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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 177

Book recommendations: https://defensivesecurity.org/resources/recommended-books/

Slack channel: https://defensivesecurity.org/slack-channel/

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/11/kaspersky-accuses-microsoft-of-anticompetitive-bundling-of-antivirus-software/

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/11/11/yahoo-staff-knew-they-were-breached-two-years-ago/

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3139311/security/412-million-friendfinder-accounts-exposed-by-hackers.html

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 142

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2015/12/fin1-targets-boot-record.html

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3012443/security/how-the-nsa-uses-behavior-analytics-to-detect-threats.html#tk.rss_all

http://www.databreachtoday.com/wyndham-agrees-to-settle-ftc-breach-case-a-8737

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-127.aspx

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/3wa8rl/early_warning_system_for_cryptowall_crypto_canary/

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 102

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 101

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 67

Doctor finds out the hard way that Google likes to index stuff; What’s old is new again – the current focus on improving detection is not new; Microsoft’s Security Incident Response Report and the malware explosion; Security vs. compliance.

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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248205/IT_malpractice_Doc_operates_on_server_costs_hospitals_4.8M
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/05/07%20strategy%20not%20speed%20digital%20defenders%20early%20cybersecurity%20thinkers%20bejtlich/voices%20from%20the%20cyber%20past%20final
http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-report-downloaded-malware-exploded-in-late-2013-7000029131/#ftag=RSS4d2198e

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 25

Snowden offered asylum, Germany’s interior minister cautions Germans against using US-based services, California AG urges legislation to require the use of encryption, 85% of virus infections are from drive by download, Attacks on energy sector, Texas government infections, MS Tuesday

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85% of virus infections are from drive by downloads: http://www.csis.dk/en/csis/news/3981/

Attacks on energy sector: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/15820/security/ics-cert-surge-in-attacks-against-energy-industry.html

Texas government infections: http://www.kens5.com/news/State-computers-compromised-but-theres-not-enough-staff-to-fix-it-214231541.html

MS Tuesday: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/05/ms_july_2013_patch_tuesday_prealert/

 

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 21

Verizon, PRISM and Edward Snowden, Java users are bad at patching, cost of breaches is up, Microsoft operation takes down 1462 Citadel botnets, malware increasingly using peer to peer communications for command and control, and malware trends.

 

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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 15

This week: Twitter account hacks highlight opportunity for exploitation by attackers, Microsoft and Malwarebytes both release bad patches, Oracle releases a Java patch which fixes 42 security bugs, Oracle announces that Java 8 is delayed due to the focus on Java 7, a new botnet is being created by compromising WordPress installations for some unknown purpose, Linode was compromised in an attack targeted at some Linode customers, Microsoft finds a trojan that cleans up after itself in the next wave of anti-forensics, the Boston marathon bombing and West, Texas explosions see many phishing scams leading to malware installations, spam is down, targeted attacks via email are up, Microsoft released it’s second half 2012 Security Intelligence Report with some odd mixes of data, Microsoft releases EMET 4.0 beta, and a former employee has been charged with planting back doors on 2723 Hostgator servers.

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60 minutes, 48 hours, NPR, BBC twitter accounts recently hacked.

MS and Malwarebytes released bad updates

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/04/java-update-plugs-42-security-holes/

http://mreinhold.org/blog/secure-the-train

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/04/brute-force-attacks-build-wordpress-botnet/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/16/linode_breach/

http://m.darkreading.com/133696/show/b7639d290f6c32534f633e85cfe6ac04/

Boston bombing used to spread malware in multiple ways
http://feeds.trendmicro.com/~r/Anti-MalwareBlog/~3/Z6nE3UFETb0/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57579847-83/targeted-cyberattacks-jump-42-percent-in-2012-symantec-says/

SIR: http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/0/F/E0F59BE7-E553-4888-9220-1C79CBD14B4F/Microsoft_Security_Intelligence_Report_Volume_14_Key_Findings_Summary_English.pdf

http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2013/04/18/introducing-emet-v4-beta.aspx

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/former-employee-arrested-charged-with-rooting-2700-hostgator-servers/