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S3 Ep42: Viruses, Nightmares, patches, rewards and scammers [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [00’38”] Learning from computer virus history.  [02’26”] The PrintNightmare saga continues.  [05’27”] Apple puts out a patch, but doesn’t say why.  [08’12”] Snitch on a crook and earn $10 million.  [17’50”] Scammars do grammer and speeling correctly.  [25’12”] And the Business Email Compromise that wasn’t. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. . . . Read more

S3 Ep41: Crashing iPhones, PrintNightmares, and Code Red memories [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [01’32”] We explain how a format string bug could lock your iPhone out of your own network.  [08’53”] We revisit the PrintNightmare saga, which is sort-of fixed but not really.  [12’50”] We look back at the 20-year-old Code Red virus.  [18’30”] We look at what cybercriminals spend money on (hint: more cybercrime).  [29’10”] And in this . . . Read more

S3 Ep40: Kaseya breach, PrintNightmare 0-day, and hacking versus the law [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [00’21”] The “Independence Day Weekend” ransomware drama.  [15’55”] The PrintNightmare nightmare continues.  [24’16”] An email hacker gets his conviction overturned.  [30’35”] In this week’s Oh! No! story, a server room fills with toxic fumes… With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Download the IBM 3270 retrofont that Duck admired in the podcast. Intro and outro . . . Read more

S3 Ep 39.5: A conversation with Eva Galperin [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin In this special splintersode, Kimberly Truong talks to Eva Galperin, Director of Security at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Eva Galperin, Director of Security, EFF Join Eva as she discusses growing up with cryptography, the troubling issue of stalkerware, how to get started in cybersecurity… and the sort . . . Read more

S3 Ep39: Paying the date, #SocialMediaDay tips, and a special splintersode [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [05’32”] When you spend tens of pounds but get billed thousands because the system mistook the date for the amount.  [14’17”] Our tips to make #SocialMediaDay your safest day on social media yet.  [28’06”] A clip from a great new privacy splintersode we’ll be airing next week.  [33’46”] Oh! No! of the week With . . . Read more

S3 Ep38: Clop busts, destructive Linux hacking, and rooted bicycles [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [05’06”] Ukrainian cops bring out the BFG (Big Fearsome Grinder) and cut open some doors.  [10’23”] A repeated request for destructive Linux code enters its 15th year.  [19’39”] Peloton exercise bicycles found to be rootable.  [28’43”] What’s the point of paying ransomware money?   [33’53”] Oh! No! of the week With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and . . . Read more

S3 Ep37: Quantum crypto, refunding Bitcoins, and Alpaca problems [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [03’22”] Will quantum cryptography mean the end of encryption?   [10’30”] How was the FBI able to get bitcoins back in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware case?   [25’00”] What is the ALPACA attack, and does it make your browsing less secure?   [25’00”] Oh! No! of the week. With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth . . . Read more

S3 Ep36: Trickbot coder busted, passwords cracked, and breaches judged [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [04’24”] Alleged malware coder from the Trickbot gang arrested.   [15’36”] 5500 passwords cracked and salaries stolen by “credential stuffing” crook.   [29’28”] We answer a listener’s question about just how tough to be when judging a company that’s had a breach.   [34’37”] Oh! No! of the week. With Kimberly Truong, Doug . . . Read more

S3 Ep35: Apple chip flaw, Have I Been Pwned, and Covid tracker trouble [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [03’28”] The fascinating tale of a bug that’s baked into Apple’s latest chip.   [12’52”] Why the Aussie data breach warning site HIBP is partnering with the FBI.   [24’13”] A coronavirus tracking toolkit that fell foul of privacy rules.   [31’12”] Oh! No! of the week. With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and . . . Read more