Hacker

Steve gets a bank fraud alert on his credit card and he passes along some tips to protect yourself during the holiday shopping season. Gerry talks about some attackers who went shopping through a California voter database and wins big. They both share their experience with this year’s SANS Holiday Hack Challenge. If you have questions of suggestions, email us at infosecicu@musc.edu.

Please excuse the little bit of static we got during recording. The problem has been corrected for future episodes (bad USB cable).

Show Notes

Resources:

Bank Fraud Examples:

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/dec/09/text-bank-student-loan-money

Avoiding Security researchers

https://gbhackers.com/most-important-tools/

California Voter Information Data Breach:

https://mackeepersecurity.com/post/cyber-criminals-steal-voter-database-of-the-state-of-california

https://www.scmagazine.com/millions-of-california-voter-records-exposed-in-unprotected-mongodb/article/719028/

https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/administration/security-checklist/

SANS Holiday Hack Challenge:

https://www.holidayhackchallenge.com/2017/

Cybrary:

https://www.cybrary.it/

Python may be coming to Excel

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-considers-adding-python-as-an-official-scripting-language-to-excel/

You can also follow Gerry and Steve on Twitter.

Disclaimer: Please note the views and opinions of the hosts are their own and not necessarily those of the Medical University of South Carolina.