BIND, Intel, and Brickerbot – Paul’s Security Weekly #544

In the news, BIND comes apart thanks to ancient denial of service vuln, Brickerbot taking out your IoT one device at a time, Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns, WiFi alliance announces WPA3 and updates to WPA2, hackers exploiting three Microsoft Office flaws to spread Zyklon malware,and more on this episode of Paul’s Security Weekly!

Paul’s Stories

  1. BIND Comes Apart Thanks To Ancient Denial Of Service Vuln – The software, DNS, that runs the Internet suffers from the same crufty open-source vulnerabilities, just like all software. This code has been around forever, is it supposed to be more secure or less secure? Software does change over time, but no one is going back to look at the existing issues.
  2. Text Bomb Is Latest Apple Bug – I’ve heard about many different variantions of this attack, which calls into question Apple’s code when handling text messages….I also believe many people believe that iOS is the more secure platform than other smartphone OSes, not so sure…
  3. Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns
  4. YouTube raises subscriber, view threshold for Partner Program monetization – Big fear, you host with a provider for free, you help them make money, and they can drop you at any time. Booo.
  5. Potent Skygofree Malware Packs ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Features – Everyone says that security companies should know better, and not get hacked. But do security companies get paid to secure their own networks? No, they get paid to break into or secure other people’s companies…
  6. Hackers Exploiting Three Microsoft Office Flaws to Spread Zyklon Malware – These are all vulnerabilities published last fall. Up your game on patching, and you will be okay, at least for this malware…

Larry’s Stories

  1. IOHIDeous, exploring IOS….the hard way?
  2. Your car may know about more about you than you think….
  3. Brickerbot, taking out your IoT one device at a time
  4. WiFi alliance announces WPA3 and updates to WPA2
  5. New processor based attacks….that are under embargo

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