How to game Spotify, Rdio...
October 18th, 2013 --
On this week's show we're having a chat with Peter Fillmore about his upcoming talk at Ruxcon. It's all about gaming online music services like Rdio and Spotify. We've heard of clickfraud, but it's time to get ready for streamfraud! Also this week we're chatting with the CEO of Swiss company ID Quantique about quantum random number generators. With recent revelations that NIST-backed RNGs might have been subverted by the NSA, it seems interest in quantum-based technology is hitting fever pitch. In fact ID Quantique just raised US$5.6m in funding to expand its operations.
Heisenberging your photons since '07...
October 18th, 2013 --
Here are links to the news items discussed in this week's show, plus free music from Jaffer and other fun stuff.
The Grugq joins Risky Business for a chat...
October 11th, 2013 --
On this week's show we're chatting with The Grugq about the takedown of Silk Road. How was the service located and taken down? Also this week, Tenable Network Security CSO Marcus Ranum joins us in the sponsor slot to discuss the proposition that the Internet is, in his words, a US colony. Could we see a balkanisation of the 'net? Adam Boileau, as always, joins us for the week's news segment. Show notes and links are here.
Dread Pirate Roberts no more?
October 11th, 2013 --
Here are this week's show notes. As usual, news, music and more! Oh, and by the way, James Forshaw isn't Australian. You can hear how the Sydney Morning Herald got mislead on that one in this week's show.
Did the CIA execute a regime change plan in Australia back in '75?
October 4th, 2013 --
This week's show will feature part two of my interview with convicted spy Christopher Boyce. He went on a one man mission to damage his country's military and intelligence apparatus in the 70s. He says he did it because the US was undermining the democratically elected government of Australia. So this week we go back to the 70s with Chris Boyce to chat about the Whitlam years. Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam lost government in 1975 when the Australian senate blocked budget supply and caused a shutdown of the federal government. Sound familiar? That's coming up after the news.
No more mail order meth...
October 4th, 2013 --
Lots of interesting news this week: The death of Silk Road, the death of Iran's cyberwar chief, Adobe got owned and the Internet Explorpocalypse continues.
The Falcon swoops in for a chat...
September 27th, 2013 --
We've got a great feature interview for you all this week. We're chatting with convicted spy, prison escapee and bank robber Christopher Boyce, aka The Falcon. We speak to him about the changing face of espionage; Wikileaks, Manning, Snowden and the radically changed world that awaited him when he walked out of prison.
Get your news while it's hot!
September 27th, 2013 --
Links to this week's news headlines, plus a paper by Paul Stone, and most importantly: Bowie.
Censored academic joins the show...
September 20th, 2013 --
This week's show, like last week's, is a bit different. I am still moving house, which includes moving the Risky Business office and studio, but everything should be back to normal next week. So there's no news segment in this week's show, but we have two great feature interviews with academic cryptographers. The first is with Johns Hopkins University's Matthew Green who was actually asked to remove a blog post critical of the NSA from the university's servers last week, leading to a massive controversy. We're going to get his side of the story, that's a great chat. Peter Gutmann of the University of Auckland also joins us in this week's podcast. He's another well-known crypto academic and I'll be getting his thoughts on the NSA's covert program to subvert public crypto.
Crypto researcher Matthew Green silenced...
September 13th, 2013 --
This week's show is a shorter one -- there's no feature interview for two reasons. The first is that I'm in the process of moving house, which includes moving my office and studio, so I'm dealing with house painters, bond cleaners and a million other things. But the second reason is because the person I had wanted to interview has been silenced.
Bring on the crypto revolution! Let them eat endpoints!
September 13th, 2013 --
It's a sad week for academic freedom in the USA. Could the chilling effect stick? The following are links to news items discussed in episode 296 of the Risky Business podcast.
Aussie R&D gets a shot in the arm...
September 6th, 2013 --
In this week's show we're taking a look at Arbor Networks' acquisition of Packetloop, a two-year-old Australian start up that makes big data security analytics software. You'd think that Arbor would want to move the company to the USA, but that's not what's happened in this case. Packetloop co-founder Michael Baker joins the show to fill us in.
A big week for the Australian infosec startup scene...
September 6th, 2013 --
Here are this week's show notes including links to news, music and more! This week's episode can be found here.
An interview with NZ writer Keith Ng...
August 30th, 2013 --
We've got a pretty heavily spook-themed show for you this week. The feature interview is with New Zealand-based blogger and writer Keith Ng. He was trawling the Kim Dotcom affidavits in New Zealand and noticed that documents pertaining to the illegal GCSB surveillance on Mr. Dotcom had Five Eyes stamped all over them. So, err, it looks like the surveillance apparatus established by five eyes to combat national security threats and terrorism was used indirectly by the NZ police force to spy on a guy over a copyright case. Interesting stuff.
Your dreamworld will fall...
August 30th, 2013 --
The Snowden fun just doesn't stop. Lots of run-of-the-mill infosec news this week as well, including an absolutely awful Cisco bug. These are the show notes for episode 294 of Risky Business
Haroon Meer launches Phish5...
August 23rd, 2013 --
This week's feature guest is Haroon Meer of Thinkst Applied Research. He's launched an awesome new site called Phish5.com that allows sysadmins and security consultants to automate phishing campaigns against their own networks and clients. It's a brilliant idea and well executed.
Chelsea (Bradley) Manning gets 35 years in the big house...
August 23rd, 2013 --
Chelsea (Bradley) Manning's sentencing is the main news item this week, but it's also been a bad week for his significant other Julian Assange, whose bid for senate is derailing.
Plus a shaken but not stirred Adam Boileau...
August 16th, 2013 --
On this week's show we chat with Silent Circle founder Jon Callas about the decision to shutter the Silent Mail service, as well as what Silent Circle is doing to bolster product security in the wake of some pretty nasty bug disclosures by our pal Mark Dowd. In this week's sponsor interview we chat with Tenable CEO Ron Gula about innovation trends in infosec -- he was working the trade floor like a boss at BlackHat, so I asked him what tickled his fancy.
Lots of fun news in this week's show...
August 16th, 2013 --
That makes two shows this week! 'Ectic, bru!
Don't worry guys, the NSA self audits!
August 16th, 2013 --
This is a special edition of the Risky Business podcast, produced with material recorded at BlackHat and Defcon in Las Vegas. Features: * Excerpts of Keith Alexander's keynote * An interview with Moxie Marlinspike * A sponsor interview with SensePost trainer Glenn Wilkinson