DtR Security Newscast: pin those certs, cyber insurance, gmail in the courts

DtR Security Newscast: pin those certs, cyber insurance, gmail in the courts

I invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for July 28, 2014 -- with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit) and James Jardine (@JardineSoftware). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This episode has a cool energy and flow that I think makes for a good listen. Let me know if you agree. This week, we covered: Certificate pinning back in the spotlight with the GMail iOS app having some difficulties, but there is a bigger issue here. We … [Read more...]

DtR Security Newscast: wifi attacks, APT (evolved), the need for practice and Target’s new CISO

DtR Security Newscast: wifi attacks, APT (evolved), the need for practice and Target’s new CISO

I invite you to listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for June 16, 2014 -- with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit), James Jardine (@JardineSoftware), and guest Will Gragido (@wgragido). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This week, we covered: The slippery slope of "jamming" google glass; we explore the larger struggle over wearable tech, the changing nature of privacy, and how we handle it all. And no, jamming is not really the method we prefer. Nor does the FTC. While on … [Read more...]

DtR Security Newscast: Do you care if Facebook listens in, breaches, and more

DtR Security Newscast: Do you care if Facebook listens in, breaches, and more

Listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for June 2, 2014 -- with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit), James Jardine (@JardineSoftware), and guest Kim Halavakoski (@khalavak). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This week, we covered: The recent news that Facebook will use the microphone on your devices to identify songs, shows and other elements prompted a look at the implications and if there is a cause for concern. Put on your tinfoil hat, then let us know what you intend to do … [Read more...]

DtR Security Newscast: reconsidering the game of security, new identity theft trends, and implications of self-driving cars

DtR Security Newscast: reconsidering the game of security, new identity theft trends, and implications of self-driving cars

Listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast for May 19th, 2014 -- with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit)  and Phillip Beyer (@pjbeyer) sitting in for James Jardine (@JardineSoftware). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This week, we covered: News that US was about to charge China (specific folks) for cyber-spying - irony, it's thick with this one. We debate the potential merits or lack thereof. Thinking about security broader than winning or losing. I wrote a piece about this for … [Read more...]

DtR Security Newscast: Patching XP, Security of Open Source, Target’s CEO, and Fingerprints

DtR Security Newscast: Patching XP, Security of Open Source, Target’s CEO, and Fingerprints

Listen to the latest episode of the Down the Rabbithole (DtR) Security Newscast with Raf Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit)  and James Jardine (@JardineSoftware). We record the DtR Newscast every other Monday to engage in spirited discussion about security topics in the news. More than a run-down of the news, it's our unfiltered (but safe for work) discussion of top stories. We usually inject some passion and and some divergent thinking to fuel your week. This week, we covered: Did Microsoft blow it by patching XP after officially ending support? We discuss the pros and cons of a no-win situation. What would you have done? Is Open Source Software more or less secure than commercial software? We discuss. We also share some evidence. What do you think? While prepping for the … [Read more...]