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Events|T2'12: Huawei Routers, Pin Pad Terminals Under Security Scrutiny

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted October 25, 14:17  GMT
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HELSINKI, Finland -- The annual T2'12 security conference kicked off here today with several high-quality presentations discussing security weaknesses in Huawei's Versatile Routing Platform (VRT) and the expanding attack surface in pin pad payment terminals.

Events|EuSecWest 2012: That thing in your pocket

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted September 20, 12:45  GMT
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AMSTERDAM -- As part of my job monitoring security threats and trends for Kaspersky Lab's global research team, I'm exposed to a healthy dose of paranoia from white hat researchers who find it trivial to hack into modern operating systems and platforms.

After a few days of hanging out in the hallways with exploit writers, I find myself clutching my laptop to my chest a little tighter and constantly peeking at my mobile phone to make sure nothing out of the ordinary is happening.

None of this paranoia is misplaced. Just pay attention to the lessons from the Pwn2Own challenges organized by the CanSecWest/EuSecWest folks (shout-out to Dragos Ruiu for putting together top-notch events) and you get a real-world understanding of why it's near impossible to keep away a motivated adversary.

This week, I had the opportunity to interview the hacking teams that used zero-day vulnerabilities and clever exploitation techniques to compromise fully patched iPhone 4S and Android 4.0.4 (Samsung S3) and the big message from these hackers was simple: Do not use your mobile device for *anything* of value, especially for work e-mail or the transfer of sensitive business documents.

For many, this is not practical advice. After all, your mobile device is seen as an extension of the computer and there is a legitimate need to access work e-mail on iPhone/iPad, Android and BlackBerry smart phones. However, whether you are a businessman, a celebrity or the average consumer, it's important to start wrapping your mind around the idea of separating work from play on mobile devices.

Webcasts|Lab Matters - The death of browser trust

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted February 02, 12:15  GMT
Tags: Certificate authorities
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In this webcast, Kaspersky Lab senior security researcher Roel Schouwenberg talks about the Diginotar certificate authority breach and the implications for trust on the Internet. Schouwenberg also provides a key suggestion for all major Web browser vendors.

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Webcasts|Lab Matters - The threat from P2P botnets

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted January 19, 13:35  GMT
Tags: Botnets, DDoS, Malware Technologies
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Kaspersky Lab malware researcher Tillmann Werner joins Ryan Naraine to talk about the threat from peer-to-peer botnets. The discussions range from botnet-takedown activities and the ongoing cat-and-mouse games to cope with the botnet menace.

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Webcasts|Lab Matters - Cloudy with a chance of stolen data

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted January 12, 12:08  GMT
Tags: Data leaks, Cloud Computing
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Director of Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team Costin Raiu appears on Lab Matters to discuss the security ramifications of the growing dependence on cloud computing. The discussions center on the convenience of using consumer cloud services and some of the risks involved with outsourcing security to third-parties.

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Fabio Assolini talks about the explosion of banker Trojans in Brazil and explains why it is so difficult to fight back against cyber-crime in the Latin American region.

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Webcasts|Lab Matters - Java exploits percolate

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted December 08, 09:04  GMT
Tags: Sun Java, Zero-day vulnerabilities
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In this webcast, Kurt Baumgartner talks about the rise of exploits against vulnerabilities in Oracle’s Java software. The discussion centers around the exploitation of Java vulnerabilities in exploit kits and the poor state of patching on the Windows platform.

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Kaspersky Lab security researcher Tim Armstrong looks at the security posture of the Android platform and discusses current and future threats to Android-powered devices.

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Webcasts|Lab Matters - Cyber crime and cyber war in Latin America

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted November 24, 10:11  GMT
Tags: Botnets, Crimeware
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Kaspersky Lab malware analyst Dmitry Besthuzhev looks at cybercrime in Latin America and makes a prediction regarding state-sponsored cyber-attacks in the region.

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Webcasts|Lab Matters - DLP - Can it help limit the damage?

Ryan Naraine
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted November 16, 12:24  GMT
Tags: Data leaks
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A look at the top five database breaches and the technologies that may have helped limit the damage.

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