March Radio Free Security: Record Breaking DDoS

Record Breaking DDoS, Cracked Crypto, and ICS Honeypots

Radio Free Security (RFS) is a monthly audio podcast dedicated to spreading knowledge about network and information security, and to keeping busy IT administrators apprised of the latest security threats they face online. If you’re looking for the latest security news and best practice tips, this show is for you.

After a small unscheduled hiatus, Radio Free Security is back. Unfortunately, I had to skip our February episode due to a very busy work travel schedule. To make up for it, we return this month with a double heaping of information security (InfoSec) stories and news. Plus, we’ve thrown in a fun security-themed song parody to boot.

Here’s what to expect in this month’s episode:

  • Security Story of the Month (SSotM) [Pt.1 3:20 – 34:05, Pt.2 37:10 – 1:07:00] – During SSotM, Ben Brobak, Chris Shaiman, and Corey Nachreiner highlight the most concerning security stories and incidents from the month. Topics include a new weakness in a cipher associated with SSL and TLS, more zero day Java exploits, a severe sentence in a cyber security trial, the largest DDoS attack ever seen, and more. Follow along to learn which story takes the cake, and what you can do to defend your network.
  • WatchGuard’s Secure Shop Song Parody [34:19 – 37:10] –  We debut our latest security-themed song parody. A talented and creative group of WatchGuard employees wrote a song parody to Macklemore’s popular Thrift Shop rap. We’re proud of this rising Seattle-based rapper, so thought how better to celebrate his success than making our own tongue-in-cheek security tune in this honor. I think the song turned out great, and you can expect us to post the accompanying music video soon. Give it a listen (I will post a new direct link shortly).

So settle in, adjust your volume, and enjoy the show.

[runtime: 1:08:17]

You can always find the latest episode of Radio Free Security:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

About Corey Nachreiner

Corey Nachreiner has been with WatchGuard since 1999 and has since written more than a thousand concise security alerts and easily-understood educational articles for WatchGuard users. His security training videos have generated hundreds of letters of praise from thankful customers and accumulated more than 100,000 views on YouTube and Google Video. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Corey speaks internationally and is often quoted by other online sources, including C|NET, eWeek, and Slashdot. Corey enjoys "modding" any technical gizmo he can get his hands on, and considers himself a hacker in the old sense of the word.

11 Responses to “March Radio Free Security: Record Breaking DDoS”

  1. On Windows Phone 8, most of the Radio free Security podcasts have the same date 5/5/12. This makes it impossible to subscribe to the latests posts. I’m not sure if this is an issue with the phone or your podcast.

    • Kurt,

      Thanks for letting me know. May I ask which of the feeds you are using? The iTunes or the RSS feed. I’ve subscribed to the iTunes one on an Apple device, and while the episodes appear slightly our of order on the actual iTunes page, my subscribed feeds does receive the correct new episodes in order… Let me know and I’ll see if there is something we can sort out.

      In the future, I might also add a direct MP3 download link too. In fact, I’ll add that to this post now!

  2. WP8 has a podcast section in the app store\Xbox music store so I’m not sure if it’s an rss or iTunes feed. I basically just click subscribe and choose to keep 3 episodes. It a really nice system since it’s all built in and automated. Supposedly it should download the new episode and delete the oldest one, keeping 3 on my device.

    I just subscribed again and it’s now downloading:

    Getting Started with Application Control dated 5/5/12
    Dissecting Flame: A Nation-State Cyber… dated 5/5/12
    Blackhat & Defcon 2012: The Highlights dated 5/5/12

    Again, I’m not sure if it’s a problem with the feed or a WP8 bug. I will let these download and see what happens when the next episode is released. Thanks for the reply.

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