Salted Hash Ep 18: Mobile security and privacy

Salted Hash Ep 18: Mobile security and privacy

Everyone, from activists, journalists, CEOs, and politicians, walk around with a computer in their pocket, sometimes calling it a phone. This week on Salted Hash, we talk about mobile privacy and security with the founder of The...

02/12/18

The Importance of Discerning Between Job Burnout and PTSD

The Importance of Discerning Between Job Burnout and PTSD

It is important to discuss the key differences between PTSD and burnout in order for us to avoid making light of a serious psychological disorder

02/08/18

Salted Hash Ep 17: Spectre and Meltdown, a vehicle that no one is using

Salted Hash Ep 17: Spectre and Meltdown, a vehicle that no one is using

Welcome to another episode of Salted Hash. This week, Salted Hash is joined by our new Staff Writer, J.M. Porup, to talk about some recent developments related to Spectre and Meltdown, including patch fixes, future mitigations, and a...

02/06/18

Salted Hash Ep 15: The state of security now and the not too distant future

Salted Hash Ep 15: The state of security now and the not too distant future

This week, Salted Hash is joined by Rob Lee, faculty fellow at the SANS Technology Institute, to talk about preventable IT security and the state of the industry as 2018 gets underway.

01/22/18

Allscripts recovering from ransomware attack that has kept key tools offline
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Allscripts recovering from ransomware attack that has kept key tools offline

Allscripts, the billion-dollar electronic health record (EHR) company headquartered in Chicago, IL said they were still working to recover from a ransomware attack that left several applications offline after data centers in Raleigh...

01/21/18

OnePlus says up to 40,000 customers affected by credit card breach

OnePlus says up to 40,000 customers affected by credit card breach

OnePlus, the company behind a popular line of Android devices, said on Friday that up to 40,000 customers might be at risk after a malicious script compromised payment card data during the checkout process.

01/19/18

Salted Hash Ep 14: Are mass transit systems the next big target?

Salted Hash Ep 14: Are mass transit systems the next big target?

This week Salted Hash talks with Stan Engelbrecht, director of the cybersecurity practice at D3 Security, about the inherent flaws in security defenses for public transportation systems -- and what can be done.

01/15/18

Salted Hash Ep 13: Bug bounties and video surveillance programs

Salted Hash Ep 13: Bug bounties and video surveillance programs

Welcome to 2018! This week's episode is the first of the year, and we're joined by longtime regular Fahmida Rashid to talk about DJI's bug bounty problems and a pitch about video surveillance programs. We also talk about what we think...

01/08/18

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to know going forward
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Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to know going forward

As you've likely heard by now, there are some problems with Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. Called Meltdown and Spectre, the discovered attack possibilities are rather severe, as they impact pretty much every technical device on the...

01/04/18

GPS tracking vulnerabilities leave millions of products at risk

GPS tracking vulnerabilities leave millions of products at risk

It's an IoT nightmare. One that is entirely preventable. Two researchers have disclosed problems with hundreds of vulnerable GPS services using open APIs and trivial passwords (123456), resulting in a multitude of privacy issues...

01/02/18

North Korea to blame for WannaCry, Trump administration says

North Korea to blame for WannaCry, Trump administration says

On Monday evening, the Trump administration blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attacks back in May. Homeland security advisor, Thomas P. Bossert, published the administration's conclusions in an Op-Ed for the Wall Street...

12/19/17

Salted Hash Ep 12: Zero trust networks and other things that caught our attention in 2017

Salted Hash Ep 12: Zero trust networks and other things that caught our attention in 2017

This week's episode of Salted Hash is the last one for 2017, so we're closing out the year by talking about security wins, and the incidents that held the attention of our panel. Steve is joined by Akamai's Dave Lewis, Andy Ellis and...

12/18/17

Salted Hash Ep 11: Dyn Inc. DDoS anniversary, and the truth about the Reaper botnet

Salted Hash Ep 11: Dyn Inc. DDoS anniversary, and the truth about the Reaper botnet

For this week's episode of Salted Hash, we're joined by Josh Shaul, the vice president of web security at Akamai. He shares his story about his experiences during the Dyn Inc. DDoS attacks, and offers some details about the Reaper...

12/11/17

Salted Hash Ep 10: Office 365 phishing examples, the bad and the ugly

Salted Hash Ep 10: Office 365 phishing examples, the bad and the ugly

This week's episode of Salted Hash is a personal one, as we're taking a look at some Office 365 phishing emails that have targeted staffers at CSO Online and CIO.com. The attempts themselves are really low quality, but they work....

12/04/17

Apple's High Sierra allows root with no password, there's a workaround to help

Apple's High Sierra allows root with no password, there's a workaround to help

Earlier this afternoon on Twitter, a developer posted a screenshot and reported it was possible to obtain root access on Apple's High Sierra without a password. Several users recreated this issue on their own systems, including a...

11/28/17

Salted Hash Ep 8: What keeps IT administrators up at night?

This week's episode of Salted Hash takes a quick look at things that frighten administrators. We're joined by CSO's Michael Nadeau, who shares his take on the matter. As expected, some of the topics include ransomware, insider...

11/27/17

Salted Hash Ep 7: Matrix Banker malware and insider threats

Salted Hash Ep 7: Matrix Banker malware and insider threats

This week's episode of Salted Hash takes a look at insider threats and the return of Matrix Banker, a family of malware that is targeting organizations in Mexico. Our guest is Justin Fier, the director for cyber intelligence and...

11/20/17

Salted Hash Ep 6: Ransomware marketplaces and the future of malware

Would you give up a customer's data or credentials if that was the demand in a ransomware attack? No financial payment, just a password, or a document. That's a nightmare scenario, and it's just one of the few that Steve Ragan and...

11/13/17

Malwarebytes is tracking missed detections in traditional antivirus

Malwarebytes is tracking missed detections in traditional antivirus

Tracking real-world scans on systems over the first six months of 2017, Malwarebytes says that typical desktop anti-virus solutions aren't cutting it. The company examined detection data from nearly 10 million endpoints, and...

11/07/17

BadRabbit ransomware attacks multiple media outlets
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BadRabbit ransomware attacks multiple media outlets

On Tuesday, Russian media outlet Interfax said in a statement their servers were offline, due to a virus attack. The news agency shifted their reporting efforts to Facebook while they work to recover. A short time later, Russian...

10/24/17

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