Security 67 – Actual News Articles

We came across three interesting news articles in the past week, two of them are philosophical problems regarding security.

First we talk about the the life of passwords as found in the NYTimes. How do you decrypt when you need to after the 9/11 attacks.

Second we talk about the hack on Sony, and what we know.

Finally, we have a debate of sorts of whose fault it is when IT knows it all, and the average user does not.

Show Notes:
The Secret Life of Passwords – NY Times
Sony Hack: What We Know So Far – Wired – 
A Story About Jessica – @SwiftonSecurity – 

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

inThirty 131 – Just Walk Away

In our new favorite segment, we give the reins to Paul, so he can find the most blasé stories on the the internet this week.  The goal is to get through 10 stories in 30 minutes.  Do we accomplish this?

Fark’s Year End News Recap with Drew Curtis – inThirty 121

[editor note: I know we went long]
Once again we were able to bring Drew Curtis of Fark.com back on the show to talk to us about what happened in the news, in 2013.  We start off talking about trends, and we end up talking about our funniest headlines.

Show Notes:
Fark | Fark.com, @fark

Comments:

What’s in The News – inThirty 119

Chaim decided for this week, he would do something different. He chose 7 random news stories, and for once he cared about their opinion. To get the female perspective we invited Kelly Guimont to join us.

Here are the stories:
Winamp shuts down after 15 years | http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/20/after-over-15-years-of-service-winamp-will-cease-to-be-available-for-download-starting-december-20th/

Galaxy Note 3 Owners get $50 in Google Play Credit | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/got-a-galaxy-note-3-get-your-50-to-google-play/

Google Wallet Launches NFC card | http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/11/physical-google-wallet-card-launches-drain-your-balance-without-nfc/

Bitcoin users getting rewards for using BitCoin | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/can-bitcoin-catch-on-with-consumers-gift-card-site-says-3-reward-will-help/

Nexus 5 wireless charger for sale | http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/19/5123470/nexus-5-wireless-charger-now-on-sale

Instagram coming to Windows Phone | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/instagram-is-coming-to-windows-phone-today-sort-of/

Remotte is a remote control for Google Glass | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/remotte-wants-to-help-you-control-google-glass-and-other-connected-devices-too/


Amazon.com, Editor In Chief – inThirty 105

With Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post, we felt like we had to discuss it.  We focus on how news gets consumed, and the future of news.  We then speculate how this fits in with Amazon’s business model, and their newly minted content creator status.

[We had audio problems with hangouts, hence no video.  Piezo records left/right channels, so you will hear Chaim on the left channel.]

Show Notes:
NYTimes