Hack Naked News 107 January 17 2017

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Hack Naked News #107

Recorded January 17, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio


  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Israel Barak Cyberreason[1]


    This week, Israel Barak comes in from Cybereason to talk with Paul about the news pertaining to endpoint protection.

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    Endpoint Protection with Israel Barak, Cybereason

    Security News

    1. New Security Software Traps Ransomware in a Honey Pot - This was developed and released by Cybereason, and sounds really interesting: First it can detect the ransomware malware when it arrives on a computer if it has a signature it recognizes. But because of ransomware families rapidly evolve, it also watches the activity of the ransomware looking for attempts to encrypt files. Finally it deceives the ransomware into thinking its working, when in reality all that it’s doing is operating in a secure honey pot of a container.
    2. Cybereason's predictions for the top infosec threats of 2017 - I agree on both points, Ransomware and IoT insecurity will be hot topics this year, and possibly relate to each other. While I believe we will get better at protecting Windows computers from Ransomware, it's everything else I am worried about.
    3. UK's largest hospital trust battles Friday 13th malware outbreak - Malware could have significant impacts on patient care at hospitals, concerning that I believe they are reluctant to install protections as that could also impact patient care.
    4. Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
    5. Hacking Group 'ShadowBrokers' Release NSA Exploits, Then Go Dark
    6. Endpoint Security in 2017