In this episode we discuss the VMware source code leak, backdoors in control systems and Conficker refusing to go away. I guess the theme for this episode is how the things you don’t expect can haunt you. None of the above new stories really fall cleanly into traditional categories of security defense. Rather, they all force us to start thinking about what happens when Malware specifically targets AV? What happens when a vendor has a backdoor in a product? See, these are questions we need to start asking about every component in our environments. If we don’t, we are not really practicing security, we are simply buying products.

Links for this episode:

  • Vmware source code leak
  • Conficker refuses to die
  • RuggedCom backdoor
  • Offensive Countermeasures at BlackHat
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