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Posts Tagged ‘malware’

Shamoon and UDIDs (Pingdom Podcast #27)

security podcast

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about various security topics. We briefly cover the Shamoon virus that recently attacked companies in the Middle East, but the focus is the millions of iPhone and iPad UDIDs that supposedly leaked from an FBI agent’s laptop.

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Passwords and SSH (Pingdom Podcast #26)

security podcast

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about various security topics. Since the podcast has been off the air for a number of weeks, we’re catching up with some recent developments, including the top 3 passwords in recent account breaches, companies failing to control bandwidth usage, and the father of SSH saying he thinks the world’s security is getting worse.

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Practical wifi security (Pingdom Podcast #25)

Wifi security

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about what you should think about when setting up and using a wifi network in your home office or small business. We also discuss whether “good enough” is good enough when it comes to security, if technology makes us work too much, and that software in credit card payment terminals can be vulnerable.

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Linkedin

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and your personal password policy, in particular. Not that long ago, social networking site Linkedin.com lost around 6.5 million hashed passwords. We talk about how this could have happened, what it means to you, and what you should think about in terms of your personal password policy.

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Tips for safe e-banking (Pingdom Podcast #23)

E-banking

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and e-banking in particular.

First, we talk about the Flamer malware, that not all security software is 64-bit, spyware can now take control of web-cam and microhone, and the baseband in mobile phones is a huge security issue. Then we get to the main topic, which is how to stay secure when doing your e-banking.

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All about Firewalls (Pingdom Podcast #22)

Firewall

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and firewalls in particular.

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How to keep your Google Drive secure

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and Google Drive in particular.

First, we continue on the topic of the Flashback Mac trojan, which continues to haunt the Mac community, even more so than previously thought. And apparently Macs spread malware to Windows PCs at an alarming rate. The main topic of the show is Google’s new online storage service Google Drive, and how you can secure the information you store in your online drive with TrueCrypt.

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Pingdom Podcast #20 – Flashback was bigger than Confickr

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security.

We continue on the topic of the Flashback Mac trojan, which has now been reduced to affecting about 140,000 Macs, but its reach has surpassed the Confickr botnet, at least in relative terms. We also touch upon the need for IT security education within organizations, and new Android malware.

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Pingdom Podcast #18 – Mac trojan and hacking smart meters

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security. The topics we cover include that around 700,000 Macs have been struck by a trojan, a survey says that using a computer without security software is seen as riskier than leaving the door to one’s home or car unlocked, and the FBI says that smart meter hacks are likely to spread.

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In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services help AG, about security. We cover the fact that the Internet didn’t stop working a few days ago when Anonymous was supposed to take down the root DNS servers, how the Github community was up in arms over a security flaw and how it was dealt with, new Android malware, and how you can be tracked across websites.

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