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Security 42 – Android Permissions

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt have plagued us over the last week with an article that shows how bad Facebook’s messenger program is. However, nobody actually took a second to think why those permissions were being asked.

Remember android asks for permissions up front, while iOS asks at time of use.

Show Notes:
Original Article: CBS Local
Android Central|Android Permissions
Facebook Messenger| Play Store

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Security 41 – Listener Feedback and News

This week we had two great questions from listeners that we needed to answer.

Gunnar had a question about how to prevent traffic from leaving his phone before the VPN kicked in. Short answer: It depends, but there is no good answer.

A YouTuber, DaNutcase8210, asked if there was anyway to access an encrypted truecrypt volume if you accidentally deleted your key file. Answer: Probably not.

After we discussed two news stories:
1) Russian security Firm steals 1.2 billion credentials. The general consensus is that there shouldn’t be any real worry. We both think this sounds fishy
2) Paypal’s 2FA has been compromised.

Show Notes:

Bruce Schnier | response on the 1.2 billion credentials being stolen
Brian Krebs | Legitimate concern
PayPal 2FA compromised

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