Data Security Podcast Episode 82, Nov 24 2009

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

On this week’s program:

* FBI Report: Latest target for the cybercriminal? Law Firms and PR Firms

* Adobe Speaks: special segment with their senior security officers

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 82 of the Data Security Podcast

Adobe Flash Logo* Ira has a conversation with two security officers at Adobe Systems about the allegations made by web security researcher Mike Bailey of unpatchable “Same Origin Flaws” in Adobe Flash.  Brad Arkin, Director of Product Security and Privacy, and Peleus Uhley, Senior Security Researcher give their take on Mike Bailey’s claims. Here are the links mentioned in the segment:

– Adobe Flash Player security white paper

– Browser Security Handbook, Part 2—Information on the Same-Origin Policy.

–  Peleus Uhley’s article on creating more secure Flash applications / “Understanding that SWFs are Code”

* Tales From The Dark Web: FBI WARNING: U.S. LAW FIRMS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS.  That link is a copy of the FBI posting. The FBI does not contain a permanent link, so it may become hard to find as new stories are posted above this law firm alert.

* From Our Take on The News:  FBI looking at UMC records leak: Agent says ‘multiple federal laws’ might have been violated. Hat tip to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper for the investigative reporting on this story.

* From Our Take on The News:  Symantec exposed passwords, serials numbers;  SQL Injection, full database access, from Romanian security researcher, Unu. Apologies for mis-spelling Unu’s name on the show.

*  From The Wrap:  Read the SANS Internet Storm Center’s reports on IE6 and IE7 web browser 0-Day Flaw, and an Update. No patch available (yet?), but Microsoft has some mitigation suggestions, linked through the Update.


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