Data Security Podcast Episode 66, Aug 17 2009

30 minutes every week on data security, privacy, and the law….(plus or minus five)

On this week’s program:

* Like stealing candy from a baby….is Adobe making it that easy for attackers to get into computers?

* The Clampi Trojan is cleaning out bank accounts, and AV usually doesn’t see it.

* Researcher says that Palm is acting like Big Brother, tracking its users.

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 66 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation: Ira talks with Joe Stewart. Technical Director of Malware Research at SecureWorks about the Clampi/Ligats/Ilomo Trojan.  AV usually won’t see it, and targets bank account log-ins, insurance log-ins, and other log-ins that allow attackers to steal.

* Tales From The Dark Web: Security researchers at Trustee are claiming that attacks in the wild targeting unpatched Adobe Flash and Adobe PDF Reader are appearing. And Adobe is making the problem worse. Read the report, and then see what happens when you check the patch level of a system using Adobe’s own Flash version checker. This attack impacts Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris usres.

*From the News:  Sheriff’s Office explains why it took over county computers

*From the News: Fake Search Engines for Twitter, from Karthik at BlogrPro.

* From the News:  Joey Hess wrote a blog posting where he reveals that Palm is acting like Big Brother to PalmPre users.  Deter Bahn wrote a related posting with more information.

*From the News: Mac OS Trojan.  Read the posting,  and blacklist the .com domain names that are listed here.

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