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

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 about it.
  • Investors don’t care about data breaches – should you?
  • The backlash on US companies from the recent indictment of five Chinese Nationals for cyber espionage; and yet you mock APT? Speaking of which, did you read my recent article: Why you need to embrace the evolution of APT
  • Should you “hack” your WindowsXP to continue to get updates?
  • Analyst suggests the Audit Committee at Target isn’t to blame. We disagree.

Take a listen and let me/us know how we did on the segues this episode:

Consider this the invitation for discussion. Keep it going here, on Twitter (I’m @catalyst) or the different “neighborhoods” in which I hangout (check out the bar on the upper right). If you have a topic you want us to discuss on the next DtR Security Newscast, drop us a line.

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