by looking for patterns such as spam, malware and other types of intrusions, said Matt Barrie, one of the company’s co-founders who is now chief… Read More

  • John McAfee Wants To Make A Cheap Gadget For Decentralized Networking, But Occupy.here Already Does

    John McAfee Wants To Make A Cheap Gadget For Decentralized Networking, But Occupy.here Already Does

    Antivirus creator and eccentric world-roaming rich guy John McAfee has a plan to get around the NSA’s snooping with a gadget called the “D-Central,” which is essentially a $100 router for building small, disconnected private networks that act as pockets of sharing access that’s not connected to the broader worldwide web. Read More