Category Archives: Malware

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 12

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http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities/cisco-password-fumble-hardware-security/240151244

Etsy’s solution for running java: http://codeascraft.etsy.com/2013/03/18/java-not-even-once/

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/31372/seoul-cautious-in-blaming-north-korea-for-massive-cyberattack-

http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/south-korean-banks-media-companies-targeted-by-destructive-malware

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/your-hard-drive-will-self-destruct-at-2pm-inside-the-south-korean-cyber-attack/

https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive+Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+Mechanism+-+Part+1/15394
https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive+Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+-+Part+2/15406
https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive!++Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+-+Part+3/15448
https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive%21++Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+-+Part+4/15460

http://www.defensivesecurity.org/the-usefulness-of-security-education/

The Importance of Reinstalling After a Virus or Malware Infection

In episode 11, I made some comments about wiping a compromised system rather than trying to clean it. I saw in my twitter feed a bit ago that the 2013 Shmoocon videos were posted. I looked through and one talk stuck out and I wanted to share here, given my comments: Wipe The Drive – Techniques for malware persistence..

Basically, the presenters show why it’s such a bad idea to simply clean a computer after a virus infection. I like to think this is common knowledge, but I meet people daily who so not understand the reasons behind taking this draconian approach.