Android security fail, Cryptocat tartan, Nintendo crack – 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Are cryptographic holes the new buffer overflow vulnerabilities?

Watch this week’s 60 Second Security and let us know what you think!

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Previous three episodes:

06 July 2013
29 June 2013
22 June 2013

In this episode:

  • Google’s Android operating system has a security hole. A big one. You can tamper with other peoples’ digitally-signed packages and Android won’t notice.
  • We looked at one of the bugs in Cryptocat, an online app that’s supposed to do secure IM via the web. Like Google’s programmers, the Cryptocat coders missed the crypto boat a bit.
  • Crackers tried out 15 million passwords on Nintendo’s site, and won out with 24,000 of them. Word on the street is the cracked passwords came from earlier breaches of people who re-use passwords between sites.

(If you enjoyed this video, you’ll find plenty more on the SophosLabs YouTube channel.)