Microsoft Zero Day, PCI-DSS Update, and Bitcoin Attacks
Ingest this week’s biggest security news in one, easy to watch video with WatchGuard Security Week in Review. I consolidate the latest Infosec news in one place, so you don’t have to.
Today’s episode covers the week’s security-related software updates, a zero day flaw in Windows and Office, the latest update to PCI-DSS, and some security problems with Bitcoin. Watch the video for the details, and check out the Reference section for a whole bunch of other interesting stories.
Thanks for watching, and have a great weekend!
(Episode Runtime: 9:28)
Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-yxD12gSbY
- Software Updates
- Cryptolocker offers you a second chance for decryption (don’t do it) – Krebs on Security
- BadBIOS Updates
- Researcher disputes some of the BadBIOS claims – Rootwyrm
- An audio interview with Dragos Ruiu – Threat Post
- Drago’s latest Googl+ comments – Google+
- PCI-DSS 3.0 is officially out – Help Net Security
- Bitcoin Security Issues
- Bitcoin mining process has a security flaw – Hacking Distributed
- Other dispute the Bitcoin mining flaw – Freedom to Tinker
- Hackers steal 1.2M Bitcoin from Inputs.io – Venture Beat
- Extra Life charity site suffers DDoS attack – Joystiq
- Tech giants argue for NSA reform – ThreatPost
- NIST to review their crypto standards – ThreatPost
- Adobe breach passwords were badly encrypted, not hashed – CSO Online
- Attackers steal celebrity credentials from limo service – Krebs on Security
- Malware targets SAP users – CSO Online
- Senator claims there is no privacy violation if you don’t know about it – YouTube
- Internet to lose net neutrality – Wired
- Another IP camera vulnerable to spying – Core Security
- Cyber attackers shutdown tunnel in Israel – Security Week
- Twitter quietly fixes a major flaw – Henry Hoggart
- Hacker hired to delete crack smoking mayor’s scandalous video – Vice
- Hackerone launches “Internet” security bounty program – Hackerone
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
not necessarily related to this story but it got me thinking … just a few days ago I was forced at one of my credit card web sites to update 5 (!!!) security questions which range from the birth place of my dad to the name of my first grade teacher etc. Needless to say that it was impossible to end the whole thing after 2 or 3 answers I had to enter all 5 and some of the answers I don’t even know.
So I’m now entering this into a bank’s website for the purpose to secure my account but the only thing I’m actually thinking of is how long is it going to take until this data is compromised. In today’s world – worrying about the person who tries to single-handedly cracking your account to gain access to your data is pretty much gone – yes it happens but that’s not where the money is.
On the other hand having a company’s firewall rendered useless and getting access to the whole treasure trove is more likely to happen and eventually will spill a lot more about my personal information than just an account ID and a password – plenty of examples out there – the latest email I got was from Adobe that my account data was likely compromised.
I’m honestly not confident today to hand out more personal information because it’s inevitably going to be exposed. Having an account compromised is one thing but knowing that a lot more personal data is now being collected and eventually being abused is another story. Even if I start to make up answers – the problem remains.
Alexander Kushnarev says
From the very beginning I didn’t believe in BadBios malware. I know, that many impressive techniques are used by hackers and cybercriminals…but combline multi-platforms with BIOS infection and survival after changing BIOS firmware and reinstalling OS? Besides – no samples of code publicly avaliable…Article of Phillip Jaenke’s article “The badBIOS Analysis Is Wrong” only proves that once again…and provides some interesting details about how BIOS/ BIOS firmware technologies are constructed.
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