MacVoices #8111 – Rich Mogull on Mac Security, DNS Vulnerabilities, Why You Should Care, and More

Rich Mogull
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.

Links:

TidBITS

Securosis – Rich’s blog

Black Hat
DEFCON
1Password by Agile Web Solutions

Opera web browser

Firefox

No Script Plug-in for Firefox

NetNewsWire by NewsGator

Doxpara Research

OpenDNS to hard code your DNS server

Network Security Podcast – Rich’s podcast


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