May 29, 2010 – Episode 141
Peter Eckersly of the Electronic Frontier Foundation announces the results of his research project called Panopticlick . Bottom line – 94 percent of computers leave a unique fingerprint on websites. The interview starts about 25 minutes into episode 141. Episode 141 is one hour and 12 minutes long. You can listen by clicking on the flash player below, or there are other ways of listening to the show on our “listening options “ page.
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Chris Hogue tells us about his upcoming presentation to a SANS Forensics and Incident Response Summit in Washington DC. He’s discussing “Sniper Forensics”… it’s a new approach to computer forensics. The interview begins about 55 minutes into episode 141.
Our Take on This Week’s News
Zeus-style banking attack perpetrated on a credit union in Salt Lake City. The bad guys apparently penetrated an employee’s desktop computer, and then were able to get into the bank system. $100K disappeared, largely in $5K increments. Credit Union president says the attack got past the company’s Norton… Geez
Remember the Pennsylvania school district that gave its students laptops loaded with tracking software… and then proceeded to collect hundreds of photos of the kids at home, snapped through the laptop lenses… well it seems the tracking software on the Lower Marion laptops can be easily hacked. A security company did some research on it, and here’s what they found.
A new attack works on multiple browser tabs… inactive tabs are vulnerable to “tabnapping” hack.
Cisco Warns Of Security Flaws In Building Management System… Multiple vulnerabilities could enable attackers to access power, HVAC, and physical security systems
American express left a gaping hole in its site exposing credit card numbers and other personally identifiable information.
Majority of fed employees don’t use secure methods for data transfer.
Tales from the Dark Web: Hackers targeting business phone systems.