Data Security Podcast Episode 59 – June 29 2009

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

On this week’s program:

  • Web drive-by download attacks have hit the users of the .  Attacks in progress.
  • Drive-by downloads are the fastest growing area of cyber attacks. A new tool alerts you before you get hit.

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This week’s show is 23 minutes long

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This week’s show is sponsored in part by Vipre Anti-Virus, the complete Antimalware solution by Sunbelt Software.  If you TRY the enterprise version, you get the home version for FREE! Go to: . Also sponsored by  DeviceLock Removable Media Security Software.

Show Notes for Episode 59 of the Data Security Podcast

  • Tales From The Dark Web:  Ira has a conversation with Yuval Ben-Yizthak, CTO of security company Finjan about a browser tool that can alert you to drive-by downloads before they strike.  Check out to get the tool.
  • From The News:  The owner of TJMaxx stores, TJX entered into a settlement with 40 states and the District of Columbia as a result of a massive data security breach in 2007.  The nearly $10million settlement is far reaching. Read the entire settlement here,  thanks to the Office of the Attorney General of Washington State.
  • From The News:  Adobe Shockwave critical security update. Be sure to UNINSTALL the older versions of Shockwave and then install the new version, if you are on Windows. Mac users just need to do an update.
  • From The News:  According to multiple online scanning sources, The Denver Post web site,, has been breached members of the Dark Web. The site appears to be attacking visitors to select pages of the site, and attempts to download malware onto the computers of readers of the site.  See screen shots from the Google malware blacklist below. More details on the show.

Google Malware Alert

Google's Denver Post Malware Alert - Click on image for larger view

Firefoxs Denver Post Malware Alert - Click on image for larger view

Firefox's Denver Post Malware Alert - Click on image for larger view

Yuval Ben-Yitzak, CTO of Finjan


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