Data Security Podcast Episode 30 – Dec 9 2008

The Data Security Podcast is the place for 30 minutes of news every week on data security, privacy, and the law.

This weeks program: DNS Registration Attack Targets CheckFree users, we talk to a victim; and the latest news on data security.

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This week’s show is sponsored by The Engate Anti-Spam Service

Program Notes for Episode 30

From the news:  Securing Cyberspace in the 44th Presidency,  a Commission “…created in 2007 to identify recommendations that the next administration could implement quickly and make a noticeable improvement in the nation’s cybersecurity…” Some of the content in this segment was taken from an excellent Wall Street Journal story on this report.

Tales From The DarkWeb: Ira talks with Jim Murray, whose witnessed the Checkfree attack first hand when his wife tried to pay bills online.  Jim is an information security architect, and talked about a tool he uses to alert end users that something is not right on the system,  Rubber Ducky.

We contacted Checkfree to give them the opportunity to comment on the hijack of their web domains, and the conversation with Jim Murray, but they did not reply. Checkfree did talk with Brian Krebs, a blogger with the Washington Post, about the attack.  As of this writing, Checkfree appears to have re-gained control of their web domains.

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