Snowden, PowerOffHijack, and Router Phishing – WSWiR Episode 141

From nation state espionage, to Internet rights, to router hijacking emails, each week is packed full on information security (infosec) news. Even if you don’t have time to follow it in depth, you can’t afford to miss the latest intelligence. Let our weekly summary video fill you in.

Today, we cover Snowden’s public interview on Reddit, a dangerous sounding Android threat that’s not so bad, and a spam campaign that’s hijacking Brazilian routers. Press play to learn more, and check out the References for details.

NOTE: Embarrassingly, I wrote this and posted the video on Friday, but forgot to actually publish the blog post. If you subscribe to the YouTune channel you probably already noticed it, but I apologize to blog readers for publishing this post late. 

(Episode Runtime: 9:52)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri8Sg1V8Y7k

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Phishing Pops Routers – Daily Security Byte EP.33

Can a simple link in a phishing email allow hackers to pwn hundreds of consumer routers in an automated attack. Find out why some Brazilian organizations know the answer to that question in today’s Daily Byte video.

(Episode Runtime: 1:47)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hdrE93lID8

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Net Neutrality Wins – Daily Security Byte EP.32

Folks hoping for Net Neutrality have something to smile about today.  In this episode, learn why the Internet is a little more free and what, if any, security implication this may carry.

(Episode Runtime: 2:01)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx6VNcpe-Dk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Anthem & Sim Heist Updates – Daily Security Byte EP.31

Two of the latest and biggest information security stories have gotten more interesting. Watch the video to get updates on the Anthem breach and the NSA/GCHQ SIM heist.

(Episode Runtime: 2:33)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6opHgY6XSs

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

PowerOffHijack’s a Dud – Daily Security Byte EP.30

Everyone’s hair is on fire about PowerOffHijack, the Android malware that spies on you when you phone is supposed to be off. Guess what? It’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. Check out the video to learn why.

(Episode Runtime: 2:08)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPgNZIs9Iq4

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Snowden Goes to the Oscars – Daily Security Byte EP.29

CitizenFour, a documentary on Edward Snowden, won an Oscar last night. In response, Snowden, Laura Poitras, and Glenn Greenwald participated in an interesting Reddit AMA, which covers interenting security and privacy subject. Watch the video to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 1:20)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy6HIGPaGJE

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

NSA Get Out of Our Phones – WSWiR Episode 140

According to the news cyber criminals, nation states, and even our own employees are attacking our digital networks. In fact there’s so much information security news each day, it’s hard to keep up. If you find yourself falling behind, perhaps my weekly summary video can help.

Today’s episode covers, nation-state malware, booby-trapped popular web sites, dangerous pre-loaded software, and more. Press play below to get the scoop, and feel free to browse the references for other stories.

(Episode Runtime: 10:30)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOWUsT2cWgo

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

NSA SIM Heist – Daily Security Byte EP.28

Wow! The NSA and GCHQ are at it again, this time stealing the keys to our mobile SIM cards. Even if they say they don’t do blanket surveillance, they have the means to. See the video to learn what this is about.

(Episode Runtime: 2:41)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n14u03lDZtk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Lenovo Superfish Breaks HTTPS – Daily Security Byte EP.27

Not only does Lenovo ship with adware on their laptops, but this “Superfish” program breaks the sanctity of your HTTPS, allowing attackers to man-in-the-middle your “secure” web connections. Watch today’s video to learn what to do.

(Episode Runtime: 2:15)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0Fdo9bCeBw

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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