Feb 1, 2011 – Episode 198

Episode 198 of  The CyberJungle  is 32 minutes long.  You can hear it by clicking on the flash player below. You may download the file directly – great for listening on many smartphones. Or, you may go to the listening options page and browse for other ways to hear the show.

To listen to Episode 198 via the flash player:


Hey, is that an SMS botnet in your pocket? Straight from Shmoocon 2011, Georgia Weidman tells how the most popular smartphone platforms can be silently seized by the bad guys. Major computer forensic repercussions? The CyberJungle has the first radio interview with Georgia Weidman following Shmoocon. Proof-of-concepts and slides from Shmoocon 2011. The interview starts at about the 20:20 mark.

Tales From The Dark Web

Last may, the Dow plummeted in seconds. Fat-finger error, or something more sinister?

Our Take on The Week’s News

Wired magazine in the UK has jolted some of its subscribers by sending them an issue with the most personal details about their lives on the cover.  Imagine pulling the mag out of your mailbox and there’s your name, along with comments about your latest ebay purchase, your divorce, your kids, and your new boss.

Data retention law does not help law enforcement fight crime, study reveals.

The backlash against smart meters is growing. Joining the privacy advocates and the anti-corporatists are those suffering from “electromagnetic sensitivity.”

The cost of non-compliance with security mandates can be more expensive than the cost of investing in security, says Ponemon Institute.

Slammed: An attempt to regulate computer forensics pros in the State of Virginia

Ira heads to RSA San Francisco 2011. Ira will post reports in Conference Notes. Reports sponsored by LogLogic – The IT Data Management company. Meet Ira in the LogLogic booth #828 during Tuesday night’s RSA pub crawl and drink some Travis Smith’s 510 nano-brew, served fresh in the booth. Ira mentioned the Cryto Adapter by hiddn in this segment.


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