AMD, MailChimp, & Equifax – Application Security Weekly #9

In the news, researchers say AMD processors have serious vulnerabilities and backdoors, hijacked MailChimp accounts used to distribute malware banking, Voodoo Kali, for Equifax executive charged with insider trading after data breach, & more on this episode of Application Security Weekly!

News

Bugs, Breaches, and More!

1.) Researchers Say AMD Processors Have Serious Vulnerabilities and Backdoors

2.) AMD short interest, new historical high

3.) Silas Cutler: Folks are missing the point of #AMDflaws hard. It’s not about getting root, but keeping root forever. Read the report

4.) Know who hacked the Binance cryptocurrency exchange? Earn $250,000

5.) Hijacked MailChimp Accounts Used to Distribute Banking Malware

6.) Samba 4.7.6, 4.6.14 and 4.5.16 Security Releases Available for Download

If you build it, they will come

1.) ACME v2 and Wildcard Certificate Support is Live

2.) Voodoo Kali

3.) Generating XSS Payloads from Polyglot Files using Deep Learning

4.) You Can Soon Own a HAL 9000 Replica That Uses Amazon Alexa to Control Your Home, Dave

Food for Thought

1.) Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading after data breach

2.) Awesome Developer Streams

3.) 1% of Reddit communities initiating 74% of all conflicts

Full Show Notes