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May 7th 2013, Episode 300, Show Notes

Posted in Breach, Court Cases, criminal forensics, darkweb, Podcast, Show Notes, The CyberJungle, Vulnerabilities, web server security with tags , , , , , on May 7, 2013 by datasecurityblog

Episode 300 of The CyberJungle is about 33 minutes long.  The interview with the Kurt Opsahl, Staff Attorney with EFF, on BitCoin Hijacking begins at about the 130min mark, following Tales from The Dark Web. 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.

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Kurt Opsahl, Staff Attorney with The Electronic Frontier Foundation

Tales From The Dark Web

Rogue Employee Turns Gaming Network Into Private Bitcoin Mine

Learn more about protecting a BitCoin Key

Our Take On This Week’s News

Ultra-hackable Google Glass could be a security nightmare: Easy root access opens spyware floodgates

Saurak’s posting that drills down into Google Glass root forensics and security

Microsoft admits zero-day bug in IE8, pledges patch

Microsoft: IE9, 10 will never run on Windows XP

Use a Software Bug to Win Video Poker? That’s a Federal Hacking Case


Worried about an unmanned plane looking into your window? This small detector could alert you when robot planes buzz past

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October 10, 2011 – Episode 233

Posted in Breach, Court Cases, criminal forensics, darkweb, Legislation, Show Notes, The CyberJungle, Vulnerabilities, web server security with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2011 by datasecurityblog

Episode 233 of  The CyberJungle is about 37 minutes long.  You can hear it by clicking on the flash player below. The interview begins at about 14min. 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.

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Ever wonder when you’re watching CSI about the scientific process for matching crime scene DNA to the suspect? We talked with Dr. Arthur Eisenberg, Co-Director of the Center for Human Identification a the University of North Texas. Dr. Eisenberg was also employee number 20 in the company that pioneered DNA analysis for the purpose of identifying criminals. (Hired in 1984, incidentally. For whatever that’s worth.)

Our Take On This Week’s News

Wired Story: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet [Note: These planes actually are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, not Drones].  But, one information security researcher speculates has an alternate theory and ponders if the software might not be malware.   An excellent essay on UAVs, and the future of warfare, from Kenneth Anderson at the well-respected The Volokh Conspiracy blog

Claim from the Chaos Computer Club: “The largest European hacker club, “Chaos Computer Club” (CCC), has reverse engineered and analyzed a “lawful interception” malware program used by German police forces. It has been found in the wild and submitted to the CCC anonymously. The malware can not only siphon away intimate data but also offers a remote control or backdoor functionality for uploading and executing arbitrary other programs. Significant design and implementation flaws make all of the functionality available to anyone on the internet.” Read more here.

Tales From The Dark Web

Most complex passwords cracked by cheap consumer hardware


A portable GPS device with real personality

May 23, 2010 – Episode 139

Posted in Court Cases, criminal forensics, Podcast, Show Notes, The CyberJungle, Vulnerabilities with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2010 by datasecurityblog

Interview Segment:

Josh Levy, a writer, internet strategist, and the organizer of a project called “pledge to leave facebook.” The interview is 9 minutes long, and it starts about 56 minutes into the show. Episode 139 is 1 hour and 12 minutes long. You can hear it by clicking on the flash player below, or click on the listening options page for other ways to listen.

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Our take on this week’s news:

Co-host Ira Victor is out of town.  Lee Rowland from the ACLU of Nevada sits in as guest co-host for a first-hour privacy round-up.  Recent issues include:

The Houston Police Department recently held a secret (no media allowed) event where the invited guests contemplated the use of drone aircraft for domestic law enforcement.  Nonetheless,  one news outlet got wind of it, and stationed its television cameras on the property next door. They caught the launch of the drone on camera.  Cops say they aren’t sure how they’ll use the technology, but aren’t ruling out anything. Watch the whole report.  It’s about four minutes long.

Incoming U.C. Berkeley freshmen are being encouraged to offer a  DNA sample.  And why were RFID chips implanted in Alzheimers patients without proper oversight?

TSA continues to roll out the full body scanning machines to airports across the nation.  Passengers don’t seem to be aware that they can opt for a pat-down instead of a virtual strip search.

Tough week for Facebook.  The Wall Street Journal reports the company gave personal info to advertisers. EFF offers insight.

On the heels of a CBS news investigative report about the data left on copy machine hard drives, the FTC is applying pressure to the makers of the machines to educate customers about scrubbing the hard drives.  (Xerox is leading the pack, according to one account.)

The first-ever jail sentence for a HIPAA violation has been imposed. We wonder why this guy was informed he was about to be fired, and then allowed to hang around and access patient records repeatedly.

Todd Davis of LifeLock told the world his social security number as an advertising gimmick, trying to prove a point, of course.  His identity has been successfully stolen 13 times since being “covered” by LifeLock.

Not cool enough for a mac?  Why the Apple Store refused to sell an iPad to a disabled woman. (She wanted to pay cash. Apple’s iPad policy was credit or debit card only.) And why Apple relented, and delivered the device to her home a few days later. (San Francisco television consumer reporter Michael Finney and his news feature “7 on Your Side” shamed them into it.)