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North Korean Cyber Killers? – Daily Security Byte EP.91

Today, a North Korean (NK) defector and university professor claimed the NK’s Bureau 121 cyber attack group includes 6000 cyber warrior who could destroy cities and cause human casualties. Meanwhile, we also learned that the US government allegedly launched a failed, Stuxnet-like attack against NK back in 2010. How much of this is true, and what do two nations states battling on the Internet have to do with you? Watch today’s video to find out.

 

(Episode Runtime: 3:17)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWU7M3tGp_8

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Crowd-sourced Ransomware – Daily Security Byte EP.90

Cyber criminals are getting more creative with malware dissemination by crowd-sourcing distribution. A ransomware author is giving away his creation for free, in return for help finding new victims. Cyber criminals spread the malware far and wide, and the author gets a 30% cut of the illicit profits. Watch today’s security video to learn more about this new threat called Tox.

 

(Episode Runtime: 3:47)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNB4zNF8wrw

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

iOS Crash Text – Daily Security Byte EP.89

High schoolers around the nation likely woke up to randomly rebooting iPhones due to pranksters exploiting a mysterious new flaw triggered by a simple text message. The news of this malicious text started on Reddit, but quickly spread as security researchers and the press jumped on the issue. Learn more about it in today’s video.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:20)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td8mOon5nVw

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Hackers Hit the IRS – Daily Security Byte EP.88

Today, the IRS admitted that criminal attackers leveraged one of their online apps to steal tax records from 100,000 victims. Watch they video to learn how they did it, and what the IRS intends to do to protect US taxpayers.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:21)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1ej6xgkAjA

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Adult Friend Pwner – Daily Security Byte EP.87

If you date online, especially at “adult” dating sites, you may want to reconsider how much data you share with these organizations. This week, a researcher found a stolen user data dump from a very popular adult dating site. Watch the video to learn the details, and find out how to learn whether or not you are affected by this and other breaches.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:43)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQGJ8fdA5Nk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Cryptography Logjam – Daily Security Byte EP.86

Are you getting sick of SSL/TLS and other cryptography related vulnerabilities? I sure am! Nonetheless, we need to keep on top of them in order to keep our communications private. In today’s daily video I cover Logjam, a new named vulnerability having to do with the Diffie-Hellman key negotiation. Watch the video to learn which of your systems might be affected, and more importantly how WatchGuard’s XTM appliances can help.

 

(Episode Runtime: 3:39)

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

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Plane Hacking Hijinks – Daily Security Byte EP.85

Last month a security researcher was detained from a flight for allegedly making a silly plane hacking joke on Twitter. The latest news suggest his research was more than a just a joke. Watch today’s video to learn what he’s accused of and why I think he was irresponsible.

Quick show note: I’ll be traveling to speak at a conference this week. I’ll try to keep my daily video schedule, however, I may miss a day or two due to travel.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:10)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBgLyb0Ws5c

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

GTAV Mod Malware – Daily Security Byte EP.84

I hoped to keep today’s video fun with a video game related story, but I guess if the news means gamers might have been infected with a keylogger, it’s no fun at all. Watch the the Daily Byte video to learn what “mods” GTA V PC gamers should avoid.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:47)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKf7evErl4k

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

QEMU Poisoned with VENOM – Daily Security Byte EP.83

Virtualization technology is great, but it does add new attack surface. CrowdStrike disclosed a new QEMU vulnerability that affects many popular virtualization platforms. In today’s video, I quickly summarize the issue, and share what you can do about it.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:10)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNmDMq6vhyM

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

SOHO Router DDoS – Daily Security Byte EP.82

Have you ever wonder what consumer routers are doing when they sit at home and everyone is at work? Well, it turns out they may be acting as zombies in a DDoS attack. Watch the video to learn more and hear what to do to protect your SOHO networks.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:42)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oceIW8lY0Xw

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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