First Amendment Rights and Twitter, Encryption Backdoors

In episode 123 for June 1st 2020: The controversy continues over fact checking and First Amendment rights on Twitter, and why government mandated encryption backdoors are bad for everyone’s security. ** Show ...

Apple’s Law Enforcement Backdoor Dispute, Signal PINs, EasyJet Data Breach

In episode 122 for May 25th 2020: Apple and the US Government dispute over law enforcement backdoors in Apple products, secure messaging app Signal starts to move away from using phone numbers ...
Zoom-Bombing Attack Targets U.S. Government Meeting

Zoom-Bombing Attack Targets U.S. Government Meeting

A Zoom bombing attack hit a U.S. government meeting that was held despite clear recommendations from the FBI not to use the software. Zoom has been struggling with this security issue for ...

The Password Reuse Problem, US Government IoT Recommendations, Smart Lock Security Disaster

In episode 99: Password reuse is still a very large problem, US government recommendations for securing Internet of Things devices, and yet another smart lock device security disaster. ** Show notes and ...

Equifax Settlement, Android Video File Exploit, Encryption Backdoors

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 29th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Details on the Equifax breach settlement, why your Android phone could be ...

US Cyber-Attack on Iran, Poor Government Cybersecurity, Malvertising Campaigns

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 1st 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: The US cyber-attack on Iran, the sad state of cybersecurity in the ...

US Customs and Border Protection Data Breach, Sign in with Apple, Leaked Facebook Emails

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for June 17th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: the US Customs and Border Protection data breach, the new sign in ...

Quest Diagnostics Data Breach, Google’s Network Outage, US Visa Applicants and Social Media Names

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for June 10th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: the Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp Data Breach, what happens to your smart ...
Two decades later, ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty to stealing classified data

Two decades later, ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty to stealing classified data

A former US government contractor is facing nine years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information. This is more than 20 years after the ...

BlackBerry Moves to Strengthen Ties with the US Government (Thank God)

BlackBerry has successfully transitioned from being a smartphone vendor to something very different. They still have the leading operating system for automobiles and nuclear power plants (QNX), which is arguably (and has ...