Episode 283 – When vulnerability disclosure becomes dangerous

Josh and Kurt talk about a very difficult disclosure problem. What happens when you have to report a vulnerability to an ethically questionable company? It’s less simple than it sounds, many of the choices could end up harming victims. Show Notes Disclosure Dilemmas @evacide Bob Diachenko This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends

Episode 282 – The security of Rust: who left all this awesome in here?

Josh and Kurt talk about a story from Microsoft declaring Rust the future of safe programming, replacing C and C++. We discuss how tooling affects progress and why this isn’t always obvious when you’re in the middle of progress. Show Notes Microsoft: Rust Is the Industry’s ‘Best Chance’ at Safe Systems Programming Josh’s devopsdays talkContinue reading “Episode 282 – The security of Rust: who left all this awesome in here?”

Episode 281 – If you spy on journalists, you’re the bad guys

Josh and Kurt talk about the news that the NSO Group is widely distributing spyware onto a large number of devices. This news should be a wake up call for anyone creating devices and systems that could be attacked, it’s time to segment services. There’s not a lot individuals can do at this point, butContinue reading “Episode 281 – If you spy on journalists, you’re the bad guys”

Episode 279 – The audacity of Audacity: When open source goes rogue

Josh and Kurt talk about the events happening to the Audacity audio editor. What happens if a popular open source application is acquired by an unknown entity? Can this happen to other open source projects? What can we do about it? Show Notes SGDQ Paper Mario Paper Mario Arbitrary Code Execution explained Freenode Audacity acquiredContinue reading “Episode 279 – The audacity of Audacity: When open source goes rogue”

Episode 277 – Privacy and activism with Chris Weiland

Josh and Kurt talk to Chris Weiland from Restore the Fourth Minnesota. Restore The Fourth Minnesota is nonprofit dedicated to restoring the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and ending unconstitutional mass government surveillance. Chris drops a ton of knowledge about how to be an effective tech activist, what his group is doing, and mostContinue reading “Episode 277 – Privacy and activism with Chris Weiland”

Episode 275 – What in the @#$% is going on with ransomware?

Josh and Kurt talk about why it seems like the world of ransomware has gotten out of control in the last few weeks. Every day there’s some new and more bizarre ransomware story than we had yesterday. Show Notes Spurious Correlations Ransom recovered Adam Shostack Ransomware is not the problem Latvian Woman charged for writingContinue reading “Episode 275 – What in the @#$% is going on with ransomware?”