You won't find celebrity n00ds here...
September 5th, 2014 --
Links to items discussed in episode 335 of the Risky Business podcast...
A fascinating chat with a 34-year veteran of NSA...
August 14th, 2014 --
On this week's show we're having an extended chat with 34-year NSA veteran Brian Snow. During his career he rose to director level -- he acted as technical director of three divisions within the agency -- before he retired in 2006. Brian joins us to talk about the Snowden disclosures and how the NSA's culture changed post 9/11.
Links to all the goodies...
August 14th, 2014 --
Links to items discussed in episode 334 of the Risky Business podcast...
Snow says it's closer than we realise...
August 14th, 2014 --
Here is the portion of my interview with Brian Snow that I didn't have room for in the main show. Snow is concerned that quantum computing breakthroughs are closer than we think and could invalidate much of the technology we depend on to secure data.
Features Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack, Scott Ludlam and Suelette Dreyfus...
August 14th, 2014 --
This is a recording of a panel I hosted at the Splendour in the Grass music festival forum. It features NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Underground author Suelette Dreyfus and Edward Snowden's attorney Jesselyn Radack.
PLUS Gamma gets pwnz0red, politicians act like knobs...
August 8th, 2014 --
We've got an absolute cracker of a show for you this week. I've let it run longer than usual because we've just got some great news and interviews this week. Our feature interview is with Alex Stamos, Yahoo's CISO. We hear from him on what his job looks like -- Yahoo has a billion users and its business and technology is incredibly diverse. So what has Alex been up to since he took the helm earlier this year? Tune in to find out!
Derp terrorism. Derp metadata. Derp computer. Internet!!
August 8th, 2014 --
Links to items discussed in episode 333 of the Risky Business podcast.
Multi-stream fragmentation is the new black...
August 1st, 2014 --
In this week's feature interview we're chat with Catherine Pearce of Neohapsis about some research she'll be presenting at BlackHat next week with her colleague Patrick Thomas. They're doing a talk all about Multipath TCP, and yes, it's exactly what it sounds like and yes, it's great for doing stuff like IDS evasion and confusing firewalls.
Get your links here!
August 1st, 2014 --
Wikileaks has done something relevant, more details on the CMU Tor research and much more!
Drama in the world of anonymity and privacy...
July 25th, 2014 --
Earlier this week Twitter was abuzz with talk of a serious bug in the Tails live OS, a bootable on-a-DVD or USB device OS used by pro-democracy activists. And by pro democracy activists I mean, you know, potheads buying a few ounces on Silk Road, but whatever... Well according to the Twitters there was a Tails bug that was going to be a big deal... right? Riiight? Well, maybe not. The Grugq joins the show to discuss that, and the pulling of a scheduled BlackHat talk on Tor.
All the news we could be bothered with...
July 25th, 2014 --
Links to items discussed in episode 331 of the Risky Business podcast.
Elinor Mills talks infosec marketing and PR...
July 18th, 2014 --
On this week's show we're chatting with infosec journalist turned PR strategist Elinor Mills. For eight years Elinor wrote about security for CNet, before joining Bateman group as a content and media strategist in 2012. We're chatting with Elinor about how the infosec media agenda is set. Do massive advertising, marketing and PR budgets give disproportionate media influence to companies that don't deserve it? Drum roll please... yup. Yes. Yes they do. But we'll chat to Elinor about that after the news.
This week's links!
July 18th, 2014 --
Links to items discussed in this week's episode of the Risky Business podcast.
...and all sorts of other news...
July 11th, 2014 --
There is no feature interview in this week's show. If you tuned in last week you would have heard HD Moore and I talking about a project called Well, we launched a FAQ and the Internet liked it... the Internet *really* liked it... so I've spent much of the week working on There's some really cool stuff happening there that I can't really talk about yet, but I can say the project has picked up a lot of interest. There's some very cool stuff happening and I'll be able to talk more about it soon.
This week in stupid...
July 11th, 2014 --
Links to articles discussed in this week's episode of Risky Business...
Plus the news with Adam!
July 4th, 2014 --
This week's show is brought to you by Rapid7, big, big thanks to them. This week's sponsor interview is with Rapid7's Chief Research Officer HD Moore. But you know what? One interview with HD just isn't enough, is it? So he's also joining us in the feature segment to discuss a project I'm putting together called
All the news that's fit to read...
July 4th, 2014 --
Links to items discussed in episode 328 of the Risky Business podcast.
Plus all the news that's fit to read...
June 27th, 2014 --
On this week's show we're chatting with Zach Lanier of Duo Security about some work he did on bypassing PayPal's two-factor authentication. In short, PayPal's implementation had an absolute clanger of a logic bug in it that these guys were able to find. The secret sauce to the attack? Flight mode! No joke.
Get all your links here!
June 27th, 2014 --
A list of items discussed in episode 327 of the Risky Business podcast.
One paid, one didn't. Guess which one is still around...
June 20th, 2014 --
On this week's show we have a quick chat with The Register's Darren Pauli about XP still being bloody everywhere. You'd think organisations out there would realise how absolutely crackheaded it is to keep running XP since support ended, but nope... Even the police are happily chugging away on perennially vulnerable boxes. Great. This week's show is brought to you by BugCrowd: outsourced bug bounty programs.