Josh and Kurt talk about hackers using emergency data requests to gain access to sensitive data. The argument that somehow backdoors can be protected falls under this problem. We don’t yet have the technical or policy protections in place to actually protect this data. We also explain why this zlib issue got a 2018 CVE ID in 2022.Continue reading “Episode 318 – Social engineering and why zlib got a 2018 CVE ID”
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Episode 317 – The lack of compromise in security
Josh and Kurt talk about the binary nature of security. Many of our ideas are yes or no, there’s not much in the middle. The conversation ends up derailed due to a Twitter thread about pinning dependencies. This gives you an idea how contentious of a topic pinning is. The final takeaway is not toContinue reading “Episode 317 – The lack of compromise in security”
Episode 268 – Can we trust any 3rd parties?
Josh and Kurt talk about what 3rd party means in the current world. From 5G suppliers, to the Codecov and Solarwinds breaches. Is there anyone we can trust? Show Notes Europe and 5G Codecov Codecov Reuters story Red Hat OpenSSH advisory
Episode 265 – The lies closed source can tell, open source can’t
Josh and Kurt talk about the PHP backdoor and the Ubiquity whistleblower. The key takeaway is to note how an open source project cannot cover up an incident, but closed source can and will cover up damaging information. Show Notes PHP backdoor Ubiquity coverup 3D printed TSA keys LockPickingLaywer Determining Key Shape from Sound LockContinue reading “Episode 265 – The lies closed source can tell, open source can’t”