Josh and Kurt talk about the Furby source code going public. This is an opportunity to discuss what’s changed in our attitude in devices that record our audio? Our devices today are vastly more powerful and dangerous than a Furby, what does your risk appetite look like? Show Notes
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Episode 357 – Is open source being overexploited?
Josh and Kurt talk about how to think about open source in the context of society. Open source is more like a natural resource than a supplier. It’s common to think of open source projects as delivered to us, but it’s more like acquiring raw materials from the forest. The problem is we’re harvesting theContinue reading “Episode 357 – Is open source being overexploited?”
Episode 356 – LastPass ducked up, now what?
Josh and Kurt talk about the LastPass saga. There’s a lot of great explanations about what happened, but there hasn’t been a lot of info on how to start cleaning up this mess. We rehash some of the existing details then try to untangle what existing users can do to try to start recovering. TheContinue reading “Episode 356 – LastPass ducked up, now what?”
Episode 355 – Security Boxing Day
Josh and Kurt talk about some security gifts for boxing day. We start out with the idea of the security poverty line and discuss a few ideas for how a low resource group can make their open source more secure. There are no simple answers unfortunately. Show Notes
Episode 354 – Jerry Bell tells us why Mastodon is awesome and MFA is hard
Josh and Kurt talk about how hard multi factor authentication is. This all starts from a Mastodon thread, and Jerry Bell, the administrator of infosec.exchange joins us to discuss password security and all things Mastodon. Infosec.exchange is an incredible story and Jerry weaves a thrilling tale. Show Notes
Episode 353 – Jill Moné-Corallo on GitHub’s bug bounty program
Josh and Kurt talk to Jill Moné-Corallo about GitHub’s bug bounty and product security team. It’s a treat to discuss bug bounties with someone who is managing a very large bug bounty for one of the most important web sites in the world of software today. Show Notes
Episode 352 – Stylometry removes anonymity
Josh and Kurt talk about a new tool that can do Stylometry analysis of Hacker News authors. The availability of such tools makes anonymity much harder on the Internet, but it’s also not unexpected. The amount of power and tooling available now is incredible. We also discuss some of the future challenges we will seeContinue reading “Episode 352 – Stylometry removes anonymity”
Episode 351 – Is security or usability a law of the universe?
Josh and Kurt talk about end to end encrypted messages. This has been a popular topic lately due to the Mastodon popularity. Mastodon has a uniquely insecure messaging system, but they aren’t the only one. The eternal debate of can security and usability exist together? We suspect it can’t be, but it’s a very complicatedContinue reading “Episode 351 – Is security or usability a law of the universe?”
Episode 350 – Spam, Email, Content Moderation, and Infrastructure Oh My
Josh and Kurt talk about email security and the perils of trying to run your own mail infrastructure. We then get into discussing the value and danger of trying to run your own infrastructure, email, blogs, or most anything. There’s a lot to juggle about all this these days, it’s complicated. Show Notes
Episode 349 – The cyber is coming from inside the house – the UK is scanning itself
Josh and Kurt talk about the UK plan to scan their country’s IP space. The purpose and outcome of this isn’t completely clear at this point, but we are hopeful the data can be used as a positive force. We are only going to see more programs like this as all the governments are toldContinue reading “Episode 349 – The cyber is coming from inside the house – the UK is scanning itself”