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Win2003 EoL Danger – Daily Security Byte EP.53

First Windows XP and now Server 2003. A number of articles this week reminded the IT community that Microsoft will discontinue Windows Server 2003 in July. Learn how this affects your security, and what you should do about it in today’s Daily Byte.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:09)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCqn9YPjESA

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Disregard Dangerous Documents – Daily Security Byte EP.52

According to Trend Micro (and others), Office document macro malware is making a comeback. Watch today’s video to learn why your users should be concerned with all document-based malware in general.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bEB6QWj_XI

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

BitWhisper: Hacking with Heat – Daily Security Byte EP.51

An Israeli research lab has figured out how to use CPU heat as a new computer communication channel. Bitwhisper is an interesting potential attack backchannel, but in today’s video I argue why the old TEMPEST techniques are more concerning. If you’re interested in that, or the origins of the term “tinfoil hat,” check out today’s video.

 

(Episode Runtime: 3:32)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFhwzVnnzQ4

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Twitch Account Breach – Daily Security Byte EP.50

A popular video streaming site, Twitch, warned of a site-wide account reset. If you’re a Twitch user, learn how to protect your passwords in today’s InfoSec video.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:43)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMLCpo8G0pE

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Premera, CISA, and OpenSSL – WSWiR Episode 144

This week’s security news covered topics from biometrics, to nation-state cyber teams, to big data breaches, to new vulnerabilities. How’s the average network Joe to keep up? Let my weekly video help by quickly summarizing the important stuff.

Today’s show covers a US healthcare data breach, a new OpenSSL update, and the US CISA law. You’ll find it all in this week’s video, and more in the Reference section below.

(Episode Runtime: 11:23)

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

EPISODE REFERENCES:

EXTRAS:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

CISA Passes Committee- Daily Security Byte EP.49

A US Senate intelligence committee quietly passed the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing Act (CISA) last week with a landslide vote of 14 to 1. While the bill is supposed to support security intelligence sharing between the government and private organizations, many think it’s more about surveillance. Watch the video to learn my thoughts, and share yours before the bill becomes law.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:51)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRvkDdM1vX8

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

OpenSSL DoS – Daily Security Byte EP.48

This week the information security (InfoSec) community was abuzz about an upcoming critical OpenSSL update. Would it fix the next FREAK or Heartbleed? Nope. It was much less severe than expected. Nonetheless, watch today’s video to learn how quickly you should patch.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:55)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkehIk0KDaw

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Proof China Hacks – Daily Security Byte EP.47

The Chinese government has always denied that they engage in information warfare. However, a document recently surfaced where they admit to having military, civilian, and mercenary “cyber” red teams. What does this mean to the average IT organization? Watch my video to find out (or check out my article below).

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:10)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSxbTxwSx3A

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

New Releases: Fireware and WSM version 11.9.5

red-wedge_smart-securityWatchGuard is pleased to announce the release of Fireware 11.9.5 and WSM 11.9.5. These maintenance releases provide many bug fixes, with full details outlined in the Release Notes and the  What’s New in 11.9.5 presentation.

Dimension 1.3 Update 2

Application Control information was not correctly logged from proxy policies in version 11.9.4. Along with the new Fireware release, we have also released Dimension 1.3 Update 2, which is also required to correct this issue.

Does This Release Pertain to Me?

The Fireware release applies to all Firebox and XTM appliances, except XTM 21/21-W, 22/22-W, or 23/23-W appliances.

Software Download Center

Firebox and XTM appliance owners with active LiveSecurity can obtain this update without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the new and improved WatchGuard Software Download Center. Please read the Release Notes before you upgrade to understand what’s involved. Known Issues are now listed in the Knowledge Base when logged in at the WatchGuard website. Note that there is also a Beta version of 11.10 available to try out at the software download center.

Contact Information

For Sales or Support questions, you can find phone numbers for your region online. If you contact WatchGuard Technical Support, please have your registered appliance Serial Number or Partner ID available.

Don’t have an active LiveSecurity subscription for your appliance? It’s easy to renew. Contact your WatchGuard reseller today. Find a Partner.

— Brendan Patterson 

Premera Healthcare Breach – Daily Security Byte EP.46

Premera Blue Cross has suffered from a network attack that may have resulted in the loss of 11 million customer records. I think you’ll see more attackers target business verticals (like healthcare) this year. Watch the video to learn why, and what you should do about it.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:22)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XFSXIUWEjQ

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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