Anonymous Arrests, Security Updates, and Pwn2Own
Another busy security week, another quick video summary. WatchGuard’s Security Week in Review is now up for your viewing pleasure. In this episode, I talk about LulzSec informants, Anonymous arrests, various software security updates, and a popular web browser hacking competition. It turned out to be quite a drama filled week for security, so check out the video below to learn more.
As always, I include an Episode Reference guide below, where you can read more about each of these stories.
Also, I’m looking for your feedback. I’d like to get more people to watch our weekly security podcast. Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted each episode around Friday afternoon, Pacific Standard Time. However, I realize many of you may be leaving for the weekend at this time. So I’d like to ask, when is the best time for you to receive “week in review” subject matter? Should I post our episodes earlier, which may risk missing a few stories from the end of the week? Or would you prefer I post it first thing Monday, so you can learn what happened the week before. If you have an opinion on the matter, let me know in the comments section of this post. (Video Runtime: 8:37)
- Anonymous and LulzSec stories:
- FBI arrests Anonymous and LulzSec leaders – Reuters
- Sabu acts as a informant for FBI – National Post
- Who is Sabu? – Gizmodo
- HideMyAss VPN Service helped FBI track down Anons – My Audit
- Software Security Updates:
- Another Chrome Patch – Threat Post
- Google quickly patches Pwn2Own flaws – The Register
- Apple security updates – WatchGuard Security Center
- Microsoft Patch Day pre-announcement – WatchGuard Security Center
- Pwn2Own and Pwnium stories:
- Pwn2Own vs. Pwnium drama – Computer World
- Russian hacker finds major Chrome zero day – Computer World
- French researchers find two IE9 zero days – ZDNet
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
Keith Manegre says
Great weekly wrap-up Corey. These videos save me a bunch of time as I can watch (to be more precise… listen) to them while I continue to do my work. Keep them coming. Thanks!
A quick note to say I enjoy these updates. I do prefer Friday afternoon, but am not fussed too much.
What I would like however is a slightly shorter intro–18 seconds is actually long when you are waiting through it
Also, to make it easier, pls include the direct link to the video in the text (which I get via email). Right now I read the email, to go to the webpage, to get to the video.
Keep up the good work, and try avoid selling your products in the video, it puts people off. There’s branding everywhere, so we’re not going to miss it. And if you want ‘cred as a security presenter, never push your own products.
Corey Nachreiner says
Thanks for the great feedback, guys.
Markus, great points. I had always planned to give WSWiR it’s own “Intro/Outro” treatment, I’m just finding it hard to find time lately, so am using old assets. That said, I think you are right. When I do a new treatment, the intro will be like 5 seconds…
Great point for email too. What I think I’ll do is just share the actual Youtube hyper-link right under the embedded video, so it will show up in email.
I never intended to do much direct “product selling” in these video. I recently had one of our partners say that he wanted me to mention WatchGuards solutions a bit more, so I have been. However, that’s not the intend of this podcast. It is meant as a useful podcast for the busy IT guy to catch up on security events and tips. So I won’t directly mention our product as much.
That said, if there is ever any unique tip or setting in our product that can block as specific attack, I will mentioned those settings, as them may help some customers using our products.
In any case, thanks for your comments and feedback. I really want these podcasts to be useful and well viewed, so it’s important for me to know what you guys do and don’t like.
///That said, if there is ever any unique tip or setting in our product that can block as specific attack, I will mentioned those settings, as them may help some customers using our products.///
In my opinion this is a good idea. Referring to Markus, the long intro could be shortened. The time of the release hits Europe in a way that you see the podcast on the following Monday when arriving to work. This suits me well and keep up the good work.