Tons of Patches, Facebook Scams, and Games for Security
If you’re in a country that celebrates the Christmas holidays, it’s probably getting a little quieter at work lately. With that extra free time, why don’t you catch up on the week’s latest security news with our regular episode of WatchGuard Security Week in Review?
Today’s show covers the patches from patch week, the latest NSA hijinks, a wide-spread Facebook phishing scam, and a story about how playing video games can help improve software security. Like always, I also include links to all these stories, and a few extras, in the references below.
Quick show note: I’ll be taking some time off for the holidays, so this may be the last video until next year (though a may release a short one next week). Keep safe out there, and have a happy holiday!
(Episode Runtime: 7:27)
Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7325aKAWktg
- Software Updates:
- December Microsoft Patch Day summary (more on blog) – WGSC
- December Adobe Patch Day summary – WGSC
- Firefox version 26 security update – Mozilla
- NSA tracking targets with Google’s PREF cookie – The Washington Post
- Facebook phishing scam leverages a fake Tumblr link – SANS ISC Diary
- Cyber criminals target professional poker players – SC Magazine
- Play video games to improve software security – Wired
- DARPA’s video game security site – Verigames.com
- New APT campaign targets diplomats with luwd pictures – All Things D
- 3D Renderfarm exploit research – Revuln
- 64-bit version of Zeus surfaces – Threatpost
- What is Creepware? – Symantec blog
- Global exchanges create cyber security alliance – Fox
- Fake Bitcoin app is really malware targeting the user base – PC World
- Cyber criminals already trying to copy Cryptolocker – BBC
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
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