August 28, 2010 – Episodes 166 and 167

Episode 167 is the this week’s full episode of The CyberJungle, posted immediately below.  Episode 166 is the su root edition for advanced listeners – material that’s too technical for the radio.  The advanced material consists of a couple of conversations with experts who share our alarm at the news that businesses are having a love affair with the iPad… it’s a perfectly wonderful device for watching movies, playing games, and personal communications… but for business, we’ve seen too much evidence that iPad is lacking in security infrastructure, and our two guests agree.  Amber Schroeder is CEO of  Paraben. She joins us in a 17 minute conversation.  And we talk with Raf Los, security evangelist for HP,  for 22 minutes.  Scroll down to the end of this batch of show notes to find it.

Episode 167:

This week’s regular episode of  The Cyberjungle  is 1 hour and 18 minutes long. You can hear it by clicking on the flash player below, or you can go to the listening options page and browse for other ways to hear the show.

To listen to Episode 167 via the flash player:


Abbreviated versions of the two interviews described above, regarding iPhone security. Amber Schroeder’s short version  interview begins approximately 23 minutes into episode 167.  The abbreviated interview with Raf Los begins about and hour into the show. For the complete versions of both interviews, scroll down to episode 166.

Tales from the Dark Web

Girl who had sex with 5,000 men… or so she says… makes a great subject to be exploited by sleazy Facebook scammers

Our Take on This Week’s News

Forget Big Brother. Steve Jobs Is Watching You–  Apple wants to patent spyware technology to record the faces, voices and heartbeats of its iPhone users… EFF predicts the product will be used not only to track lost or stolen phones, but to retaliate against iPhone jailbreakers.

Supercookies – Lawsuit against advertising firm Specificmedia for using cookies even after a customer wants them deleted is extremely complex, but worth understanding.  BTW — test your browser to see how many Supercookies are hiding there without your knowledge. Here’s a tool that Ira talked about to delete Supercookies:  BetterPrivacy

Kids as guinea pigs? Connecticut high school is being courted by manufacturer of RFID tags, so the company can get $100k in federal grant money for an experiment.

Defense department is officially disclosing the biggest cyberattack against the U.S. military.  It originated from a USB device, and by the way, why now? To raise public awareness and concern just in time for a cybersecurity provision in the Defense Authorization Bill.

Firewall frustrations: CIOs Surveyed say employees complain about IT security policies. So… is the content-based approach to web filtering the wrong approach?  One researcher  security-based analysis is becoming more important than content filtering.

You’ve heard of waste, fraud and abuse? Chicago doctor bills private insurance companies and Medicare for $13-29 mil in fake treatments… here’s how he did it.

Apple security- critical update for OS X users

Microsoft Security Advisory- (2269637); Insecure Library Loading Could Allow Remote Code Execution …  There’s a detailed blog posting by a security researcher on this massive Microsoft DLL flaw here.

Episode 166 – su root edition:

This is our unedited edition, featuring a longer and more technical conversation with  two experts about the perils of iPad use in a business environment. Amber Schroeder of Paraben, and Raf Los of HP share their thoughts on the subject.  The total time for the two interviews is 42 minutes.  You can find additional information about Paraben’s Forensic Innovations Conference 2010 in Park City in November.  Read more thoughts from Raf Los in his HP blog here.

You can hear the su root interviews in epsisode 166 by clicking on the flash player below, or you can go to the listening options page and browse for other ways to hear the show.  The audio file is 42 minutes long.

To listen to su root edition (episode 166)  via the flash player:


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