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.
The Secret Life of Passwords – NY Times
Sony Hack: What We Know So Far – Wired –
A Story About Jessica – @SwiftonSecurity –
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.
Bruce Schnier | response on the 1.2 billion credentials being stolen
Brian Krebs | Legitimate concern
PayPal 2FA compromised
With it being a slow few weeks, our only hope was to gather random little news stories, throw them at the wall and see what sticks…
That is all.
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?
[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.
Fark | Fark.com, @fark