LastPass had a security issue last Friday. The disclose it on the blog. This is not as scary as it sounds, but still something you don’t want to happen. We do our best to describe it.
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We first start talking about a crazy vulnerability in some medical equipment. But we follow up with a discussion on advertising blocking software.
Hacker News | CVE-2015-3459
We’ve now done this for a year. We didn’t have any real celebration, but just think, one year ago we started this thing. Thank you to everyone who subscribed. This week we are talking about a competition that Chaim’s students are working on. www.picoCTF.com is a security challenge competition, which if you’ve never done, you should check out. Chaim describes it as extreme Googling.
Tom read a report that said that your flashlight app was leaking information to 3rd parties. Once again, we have to spend time to debunk the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt), and explain that laziness is probably the reason. Also, what you should actually watch for when installing iOS or Android apps.
We have a link, but we don’t want to share it to spread the FUD.
With all the news of all these breaches coming fast and furious, we discuss the idea of should you panic? Well, depends, but really, you can’t control most of it. Specifically talking about credit cards, you are not liable for fraud. As long as you keep abreast of what is going on, it will just be an inconvenience.