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Security Now! podcast 836: The Meris Botnet

We are going to talk about this botnet thanks to this article by Krebs On Security called KrebsOnSecurity Hit By Huge New IoT Botnet “Meris” but I did hear the end of this week’s Security Now which I intend to listen to and may have other thoughts put in to the notes for the podcast which I’m now working on.

The description of this program is taken from This GRC Security Now page which you can download the program from.


This week we’re going to note the apparent return of REvil–not nearly as dead and gone as many hoped. We’re going to look at a new and quite worrisome 0-day exploitation of an old Windows IE MHTML component. Even though IE is gone, it’s guts live on in Windows. We’re going to share the not surprising but still interesting results of security impact surveys taken of IT and home workers, after which we’ll examine a fully practical JavaScript based Spectre attack on Chrome. I have bit of closing the loop feedback to share and a surprisingly serious question about the true nature of reality for us to consider. Then we’ll finish out today’s podcast by looking at the evolution of Internet DoS attacks through the years which recently culminated in the largest ever seen, most problematic to block and contain RPS DDoS attack where RPS stands for Requests Per Second.


I urge people to download and listen to this show (57mb) as it may contain news that may be of importance for you. Most importantly, you should listen to the final segment, but I’m not going to hold your hand, so if this interests you, go for it. Enjoy!


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Security Now! podcast 836: The Meris Botnet was released on September 16, 2021 at 4:04 pm by tech in article commentary,security news and commentary.
Last modified: September 16, 2021.


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