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 ...
Employee used US government network for adult websites, infected infrastructure with Russian malware

Employee used US government network for adult websites, infected infrastructure with Russian malware

An investigation into “suspicious internet traffic” conducted by the Office of Inspector General at the US Geological Survey’s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center satellite imaging facility in Sioux Falls, SD, ...
US Government warns of more North Korean malware attacks

US Government warns of more North Korean malware attacks

With Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchanging handshakes and smiles at the Singapore security summit earlier this month, you may have been fooled into thinking that all was cordial between the ...