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Defensive Security Podcast Episode 44

Another tip from Bob; Anonymous blamed for stealing US Department of Health and Human Services Data; Cupid Media loses 42M unencrypted passwords in a breach they apparently did not disclose; Looking at a Ponemon study about views of IT security staff; Botnet take downs might be more marketing than helpful; New malware uses I2P for C&C; A longer than expected discussion on Stuxnet.

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Anonymous government hacks: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/15/us-usa-security-anonymous-fbi-idUSBRE9AE17C20131115





Block TOR and i2p: http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/cyber-crime-forum-advertises-financial-malware-uses-stealthy-i2p-communications-231410

Brief mention of the stuxnet report: http://www.langner.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/To-kill-a-centrifuge.pdf

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 24

Kaspersky study indicates 200,000 malware variants are released daily, the Carberp trojan’s source code is leaked and an 0day is discovered, FINRA reports on prolific cyber attacks against its members, the FT is attacked by the Syrian Electronic Army and gives a play by play on what happened, Kaspersky reports an 87% increase in phishing attacks, Google reports that compromised legitimate sites are more dangerous than malicious sites, Sophos says 30,000 SMB sites are hacked per day to spread malware, the age old debate about administrator rights, password complexity, and the unintended consequences of leaks: foreign companies defect to more hospitable countries, renewed focus on systems administrators, and we can stop pretending to not know where Stuxnet came from. Continue reading Defensive Security Podcast Episode 24