Tag Archives: EFF

Exciting Blog Changes Just Around the Corner

I am excited to announce the upcoming launch of our redesigned and refreshed blog.

Over the past six years, WatchGuard Security Center has provided IT professionals with breaking news and analysis about the most important information security (InfoSec) issues. Our mission has always been to distill the often complex topics of computer and network security into something any technical professional can understand and act on. Our newly redesigned blog, Secplicity, takes this mission to the next level.

Our team has worked hard to create a faster, easier to browse, and more useful blog for everyone interested in information security—based in part on your feedback. On top of the design changes, you’ll also enjoy more regular content, both written and video, from a more diverse group of authors and researchers. We also plan to cater our content to your questions and feedback.

The new site goes live in the next 48 hours. When it does, we’ll automatically redirect WatchGuardSecurityCenter.com visitors to the new Secplicity.org site. Your email, WordPress, and RSS subscriptions should continue to work, but in the event that you stop receiving updates please visit the blog and re-subscribe.

We’re looking forward to many more years of InfoSec community service, and hope you continue to visit us for the latest security news and analysis, simplified.

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

July 2016 Patch Day – Daily Security Byte EP. 289

It’s that time again. Patch Day! On the second Tuesday of the month, both Microsoft and Adobe release their security updates. This month, you should probably focus on Adobe’s updates first. If you use Adobe and Microsoft products, watch the video below to learn more, and check out the reference section to find links to the patches. 

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Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsj41RqhyLs

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Password Sharing Illegal? – Daily Security Byte EP. 288

In general, security experts like me are against sharing passwords, even among family and friends. Sure, we can all think of cases where sharing passwords with family might be useful, but why not just setup privileged accounts for those family members?

However, today’s episode isn’t about whether or not password sharing is a risk, it’s about whether or not it’s even legal at all. A US appeals court made a ruling on a case recently, basing their decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The EFF thinks it’s a dangerous ruling, that would have a far-reaching affect on the legality of password sharing. Watch Monday’s video to learn what I think. 

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Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1vpqFdTe7A

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Backdoors and Watering Holes – WSWiR Episode 162

Cyber security has become mainstream. Nowadays, there’s more information security (infosec) stories each week than the average IT professional can keep up with. If you find yourself falling behind, let our daily and weekly videos keep you informed. If you watch my Daily Security Bytes, you can probably skip this weekly summary. However, if you prefer to recap the week in one go, this video is for you.

This week’s episode includes surprising new updates to the Ashley Madison hack, a backdoor in a bunch of consumer routers, and a watering hole attack targeting the EFF. Watch the video below for the scoop, and check out the references section for more.

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Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkcT9sFEfWc

Show Note: A couple notes this episode. First, while I posted last week’s summary video to YouTube, I was not able to blog about it due to my early week travel. If you missed it, you can view it here, or just subscribe to my YouTube channel to see my videos right when they come out. 

Also, I will be traveling in Europe all week to attend WatchGuard partner conferences. I will try to post some videos, but I probably won’t get to one every day, and will post them at unusual times. 

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

EFF Watering Hole Attack – Daily Security Byte EP.133

Today, the EFF warned the world that advanced attackers have been using their name in vain. A targeted spear phishing email is linking to a fake version of the EFF site, which forces malware via a recent cross-platform Java exploit. Learn more about this attack and how to protect yourself by watching the video below.

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Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQXOgjC3gTg

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)


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