Tag Archives: malware

Locky Botnet Down – Daily Security Byte EP. 272

I ended last week’s Daily Bytes on a positive note with news of a big botnet going down. Watch Friday’s video to learn what this means for two popular malware variants.

(Episode Runtime: 2:15

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34_RZ-jsfmc

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Twitter Password Dump – Daily Security Byte EP. 271

It feels like there has been an endless flood of social network credential leaks on the underground lately. Well, add yet another to the list. Today’s video talks about criminals selling 32 million cleartext Twitter passwords online. Watch to learn whether or not you should be concerned.

(Episode Runtime: 3:00)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH3GWW45kho

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Steam Stealers – Daily Security Byte EP. 235

If you’re a Steam gamer, your credentials and library are a hot commodity on the Internet underground. Watch Friday’s video to learn about Steal Stealers, and how to avoid them.

(Episode Runtime: 3:06)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YqXzqao1pQ

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Locky Ransomware- Daily Security Byte EP. 222

If you only watch the Daily Security Bytes, but don’t read the blog, you may have missed our recent written post on the Locky ransomware. Today’s episode quickly summarizes this post and why you should read it to make sure you’ve configured the WatchGuard defenses that can keep this kind of threat off your network.

(Episode Runtime: 2:24)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJcM3CrZV6s

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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)

BootTrash Hijacks Your MBR – Daily Security Byte EP. 189

Malware is already a pain in the neck to clean up, but it’s even worse if the malware includes a bootkit. Bootkits are becoming more popular in advanced malware targeting Windows systems. Today’s episode discusses a new bootkit called BootTrash, and how you might avoid it.

(Episode Runtime: 3:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ef0p5av6I

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Don’t Listen to the FBI – Daily Security Byte EP. 168

At a small security conference in Boston, an FBI agent said that they often recommend victims to just pay the ransom associated with ransomware like Crytpowall and Cryptolocker. Watch today’s video to see what I think of this, and to get a small Halloween-themed surprise.

(Episode Runtime: 3:59)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25ncoN7CDfk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

WiFatch: “Good Guy” Malware – Daily Security Byte EP.155

Can malware be good? That’s the question we explore by looking at a new Linux threat called Wifatch. This new “threat” infects consumer routers and other Linux-based IoT devices, but rather than do anything bad, it seems to plug security holes. Learn what I think about this in today’s daily video.

(Episode Runtime: 4:00)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC0gB4Qh_sM

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

YiSpecter iOS Malware – Daily Security Byte EP.154

Another piece of iOS malware is affecting Chinese and Taiwanese users. It works against non-jailbroken devices and uses Apple’s private APIs to hide its malicious activities. Watch today’s video to learn more about it, and what users should do to avoid it.

(Episode Runtime: 3:17)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lAUaPeiHCo

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Lots of Apple Hacks- WSWiR Episode 165

If you have no time to keep up with security news, but do want to know about the most concerning threats, our weekly video was made for you. It summarizes the biggest infosec stories each week (which I also cover in daily videos), and shares tips to protect your organization.

Today’s episode includes a couple of Apple software related threats, a new ATM malware variant, and the latest Flash update. Watch the video below, and check out the Reference section if you are hungry from more security news from the past week.

(Episode Runtime: 8:34)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuzi8SBq804

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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