Data Security Podcast Episode 72, Oct 04 2009

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

On this week’s program:

* Polymorphic malware – every time it attacks it has a new signature.

* The balance on your bank account looks find, too bad all your money’s gone.

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 72 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation:  Ira talks about a dangerous new twist to the banking attacks Yuval Ben-Izhak the CTO of security company Finjan. Here is the link to the Finjan Report on the new Zeus bank Trojan mentioned in the segment.

* Tales From The Dark Web: Polymorphic malware – every time it attacks it has a different signature.  That means you anti-virus won’t recognize it.  Ira talked about the presentation at ISACA Security and Risk Conference by Stuart Staniford, the Chief Scientist at FireEye.  Read the related Anti-Phishing Working Group paper on the topic.

* From Our Take on The News:  From Wired.com – Probe Targets Archives’ Handling of Data on 70 Million Vets

* From Our Take on The News:  Secure Flight Program by the TSA. EPIC (The Electronic Privacy Information Center) follows the surveillance and profiling of airline passengers. Their most recent post on the TSA “Secure Flight” program was in 2007, when the organization recommended that “secure flight should be grounded” due to privacy concerns. The program is now being expanded to require airline passengers to provide their date of birth when they purchase an airline ticket.  See: http://epic.org/privacy/airtravel/secureflight.html

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