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WCCO AM 830 with Cory Hepola, Monday, March 9, 2020; Batman and Robin and Backdoor Malware

Cory Hepola and I are now Batman and Robin for cybersecurity on WCCO Radio. And since I’m now the official senior cybersecurity expert correspondent, that makes me Batman to Cory’s Robin.

The banter is great, but it’s not all fun and games. This ZDNet article about a creative new attack using compromised websites to send fake certificate warnings back to victims, with a “click here” button to make everything all better, is one of the most creative attacks I’ve seen. It will fool people – but it won’t fool you after you play back my interview below.

Care and share to be prepared. And for people unfamiliar with digital certificates, here is a great presentation about how trust on the internet works.

Thanks to my friend and fellow author, Ted Atchley, for calling the article above to my attention.