Rich Mogull discusses some of the security issues that came to light at the recent Black Hat and DEFCON conferences in Las Vegas. Rich walks us through why even Mac users need to be concerned with security in the browser, in Google Widgets and Google Gears, and even when using your favorite social network. Rich explains that even he got hacked by a social engineering trick at the conference, covers how malicious code can be hidden almost anywhere, even in an image file and more. Most important, Rich helps us understand the DNS vulnerabilities that were the talk of the conferences, and reveals a simple precaution that any Mac user can take to protect themselves.
Securosis – Rich’s blog
No Script Plug-in for Firefox
NetNewsWire by NewsGator
OpenDNS to hard code your DNS server
Network Security Podcast – Rich’s podcast