PHP.Net Hijack, Rooted ReadyNAS, and Harassed “Hacker”
This week you get two Infosec videos for the price of one! Of course, free plus free is still… well, free.
Last week, I had a busy travel schedule in the Middle East and Holland, and I did not find the time to produce my weekly security news summary on Friday. And yet, there was still plenty of security news to cover, so I didn’t want to leave you hanging. Hopefully, you can still learning something interesting, even if it comes a few days late.
Last week’s much belated episode includes, news of Cheney’s cardiac defibrillator hacking scare, a PHP.net watering hole attack, yet another rooted consumer router, and a story about how just calling yourself a hacker may cost you some Constitutional rights. Watch the video below, and check the Reference section for more details.
Thanks for watching and I’ll see you again in two days, when I post this week’s video!
(Episode Runtime: 7:07)
Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqD01VqkYmI
- Cheney’s doctor disable’s defibrillator wireless due to hacking fears – Forbes
- Developer’s computer seized sinced he said he was a hacker – Computer World
- Netgear routers and ReadyNAS suffer from vulnerabilities – PC World
- PHP.net hijacked and redirected to malware – PC World
- Hackers claim to steal 100K via SQLi – SC Magazine
- SEA hacktivists target Qatar web sites – Arbian Business
- Venomous snak malware – Vinsula
- NSA eavesdropping on many foriegn diplomats like Mexican president – CNet
- Zeus targets Dropbox users – V3.co.uk
- Magnitude: New exploit kit replacing Blackhole – Softpedia
- NIST releases preliminary cyber security framework for businesses – NIST
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
Sanchez, Noel says
Love watching these videos and reading your posts! I always learn from them. Good job. Thanks!!
Alexander Kushnarev says
1. The story about Corey Thuen’s computer seized without warning. I understand, that “the salt” of the story is in seizing without notification…but why declare of importance, that “in their own words – they are hackers”? I’m not on the Thuen’s side in this story, but does the declaration in Web forum can be one of the justifications for seizing? The truth can be clarified later on, the violation of intellectual property can be revealed by expert examination of “Sophia” ->”Visdom”.
2. First is “xmlset_roodkcableoj28840ybtide” for D-Link, then “BRS_02_genieHelp.html” for NetGear. The positive side of such security incidents, I hope, will be in more thorough security testing of management fanctionality in SOHO modems/routers.