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LastPass Hacked – Daily Security Byte EP.98

I often recommend you use a password vault to manage your passwords, but this week a popular password vault company’s network was breached. The good news is you don’t need to panic if you’re a LastPass customer. Your passwords are probably still safe. However, you do need to change your master password and use two factor authentication. Watch today’s video to learn more.

 

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Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Y0DYoROJk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

OPM Breach Gets Worse – Daily Security Byte EP.97

You thought 4 million stolen federal workers’ records was bad? Well, Friday we learned the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach might be even worse than first suspected. We also learned a small time cyber criminal has tried to take credit for the attack. Watch the video for these updates, and to learn why PII theft is so dangerous.

 

(Episode Runtime: 3:13)

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

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Kaspersky Gets an APT – Daily Security Byte EP.96

Kaspersky, one of the most effective antivirus companies out there, admitted that its network was breached by nation state actors. Watch today’s video to learn about the advanced threat that compromised this security vendor, and what I think about nation states that attack private security companies.

 

(Episode Runtime: 3:45)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JHX5son-aM

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Microsoft Posts Critical Patches – Daily Security Byte EP.95

It happens every month… Microsoft released their June patches on Tuesday, fixing 45 vulnerabilities in a range of popular products. If you manage a Windows network, you should watch this video to get the Patch Day highlights, and to learn which products to update first. As an aside, I recorded this video Wednesday, but was not able to edit and post it until today due to travel.

 

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Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dUGG1eP3A8

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

US Federal Sites Use HTTPS – Daily Security Byte EP.94

HTTPS usage has skyrocketed over the last few years, largely due to the “Snowden effect.” Today, the US government mandated that federal web sites must use HTTPS. Ultimately, this is a good thing. However, malicious actors can hide in HTTPS too. Watch today’s video to learn what you should do to secure HTTPS.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:48)

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

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

MalumPOS Targets Oracle MICROS – Daily Security Byte EP.93

If you work at a restaurant, hospitality service, or retaileror you help support the IT needs of such organizationsyou should be on the look out for Point-of-Sale (POS) malware. Today’s daily security video covers a new POS malware variant called MalumPOS, which targets Oracle MICROS POS systems. Watch it to learn how to protect yourself.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:58)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVk8KhWFiIk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Japanese Pension System Pwned – Daily Security Byte EP.92

If you want to know why spear phishing is a big threat, ask the managers of Japan’s Pension System. They recently had attackers steal 1.25 million records due to a user clicking on the wrong attachment. Watch today’s video to learn more.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:29)

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

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Main Street is the New Cyber Battleground. We Have Your Secret Weapon.

Network breaches at corporate giants make headlines, but a surprisingly bloody cyber battlefield is taking place on Main Street. In fact, nearly half of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have been victims of cyber crime. And “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” doesn’t apply. Big companies often survive to fight another day, but 60 percent of SMBs go out of business within six months of an attack.

Today, WatchGuard introduced two enterprise-strength firewalls that give small businesses a new secret weapon against hackers. The WatchGuard Firebox M200 and M300 Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance provide powerful security with easy setup and management. What’s more, they’re up to 218 percent faster than competing solutions with all security engines turned on, and up to a blazing 385 percent faster for encrypted traffic inspection, so even small businesses can compete at enterprise speed. (Download the Miercom report now.)

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“Sony and Target breaches have dominated headlines, but it’s the mom-and-pop shops that have gained traction with hackers,” said Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard. “In general, small businesses are less-protected and easier to breach, but not any more. The Firebox M200 and M300 make it easy for SMBs to protect themselves as effectively as large enterprises—and without the need for big-company IT resources.”

The new Firebox M200 and M300 run WatchGuard’s powerful Fireware® operating system and include RapidDeploy support that makes setup and configuration easy for SMBs, even without a dedicated technical staff. You can get complete product information here.

Want to know more about how cyber crime is affecting small businesses—and what to do about it? Download our eBook now: “The Cyber Crime Guide for Small and Midsize Businesses.

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Or explore our interactive infographic “Cyber Crime Comes To Main Street” to see the sneaky tactics hackers are using to attack mom-and-pop companies on every corner.

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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)

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