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Political Trojans, WordPress 0day, and Tool Fails- WSWiR Episode 150

Another week, another flood of security news. Do you find yourself falling behind of the latest InfoSec news? Than this weekly video should help you catch up.

This week’s video covers the latest on the White House breach, a new security tool that got hacked a day later, and an old trojan that has received some politically-motivated updates. Press play to learn about all that and more; and don’t forget the references to other stories below.

As an aside, I’m experimenting with the timing of this weekly blog post. While I will continue to post the weekly video on Friday, I will schedule this blog post the Monday after. If you’d rather see the video on Friday, be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel.

(Episode Runtime: 10:12)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmIr30YlLDA

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Password Alert Fail – Daily Security Byte EP.73

Yesterday, I recommended a free Google Chrome extension that could help spot phishing attacks, but today a security researcher has already figured out how to bypass it. Press play to learn what he did, and whether or not this extension is still worthwhile.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:24)

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

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

0Day WordPress XSS – Daily Security Byte EP.71

A really, really long comment could allow an attacker to hijack your WordPress blog. Watch today’s quick video to learn about the zero day XSS flaw reported by a Finnish security researcher, and what you can do about it.

 

(Episode Runtime: 1:48)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XR2tnm0yQ

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Hot Girls Help Hackers – WSWiR Episode 138

The information security (infosec) industry is fast paced, and attackers change tactics every week. Do you have trouble following the latest attacks and security news? Well, our regular infosec video is here to help.

Today’s episode covers attackers masquerading as hot girls, a zero day IE11 flaw, malicious Google Play apps, an one of the largest healthcare data breaches. Watch the video for details on all that an more, and visit the Reference section for links to other stories.

(Episode Runtime: 10:50)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDCoG7RxsY

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

IE11 0day XSS Flaw – Daily Security Byte EP.17

Beware of phishers leveraging a new zero day Internet Explorer (IE) 11 flaw that affects the latest, fully-patched version of Windows. Click play for details.

(Episode Runtime: 1:35)

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

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Syrian Honey Trap – Daily Security Byte EP.16

Bad actors have always tried to lure us into doing things we shouldn’t by appealing to our base, carnal instincts. Today’s daily infosec video shares why you might want to avoid “hot girls” in general online.

(Episode Runtime: 1:38)

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

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Lots of 0day – WSWiR Episode 136

Every network admin I know is buried under a list of tasks, and has little time to spend learning about the latest information security news. If that sounds like you, check out our weekly news recap video.

This episode, from the third week of January, covers rumors the NSA hacked North Korea, a warning about attackers exploiting an zero day Flash flaw, Oracle’s quarterly critical patch day, and more. Watch the video for more details, and check out the References section below for all the links.

(Episode Runtime: 4:45)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4i6zGmXyRg

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

DarkHotel & iOS Masque – WSWiR Episode 129

MS Patch Day, DarkHotel, and iOS Masque

Too much Information Security (InfoSec) news, too little time? I sometimes feel the same way. If you don’t have time to keep up yourself, why not watch our weekly InfoSec video to catch the highlights.

This week, I share the highlights from Microsoft Patch Day, talk about a targeted attack preying on executives in hotels, and warn of a new vulnerability that affects anyone with an iPhone or iPad. Click play below to learn all about it, and check out other stories from the week in the Extras section below.

Stay vigilant online and enjoy your weekend!

(Episode Runtime: 12:39)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxEksw3j-Q

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

May Brings Eight Microsoft Bulletins and One Adobe Update

Patch Day is coming, Patch Day is coming.

In their advanced notification yesterday, Microsoft announced they’d release eight security bulletins next Tuesday to fix security vulnerabilities in a number of their products. The bulletins will include updates for Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, Office, and a yet unnamed Microsoft Server product. They give two of the bulletins a Critical rating, and the rest listed as Important. See the chart below for complete details.

As usual, Adobe shares the same Patch Day and plans to released one update as well. According to their prenotification post, Adobe plans to released a patch for Adobe Reader and Acrobat, which will fix a serious vulnerabilities in the popular PDF reader. They’ve assigned it a priority of 1 (their highest), so you should plan to apply the patch quickly if you use Reader.

In short, if you’re a Microsoft administrator, or you use Adobe products, be ready to test and deploy a number of updates next week. As always, you should start with the critical updates, and work your way down through the less severe ones. I’ll post details about all these bulletins next week, so stay tuned. — Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

MS Patch Day, May 2014

IE & Flash 0day – WSWiR Episode 105

White House Cyber Disclosure, Traffic Light Hacking, and Zero Day Exploits

There was a ton of Information Security news this week. More than most people can keep up with; especially busy IT administrators who are already putting out other fires. If you have little time to read the latest news, but want a quick recap of the most important infosec stories each week, this is the vlog for you.

In this episode, I react to the White House talking about their zero day disclosure policy, I share news about a researcher hijacking traffic lights across the US, and I warn you about two critical zero day flaws in very popular software products. If you want to stay informed and get the latest security advice, watch the video below. You can also explore the Reference section for links to more stories.

Enjoy your weekend, and stay safe out there.

(Episode Runtime: 8:04)

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

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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