Dennis Fisher talks with HD Moore about the newly discovered DLL load vulnerability in Windows, which affects several dozen applications and can be used by attackers to silently compromise remote machines, as well as the guidance and workarounds that Microsoft is offering for users and developers
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In the long-awaited return of the News Wrap podcast, Threatpost’s newest editor, Paul Roberts, makes his debut as he and Dennis Fisher discuss the Network Solutions parked domains hack, the troubling attacks emerging on smartphone platforms and the odd story of a Trojan-infected PC being linked to a 2008 airplane crash.
Dennis Fisher talks with Alex Hutton of the Verizon Business RISK team about the new Data Breach Investigations Report, the involvement of the Secret Service in this year’s report and the need for more and better data on attacks and successful defenses.
[img_assist|nid=5901|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Dennis Fisher talks with Paul Judge and David Maynor of Barracuda about new research the pair will be presenting at BSides Las Vegas and Defcon this week on the start of a reputation system for Twitter accounts, how attackers use search engines to spread malware and what kinds of sites are most likely to be serving you SEO-related malware.
[img_assist|nid=5885|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Dennis Fisher talks with independent security researcher Dino Dai Zovi about his upcoming Black Hat talk on return-oriented exploitation, the value of exploit mitigations such as DEP and ASLR, the new crop of vendor bug bounties and why we don’t have any good data on zero-day attacks.
[img_assist|nid=5747|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=95|height=95]Dennis Fisher talks with Caleb Sima of Armorize about the company’s scheduled talk at Black Hat on China’s cyber army being canceled under pressure from the governments of China and Taiwan.Talk on Chinese Cyber Army Pulled From Black Hat
[img_assist|nid=5744|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=186|height=95]Dennis Fisher talks with Caleb Sima of Armorize and Andy Chou of Coverity about the companies’ new partnership designed to make security and quality code testing simpler and more efficient and the state of software security in general.
A talk on China’s state-sponsored offensive security efforts scheduled for the Black Hat conference later this month has been pulled from the conference after concerns were raised by some people within the Chinese and Taiwanese government about the talk’s content.
[img_assist|nid=5660|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Dennis Fisher talks with Rob Cheyne of Safelight Security Advisors about the classical problem of user education, how much of an obstacle to security people are and the ways in which technology has made security more difficult.
[img_assist|nid=5559|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Dennis Fisher talks with Eddie Schwartz, CSO of NetWitness, about a new study the company did on the level of awareness of advanced threats in the enterprise and what organizations are doing to respond to the latest targeted attacks.