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ZeuS is one of the most infamous botnets in information security history, but recently, a researcher by the name of Xylitol uploaded a video revealing how to successfully exploit a bug in ZeuS in less than sixty seconds. According to Xylitol: “ZeuS is one of the most popular botnets, it’s naturally a good hacking target.”

Who’s going to take advantage of the security vulnerabilities in cybercrimeware?

Listen to episode 142 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Craig Young, Ken Westin and Tim Erlin discuss the legal implications of botnet take downs, the difference between super stealthy and super public security disclosures, and how cybercriminals have been hurt by Heartbleed.

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picCheck out Tripwire SecureScan™, a free, cloud-based vulnerability management service  for up to 100 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on internal networks. This new tool makes vulnerability management easily accessible to small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources for enterprise-grade security technology – and it detects the Heartbleed vulnerability.

 

picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

 

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