April 11, 2011 – Episode 208

Episode 208 of  The CyberJungle is about 30 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. The interviews start at about the 16:50 mark.

To listen to Episode 208 via the flash player:

Interview

Brian Fox, the creator of BASH (BASH makes a lot of Linux tasks easier), is working on a brand-new project to simplify browser security called Coccoon.  According to the company, with the Cocoon Plugin you get: “No tracking. No viruses. No spam. And your browsing history truly private.”

Our Take on The Week’s News

State of IT Security: Ponemon Institute Study of Utilities and Energy Companies. Global energy and utilities organizations face a number of emerging security challenges that are unique to their industry. Ponemon Research surveyed 291 IT and IT security practitioners within the energy and utilities market, and found that most don’t take IT security seriously. Download this research paper to learn more.

Calls for revisions to an auto accident privacy law. Originally intended to protect citizens, but is it being used to block government transparency?

Disable Geolocation in popular web browsers and social tools with this handy guide by Fred de Vries. And, check out Comodo Dragon, a version of Google Chrome with tracking disabled. Comodo Dragon browser also highlights revoked SSL certs, and by default routes traffic to more secure DNS. Only for Windows users right now.

Tales from the Dark Web

Epsilon Marketing Breach: What did Epsilon know about a pending attack and when did they know it?

Wrap

Anatomy of a Tweet.  Very handy forensic guide, called “map-of-a-tweet” by

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