Tag Archives: malware

Malicious WhatsApp Spam – Daily Security Byte EP. 200

Today, a few media outlets picked up on a new malicious spam campaign that masquerades  as a missed WhatsApp message to deliver malware. However, this isn’t the first time cyber criminals have tried this trick. Watch today’s episode to learn how to identify this malicious email and avoid it.

(Episode Runtime: 2:56)

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

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

BootTrash Hijacks Your MBR – Daily Security Byte EP. 189

Malware is already a pain in the neck to clean up, but it’s even worse if the malware includes a bootkit. Bootkits are becoming more popular in advanced malware targeting Windows systems. Today’s episode discusses a new bootkit called BootTrash, and how you might avoid it.

(Episode Runtime: 3:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ef0p5av6I

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Don’t Listen to the FBI – Daily Security Byte EP. 168

At a small security conference in Boston, an FBI agent said that they often recommend victims to just pay the ransom associated with ransomware like Crytpowall and Cryptolocker. Watch today’s video to see what I think of this, and to get a small Halloween-themed surprise.

(Episode Runtime: 3:59)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25ncoN7CDfk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

WiFatch: “Good Guy” Malware – Daily Security Byte EP.155

Can malware be good? That’s the question we explore by looking at a new Linux threat called Wifatch. This new “threat” infects consumer routers and other Linux-based IoT devices, but rather than do anything bad, it seems to plug security holes. Learn what I think about this in today’s daily video.

(Episode Runtime: 4:00)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC0gB4Qh_sM

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

YiSpecter iOS Malware – Daily Security Byte EP.154

Another piece of iOS malware is affecting Chinese and Taiwanese users. It works against non-jailbroken devices and uses Apple’s private APIs to hide its malicious activities. Watch today’s video to learn more about it, and what users should do to avoid it.

(Episode Runtime: 3:17)

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

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Lots of Apple Hacks- WSWiR Episode 165

If you have no time to keep up with security news, but do want to know about the most concerning threats, our weekly video was made for you. It summarizes the biggest infosec stories each week (which I also cover in daily videos), and shares tips to protect your organization.

Today’s episode includes a couple of Apple software related threats, a new ATM malware variant, and the latest Flash update. Watch the video below, and check out the Reference section if you are hungry from more security news from the past week.

(Episode Runtime: 8:34)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuzi8SBq804

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

GreenDispenser – Daily Security Byte EP.150

Criminals have infected ATMs with a new malware variant called GreenDispenser. Besides stealing cash from bank machines, this new variant adds two-factor authentication and secure delete to the malware’s arsenal. Watch today’s video to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 1:51)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWCU-O8VQuM

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)

Hacking Nation States & Crashing iPhones – WSWiR Episode 154

Unfortunately, lots of security news suggests lots of cyber crime. If you want to stay protected, you need to keep up to date; but who has time? Hopefully our weekly InfoSec video can help.

Last Friday’s episode covered an IRS data leak, a mysterious text message that crashed iPhones, some scary new crowd-sourced ransomware, and more. Watch the YouTube video below for all the details, and check out the References for other stories.

(Episode Runtime: 11:53)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85fEsnnTf7E

Show Note: I’ll be traveling for the next two weeks to attend various security conference. I’ll try to keep up with semi-daily videos, but will not post as regularly, or at the normal times. 

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— 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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