Blockchains and their uses. Pirrit adware attribution. Avast buys AVG for $1.3B.
In today's podcast we hear about Cymmetria's discovery of a major threat actor in South Asia, Patchwork, which assembles attack code by cutting and pasting from the Internet. HummingBad adware infests Android, and Pirrit (affecting Macs) is attributed to a marketer. D-Link routers may be vulnerable to remote-code execution. Google patches more than 100 Android issues. Symantec works on AV product problems. Avast buys AVG. Blockchain's potential. Cyber workforce development. FBI offers explanations to the House. Cyber crooks go after freelancers. Jonathan Katz explains the many uses for blockchain crypto technology, and Chris Key from Verodin has some advice for those entering the cybersecurity workforce.