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McAfee Deepsafe - transforming our computer security to beat the cybercriminals

Deepsafe - security beyond the O'S'
10 years ago, building a web page wasn't as easy as it is today. Developers had to learn the .html markup language before getting their heads around how to position the elements of their pages using nested tables.
Nowadays, there are literally hundreds of tools available to develop web pages and web sites. A complete novice can build and maintain a whole web site with hardly any developer knowledge or, expertise.
Over the last ten years, an industry of experts have been working to make web page and web site development as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Deepsafe - transforming security
Similarly, the production and delivery of malware using one of the most up to date crimeware toolkits is now, more or, less, a point and click affair, no longer requiring the knowledge and expertise of an expert programmer.
In fact, to a group of cybercriminals, it's just an important to have recruited someone wih the devious mind of a confidence trickster as it is to have recruited someone with some programming experience.
To combat this ever-increasing threat, a new approach was needed. With their acquisition of McAfee, Intel think that they have discovered the silver bullet !
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McAfee Deepsafe, a jointly developed technology from McAfee and Intel

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24-09-2011
Traditional anti-virus programs offer some protection against malicious attacks on our computer systems, but really clever, motivated cybercriminals know exactly how to circumvent the measures that these programs use to protect our computers.
The problem is that security software has to be installed and used by us at "operating system" level and only protects us against known threats and the cybercriminals have learned how to go beyond this level and are able to attack our computers from deeper within our computer systems.
At this level, the main-stream security software products that most of us have installed on our computer systems are little, if any good in protecting us against such attacks.
For this reason, McAfee and Intel have joined forces in an effort to transform the computer security industry by developing a security solution that is able to monitor the events that are taking place on our computers from outside the operating system.
Deepsafe sits beyond our computer's operating system and is able to look at and monitor what is going on, from a totally separate vantage point. For example, if a computer is infected with malware that is able to launch a sophisticated attack, as it executes on the computer, the malicious code will disguise the offending files that it places on the computer and hide them deep within the computer's file structure making them difficult to find and delete.
Once this process has executed and is complete, the infection is so deep-rooted that it is near impossible to detect and can be very difficult to remove and most of the time, will require a complete re-install of the operating system - a fresh start !
From it's deeper vantage point, Deepsafe is able, in real time, to detect such an attack much earlier, before the malicious code begins to execute, and to stop it dead in its tracks, before it is able to infect the computer.
Amazingly, McAfee Labs tells us that there are more than 2 million unique rootkits in existence and that 1,200 new rootkits are being detected every day (50 per hour).
This article is a brief overview of what Deepsafe is and has the ability to do. McAfee have published a FAQ document which goes into far greater detail than I have here.
If you want any further information about McAfee and Intel's new computer security solution, visit: www.mcafee.com/deepsafe/
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