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Data Security Podcast Episode 82, Nov 24 2009

Posted in Breach, Court Cases, criminal forensics, darkweb, ediscovery, eMail Security, Podcast, Vulnerabilities, web server security with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by datasecurityblog

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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Data Security Podcast Episode 66, Aug 17 2009

Posted in Breach, Court Cases, darkweb, eMail Security, Legislation, Podcast, Vulnerabilities, web server security with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2009 by datasecurityblog

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

On this week’s program:

* Like stealing candy from a baby….is Adobe making it that easy for attackers to get into computers?

* The Clampi Trojan is cleaning out bank accounts, and AV usually doesn’t see it.

* Researcher says that Palm is acting like Big Brother, tracking its users.

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Please visit our sponsors, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast:

  • 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: http://www.testdrivevipre.com .
  • GamaSec Web App Scans: Spots cyber-hazards on your web site, and has advanced zero-day protection. GET YOUR FREE BASIC WEB APP SCAN, plus a special offer just for listeners to The Data Security Podcast. Go here to sign up, and add the offer code: Podcast.
  • SonicWall;  Get the super fast UTM firewall that’s rated Five Stars (the Best rating) by Secure Computing MagazineData Clone Labs is the premier SonicWall Medallion Partner for all your security needs.
  • DeviceLock; Software that controls, manages and helps encrypt USB drives and other removable media. Get a free trial on their site, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast.

Show Notes for Episode 66 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation: Ira talks with Joe Stewart. Technical Director of Malware Research at SecureWorks about the Clampi/Ligats/Ilomo Trojan.  AV usually won’t see it, and targets bank account log-ins, insurance log-ins, and other log-ins that allow attackers to steal.

* Tales From The Dark Web: Security researchers at Trustee are claiming that attacks in the wild targeting unpatched Adobe Flash and Adobe PDF Reader are appearing. And Adobe is making the problem worse. Read the report, and then see what happens when you check the patch level of a system using Adobe’s own Flash version checker. This attack impacts Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris usres.

*From the News:  Sheriff’s Office explains why it took over county computers

*From the News: Fake Search Engines for Twitter, from Karthik at BlogrPro.

* From the News:  Joey Hess wrote a blog posting where he reveals that Palm is acting like Big Brother to PalmPre users.  Deter Bahn wrote a related posting with more information.

*From the News: Mac OS Trojan.  Read the posting,  and blacklist the .com domain names that are listed here.

Mac Trojan called Mac Cinema

Mac Trojan called "Mac Cinema" - Looks Legit, Doesn't It? Well, it's not.