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July Android Security Update – Daily Security Byte EP. 285

If you use Android devices, it’s time to update. Google released an Android update that fixes hundreds of vulnerabilities, including the Qualcomm chipset flaw that has been in the news lately. Watch today’s video to learn more, and update your Android device when you can. Also, check out Marc Laliberte’s post to learn about HummingBad, a prolific malware variant that’s affecting Android users.

(Episode Runtime: 1:55

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4B7E8qfbFM

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Android Chrome 0day – Daily Security Byte EP. 176

Last week, a Chinese security research disclosed a new zero day Android vulnerability at PacSec’s Pwn2Own competition. Watch today’s video to learn a little more about this flaw, and what to do about it until it’s patched.

(Episode Runtime: 2:13)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzE9VpfhkaE

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

iOS Bounties, Android Auto-root, and Guy Fawkes Day – WSWiR Episode 168

Nowadays, each week has more information security news that we used to have each month. If you find yourself falling behind, and need a shortcut to stay informed, this is the weekly video for you. Every Monday, I summarize our daily security video from last week.

Today’s episode covers a new Android malware variant, an iOS zero day that’s bad for the industry, a couple hacktivism campaigns, and more. Watch the YouTube video for all the details, and check out the references below to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 13:13)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Xgnd8CHQ8

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

StageFright Affects Most Androids – Daily Security Byte EP.119

Stagefright is a new Android vulnerability that’s serious enough to deserve its fancy marketing name. As one security pundit said, “It’s the Heartbleed of mobile vulnerabilities.” Attackers can leverage this dangerous flaw against 95% of Android devices simply by sending you a text message with a specially crafted file. You don’t even have to interact with the message for the attack to succeed. Watch today’s video to learn what you should do about this issue.

(Episode Runtime: 2:22)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9hg5Hx3wRI

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

FREAK affects Windows – Daily Security Byte EP.39

I warned you about the FREAK SSL vulnerability on Tuesday. It turns out it affects Windows too. Learn how to mitigate the issue, and get an update on how WatchGuard’s products are affected in the video below.

(Episode Runtime: 1:56)

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

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Gazon Android Worm – Daily Security Byte EP.37

Are you an Android user? If so you’ll probably want to know about the new worm that spreads via texts, and has infected over 4000 US users. Press play to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 1:43)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV-E7EojS3M

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Don’t FREAK Out – Daily Security Byte EP.36

I’m going to freak out if I hear about another security vulnerability in SSL…. Too late! Watch today’s episode to see whether or not you should freak about the FREAK SSL flaw.

(Episode Runtime: 2:17)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3a7U0TOvo

WatchGuard customers might be curious if our products are affected by FREAK. Probably not! As far as our engineers have found, we do not enable the RSA_EXPORT cipher suite in our SSL implementations. We’re continuing to check to be sure, but so far we don’t appear to be affected by FREAK.

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

PowerOffHijack’s a Dud – Daily Security Byte EP.30

Everyone’s hair is on fire about PowerOffHijack, the Android malware that spies on you when you phone is supposed to be off. Guess what? It’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. Check out the video to learn why.

(Episode Runtime: 2:08)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPgNZIs9Iq4

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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