The CyberWire Daily Podcast 8.9.17
Ep 409 | 8.9.17

Patches, passwords, wipers, and pseudoransomware. New fronts in hybrid war? KONNI, OnionDog, and Israbye.

Show Notes

In today's podcast, we hear that Patch Tuesday saw Windows and Adobe fixes. Venezuela's civil conflict gets a hacktivist dimension. Anti-Israeli wiper malware is circulating in the wild, unpolished by nasty. Kaspersky Lab expects to see more pseudoransomware, especially when disruption and not profit is the goal. The KONNI RAT, of unknown origin sniffs at sites associated with North Korea. The HBO hack remains under investigation. Putin turns his attentions to Georgia. Johannes Ulrich from the SANS Technology Institute and the ISC Stormcast podcast on weak two-factor authentications systems. Tim Erlin from Tripwire on their Infosecurity Europe 2017 survey. And familiar password advice gets jettisoned.