Security Wire Weekly


July 15, 2009  7:30 PM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, ActiveX risks

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Sheldon Malm and Josh Abraham of Rapid7 explain some of the serious vulnerabilities addressed by Microsoft this month. Also, Eric Voskuil of BeyondTrust on ways to protect against ActiveX vulnerabilities. Microsoft has been dealing with a slew of ActiveX flaws of late.

July 8, 2009  6:53 PM

New Microsoft 0day

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Jack Walsh, network IPS program manager for ICSA Labs discusses the latest Microsoft zero-day and his firm’s research into the attack methods. Read the full story.


July 6, 2009  3:16 PM

How to defend against rogue DHCP server malware

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Threat Monitor

Rogue DHCP server malware is a new twist on an old concept. The good news is that effective threat mitigation strategies exist; the bad news is that many organizations haven’t bothered to deploy them.


July 1, 2009  6:58 PM

Twitter bugs, DNSSEC and broswer security

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Like it or not Web-based social networking services are here to stay. Amit Klein, founder and chief technology officer of Trusteer talks about the latest Twitter threats, how browser makers are responding to phishing and other attacks and the adoption of DNSSEC.


June 24, 2009  8:23 PM

Veiled darknet unveiled; TJX settles dispute

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Security researcher Matt Wood of HP talks about a new browser-based darknet he co-developed called Veiled. Also, Pete Lindstrom of Spire Security on TJX’s latest data breach news.


June 22, 2009  1:33 PM

When BIOS updates become malware attacks

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Threat Monitor

Most security pros don’t give the system BIOS a second thought, or even a first one, but today’s BIOS types are highly susceptible to malicious hackers. Information security threats expert Sherri Davidoff explains how attackers can plant BIOS malware and how security pros can thwart such attacks.


June 19, 2009  1:55 PM

Special Report: How to find jobs in information security

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Is the recession holding back your career plans? In this free 30-minute podcast, experts Lee Kushner and Mike Murray offer infosec job advice that will help you survive and thrive in tough times.


June 17, 2009  9:25 PM

Click fraud threatens Web advertising

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Click fraud is threatening online advertising, according to experts. This week, Anchor Intelligence lead scientist Daniel Walling and Richard Sim, vice president of product management talk about how fraudsters are getting more sophisticated. Also Jeremiah Grossman of WhiteHat Security explains why it’s so easy for people to carry out click fraud.


June 13, 2009  2:30 AM

Squad: Obama, ISP shutdowns and Web security threats

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SearchSecurity.com editors discuss the Obama administration’s cybersecurity plans, the FTC shutdown of Triple Fiber Network and what IT security pros can do to address the growing threat posed by the use of social networks and other Web-based services.


June 10, 2009  8:54 PM

Social networking threats

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Security consultant Lenny Zeltser of Savvis Security Consulting Services explains the threats posed by employee use of social networking websites and what security pros can do to address them. Zeltser is a faculty member at the SANS Institute. Also, a brief overview of Microsoft Patch Tuesday.


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