Archive | January, 2016

Two Phishing Breaches – Daily Security Byte EP. 208

This week, two different organization’s in two different industry verticals suffered security incidents that either lost them tons of money, or tons of time. What do they both have in common, and what can we learn from them? Watch today’s video to find out!

(Episode Runtime: 3:26)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crBB4CU-cTs

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

GCHQ Encryption Backdoor? – Daily Security Byte EP. 207

First the NSA, and now GCHQ. A university researcher has claimed to find a weakness in a GCHQ-developed encryption algorithm that could allow governments to snoop on VoIP calls. Watch Friday’s video to learn more about it.

(Episode Runtime: 3:25)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK1vIEBVcgs

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Oracle & Apple Patches – Daily Security Byte EP. 206

Another week, another pile of patches. If you use Apple or Oracle products, it’s time to download the latest updates to keep your computers and servers safe. Watch today’s video for a quick summary of the affected products and issue, and check the link below to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 2:18)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT5OqG8VG9k

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

GateKeeper Bypassed Again – Daily Security Byte EP. 205

Many Apple fans think their Macs are immune to malware. Unfortunately, Apple’s computersthough less targetedare as susceptible to threats as any other computer. In fact, attackers can even evade OS X’s built-in anti-malware mechanism. Watch today’s video to learn why GateKeeper is vulnerable and how you can keep your Mac safe.

(Episode Runtime: 2:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPaMkmUDK0A

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

BB-8 Hacked – Daily Security Byte EP. 204

Today’s video covers an Internet of Things (IoT) hack for Star Wars geeks (like me). It’s not really dangerous, and probably won’t get exploited in the next “cyber war,” but its interesting nonetheless. Watch below to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 2:42)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YREQah6PXQ

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

OpenSSH Client Flaws – Daily Security Byte EP. 203

Today, Qualys disclosed two new vulnerabilities in the popular secure shell application, OpenSSH. One of the flaws is pretty serious, but only affects the OpenSSH client. Watch today’s episode to learn more about these issues, and learn what other products might be affected.

(Episode Runtime: 2:31)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQlJLOXCNZ4

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Upgrade to IE11 or Edge No Matter What – Daily Security Byte EP. 202

Last month, I warned you that Microsoft planned to End-of-Life all version of Internet Explorer (IE) after January 12, except version 11. This means they will only release security updates for IE11 and the new Edge browser, so if you use Microsoft browsers you need to upgrade to stay safe. However, in today’s video I tell you why you need to upgrade to IE11 (or Edge) even if you don’t plan on using Microsoft’s browsers.

(Episode Runtime: 2:24)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkZeCHAXpww

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

New Year, New Microsoft Patches – Daily Security Byte EP. 201

Why not start your new year security plan right by staying current with patches? Tuesday was Microsoft and Adobe’s monthly patch day. Watch the video below to learn about the affected products, the severity of the issues, and how quickly to patch. Or at the very least skip to the reference section to find links to the proper patches.

(Episode Runtime: 2:51)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGW6T3m36U

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Secure Wi-Fi helps SMBs protect their customers online

Wi-Fi access is becoming increasingly popular for businesses to attract and retain customers. From retail stores to hotels to hospitals, wireless access has gone mainstream and many companies are jumping on the bandwagon. While offering Wi-Fi to customers and employees certainly has its benefits, wireless access can ultimately doom any business if it’s not properly secured. According to the National Small Business Association, nearly 50 percent of small businesses have already been impacted by cyber-attacks with an average cost of more than 20 thousand dollars. I’ve got some valuable advice on how you can protect your business when offering free Wi-Fi to customers. Check out my article on Help Net Security to find out more. (Read more)

Malicious WhatsApp Spam – Daily Security Byte EP. 200

Today, a few media outlets picked up on a new malicious spam campaign that masquerades  as a missed WhatsApp message to deliver malware. However, this isn’t the first time cyber criminals have tried this trick. Watch today’s episode to learn how to identify this malicious email and avoid it.

(Episode Runtime: 2:56)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMIvQhxRsfg

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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