Security Now 227
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Recorded: December 16, 2009
Published: December 17, 2009
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
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.
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
Go To My PC
- GoToMyPC #1
- Ad Time: 00:00:53-00:01:09 and 00:04:38-00:07:05
- FordSYNC #5
- Ad Time: 00:00:35-00:00:52 and 00:32:22-00:34:50
- Edited by: Tony
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