Saturday, December 5, 2020
Smashing Security

207: Cyber biowarfare, giant ladybugs, and strippers

Fears are raised about cyber bioterrorists, there's a widespread blackout for IoT devices caused by a cloud cock-up, and why role do strippers play in a revamp of the United States's...
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206: Robo dogs, deepfakes and dirty deceptions with Tim Harford

Author and broadcaster Tim Harford joins us as we discuss the merits of robotic canine security guards, deepfakes, and the curious tale of an art forgery. All this and much much more...
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205: Zoom password pinching and Parler problems

Watch out for a whole different type of shoulder-surfing, researchers uncover the CostaRicto hackers-for-hire gang, and we take a peek at who is behind Parler. All this and much much more is...
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204: Green buttons, Olympic attacks, and… an apology

There's been a cybersecurity goof in the wake of the US presidential elections, the US fingers the hackers responsible for disrupting the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and we take a...
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203: Testing times, naming names, and the bald truth about AI

Students are being spied on as they do online exams, how did a televised football match reveal the truth about artificial intelligence, and what on earth is the Canny Lumpsucker vulnerability? All...
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202: The Wu-Tang Clan are Among Us

Voting machines are under the microscope, scammers are posing as rap stars, and American politician AOC isn't the only one who's been getting into the Among Us game. All this and much...
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201: Robin Hood, Flippy, and the web ad bubble

The Darkside ransomware gang thinks it's a modern-day Robin Hood when it donates extorted Bitcoins to charity, the micro-targeted ad industry could pop like a bubble, and would you trust a...
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200: Two flipping hundred

We're in celebratory mood as we celebrate our 200th episode, but there's still time to discuss Fatima the ballerina who the UK government wants to become a cybersecurity expert, why women...
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199: A few tech cock-ups, and one cock lock-up

An internet-connected adult toy could leave its users encaged, the official NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app alarms users, and would you be happy if a robot interviewed you for a job? All this...
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198: Chucky the coffee maker

Coffee machines catching ransomware, Blacklight shines a torch on website tracking, and a woman is freaked out that a complete stranger can turn off her home's security system. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition...
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197: Greedy bosses, game cheats, and virtual beheadings

Why are Zoom and Twitter making some people disappear? How are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheats getting their just desserts? And the founder of a anti cyber-fraud firm is charged with fraud. All this and much much more is discussed in...
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196: Smart guns, smart cars, and smart street lights – oh my!

Kalashnikov unveils its "smart" shotgun, San Diego struggles with its street lights, and a researcher reveals how he found a way to hack every Tesla on the planet. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition...
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195: Selene Delgado Lopez is not your friend

The Gadget Show's Jon Bentley joins us to discuss the mystery of a Facebook friend you never requested, software updates for the Mercedes S-Class, and risks in the online classroom. All this and much much more is discussed in the...
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194: Carry on droning

A Bitcoin bungle causes one user to lose millions, hackers attempt to bribe a Tesla employee into infecting the company's network, and are we ready for a sky full of drones? All this and much much more is discussed in...
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193: Hacking the CIA, Bridgefy, and college lockdowns

Whatever happened to Crackas with Attitude, perfidious Albion College's approach to locking down Coronavirus, and the Bridgefy mesh messaging app falls down when it comes to security. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of...

Italy Says Two Arrested for Defense Data Theft

Two people have been arrested for stealing defense data from the Italian aerospace and electronics group Leonardo, the interior ministry said on Saturday. The company has a wide range of activities from naval electronics, network and protection systems, electronic warfare...

The US Used the Patriot Act to Justify Logging Website Users

Plus: Better Twitter two-factor, a Spotify hack, and more of the week’s top security news.

Ransomware hits helicopter maker Kopter

Data from Kopter's internal network has been published on the LockBit gang's blog, hosted on the dark web.

Ransomware gangs are now cold-calling victims if they restore from backups without paying

Tactic used since August by ransomware gangs like Sekhmet, Maze, Conti, and Ryuk.
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Kmart, a vulnerable target, among those hit in Egregor ransomware attack spree

The fast-moving Egregor ransomware added Kmart to its list of retail targets, one day before the same attack group hit the Vancouver metro. The fast-moving Egregor ransomware has already hit other recognizable companies, most notably Barnes and Noble. Egregor first...