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Windows 7: Malware getting smarter, says McAfee


21 Feb 2013   #1
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Malware getting smarter, says McAfee

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Malware continues to grow, not just in volume but in sophistication, according to a new report from McAfee.

Released today, the security vendor's fourth-quarter 2012 Threats Report found that more organizations are being targeted by more clever cyberattacks.

The number of trojans designed to steal passwords rose 72 percent last quarter. Some of these trojans are part of "customized" threats, while others are packaged with more "off-the-shelf" forms of malware. As one example, the Citadel trojan was specifically designed to hit financial services companies.

Read more at source:
Malware getting smarter, says McAfee | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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21 Feb 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn I suppose you could liken it to tying find two snowflakes the same shape / design mind you I did have to have a little smile at McAfee just finding this out
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23 Feb 2013   #3
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I did have to have a little smile at McAfee just finding this out
Same thoughts here!
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23 Feb 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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Malware continues to grow, not just in volume but in sophistication, according to a new report from McAfee.

Released today, the security vendor's fourth-quarter 2012 Threats Report found that more organizations are being targeted by more clever cyberattacks.

The number of trojans designed to steal passwords rose 72 percent last quarter. Some of these trojans are part of "customized" threats, while others are packaged with more "off-the-shelf" forms of malware. As one example, the Citadel trojan was specifically designed to hit financial services companies.

Read more at source:
Malware getting smarter, says McAfee | Security & Privacy - CNET News
When has this been any different? I wouldn't trust that company anyway. Their software is crap.
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24 Feb 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I think anything is smarter than McAfee.
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24 Feb 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Well for that matter there are few that I reckon are good bed companions for McAfee LOL!!
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25 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well I will have to give McAfee a pat on the back. I didn't think they would ever figure it out. I guess even a blind squirrel can find Texas if you give them enough time.
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