WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 30

VM Malware, Mac Attack Toolkits, and iPhone SMS Spoofing

I’ve posted today’s weekly security news summary video a bit late, due to some work travel that got in the way of production, but better late than never right? If you’re interested in the biggest information security stories from the week, you’re at the right place.

This week’s episode covers a SMS spoofing vulnerability that primarily affects iPhones, a Mac attack toolkit criminals are selling on the cyber-underground, and some paradigm shifting malware that specifically targets and infects VMware virtual machines. For details on these stories and more, check out the video below.

Since I had to create this week’s episode quickly, I left out a few extra security stories from the week. If you want to learn about these missing additions, or just want more details about the stories in the video, check out the Reference section at the end of this post.

Have a good weekend, and stay frosty.

(Episode Runtime: 8:02)

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Episode References:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

About Corey Nachreiner

Corey Nachreiner has been with WatchGuard since 1999 and has since written more than a thousand concise security alerts and easily-understood educational articles for WatchGuard users. His security training videos have generated hundreds of letters of praise from thankful customers and accumulated more than 100,000 views on YouTube and Google Video. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Corey speaks internationally and is often quoted by other online sources, including C|NET, eWeek, and Slashdot. Corey enjoys "modding" any technical gizmo he can get his hands on, and considers himself a hacker in the old sense of the word.

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