Episode 188 – Depressing news sucks, we’re talking about cheating in video games

Josh and Kurt talk about video games. Yeah, video games. Specifically about cheating in video games. There’s a lot of other security themes in the discussion. With the news being horrible these days, we needed to talk about something fun. Show Notes Penny Arcade Banned from Fortnite Apollo Robbins, world’s best pickpocket Comment on Twitter with theContinue reading “Episode 188 – Depressing news sucks, we’re talking about cheating in video games”

Episode 187 – Wireguard vs IPsec: the OK Boomer of security

Josh and Kurt talk about Wireguard. There have been a lot of recent conversations about it and if it’s better or worse than other VPN solutions. It’s safe to say in our modern age, less is usually more, especially when it comes to security. Wireguard has a lot going for it, it can’t be ignored. Show NotesContinue reading “Episode 187 – Wireguard vs IPsec: the OK Boomer of security”

Episode 186 – Endpoint security with Tony Meehan

Josh and Kurt talk to Tony Meehan from Elastic (formerly Endgame) about endpoint detection, response, protection, and even SIEM. Tony has a great history coming from the NSA and has a number of great stories to help understand the topics. Show Notes Tony Meehan Rob Joyce on Disrupting Nation State Hackers Bobby Filar living off the landContinue reading “Episode 186 – Endpoint security with Tony Meehan”

Episode 185 – Is it even possible to fix open source security?

Josh and Kurt talk about the Linux Foundation Census 2. There is a lot of talk around how to fix open source security, but the reality is we can’t fix it. We need to stop trying to fix what isn’t broken and engineering around the system we have, not the system we want. Show Notes Linux FoundationContinue reading “Episode 185 – Is it even possible to fix open source security?”

Episode 184 – It’s DNS. It’s always DNS

Josh and Kurt talk about the sale of the corp.com domain. Is it going to be the end of the world, or a non event? We disagree on what should happen with it. Josh hopes an evildoer buys it, Kurt hopes for Microsoft. We also briefly discuss the CIA owning Crypto AG. Show Notes corp.com is forContinue reading “Episode 184 – It’s DNS. It’s always DNS”

Episode 183 – The great working from home experiment

Josh and Kurt talk about a huge working from home experiment because of the the Coronavirus. We also discuss some of the advice going on around the outbreak, as well as how humans are incredibly good at ignoring good advice, often to their own peril. Also an airplane wheel falls off. Show Notes Work from home HackerContinue reading “Episode 183 – The great working from home experiment”

Episode 182 – Does open source owe us anything?

Josh and Kurt talk about open source maintainers and building communities. While an open source maintainer doesn’t owe anyone anything, there are some difficult conversations around holding back a community rather than letting it flourish. Show Notes Actix-web story Lodash Possible Lodash security issue Javascript libraries are almost never updated Ularn Comment on Twitter with the #osspodcastContinue reading “Episode 182 – Does open source owe us anything?”

Episode 181 – The security of SIM swapping

Josh and Kurt talk about SIM swapping. What is it, how does it work. Why should you care? There’s not a ton you can do to protect yourself, but we go over some of the basic concepts and what to watch out for. It’s unfortunate this is still a problem. Show Notes Five Major US Wireless CarriersContinue reading “Episode 181 – The security of SIM swapping”

Episode 180 – A Tale of Two Vulnerabilities

Josh and Kurt talk about two recent vulnerabilities that have had very different outcomes. One was the Citrix remote code execution flaw. While the flaw is bad, the handling of the flaw was possibly worse than the flaw itself. The other was the Microsoft ECC encryption flaw. It was well handled even though it was hard toContinue reading “Episode 180 – A Tale of Two Vulnerabilities”

Episode 179 – Google Project Zero and the 90 day clock

Josh and Kurt talk about the updated Google Project Zero disclosure policy. What’s the new policy, what does it mean, and will it really matter? We suspect it will improve some things, but won’t drastically change much. Show Notes Google and 90 day patch disclosure Upgrading all Windows versions Comment on Twitter with the #osspodcast hashtag