Episode 2-Hax and Haelz

Welcome to the show

This week, we talk about the Abode Flash security issue, The Hunter’s Mark hack and why Bellwether from 4haelz, secretly loves Moonkins.

Show Notes After the jump…

Twisted News of the Week

Blizzard Blue Notes: source http://www.mmo-champion.com/

Naxxramas-80 in WotLK

Multiple alternatives to the Amani War Bear after its removal from the game

Flash Hack

From WoW Website:

A recent vulnerability has been discovered in popular web-content delivery program Adobe Flash, and it could potentially be used to target World of Warcraft players and accounts. The newest available version of Adobe Flash, version 9.0.124.0, does not contain this vulnerability, and we recommend that everyone upgrade their Flash player as soon as possible by visiting the Adobe.com download page at the link below.
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/…
In addition, to avoid exploitation of this vulnerability, we have temporarily disabled the ability to post hyperlinks in our forums. Any links will need to be copied and pasted into a browser. We’ll continue to evaluate any potential security threats and take any steps necessary to ensure a safe and fun environment.
For more information on this issue, you can read the announcements from the Adobe security team concerning the threat at the links below.
http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2008/05/potential_flash_player_issue.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2008/05/potential_flash_player_issue_u_1.html

Safe Flash Player download link below:
http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH

Hot Topics from the Nether!

Hunter Marked!
Lassirra from The Hunter’s Mark, a popular hunter blog, had her account hacked this Thursday. In an eloquent and very potent post, she wrote a letter to the hacker. Go read, it is definitely worth it.

Blogger Suggest Possible Solutions

One of Lassirra’s guild mates and friend, Luke/Hushai posted a article regarding possible solutions Blizzard could implement to help users further secure your account. Check it out here.

Kestrel from Kestrel’s Aerie, also suggested using Secunia.com, which scans your system for insecure programs, identifies them, and provides links to the latest known secure version.
Other blogs with good suggestions for users to do to protect their accounts:
Big Red Kitty: Did you know you’re in a war
WoW Insider: WoW Rookie Security Basics

Twisted Blog of the Week and Guest-Bellwether!
This week we are graced by the lovely Bellwether from 4haelz.blogspot.com. Bell is a high-end raider who writes about the druid class, with a main focus on the restoration tree. This girl loves her leaves!

In addition, we want to apologize for some of the sound quality in this edition. We are still geting our recording environment setup and hope that the rest will be much better.

(Opening song “Monster Techno Blues” is preformed by Joe Sibol, provided by podssafeaudio.com)

15 comments to Episode 2-Hax and Haelz

  • [...] The second blogcast by Twisted Nether is up It’s a packed program that I’m still listening to as I post. Last week’s blogcast was good but this is miles better! I can’t wait for next week already. [...]

  • 1 bloody hour? This better be good :)

  • Breana

    @Gwaendar

    O_0…k, trying not to crack under the pressure. I…hhhoooppeee. you likkeee it!

    :D

    /hugs

  • PTD

    One other thing to keep your password secure. Don’t TYPE your password in. Keyloggers “catch” your password between it being typed in and then translated to the screen. What I do is keep my password in a file hidden amongst a good deal of jibberish, and copy and paste it in rather than type. Keyloggers cannot catch the password if you’re pasting it in.

  • finally managed to sort thing out on my end enough to download. I am so looking forward to listening tomorrow morning at work =)

  • Great second show! Added it to my iTunes list and didn’t have a problem.

  • @PTD: It’s far simpler to watch the clipboard than it is to log your keystrokes. Trust me; I’ve programmed code to do both. :D

    Copy+pasting your password from a file is LESS secure than typing it in. Aside from not running random programs you download off the internet, having some scanning software, keeping software up-to-date and having a hard-to-guess password, there’s really not a huge amount users can do, sadly. In the end, the problem is that WE have to be lucky every time, the hackers only have to be lucky ONCE.

    I won’t comment on the episode itself just yet, since I’m still waiting for it to finish download. Accursed shaped broadband!

  • Even better than last weeks. Thanks for the good work, I look forward to more =)

  • Justamom

    Hey Folks

    Another great podcast guys:)

    Bre did mention she would like some name options for her new pet so I couldn’t resist the opportunity to help get rid of pookie…I mean to give pookie a well earned rest.

    I like the idea of German terms since I kinda think of your drawf as a German drinking buddy:)

    Wachter – guardian
    Morder – killer
    Kumpel – buddy

    Or since Spanish is Bre’s second language I thought

    Sicario – Meaning Hitman (my fav)

    Or simply Twistednether if there is not tooo many letters.

    Again, awesome job..very cool stuff.

    Justamom

  • Very enjoyable. I’m still fairly certain if we dug enough that there is a good reason for ToL having a movement penalty. Though by digging I mean talking to developers and I’m not sure they’d talk much

  • /gasp! I have found another great podcast. Awesome show and hope to hear many more installments.

  • Demon

    Well i will say its worth 1hr :) Gr8 work guys. This one is so much better than short intro-type first episode. Eagerly awaiting next episode … :)

  • So glad you like it guys! We hope it keep it up!

  • Great episode!

    I don’t know whether it’s a good thing or not that I wasn’t interviewed that way… -muses-

    Still. It was enjoyable to listen to (including the chicken noise of Fim’s and Bell’s cute voice), and I hope Fim comes up with an easier way of piecing it all together!

    Totally lookin’ forward to Matt, by the way.

  • Breana

    Lin, sorry for that, we didn’t think about actually interviewing the author of the blog until after the first show was already up. However, I have emailed you, take a look :)