McAfee researchers falsify a patient’s vital signs in real-time

McAfee’s security researchers announced at the Defcon hacker event in Las Vegas this week that they were able to hack into a medical network and falsify a patient’s vital signs. Exposing this weakness is the first step in fixing security for the networking protocol used by medical devices, known as RWHAT. But it’s certainly scary […]

McAfee reports surge in healthcare, fileless malware, and cryptocurrency mining attacks

Cybersecuirty firm McAfee is recording about 478 new cyber threats every minute, and the latest surge in attacks comes in the form of healthcare fraud, fileless malware, and cryptocurrency mining. McAfee Labs’ Threat Report for March reveals a 211 percent increase in disclosed security incidents related to healthcare experiences in 2017. File…Read More

McAfee acquires VPN provider TunnelBear

McAfee has announced that it has acquired Canada-based virtual private network (VPN) company TunnelBear. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2011, Toronto-based TunnelBear has gained a solid reputation for its fun, cross-platform VPN app that uses quirky bear-burrowing animations to bring online privacy to the masses. The company claims around 20 million have […]

SAP, Symantec, and McAfee let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

(Reuters) — Major global technology providers SAP, Symantec and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found. The practice potentially jeopardizes the security of computer networks in at least a dozen federal agencies, U.S. lawmakers and security experts said. It involves […]

Intel falls after settling with John McAfee (INTC)

Intel is trading down 0.82% at $ 34.04 a share after settling counter lawsuits with John McAfee over the use of the security pioneer’s name. McAfee agreed not to use his name in connection to cybersecurity products or services as a part of the settlement. He retained the rights to use his name in other contexts, according […]

John McAfee settles Intel lawsuit over the rights to his name

John McAfee made headlines last year for a bunch of reasons, including a short-lived attempt to run for President of the United States. He also sued Intel for the right to use his name, six years after he sold his eponymous anti-virus company to the tech titan for billions. As they say, though, all’s well […]