Episode 296 – Is Trojan Source a vulnerability?

Josh and Kurt talk about the new Trojan Source bug. We don’t always agree on if this is a vulnerability (it’s not), but by the end we come to an agreement that ASCII is out, Unicode is in. We don’t live in a world where you can make a realistic suggestion to return to using only ASCII. ThereContinue reading “Episode 296 – Is Trojan Source a vulnerability?”

Episode 295 – Open source security isn’t free

Josh and Kurt talk about Josh’s electric car and new job. We then talk about the recent UAParser.js malware incident. There have been a lot of calls to do more to secure open source, but nobody seems to have any concrete proposals or suggestions to fund any of these activities. Show Notes UAParser.js CISA announcement

Episode 294 – Chris Wysopal on the state of security education

Josh and Kurt talk to Chris Wysopal, AKA Weld Pond, about security education. We talk about the current state of how we are learning about security as students and developers. What the best way to get developers interested in learning more about security? We end the show with fantastic advice from Chris for anyone newContinue reading “Episode 294 – Chris Wysopal on the state of security education”

Episode 293 – Scoring OpenSSF Security Scoring

Josh and Kurt talk about the release of OpenSSF Security Scorecards version 3. This is a great project that will probably make a huge difference. Most of the things the scorecards are measuring are no brainier activities. We go through the list of metrics being measured. There are only a few that we don’t thinkContinue reading “Episode 293 – Scoring OpenSSF Security Scoring”

Episode 292 – Apache RCE and Twitch epic pwn

Josh and Kurt talk about the recent Twitch hack and how in the modern age leaking source code almost certainly doesn’t matter. The leaked data however is a big deal. We also discuss a recent Apache httpd update. Some things went right, some things went wrong. Dealing with vulnerabilities is hard. Show Notes Parasocial RelationshipContinue reading “Episode 292 – Apache RCE and Twitch epic pwn”

Episode 291 – Everyone sucks at vulnerability disclosure

Josh and Kurt talk about recent events around Apple and Microsoft disclosing security vulnerabilities. Microsoft usually does a good job, but Apple has a long history of not having a great bug bounty or vulnerability disclosure policy. None of this is simple, but hopefully you’ll have some fun and learn a bit about the wholeContinue reading “Episode 291 – Everyone sucks at vulnerability disclosure”

Episode 290 – The security of the Matrix

Josh and Kurt talk about the security of the Matrix movie series. There was a new Matrix trailer that made us want to discuss some of the security themes. We talk about how the movie is very focused on computing in the 90s. How Neo probably ran Linux and they used a real ssh exploit.Continue reading “Episode 290 – The security of the Matrix”

Episode 289 – Who left this 0day on the floor?

Josh and Kurt talk about an unusual number of really bad security updates. We even recorded this before the Azure OMIGOD vulnerability was disclosed. It’s certainly been a wild week with Apple and Chrome 0days, and a Travis CI secret leak. Maybe this is the new normal. Show Notes Matrix 4 trailer Travis CI issueContinue reading “Episode 289 – Who left this 0day on the floor?”

Episode 288 – Linux Kernel compiler warnings considered dangerous

Josh and Kurt talk about some happenings in the Linux Kernel. There are some new rules around how to submit patches that goes against how GitHub works. They’re also turning all compiler warnings into errors. It’s really interesting to understand what these steps mean today, and what they could mean in the future. Show NotesContinue reading “Episode 288 – Linux Kernel compiler warnings considered dangerous”