Episode 44: You’ve Got Email…Security Vulnerabilities
Most cyber threats enter your network via email. So naturally, anytime new email security vulnerabilities emerge, it’s big news. Security researcher, engineer, & tech columnist Ax Sharma joins us to discuss a recently discovered method for bad actors to manipulate HTML emails. He tells us how with just some simple code, the “external sender” warning from many organizations can either disappear, or change. We talk about why email security vulnerabilities like this put an even greater onus on the user, and how to combat the issue. On top of that, Ax provides greater detail on the recent Facebook story, involving the data leak of more than 500 million users. Hear how it went down, and what could happen next.
In headlines, it’s a mix of ransomware and SolarWinds. First, we talk about a ransomware attack on the DC Metro Police Department. And then, we hear a new update that Russia may not be done with its SolarWinds breach victims. And finally, we discuss the state of ransomware today, its cost and why paying rarely solves everything.
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