The ZeroAccess botnet is currently one of the largest one in existence, but its creators have recently received quite a blow when Symantec researchers managed to sinkhole nearly half a million of its bots.
In this podcast Candid Wüest from Symantec shares details about their research into the malware, the sinkholing operation they executed, and the lessons they learned from it.
The subject of software and hardware vulnerability disclosure has been debate time and time again, and most agree that, if possible, vulnerabilities should first be disclosed to the manufacturer / developer, then ultimately to the public if they are too slow to react or decide not to patch it for whatever reason.
Microsoft's SmartScreen application control feature, introduced with Internet Explorer 8 and lately ported to Windows 8 is a good addition to the new OS. It might occasionally block a legitimate app from running, but it will also block many malicious ones, as well. That being said, SmartScreen has its limitations.
Mike Coney is the President and CEO of Unitrends, a provider of data backup and disaster recovery solutions.
In this podcast, recorded at RSA Conference 2013, Coney talks about their product line as well as the company expansion in Europe.
Jeff Jones is a Director at Microsoft Trustworthy Computing. He works with enterprise CSOs and Microsoft's internal security teams to drive security improvements into Microsoft process and products. Among other activities, Jeff contributes research and analysis to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.
In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2013, Jones takes a broad view of the industry and talks about making a case for security optimism.
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