In this 67th episode of The Security Ledger Podcast, we talk with Bob Rudis of the firm Rapid7 about KRACK, a security hole that affects most wi-fi hotspots. Also: Or Katz of Akamai talks about that company’s work analyzing fast-flux botnets, which have become like AirBnB for cyber criminals looking for a place to host malicious networks. Finally: Tim Jarrett of Veracode tells us how a single security hole in an open source library found its way into millions of applications.
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:43 — 86.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSSecurity Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts talks about the recently discovered KRACK security hole in Wi-Fi Protect Access with Bob Rudis of Rapid7. Bob has some simple ideas to protect yourself from KRACK attacks. Also: Or Katz of Akamai discusses that firm’s research into fast flux botnets, which morph and evolve to evade detection. Finally, Tim Jarrett of CA-Veracode talks about research in Apache Commons Collections, a common and vulnerable open source library that is used in millions of applications.
Research from the firm Akamai finds cyber criminals are marrying vulnerable home routers to sophisticated “fast flux” command and control tools to create long-lived, cyber criminal infrastructure.
In-brief: Akamai lead researcher Or Katz shares longitudinal data showing that blackhat SEO campaigns designed to improve the ranking of web sites that collect cheating and marital infidelity stories have worked.
In-brief: Open redirects and forwards may be at the bottom of OWASP’s Top 10 list of web application security vulnerabilities, but they are still a potent and widespread problem, says Akamai’s Or Katz, who offers some suggestions for fixing it.