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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 46

More security thoughts from Bob; A paper on thwarting targeted email attacks from Japan; Security recommendations for SMB’s from Sophos; An update on Badbios; How to handle our parent’s infected home computers over the holidays.

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Guide on preventing targeted email attacks and one on preventing apt: http://www.ipa.go.jp/security/english/newattack_en.html

SMB’s putting themselves at risk: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/112613-small-businesses-put-themselves-at-276393.html?source=nww_rss

Badbios update:
PoC audio comms: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57614442-83/malware-jumps-air-gap-between-non-networked-devices/
Investigation continues, slowly: https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z13zzjjaun3iwj32g23cz52wykrrvjjce#_MBDG1 –

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 32

Mcafee apologizes for a USD$1T report; how the Snowden effect is impacting CIO’s; millions robbed from banks by attacking the wire transfer network, and hiding behind a DoS; Gartner’s recommendations for engaging the board of directors and other management in the security process.

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Mcafee sorry for its $1T estimate: http://www.afr.com/p/technology/mcafee_regrets_flawed_trillion_dollar_msQ2WFkVLEZKx7Yv7ZCMQI

Snowden effect: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/082113-how-the-snowden-effect-is-273051.html


Gartner’s recommendations for engaging the board on infosec: http://www.zdnet.com/the-ciso-shouldnt-be-the-defender-of-security-gartner-7000019539/

Here is the link to the Down The Rabbit Hole podcast I mentioned: http://podcast.wh1t3rabbit.net/dt-r-episode-54-evolution-of-info-sec-with-the-godfather-of-ips

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 4

Happy New Year!

In this week’s podcast, I cover an article about the alleged Chinese hacking of Solid Oak due to a lawsuit over China’s improper use of Solid Oak’s software CYBERsitter covered in a Business Week post.

First, a bit of news.  Unless you’re still recovering from an egg-nog hangover, you’ve probably heard about the Internet Explorer zero day exploit. Note that it doesn’t impact the latest versions of IE, only 6, 7 and 8. Continue reading Defensive Security Podcast Episode 4

Defensive Security Episode 2

Episode 2 – December 16, 2012


South Carolina released a report on the attack which resulted in the loss of millions of tax payers information

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