The Grugq spitballs some secure IM ideas...
November 22nd, 2013 --
On this week's show, can you have your cake and eat it too? Is it possible to build a usable instant messenger platform that is secure and immune to traffic and metadata analysis? We speak with international man of mystery The Grugq all about creating a platform that ticks these boxes. As it turns out, it can be done. So goodbye Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Skype... hello to something completely new!
More news than we know what to do with...
November 22nd, 2013 --
Lots of news items here, not all made it to the final cut... and the show still ran over! To listen to this week's show, click here.
I guess corporations protect us from governments now. Weird.
November 15th, 2013 --
In this week's show Adam Boileau and I take a look at the technology industry's latest response to the Snowden revelations. The pushback is definitely gaining momentum. There's also plenty of bread-and-butter infosec news in this week's show, you can find links to the stories discussed in this week's show notes here. This week's show is brought to you by Tenable Network Security, big thanks to them. And this week's sponsor interview is with Tenable's very own Jack Daniel
We're baaaaaaaack...
November 15th, 2013 --
Here are links to the news items discussed on episode 304 of Risky Business.
D-Central isn't IP based. It's proprietary. Completely different.
November 1st, 2013 --
In this week's show we chat to McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee about his D-Central project and touch on the events of the last 12 months. Is he funny "ha ha" or funny "look out"? Have a listen, judge for yourself.
Show notes for ep' 303!
November 1st, 2013 --
Check out this week's show notes for links to the news stories discussed at the top of the show!
The BreakPoint edition...
October 25th, 2013 --
This week's show was recorded at the Ruxcon Breakpoint security conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Melbourne. So this week's feature interview is a chat with Jonathan Brossard of Toucan Security, we're talking to him about his presentation on bypassing and generally messing with sandbox malware scanners. Poking the FireEye! That's a fun chat.
Knocked together in Melbourne!
October 25th, 2013 --
Here are links to the news items discussed in Risky Business 302, plus Brossard's slide deck.
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.