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The CyberJungle LIVE Call-In Talk Show Launches – Sat 10am-Noon PT

Posted in Annoucements, The CyberJungle with tags on January 8, 2010 by datasecurityblog

The Data Security Podcast will go LIVE this week as the nation’s first call-in talk show on security, privacy and the law. You can listen on a web stream or terrestrial radio every Saturday, starting this Saturday, Jan 9th from 10 a. m. until noon Pacific Time.  Be sure to tune into the web stream of KKOH-780am, here is a link to their site, click on the’ Listen Live’ link on the upper right hand corner.

We are changing the name of the show to The CyberJungle. We will keep this site active, and we will keep the current iTunes site active for a while, as we transition to the new name and site.   We will  continue to post our interviews with security experts. The material that’s too technical for the radio will be posted here.

We want to thank all of you for  the support and feedback for the last 18 months. We are grateful that you chose to spend your time with us. Our sponsors have also been very good to us. If you enjoy the show, please try their products, and please let the know you heard about them from us.

A big thanks also to the management of KOH Radio. They “get it,” and we salute them for understanding that the time is right for this show.

Data Security Podcast Episode 88, Jan 04 2010

Posted in Annoucements, Breach, darkweb, Legislation, Podcast, The CyberJungle with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2010 by datasecurityblog

30 minutes every week on data security, privacy, and the law…..(plus or minus ten)

On this week’s program:

* Bad guys buying services to evade anti-virus

* Special announcement

* Our take on this week’s news

–> Stream This Week’s Show with our Built-In Flash Player (for higher security, stream through FeedBurner, using the hyperlink below):

–> Scroll down to see links and show notes for this week’s show

–> Stream, subscribe or download Episode 88 – Use Feedburner to listen or subscribe to the feed to automatically get the latest episode sent to you to your Google, Yahoo, iTunes, or other popular sites.

–>Tune into the show directly on iTunes, you can also subscribe to the program on iTunes.

–> A simple way to listen to the show from with stricter firewalls: Listen from Odeo. This site works better if you are behind a more restrictive enterprise firewall. The shows don’t always display on chronological order on Odeo.

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Show Notes for Episode 88 of the Data Security Podcast

* Tales From The Dark Web: Bad guys buying services evade anti-virus. Brian Krebs (formerly with The Washington Post) does his usual outstanding work on the topic, from his brand new blog. Read more here.

* From Our Take on The News: Body scanning machines; here’s a story from the UK that dismisses their effectiveness in cases where a guy stuffs a chemical explosive in his underwear. (But they are very effective at revealing the other junk in your underwear.) Read more here.

Meanwhile, Logan International in Boston and the Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey will both get the body imaging machines. (Both were points of origin for the September 11 attacks.) Read more here from The Star Ledger. And read more here from Boston Globe.

* From Our Take on The News: TSA nominee misled Congress about accessing confidential records. Read more here from The Washington Post.

* From Our Take on The News:  How embarrassing! The Chairman of the FCC sends a facebook spam. Read more here from The New York Times blog.

* Special Announcement:  The Data Security Podcast will go LIVE this week as the nation’s first  call-in talk show on security, privacy and the law. You can listen on a web stream or terrestrial radio every Saturday, starting this Saturday, Jan 9th from 10 a. m. until noon Pacific Time.  Be sure to tune into the web stream of KKOH-780am, here is a link to their site, click on the’ Listen Live’ link on the upper right hand corner.

We are changing the name of the show to The CyberJungle. We will keep this site active, and we will keep the current iTunes site active for a while, as we transition to the new name and site.   We will  continue to post our interviews with security experts. The material that’s too technical for the radio will be posted here.

We want to thank all of you for  the support and feedback for the last 18 months. We are grateful that you chose to spend your time with us. Our sponsors have also been very good to us. If you enjoy the show, please try their products, and please let the know you heard about them from us.

A big thanks also to the management of KOH Radio. They “get it,” and we salute them for understanding that the time is right for this show.

KOH Call-In for The New Show

UPDATE: iTunes Access Up and Doing Well

Posted in Annoucements with tags on December 14, 2009 by datasecurityblog

As we get ready to post Episode 85 today, we want to inform you about an iTunes issue.

The Data Security Podcast made some DNS changes two weeks ago, and it has affected those who listen through the iTunes Store. The iTunes Store is not iTunesshowing episodes past #82.

UPDATE: Apple has yet to reply to our emails and postings on their Forum. We are now seeking your help.  See more below.

UPDATE #2:  Thanks to everyone who emailed us, AND to the folks at Apple for the assistance in restoring our iTunes feed!

We are working to resolve this issue, and we hope to have our library restored to iTunes shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks to everyone that contacted us to alert us to the problem.

In the meantime, you can get the latest episodes from this site here:

–> Stream, subscribe or download – Listen or subscribe to the feed to automatically get the latest episode sent to you to your Google, Yahoo, or other popular sites.

UPDATE, MORE

From our posting (as yet unanswered) on the Apple Support Forum this weekend….

I am the co-host of the popular Data Security Podcast. We have posted a new program every week for about 18 months. About two weeks ago, we made some DNS changes. Since those changes, we have posted Episode 83, 84, and we are shortly going to post 85. BUT, the iTunes Store (iTS), will only display up to Episode 82.

We have gone through the XML, and there are no issues there that would stop the feed. We adjusted the DNS to return it back to the “82 era.” But the new shows won’t post. Of course since DNS is slow to update, we have burned a lot of time getting to the point of trying DNS changes. We have many listeners emailing us about the lack of iTS updates.

We found some info about re-submitting the show, with a different title, and a and link (leading to the same info). Here are my questions:

1. Will that “solve” the problem?

2. If we re-submit the show, will the “old” show listeners be merged into the “new” show or will they have to discover that we have a “new show” that is really the old show, but re-submitted?

3. Is there a better way to do this?

FYI: You can find out show in the Podcasting section of iTunes and search for Data Securtity Podcast .

Our XML feed is here: http://security.talkworkshop.com/datasecurity.xml

On behalf of my co-host Samantha Stone, and our listeners, thanks for your help.

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We are now turning to you, our listeners. We know you are a smart audience. Please go to the Contact tab above to message us. Thanks in advance for your help.

Program Note – Data Security Podcast 82

Posted in Annoucements with tags on November 22, 2009 by datasecurityblog

Episode 82 of the Data Security Podcast is scheduled to post Monday over night/Tuesday early morning, Greenwich Mean Time.  In the meantime listen to Ira Victor’s two-part infosec special interviews on fighting web drive-by downloads. We posted a two part special edition last Thursday and Friday, Episode #80 and #81.

Data Security Podcast Episode 81, Nov 20 2009

Posted in Annoucements, darkweb, Exclusive, Interview Only Edition, Podcast, web server security with tags , , , on November 20, 2009 by datasecurityblog

EXCLUSIVE – For Friday November 20th, we depart from our regular format for those with an advanced understanding of information security technologies.

This is part two of two special editions featuring technical conversations with newsmakers on new counter measures to fight web drive-by downloads. Part two features Louis Hughes, Chairman and CEO of InZero Systems; and Yura Socolov, Director, IT Security of InZero Systems. InZero Systems has created a new hardware sandbox approach to this vexing security issue.

We will return to our regular format of the latest news on data security, privacy, and the law with Episode 82.  Episode 82 is scheduled to post Sunday night /Monday morning, November 23rd, 2009 at ~12.01am Greenwich Mean Time. That is our regularly scheduled show posting time.

On Episode 81:  InfoSec Conversation with InZero Systems on countering web drive-by downloads with a new hardware sandbox.

–> Stream This Special Episode with our Built-In Flash Player:

–> Scroll down to see links and show notes for this week’s show

–> Stream, subscribe or download Episode 81 – Listen or subscribe to the feed to automatically get the latest episode sent to you to your Google, Yahoo, iTunes, or other popular sites.

–>Tune into the show directly on iTunes, you can also subscribe to the program on iTunes.

–> A simple way to listen to the show from with stricter firewalls: Listen from Odeo. This site works better if you are behind a more restrictive enterprise firewall.

Please visit our sponsors, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast:

  • Vipre Anti-Virus, the complete Antimalware solution by Sunbelt Software. If you TRY the enterprise version, you get the home version forFREE! Go to: http://www.testdrivevipre.com .
  • GamaSec Web App Scans: Spots cyber-hazards on your web site, and has advanced zero-day protection. GET YOUR FREE BASIC WEB APP SCAN, plus a special offer just for listeners to The Data Security Podcast. Go here to sign up, and add the offer code: Podcast.
  • SonicWall;  Get the super fast UTM firewall that’s rated Five Stars (the Best rating) by Secure Computing MagazineData Clone Labs is the premier SonicWall Medallion Partner for all your security needs.
  • DeviceLock; Software that controls, manages and helps encrypt USB drives and other removable media. Get a free trial on their site, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast.

Show Notes for Episode 81 of the Data Security Podcast

Ira has an extended, technical conversation with Louis Hughes, Chairman and CEO of InZero Systems; and Yura Socolov, Director, IT security of InZero Systems. InZero Systems has an interested approach to fighting web drive-by downloads.

Special Security Geek Edition: Interview with Marsh Ray, Discoverer of SSL Flaw

Posted in Annoucements, Breach, darkweb, Exclusive with tags , , on November 5, 2009 by datasecurityblog

For Thursday November 5th, we depart from our regular format for those with an advanced understanding of information security technologies. This episode is a one-topic special edition, providing coverage of a major man-in-the-middle flaw discovered in the SSL protocol (see, we told you it was for security geeks).

We will return to our regular format of the latest news on data security, privacy, and the law with Episode 78.  Episode 78 is scheduled to post Sunday night /Monday morning, November 8th, 2009 at ~12.01am Greenwich Mean Time. That is our regularly scheduled show posting time.

On Episode 77:  Conversation with Marsh Ray, discoverer of the new SSL flaw

–> Stream This Special Episode Show with our Built-In Flash Player:

–> Scroll down to see links and show notes for this week’s show

–> Stream, subscribe or download Episode 77 – Listen or subscribe to the feed to automatically get the latest episode sent to you to your Google, Yahoo, iTunes, or other popular sites.

–>Tune into the show directly on iTunes, you can also subscribe to the program on iTunes.

–> A simple way to listen to the show from with stricter firewalls: Listen from Odeo. This site works better if you are behind a more restrictive enterprise firewall.

Please visit our sponsors, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast:

  • Vipre Anti-Virus, the complete Antimalware solution by Sunbelt Software. If you TRY the enterprise version, you get the home version forFREE! Go to: http://www.testdrivevipre.com .
  • GamaSec Web App Scans: Spots cyber-hazards on your web site, and has advanced zero-day protection. GET YOUR FREE BASIC WEB APP SCAN, plus a special offer just for listeners to The Data Security Podcast. Go here to sign up, and add the offer code: Podcast.
  • SonicWall;  Get the super fast UTM firewall that’s rated Five Stars (the Best rating) by Secure Computing MagazineData Clone Labs is the premier SonicWall Medallion Partner for all your security needs.
  • DeviceLock; Software that controls, manages and helps encrypt USB drives and other removable media. Get a free trial on their site, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast.

Show Notes for Episode 77 of the Data Security Podcast

Breaking news with an extended interview with Marsh Ray,  Senior Software Developer and Engineer with multi-factor security company PhoneFactor.

SSL lock engaged, but is the connection secure?

SSL lock engaged, but is the connection secure?

Marsh Ray discovered a major security flaw in the SSL protocol.   SSL is the most widely used encryption protocol on the internet.

Marsh Ray keeps a blog at extendedsubset.com.  He works for PhoneFactor, where you can read more about this vulnerability in SSL.

Data Security Podcast Episode 76, Nov 02 2009

Posted in Annoucements, Breach, Court Cases, criminal forensics, darkweb, ediscovery, Legislation, Podcast, Vulnerabilities with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2009 by datasecurityblog

30 minutes every week on data security, privacy, and the law…..(plus or minus ten)

On this week’s program:

* Placing an online bet for the World Series? Employees of online betting sites might be selling customer data online.

* Google Book Search: What data is Google storing about readers of online books?

* Our take on this week’s news.

–> Stream This Week’s Show with our Built-In Flash Player:

–> Scroll down to see links and show notes for this week’s show

–> Stream, subscribe or download Episode 76 – Listen or subscribe to the feed to automatically get the latest episode sent to you to your Google, Yahoo, iTunes, or other popular sites.

–>Tune into the show directly on iTunes, you can also subscribe to the program on iTunes.

–> A simple way to listen to the show from with stricter firewalls: Listen from Odeo. This site works better if you are behind a more restrictive enterprise firewall.

Please visit our sponsors, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast:

  • Vipre Anti-Virus, the complete Antimalware solution by Sunbelt Software. If you TRY the enterprise version, you get the home version for FREE! Go to: http://www.testdrivevipre.com .
  • GamaSec Web App Scans: Spots cyber-hazards on your web site, and has advanced zero-day protection. GET YOUR FREE BASIC WEB APP SCAN, plus a special offer just for listeners to The Data Security Podcast. Go here to sign up, and add the offer code: Podcast.
  • SonicWall;  Get the super fast UTM firewall that’s rated Five Stars (the Best rating) by Secure Computing MagazineData Clone Labs is the premier SonicWall Medallion Partner for all your security needs.
  • DeviceLock; Software that controls, manages and helps encrypt USB drives and other removable media. Get a free trial on their site, and be sure to let them know you heard about them on The Data Security Podcast.

Show Notes for Episode 76 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation:  Samantha talks with Rebecca Jeschke  of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). There are lots of privacy objections to the Google book search settlement… EFF is leading the way on the privacy objections. Read about it here. And here’s the legal document filed by EFF… the settlement hearing has been indefinitely postponed.

* Tales From The Dark Web:  Are online casinos leaking information about their customers? Hard to say, as we saw the original web posting about this is only available in the Google Cache. Here is a story from TightPoker.com about the original posting. That story lists the original site at AustralianGambling.au, but the URL should be AustralianGambling.com.au .

* From Our Take on The News:  Lobbyists beware: judge rules metadata is public record. This story also talks about the Google metadata leak.

* From Our Take on The News: A MUST READ – Samantha writes at the ReasonableReporter.com about social engineering and how the technique is used in real life, and in the new movie Law Abiding Citizen:

* Wrap: Ira talked about the launch of Digital Forensics Magazine.

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