Security Now 227

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Episode 227

Security Now 227: Cyberwarfare

News & Errata

11:42 - 14:20

  • The U.S. House of Representatives, passed a significant resolution, HR 2221 [Data Accountability and Trust Act], which is the electronic data breach notification legislation.
  • Currently their is different legislation in different states and this will make it easier for companies to comply with the law.
  • The FTC are going to enforce this but the government, financial institutions, insurance companies, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education are exempt from FTC jurisdiction.

14:21 - 27:10

  • Their is a really bad SQL injection attack that is thought to have compromised 300,000 websites
  • If you visit a website which has been infected it searches for vulnerabilities on your machine and if it finds a vulnerability it install trojans and rootkits which steal credit card information

Spinrite Story

27:11 - 32:11 Chris Rivera (Unknown)

A listeners hard drive died and made the dreaded clicking noise so he put it in the freezer and then ran Spinrite on it. It fixed the drive.

Cyberwarfare

34:51 - 01:40:50

  • There is cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism
  • What differentiates them is the motive behind them
  • In cyberwarfare it is hard to tell who was responsible
  • We dont inspect the network hardware when we receive it we just plug it in and there have been instances of counterfeit Cisco routers than have malicious software on them
  • There has also been cryptographic equipment that has been sold only to later have backdoors found in it
  • It is reasonable to assume that most nations have a kill switch which will disable their internet access
  • It would be difficult to launch a cyber attack on a country as all of the worlds economies are now linked


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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
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