TrickBot Takedown, VPN Flaws, Zoom End-to-End Encryption

In episode 143 for October 19th 2020: Microsoft gets creative to help take down the TrickBot botnet, details on how attackers have been using VPN flaws to attack election support systems, and ...

The Social Dilemma

In episode 142 for October 12th 2020: My conversation about the pros and cons of the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma” with frequent guest, Kevin Johnson. The Social Dilemma is a popular ...

More Hospital Ransomware Attacks, FBI’s Disinformation Warning, Android 11 Privacy Features

In episode 141 for October 5th 2020: Universal Health Services is the latest victim of a massive hospital ransomware attack, the FBI issues new warnings about false claims of hacked voter information, ...
Death by Ransomware, Strava Flyby, iOS 14 Privacy Improvements

Death by Ransomware, Strava Flyby, iOS 14 Privacy Improvements

In episode 140 for September 28th 2020: Details on the first human death related to a ransomware attack, popular fitness app Strava is caught giving away your location data to strangers, and ...
StartPage.com - The World's Most Private Search Engine

StartPage.com – The World’s Most Private Search Engine

In episode 139 for September 21st 2020: This week we take a break from the news to bring you our interview with Alex Kubiak, Senior Product Manager at StartPage.com. StartPage is a ...

Schools Under Cyberattack, Chrome Ad Blocking Update, US Election Interference

In episode 138 for September 14th 2020: School districts under cyber-attack, Google Chrome’s new ad blocking feature, and Microsoft’s latest alert about foreign interference in the 2020 US election. ** Links mentioned ...

NSA Data Collection Ruling, Browsing History Identification, Ambulance Chasing

In episode 137 for September 7th 2020: A federal appeals court finds the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data was unlawful, new research shows that browsing histories are unique enough to reliably ...

Uber CISO Charged, Facebook Data Portability, Malicious iOS SDK

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In episode 136 for August 31st 2020: Uber’s former security chief is charged over covering up a 2016 data breach, Facebook pushes for data portability legislation, and how a malicious iOS SDK ...

Audio Recordings Used to Copy Keys, Carnival Ransomware Attack, Social Media Profile Data Exposed

In episode 135 for August 24th 2020: Details on how researchers can use audio recordings of keys being used in locks to create copies, Carnival cruise lines becomes the victim of a ...
Amazon Echo Vulnerability Fixed, Privacy Shield, Capital One Data Breach Update

Amazon Echo Exploit, Privacy Shield, Capital One Data Breach Update

In episode 134 for August 17th 2020: Details on new critical vulnerabilities found in Amazon Echo devices, what the end of the Privacy Shield framework means EU citizens personal data, and new ...