2013 Podcasts


April 2013

Episode 141: VideoParasitics with Special Guest - Raphael Mudge -- Raphael walks us though the latest Cobalt Strike features, highlighting Cortana, System Profiler and more!

Episode 140: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Jim provides a hyperparabolic and transparently-enhanced overview of the April 2013 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS13-028, MS13-029, APSB13-10, APSB13-11 and APSB13-12 are highlighted.


January 2013

Episode 139: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Jim provides a reflexive and cryptographically perplexing overview of the January 2013 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS13-001, MS13-002, APSB13-01 and APSB13-02 are highlighted.

2012 Podcasts


December 2012

Episode 138: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Jim provides a topographical and highly-perpendicular overview of the December 2012 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS12-077, MS12-079 and APSB12-27 are highlighted.


November 2012

Episode 137: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide a moving & scalloped overview of the November 2012 releases from Microsoft. MS12-071, MS12-073 and MS12-075 are highlighted.

Episode 136: Dave and Jim discuss the long history of kinetic response from malware. Hint - Stuxnet was NOT the first. Join us as we spin our centrifuges on this and more!


October 2012

Episode 135: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide an incongruous & translucent overview of the October 2012 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS12-064, MS12-067 and APSB12-22 are highlighted.


September 2012

Episode 134: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Jim provides a highly-available & seemingly-bulletproof overview of the September 2012 releases from Microsoft. MS12-061, MS12-062, Advisory 2736233 and APSB12-21 are highlighted.


August 2012

Episode 133: AudioParasitics goes Video! - Dave and Jim welcome Daniel Clemens from Packetninjas!. We dive into the history of SocialNet and their work within the Maltego framework. OIMonitor, Spotter, and other exciting PN products are discussed as well. We round the episode out with a full Demo (18:40) of SocialNet straight from the Ninjas themselves!


July 2012

Episode 132: Microsoft Special Edition - Jim provides a crowdsourced and highly-synergistic overview of the July 2012 releases from Microsoft. MS12-043, MS12-044, MS12-045 and MS12-051 are highlighted.

Episode 131: DNSChanger Update - Dave and Jim discuss what is really happening with DNSChanger on July 9th, as well as the newly released DNSChanger Stinger tool and other vital McAfee resources.

Resources
McAfee DNSChecker site - includes DNSChecker Stinger
McAfee Threat Advisory - DNSChanger
DCWG - DNS Changer Working Group


June 2012

Episode 130: Part II of II - AudioParasitics is on the Offense - Dave and Jim welcome special guest Raphael Mudge!! Known far and wide as the creator and developer of Armitage, Raphael gives us the history behind the tool and touches on some exciting new efforts. We dig deep into the new Cobalt Strike tool, as well upcoming release of Cortana at DC20.

Episode 129: Part I of II - AudioParasitics is on the Offense - Dave and Jim welcome special guest Raphael Mudge!! Known far and wide as the creator and developer of Armitage, Raphael gives us the history behind the tool and touches on some exciting new efforts. We dig deep into the new Cobalt Strike tool, as well upcoming release of Cortana at DC20.

Episode 128: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim ponder the existence of the June 2012 security releases from Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle. MS12-037, MS12-036, M12-039, KB2719615, and APSB12-15 are highlighted.


May 2012

Episode 127: Dave and Jim discuss the intricacies of Flame/Skywiper. Our hosts clear up what is and is not interesting, the new vs. not-so-new, and who should be concerned about Skywiper; the "Nimda" of industry-targeted cyber attacks.


April 2012

Episode 126: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim apply a Phrygian scale to the April 2012 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS12-023, MS12-024, MS12-027 and APSB12-08 are highlighted.


March 2012

Episode 125: Everything you always wanted to know about MS12-020 / CVE-2012-0002 but were afraid to ask.

Episode 124: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide a uniquely-spherical and sustained overview of the March 2012 releases from Microsoft. MS12-020, MS12-017, and MS12-019 are highlighted.


February 2012

Episode 123: Super Happy DDoS Attack Special !!!! - Dave and Jim discuss the current arsenal including HOIC, LOIC, GOIC, BOIC, Slowloris, SET, ICP and tons of other dangerous acronyms.

Episode 122: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide a hexadecimal and neo-translucent overview of the February 2012 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS12-012, MS12-016, MS12-014 and MS12-008 are highlighted.

January 2012

Episode 121: Microsoft / Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide an uncensored and self-quantified overview of the January 2012 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS12-006, MS12-004, MS12-005 and APSB12-01 are highlighted.

2011 Podcasts


December 2011

Episode 120: Microsoft / Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide a cloud-based and touch-sensitive overview of the December 2011 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS11-087, MS11-091, MS11-092 and APSB11-29 are highlighted.

November 2011

Episode 119: Microsoft / Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide a smooth and complicated overview of the November 2011 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS11-083, MS11-088, and APSB11-27 are highlighted.
Episode 118: Attack - Duqu - Dave and Jim sift through recent research and revelations surrounding the curious and esoteric thing called "Duqu".

October 2011

Episode 117: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide an advanced and persistent overview of the October 2011 releases from Microsoft. MS11-076, MS11-082, and MS11-081 are highlighted.

September 2011

Episode 116: Microsoft / Adobe Special Edition - Jim provides an asymptotically polychromatic overview of the September 2011 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS11-071, MS11-072, MS11-074, and APSB11-24 are highlighted.

August 2011

Episode 115: Microsoft Special Edition - Jim provides a cheerful and well-deserved overview of the August 2011 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS11-057, MS11-058, MS11-060, and APSB11-21 are highlighted.
Episode 114: Dave and Jim rant about the true definition of Advanced Persistant Threats, Droogs, Milk Plus, and Bad Guys social engineering other Bad Guys.

July 2011

Episode 113: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide a dramatic and somewhat rickety overview of the July 2011 releases from Microsoft. MS11-053, MS11-054, and MS11-055 are highlighted.

June 2011

Episode 112: Hacktivists Unite! - (Recorded June 21) Dave and Jim discuss the Hacktivism ballyhoo from cDc to LulzSec / AntiSec.
Episode 111: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim unite to lend their powerful voices to the June 2011 releases from Microsoft and Adobe. MS11-050, MS11-048, MS11-043, and APSB11-16 are highlighted.
Episode 110: Dave and Jim reminisce about LulzSec, CERTs, Business continuity planning and everything in between.

May 2011
Episode 109: Dave and Jim blow the dust of OBL death scams, the emergence of FakeAV for OS X, the Iranian "Stars" mystery, and more.
Episode 108: Microsoft Special Edition - In this very special episode, Jim provides a heartfelt and suspenseful update on the May 2011 Advisories from Microsoft. MS11-035 and MS11-036 are highlighted (along with MS10-087).

April 2011
Episode 107: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide a pleasant and resounding overview of the April 2011 advisories from Microsoft. MS11-018, MS11-021, MS11-032, and MS11-027 are highlighted.

March 2011
Episode 106: Microsoft Special Edition - Jim provides a quick and dirty update on the March 2011 Advisories from Microsoft. MS11-015 is highlighted as well as Apple's HT4562 and HT4563.
Episode 105: Dave and Jim yank Kevin Watkins in to discuss the current flood of Android malware, Droid Market caveats, Cages to Rage Against, and much more.

February 2011
Episode 104: Dmitri Alperovitch is our featured guest, providing insight and overview on the Night Dragon attacks.
Episode 103: Microsoft / Adobe Special Edition - Jim provides a holistic and metric-driven overview of the February 2011 Advisories from Microsoft and Adobe. MS11-003, MS11-004, MS11-006, MS11-011 and APSB11-02 & APSB11-03 are highlighted.

January 2011
Episode 102: Returning guest, Kevin Watkins, joins the discussion as we unpeel the mobile security banana. Android/Geinimi and other general iOS and Android topics are discussed.
Episode 101: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide an enduring and heartfelt overview of the January 2011 Advisories from Microsoft. MS11-001, MS11-002, and advisories 2490606 & 2488013 are highlighted.

2010 Podcasts


December 2010
Episode 100: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim provide an audacious and unparalleled overview of the December 2010 Advisories from Microsoft. MS10-090, MS10-091, MS10-092, MS10-089, and MS10-105 are highlighted.

November 2010
Episode 99: Microsoft / Adobe Special Edition - Jim provides a rustic and well-seasoned overview of the November 2010 Advisories from Microsoft and Adobe. CVE-2010-3962, MS10-088, MS10-087, and APSB10-26 are highlighted.
Episode 98: Dave and Jim discuss Koobface for the Mac!, iOS threats, and the never-ending list of social networking caveats.

October 2010
Episode 97: Microsoft Special Edition - Jim provides a short and sweet overview of the October 2010 Advisories from Microsoft. MS10-071, MS10-072, MS10-073, MS10-079, MS10-080 and MS10-074 are highlighted.

September 2010
Episode 96: Dave and Jim welcome guest Thomas Mackenzie of Upsploit   Disaster Protocol. This week we discuss responsible and collaborative disclosure practices and dig into how Upsploit is improving the process for both researchers and vendors.
Episode 95: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the September 2010 Advisories from Microsoft. MS10-061, MS10-062, MS10-063, and MS10-064 are highlighted.
Episode 94: Dave and Jim discuss the new McAfee Labs facility in Santiago, Chile and kick it 'old-skool' with the mass-mailing styles of the VBMania Worm !

August 2010
Episode 93: Dave and Jim discuss MS Advisory 2269637 (DLL Hijacking / Insecure Library Loading Could Allow Remote Code Execution), as well as the web's "Most Dangerous Celebrities", MTIS Advisories, and much much more!
Episode 92: Microsoft Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the August 2010 Advisories from Microsoft. MS10-049, MS10-051, MS10-052, MS10-053, and MS10-055 are highlighted.
Episode 91: Dave and Jim tackle the hard issues, including MS10-046 (Microsoft's Out-of-Band release), Adobe's partnership with Microsoft via the MAPP program, and jailbreaking iPhones via PDF exploits!

July 2010
Episode 90: Microsoft and Oracle Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the end of Windows XP SP2 Support along with the security implications of the July 2010 Advisories from Microsoft and Oracle. MS10-042, MS10-043 and Oracle CPUJUL2010 are highlighted.

June 2010
Episode 89: Does skepticism belong in Information Security? Dave and Jim wax rhapsodic on the topics of full disclosure, MEGA-huge patch releases, URL shortening and more.....
Episode 88: Microsoft, Apple and Adobe Special Edition - Jim discuss the security implications of the June 2010 Advisories from Microsoft, Apple and Adobe. MS10-033, MS10-034, MS10-035, Apple HT4196 and APSA10-01 are highlighted.

May 2010
Episode 87: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the May 2010 Advisories from Microsoft and Adobe. MS10-030, MS10-031 and APSB10-12 are highlighted.
Episode 86: Dave and Jim tackle the -social networking- universe, focusing on Facebook, social engineering tactics, spam, and much more !!

April 2010
Episode 85: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the April 2010 Advisories from Microsoft and Adobe. MS10-020, MS10-025, MS10-026, MS10-027, and APSB10-09 are highlighted.

March 2010
Episode 84: Microsoft Out-of-Band Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the March 2010 Out-of-Band Advisory from Microsoft. MS10-018 is highlighted.
Episode 83: Dave and Jim discuss the criticality McAfee 'Support' process during outbreaks, and stress the important DOs and DON'Ts of these scenarios.
Episode 82: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the March 2010 Advisories from Microsoft. MS10-017 is highlighted.

February 2010
Episode 81: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the February 2010 Advisories from Microsoft. MS10-006, MS10-008, MS10-009, MS10-013 and MS10-015 are highlighted.

January 2010
Episode 80: "Operation Aurora" Episode - Dave and Jim welcome McAfee's Joe Telafici and Dmitri Alperovitch to discuss technical aspects of the recent attack.
Episode 79: Microsoft and Adobe Special Edition - Jim discusses the security implications of the January 2010 Advisories from Microsoft and Adobe. MS10-001 and APSB10-02 are highlighted.

2009 Podcasts


December 2009
Episode 78: Last Podcast of 2009 !!!! Dave and Jim discuss the recent "Mapping the Mal Web" report as well as the current list of The Web's Most Dangerous Search Terms.
Episode 77: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim discusses the security implications of the December bulletins. MS09-072, MS09-074 and MS09-073 are highlighted.

November 2009
Episode 76: "The Twelve Scams of Christmas" - Dave and Jim discuss this season's popular social engineering and malware-related scams. See the article here!
Episode 75: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the November bulletins. MS09-063, MS09-064, MS09-065, and MS09-067 are highlighted.
Episode 74: Dave and Jim welcome Edward Metcalf for a discussion on the current state of Mac malware and McAfee news Endpoint Solution for Mac OS X.

October 2009
Episode 73: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the October bulletins. MS09-050, MS09-053, MS09-055, and MS09-062 are highlighted.

September 2009
Episode 72: Dave and Jim discuss IRS-related information stealing scams and malware, including Zeus (aka Spy-Agent.bw.gen.e)
Episode 71: Dave and Jim discuss recent trends in Hacktivism, and targeted DDoS attacks.
Episode 70: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the September bulletins. MS09-048, MS09-049, and MS09-047 are highlighted.

August 2009
Episode 69: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the August bulletins. MS09-037, MS09-043, and MS09-042 are highlighted.

July 2009
Episode 68: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the July bulletins. MS09-028, MS09-032, and MS09-029 are highlighted.
Episode 67: Part 2 of 2 - AudioParasitics present an interview with the one and only Stuart McClure. In this series, we focus on Risk and Compliance needs, technologies, and trends.
Episode 66: Part 1 of 2 - AudioParasitics present an interview with the one and only Stuart McClure. In this series, we focus on Risk and Compliance needs, technologies, and trends.

June 2009
Episode 65: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim discuss the security implications of the June bulletin. MS09-019, MS09-020, MS09-021 and MS09-027 are highlighted.

May 2009
Episode 64: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim discusses the security implications of the May bulletin. MS09-017 is highlighted.
Episode 63: Dave and Jim discuss the "Torpig" botnet study from UCSB, McAfee's recent report on the carbon footprint of Spam, and much more..

April 2009
Episode 62: A W32/Conficker follow-up: Dave and Jim discuss the recent P2P, Waledac.gen.b and FakeAlert-SpywareProtect activity associated with W32/Conficker.
Episode 61: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim and Dave discuss the security implications of the April bulletins. MS09-009, MS09-010, MS09-011 and MS09-015 are highlighted.

March 2009
Episode 60: Special W32/Conficker Countermeasure episode - Jim gives a quick and dirty rundown of available McAfee countermeasures for the W32/Conficker worm family.
Episode 59: Part 2 of 2 - Interview with Lenny Zeltser of SANS. Everything is discusses here. Lenny, Dave, and Jim discuss malware history, current social engineering trends and much, much more.
Episode 58: Part 1 of 2 - Interview with Lenny Zeltser of SANS. Everything is discusses here. Lenny, Dave, and Jim discuss malware history, current social engineering trends and much, much more.
Episode 57: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim and Dave discuss the security implications of the February bulletins. MS09-006, MS09-008, and the lack of an Excel patch are highlighted.

February 2009
Episode 56: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim and Dave discuss the security implications of the February bulletins. MS09-004 and MS09-002 are highlighted.
Episode 55: Part 2 of 2 - Jim and Dave discuss the 2009 Threat Predictions, Trojans on Mac OS X, and the DATs hitting 500,000 !
Episode 54: Part 1 of 2 - Jim and Dave discuss the 2009 Threat Predictions, Trojans on Mac OS X, and the DATs hitting 500,000 !

January 2009
Episode 53: It's time to patch....Dave and Jim discuss W32/Conficker.worm and MS08-067.
Episode 52: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim and Dave discuss the security implications of the January bulletins. MS09-001 is highlighted.

2008 Podcasts


December 2008
Episode 51: MS08-078!!!! - Craig Schmugar joins Dave and Jim to discuss Microsoft's critical, out-of-band, patch for Internet Explorer.
Episode 50: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim discusses the security implications of the December bulletins. MS08-070, MS08-072, and MS08-073 are highlighted.
Episode 49: Part 2 of 2 - Dave and Jim discuss a variety of current events. Topics include malware & economics, BCP/DRP, parasitics, MS08-067, and more!
Episode 48: Part 1 of 2 - Dave and Jim discuss a variety of current events. Topics include malware & economics, BCP/DRP, parasitics, MS08-067, and more!

November 2008
Episode 47: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim and Dave discuss the security implications of the November bulletins. MS08-068 and MS08-069 are highlighted.

October 2008
Episode 46: MS08-067! - Dave Marcus and Craig Schmugar discuss this critical, out-of-cycle, Microsoft patch. Topics include exploits, mitigation, RPC exploit history and more.
Episode 45: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim and Dave discuss the security implications of the September bulletins. MS08-057 and MS08-058 are highlighted.

September 2008
Episode 44: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Jim and Dave discuss the security implications of the September bulletins. MS08-052, MS08-054, and MS08-055 are highlighted.
Episode 43: Part 3 of 3 - AudioParasitics exclusive interview with Didier Stevens: Topics include old school hacking on the Apple II, BBSs, PDF vulnerabilities, DRM, mobile threats and much more!
Episode 42: Part 2 of 3 - AudioParasitics exclusive interview with Didier Stevens: Topics include old school hacking on the Apple II, BBSs, PDF vulnerabilities, DRM, mobile threats and much more!

August 2008
Episode 41: Part 1 of 3 - AudioParasitics exclusive interview with Didier Stevens: Topics include old school hacking on the Apple II, BBSs, PDF vulnerabilities, DRM, mobile threats and much more!
Episode 40: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Karthik Raman joins Jim and Dave to discuss the security implications of each bulletin. MS08-041, MS08-042, MS08-044 and MS08-045 are highlighted.

July 2008
Episode 39: Dave and Jim discuss the "Limbo 2" trojan and attempt to separate fact from hype. Is this really 'old news'? Listen and find out!
Episode 38: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS08-037 - MS08-040 are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Dave to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.

June 2008
Episode 37: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS08-030 - MS08-036 are discussed. Karthik Raman joins Jim and Dave to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.

May 2008
Episode 36: Dave Marcus chats with Craig Schmugar on the recent proliferation of fake media files (Downloader-UA.h) on P2P networks, as well as more on the "Race to Zero" contest.
Episode 35: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS08-026 - MS08-029 are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Jim and Dave to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.
Episode 34: Part 2 of 2 - Dave and Jim Discuss Defcon's upcoming 'Race to Zero' contest (Defcon 16), The McAfee S.P.A.M Experiment, and the 2008 RSA conference.

April 2008
Episode 33: Part 1 of 2 - Dave and Jim Discuss Defcon's upcoming 'Race to Zero' contest (Defcon 16), The McAfee S.P.A.M Experiment, and the 2008 RSA conference.
Episode 32: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS08-018 - MS08-025 are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Jim and Dave to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.

March 2008
Episode 31: Dave and Jim discuss the highlights of McAfee's recent 'Sage 3' report. In Sage 3, McAfee Labs examines global malware trends. The report is based on data compiled by McAfee's international experts and examines the globalization of threats and the unique threats in different countries and regions.
Episode 30: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS08-014 - MS08-017 are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Jim and Dave to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.

February 2008
Episode 29: Part 2 of 2 - Dave and Jim are joined by George Heron (Chief Scientist at McAfee). In this series, we discuss intellectual property (patents), the current state of Mac security, and our old favorite - virtualization!
Episode 28: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS08-008, MS08-009, MS08-110 and others are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Jim to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.
Episode 27: Part 1 of 2 - Dave and Jim are joined by George Heron (Chief Scientist at McAfee). In this series, we discuss intellectual property (patents), the current state of Mac security, and our old favorite - virtualization!

January 2008
Episode 26: Dave and Jim discuss the phenomenon of *Verbal Data Loss*. How do we compromise our data verbally? What are the risks? How should this issue be approached?
Episode 25: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS08-001 and MS08-002 are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Dave and Jim to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.

2007 Podcasts


December 2007
Episode 24: It's an AudioParasitics free-for-all. Dave and Jim focus on McAfee's recent Virtual Criminology report, but leap into several other topical tangents as well.
Episode 23: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS07-069, MS07-064, and MS07-068 are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Dave and Jim to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.

November 2007
Episode 22: Special Episode - AudioParasitics Presents : McAfee Labs' Top 10 Security Threats for 2008
Episode 21: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - MS07-061 and MS07-062 are discussed. Craig Schmugar joins Jim to discuss the security implications of each bulletin.
Episode 20: Part 2 of 2 - Is 'security through virtualization' a myth? We tackle the subject with special guests Rafal Wojtczuk and Rahul Kashyap.

October 2007
Episode 19: Part 1 of 2 - Is 'security through virtualization' a myth? We tackle the subject with special guests Rafal Wojtczuk and Rahul Kashyap.
Episode 18: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim are joined by Craig Schmugar to discuss the most interesting and critical releases for October 2007. MS07-055, MS07-060 and MS07-056 are highlighted in this episode.
Episode 17: This week, we discuss the offensive side of the security industry for a change. Nothing is off-limits as we turn the tables on ourselves with special guest Dave Aitel of Immunity.

September 2007
Episode 16: The W32/Virut family of parasitic infectors is discussed, along with the general resurgence in parasitic malware.
Episode 15: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Special Edition - Dave and Jim are joined by Craig Schmugar to discuss the most interesting and critical releases for September 2007. MS07-051 and MS07-054 are highlighted in this episode.
Episode 14: Hide me Sony one more time! - Jim and Dave discuss the latest developments with Sony, HideVault, and the potential repercussions (malware, rootkits, exploits OH MY!).

August 2007
Episode 13: In episode 13, Dave and Jim discuss the ins and outs of the Immunity Debugger. Who is really using this tool? Is this tool being used for good or "evil"? What are the risks? All this and much more....
Episode 12: In episode 12 (Part 2 of 2) , we are joined by Ahmed Sallam, the driving force behind McAfee's new Rootkit Detective tool. We discuss the long history of rootkit-like techniques, the current crop of stealth malware and rootkits, and we dive into the particulars of the new, stand-alone, Rootkit Detective utility.

July 2007
Episode 11: In episode 11 (Part 1 of 2) , we are joined by Ahmed Sallam, the driving force behind McAfee's new Rootkit Detective tool. We discuss the long history of rootkit-like techniques, the current crop of stealth malware and rootkits, and we dive into the particulars of the new, stand-alone, Rootkit Detective utility.

June 2007
Episode 10: McAfee Labs recently revisited their predictions for the top 10 security threats in 2007. In episode 10, Dave and Jim discuss the realities of these predictions. We pay special attention to bots, mobile threats (including our thoughts on the iPhone), spam, and parasitic malware.
Episode 9: Episode 9 is the 2nd part of our two-part discussion on malware-authoring courses being offered in higher education. We are joined, in this discussion by Karthik Raman and Craig Schmugar (both of McAfee). Do we endorse or condone these courses? What are the ethical and legal issues involved? What are the real goals behind teaching these courses? These are some of the questions we attempt to address in this two-part series....
Episode 8: In episode 8 of AudioParasitics, we tackle the issue of teaching malware authoring in higher education. This episode presents the first part of the two-part discussion on this topic. We are joined, in this discussion, by Karthik Raman and Craig Schmugar (both of McAfee). Do we endorse or condone these courses? What are the ethical and legal issues involved? What are the real goals behind teaching these courses? These are some of the questions we attempt to address in this two-part series....

May 2007
Episode 7: We delve once again into the debate around vulnerability disclosure and bounty programs. Jim and Dave wrestle with the ethics of bounty programs and whether or not they help protect customers. Join us as we battle with the explosive and complex relationships between bounties, vulnerabilities, exploits and malware.
Episode 6: Dave and Jim discuss rootkits and rootkit components. Detection, remediation, and perception issues, amongst other topics, are all touched on.

April 2007
Episode 5: This is Part 2 of our 2-part discussion with Stuart McClure. Where does the responsibility of security lie? Is the security industry, as a whole, helping anything? Are we winning the race against the "bad guys"? What benefits are there to writing secure code? All this and much more......
Episode 4: We begin our discussion with industry legend, Stuart McClure. This is the first part of our 2-part discussion with Stuart. Is the security industry, as a whole, helping anything? Are we winning the race against the "bad guys"? What benefits are there to writing secure code? All this and much more......

March 2007
Episode 3: We discuss 'bots' and bot evolution with McAfee Labs's own Allysa Myers. Why does AV fail? How do we protect ourselves?......
Episode 2: We conclude our discussion on Information Disclosure with McAfee's own Joe Telafici and Kevin Beets. We also discuss the intricacies of the term "anti-virus" with Craig Schmugar

February 2007
Episode 1: We discuss the recent Nordea Bank phishing incident, as well as Part 1 of our 2-part discussion on Information Disclosure

 

 

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