Data Security Podcast Episode 46 – Mar 30 2009

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

This weeks program: New broadband gear botnet ;What will happen with Conficker on April 1st?  And the week’s news.

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The Show Notes Page for Episode 46 of The Data Security Podcast

-From The News: NASCIO publication mentioned by Samantha, in her story on security and the stimulus plan.

– From The News: Ransom-ware attacks mentioned by Ira. See FireEye’s Blog posting on the topic for more details, including how to de-crypt files without paying the Dark Web’s ransom.

-From The News: RSPlug-F Mac Trojan horse distributed via HDTV website. See the video of an attempted attack. No such thing as malware for the Mac, eh?

. -Tales From The Dark Web: New psyb0t malware targets certain Linux broadband networking equipment. DroneBL has extensive information, scroll down to a post by Crichton for instructions on how to apply defence in depth security to networking gear that does not allow you to change factory default usernames. Unfortunately, many gear makers fall into that category. One also needs to update firmware on networking gear, not just desktop PCs, servers and handheld devices.

– Conversation: Ira talks with Paul Royal of PureWire Security about Conficker and what might or might not happen on April 1st, 2009.

– Wrap Up: Lauren buys a PC. Comments are from YouTube post, not from Data Security Podcast

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