Nimda, Lion hole, scam bust, dot CZ dot CC and RIP Steve - 60 Sec Security

Filed Under: Apple, Botnet, Featured, Law & order, Malware, Microsoft, OS X, Video

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Last three episodes:

28 Aug 2011 13 Sep 2011 08 Oct 2011

In this episode:

* The Nimda virus is ten years old, but we still haven't learned the lessons it tried to teach us way back then.

* Password holes were found in OS X Lion, notably that you can read other people's password hashes and try to crack them offline.

* Microsoft dumped an Indian Gold Partner called "Comantra" for being fake support call scammers.

* Cybercrook-friendly domain .cz.cc was taken down following a court action in the USA by Microsoft.

* Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died. He was 56 years old.


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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog