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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 42

Bob drops some more advice on malware; More details emerge about the Adobe password breach and it isn’t pretty; Long live the security perimeter; Snowden highlights the importance of not sharing passwords, and the downside to when it happens; A new 0day impacting Internet Explorer is making the rounds; And part 2 of our talk on advanced malware.

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http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/11/04/anatomy-of-a-password-disaster-adobes-giant-sized-cryptographic-blunder/

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/110513-long-live-perimeter-275650.html?page=1

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57611528-83/nsa-workers-reportedly-shared-their-passwords-with-snowden/
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/internet-explorer-users-face-drive-by-attacks-targeting-new-0day-bug/

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 41

New trojan looking for SAP installations, possibly a harbinger of things to come; Turns out Adobe used symmetric encryption to store the 130M passwords that were stolen; A dicey list of suggestions on how not to be the guy that gets your company owned; The results of the 2013 social engineering capture the flag are not pretty; Some security researchers completely compromise a government agency with a fake Facebook profile of an attractive lady; and all sorts of craziness about #badbios.

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http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/new-malware-variant-suggests-cybercriminals-targeting-sap-users-230014
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/how-an-epic-blunder-by-adobe-could-strengthen-hand-of-password-crackers/
http://qz.com/120946/the-complete-guide-to-not-being-that-idiot-who-got-the-company-hacked/
http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability/social-engineers-pwn-the-human-network-i/240163379
http://www.zdnet.com/government-agency-compromised-by-fake-facebook-hottie-7000022700/
BadBIOS intro: http://blog.erratasec.com/2013/10/badbios-features-explained.html
BadBIOS rebuttal: http://www.rootwyrm.com/2013/11/the-badbios-analysis-is-wrong/

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 37

The depressingly small impact from the arrest of the black hole exploit kit author; detecting malware embedded in hardware; altering CPUs during manufacturing to  weaken random number generation; investigation into major identity theft operation results in discovery that data brokers were infected and that Adobe’s source code and 2.9M user IDs were stolen; recapping Derbycon 3.

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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 19

Adobe and Microsoft patches, signed Mac malware, EC Council website hacked, 7 steps to secure Java,  Microsoft on invulnerable software, more on OpUSA, Ohio city’s taxpayer database stolen and the importance of malware being invisible.

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