BF-SIRT Newsletter 2013-49

This week, we started with our Christmas Calendar, and you can find the posts at http://bfblogg.wpengine.com as well as down below in the link list. There has been quite a few news posts about NSA the past week stemming from the latest leaks from Snowden, som which is about how NSA is tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show and how Microsoft reportedly wants to combat NSA with stronger encryption.
For those of you who remember Stuxnet, there is also an interesting Article about how Stuxnet 2 is in the works, claims Iranian news agency.
There is also two interesting papers about how Researchers prove malware can communicate via computer speakers and microphones and how an Exploit example bypasses “All of the things” (Windows 8 x64, latest version of Shockwave, latest version of Shockwave and EMET 4.0).

Top 5 Security links
NSA is tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show
Botnet snatches 2 million logins for Facebook, ADP, and other sites
Exploit example bypasses “All of the things” (Windows 8 x64, latest version of Shockwave, latest version of Shockwave and EMET 4.0)
Stuxnet 2 in the works, claims Iranian news agency
Researchers prove malware can communicate via computer speakers and microphones

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Microsoft reportedly wants to combat NSA with stronger encryption
90,000 patients’ info exposed in hospital malware attack
How Many Zero-Days Hit You Today?
Threat intelligence starts with the human element
Shadow IT is Undermining Your Security

BF-SIRT Posts
December 6 – Backup your data regularly
December 5 – Set up Tripwire for file modification information
December 4 – Use an anti DDoS system
December 3 – Use hard to guess passwords
December 2 – Regularly download security updates and “patches”
December 1 – Protect your servers with firewalls