Our value today is measured in numbers. Followers, connections, likes, tweets, and impressions now count toward not only the value of our opinions but also quantify our sphere of influence. These metrics, however, are easily manipulated to such an extent that even elections have allegedly been at the mercy of the social media numbers game….

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q3 2017. McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples – four new samples per second – featuring developments such as new fileless malware using malicious macros, a…

Malware samples sharply increased for Mac OS devices in Q4 2016 as threat actors expand their targets outside Windows PCs, new McAfee report says. Mac OS malware increased by 247% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a new report by McAfee Labs. The dramatic increase in Apple Mac OS malware samples went from…

How valuable is personal healthcare data? Apparently it depends. Based on at least some price comparisons on the Dark Web – the underground online marketplace for cyber criminals – electronic health records (EHR) are not even close to premium goods. McAfee, now a division of Intel Security, reported recently that the price for an individual medical…

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies 14 threat trends to watch in 2017. “To change the rules of the game between attackers and defenders, we need to neutralize our adversaries’ greatest advantages,” said Vincent Weafer, vice president of Intel Security’s McAfee Labs. “As a new defensive technique is developed,…