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Ep 118 | 9.27.22

Intrusion Detection System (noun)

A system that monitors for malicious or unwanted activity, and either raises alerts when such activity is detected or blocks the traffic from passing to the target.

Ep 117 | 9.20.22

MFA prompt bombing (noun)

Hackers bypass, multifactor authentication schemes by sending a blizzard of spamming login attempts until the accounts owner accepts the MFA prompt out of desperation to make the spamming stop.

Ep 116 | 9.13.22

Apple Lockdown Mode (noun)

An optional security mode for macOS and iOS that reduces the attack surface of the operating system by disabling certain commonly attacked features.

Ep 115 | 9.6.22

Simulated Phishing (noun)

A security awareness training technique in which authorized, but fake phishing emails are sent to employees in order to measure and improve their resistance to real phishing attacks.

Ep 114 | 8.30.22

Sideloading (noun)

The process of installing applications on a device without the use of official software distribution channels.

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Rick Howard
Rick Howard is CSO, Chief Analyst, and Senior Fellow at the CyberWire. Past lives include CSO at Palo Alto Networks, TASC, iDefense GM, Counterpane SOC Director, and the Army's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Commander. Rick served 25 years in the Army, taught computer science at West Point, and edited two books. Rick is regularly joined by the CyberWire's Hash Table experts.
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