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”

Episode 348 – OpenSSL is the new lead paint

Josh and Kurt talk about the recent OpenSSL nothingburger. OpenSSL got everyone whipped into a frenzy over a critical vulnerability, then changed the severity to high. The correct solution to this whole problem is to stop using a TLS library written in C, we need to be using memory safe languages. Don’t migrate from OpenSSLContinue reading “Episode 348 – OpenSSL is the new lead paint”

Episode 347 – Airtags in luggage and weasel security – two peas in a suitcase

Josh and Kurt talk about Lufthansa trying to ban Airtags. This has a similar feel to all the security events where a company tries to hand waive away a security problem then having to walk back all their previous statements. There is almost always a massive imbalance between the large companies and consumers. Show Notes

Episode 346 – Security and working from home have terrible things in common

Josh and Kurt talk about stories detailing tech working with multiple jobs. This raises some questions about fairness, accountability, and the future of work. As an industry we are very bad at measuring what we do, which is a problem shared with many jobs currently working from home. Show Notes

Episode 345 – Cheap hacking devices turn security upside down

Josh and Kurt talk about ineffective security from the past we still use today. There has been a great deal of progress in the last few decades bringing us amazing products like the Flipper Zero, cameras that can peer inside locks, and even software defined radio. A great deal of security relies on people notContinue reading “Episode 345 – Cheap hacking devices turn security upside down”

Episode 343 – Stop trying to fix the open source software supply chain

Josh and Kurt talk about a blog post that explains there isn’t really an open source software supply chain. The whole idea of open source being one thing is incorrect, open source is really a lot of little things put together. A lot of companies and organizations get this wrong. Show Notes