Security 130 – Unplug Your Toaster

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We discuss the massive DDOS attack on Dyn, a large internet DNS provider, that took out a large chunk of the Internet on Friday

Show Notes

https://community.rapid7.com/community/infosec/blog/2016/10/25/multiple-bluetooth-low-energy-ble-tracker-vulnerabilities

What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage

https://dyn.com/blog/dyn-statement-on-10212016-ddos-attack/

128 – National Security Letters

Both Yahoo and Signal were asked to give up user data. One did the right thing, the other did not.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-nsa-exclusive-idUSKCN1241YT

 https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161004/06454935701/feds-gagged-encrypted-communications-firm-open-whisper-systems-over-massively-overbroad-subpoena.shtml

https://gizmodo.com/nsa-contractor-arrested-in-probe-of-stolen-source-code-1787445806

Security 127 – 400 Pound Hackers on Beds

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“When CHINA RATs our servers, they aren’t sending their best. They’re sending script kiddies, DDOS babies. They’re bringing Tor. They’re bringing DMCA violations. They’re hackers, and some, some, I assume are good people.” ~ Tom

 

Show Notes:

https://www.bestvpn.com/the-ultimate-privacy-guide/