March Radio Free Security: Record Breaking DDoS

Radio Free Security (RFS) is a monthly audio podcast dedicated to spreading knowledge about network and information security, and to keeping busy IT administrators apprised of the latest security threats they face online. If you’re looking for the latest security news and best practice tips, this show is for you.

Oracle Releases Emergency Java Update for February

Java is a programming language (first implemented by Sun Microsystems) used most often to enhance web pages. Today, many operating systems (OS) implement a Java interpreter to recognize and process Java code from websites and other sources, although some operating systems are beginning to depreciate their Java support for security reasons. Oracle’s Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is one of the most popular Java interpreters currently used.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 49 – Expelled Hacker

Red October, Cisco WLAN Updates, and Expelled Hacker Welcome to another “on the road” edition of WatchGuard Security Week in Review, the video podcast dedicated to summarizing the biggest InfoSec stories each week. This week’s episodes covers a Cisco wireless controller security update, Kaspersky’s investigation into the Red October cyber-espionage campaign, and the controversy surrounding an expelled “white hat” hacker. For more details on those stories and others, watch the short video below.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 48 – 0day Updates

This week’s security video summary comes a tad late due to my travel schedule this week. It covers updates on the two latest zero day exploits, Oracle’s critical patch update, and stories about a mobile phone botnet and US power plant breach. Click play below to watch the short episode, or check out the References for more details.

Oracle Patches Java Zero Day with Out-of-Cycle Update

Java is a programming language (first implemented by Sun Microsystems) used most often to enhance web pages. Most operating systems today implement a Java interpreter to recognize and process Java code from websites and other sources. Oracle’s Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is one of the most popular Java interpreters currently used.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 46 – Piles of Patches

Ready for a weekly dose of InfoSec? This episode has a strong “patch” theme, with many vendors releasing some big security updates this week. Besides the patches, I also cover a few new 0day exploits, including a serious Java one getting leveraged quite a bit in the wild, and a couple crazy sounding security-related news items. If you want all the details, click play below, or check out the Reference section.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 46 – IE 0day

If you are new to our blog, the WSWiR vlog is a weekly video podcast designed to keep busy IT admins up-to-date with the latest security news and events every week. I cover big breaches, zero day flaws, software updates, and many other security stories, and also share some practical defense tips along the way. If you want a quick recap of the week’s InfoSec news, give our show a try.