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McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

A recent patent published by McAfee describes what amounts to an anti-piracy system. Titled "Detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet", McAfee's approach would employ a centralized blocklist-style system to issue warnings for -- or entirely block…

McAfee says malware is getting more sophisticated

McAfee’s fourth quarter 2012 threats report highlights the fact that malware attacks are not only growing in frequency but sophistication. The security firm said the number of trojans built to steal passwords was up 72 percent during the last three…

Car viruses? Intel aims to protect drivers from hackers

As high-technology continues to creep into horseless carriages everywhere, there's one thing we can all count on: abuse of that technology. According to Reuters, Intel's "top hackers" are on the case though, poring over the software which powers the fanciest…

McAfee reveals massive, five-year long cyber attack

McAfee issued a report today detailing what is at minimum a five-year, sustained, global hacking campaign launched against more than 72 high value targets. Known as "Operation: Shady RAT", the long-term cyber intrusions are said to have involved classified government networks,…

Intel completes McAfee acquisition for $7.68 billion

Intel has announced its $7.68 billion purchase of security vendor McAfee is now complete, marking the largest business acquisition in the company's history and a landmark merger between the world's largest CPU manufacturer and the second largest computer security vendor.…

FTC approves Intel's $7.68 billion purchase of McAfee

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared Intel's proposed acquisition of McAfee for $7.68 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. While US antitrust regulators have given the green light to the transaction, regulators in Europe are still examining the acquisition.