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Security 220 – Municipal Ransomware

We talk about how insurance companies are more inclined to pay ransomware than to deal with backups.

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Security 219 – CamScanner Malware

https://youtu.be/Bj_LL2C9rbE

This week we are still having meeting problems, but we finally get things moving. We discuss CamScanner which infected many users with malware through the Android play store.

Basically a bad API snuck malware in.

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Security 218 – Moving off Hangouts

Hangouts officially closed shop to hosting video calls. We spent almost an hour trying different things to make something work. We still did a show, it isn’t great this week, but we didn’t want to give up. We are still trying different things, so please be patient.

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Security 217 – Equifax Settlement

It is the week before Defcon, and we just have some tidbits.

Equifax $125 | https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement

Capital One: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20748886/capital-one-breach-hack-thompson-security-data

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Security 216 – FTC Fines

We talk about the two fines levied on companies. First is facebook at 5 Billion, and second is Equifax at 700 million.

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2019/07/ftc-imposes-5-billion-penalty-sweeping-new-privacy-restrictions