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The Security Box, podcast66: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Oh My!

We’re sorry for the delay in releasing the podcast. There were other commitments that needed dealing with, and we also had a technical issue that occurred too.

With all that said, I put the file on the rss feed for all to grab.

If you need me to send you a copy, please contact me and I’ll send it to you.

Below, please find the show notes for podcast 66 of the security box, and enjoy!


Welcome to the Security Box, podcast 66. Is 66 a lucky number? T-Mobile and Verizon are in the news with Spam messages, AT&T is in the mix as well in passing, Google is getting in the mix with two-factor authentication on more accounts, as well as news, notes and more.

Topics

NCSAM

News Notes read from around the landscape

The following are links to stories that have been read from across the landscape. In October, we do news notes live so that you, the listener, can get a benefit of this being a discussion. If you like the way this is being done, please let us know and I may do it full time.

Hope you all enjoy the program, and thanks for listening!

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The Security box, podcast 65: Twitch, NCSAM week 2, news notes and more

I know that the RSS feed is updated with the Security box for the week, and I know that there were two technical issues, but the show must go on.

I meant to post this yesterday, but took the afternoon off.

Below, please find the show notes which include links to various things that were discussed during yesterday’s program.

Please follow me on Clubhouse and feel free to join my club if you wish to do so.

Thanks so much for reading the blog, learning with us, and learning something that might help you.


Welcome to the Security Box, podcast 65. On this podcast, let’s discuss an article we read after the release of last week’s program in regards to Twitch and their recent breach we were alerted to during the live taping of the program. After that, we’re going to cover more NCSAM and even have some news notes. We’ll do news notes the same as we did last week, as it turned in to a lively discussion. I hope you’ll enjoy the program, and thanks so much for listening!

Breach topics

NCSAM: Scam apps

News Notes read from around the landscape

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The Security box, podcast 64: NCSAM week 1: News notes and more

The RSS has the program and I hope you enjoy the 2 hour 40 minute program.

We even changed up the ending track just to change it up.

Here are the show notes for you to have.


NCSAM is now in full swing, this week, Are You Cyber Smart? A Checklist from Lastpass will be what you need to look at with 5 great tips and things that might be of interest to you. In my writeup of this, I talked about the Neiman Marcus breach and how people should be aware of it even if they aren’t affected. We’ll have news, notes and more. Hope you’ll enjoy the show!

News Notes

Thanks so much for reading and participating in the show!


See you next time!

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The Security Box, Podcast 63: The Psychology of Passwords 2021, 5.9m in potential ransom, news, notes and more

The RSS is getting the program, so you’ll be getting it soon. Here are the show notes for episode 63 of this podcast.


Welcome to podcast number 63 of the Security Box series. On this podcast, come and learn about the password trends of 2021, thanks to lastpass’s article. Next, a 5.9 million dollar ransomware paid by a farming co-op and a very interesting discussion I heard recently about this. We’ll definitely have some news and notes from around the landscape, and even some commentary from any guests that participated through Clubhouse on the live program as well as anyone else through email, imessage and other contact points.

Topics

Thanks so much for listening to today’s program, and we’ll be back for a month of NCSAM. Enjoy!

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The Security Box, podcast 62: Windows Update, a veryinteresting botnet, news notes and more!

The 130.1mb file can be downloaded right here. The show is over 2 hours and some great discussion too.

We’ll be back next week, with another program, and this time, its on our RSS feed unlike last time when I said it was and I found out I uploaded it to the wrong place.

Here are the show notes for today’s program.


Welcome to the Security box, program number 62. On this program, we’re going to cover Windows Update as well as a very interesting article from Krebs about a new botnet that seems to have done quite a bit of damage. It is an IOT botnet called Meris. We’ll also have news, notes and lots more.

Windows Update

There are the usual two articles on Windows Update. This time, Krebs has quite a bit on these updates while Trend Micro covers the highlights but also gives some info of value too. They’re both good for their reasons, so read them both.

Meris

There is one article which we’re taking from for this one, but did you listen to podcast 836?

News Notes

I hope you enjoy the program and thanks so much for listening!

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Security Now! Podcast 837: Cobalt Strike

This week we examine a devastating and still ongoing DDoS attack against the latest in a series of VoIP service providers. We checkout the once again mixed blessing of last Tuesday’s Microsoft patches, and we examine a welcome feature of Android 11 that’s being back-ported through Android 6. We catch-up with Chrome’s patching of two more new 0-day vulnerabilities and attacks, then we look at a “Pwnage” eMail I received from Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned site – was GRC Pwned? I then have a quick Sci-Fi reminder for the end of the week, a SpinRite update and a fun related YouTube posting. Then we’ll wrap up by introducing the latest weapon in the malign perpetrator’s arsenal, the powerful commercial tool known as Cobalt Strike.

Download the 48mb audio file for your listening pleasure.

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The Technology podcast, podcast 361: Come listen to a very interesting open security forum on Vaccines and more

It has been quite awhile since I released a technology podcast. I got permission to air this one, and it was a room on Clubhouse. Go over to my website and look under social media for a link to my profile there.

The rss has the show, unlike when I announced the Security Box having been put up there and then finding out it went to the wrong feed.

Its the way it goes.

Now, please sit back as we give you the show notes and I send you on your way.

I’ll have more posting later and remember to join me for the Security Box on Wednesday!



Scott Schober is on Clubhouse, and he invited me over to his club which talks about cyber security topics. Here is a link to his Cyber Security club where members can join the conversation. The discussion started with whether we’ve gotten the vaccine or not, whether restaurants and other places are collecting that data let alone securely, and more. I decided to join the stage and while I applauded the conversation about covid-19 vaccines, what aout other problems we’re still dealing with lik the open databases problem? Take a listen to this, and let’s discuss whether I’m right, or whether we need to be concerned about this. I’ll have more talks soon.

Scott Schober’s web site

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The Security box, podcast 61: CSAM gets a pushback, news notes and other stuff too

The 125.21mb file is here. The RSS is here.

Here are the show notes.


Welcome to the Security Box, podcast 61. On this podcast, let’s discuss the updates on CSAM as it pertains to Apple. We’ll have news, notes and more.

Topics

News Notes

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The Security box, podcast 60: The Security Landscape as a whole from broadcasting software and web site services to T-Mobile’s Fiasco

This is the link for the download to last week’s program. Its been a busy time here at the JRN, but I’ll be doing my best to try and do some serious blogging of things I’ve read and try to get back in to things. The file size is 124.5mb. I hope you’ll enjoy the program as much as I have bringing it to you.


What has changed on the security landscape? We learn about T-Mobile’s recent failure, and even web sites are braught up as well as broadcasting software among other things. This turned out to be a very interesting show. What do you think has changed? What have we done wrong? What do you think it’ll take to fix it if it can be fixed at all? No news notes this week, but they’ll be back next week.

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The Security box, podcast 59: Scott Schober, The Q2 Intelligence Report, News Notes and plenty of commentary

Hello folks,

Welcome to podcast 59 of the security box. It was recorded on September 2, 2021.

This is our longest podcast to date, but it is well worth the listen. I really liked the interview I did with Scott, but the podcast really took a turn after news notes.

The show notes with all of the links follow.


Hello folks, welcome to the Security box, podcast 59. On this edition of the program we have two different prerecorded segments for you.

First, we interview Scott Schober of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. He’s written various books which we talk about, as well as some of what is going on in the security landscape.

Next, we have a talk that was done by Phishlabs, who did the Quarter 2 Phishing Trends report.

To top it all off, we’ll have news and notes from around the landscape as well as questions and comments after each segment if any.

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News Notes from around the web

Thanks for listening!


Don’t have RSS? No problem! Download our 245.1mb file which you can find by using this link. I hope you enjoy the program and thanks again for listening!

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The Security Box, podcast 58: What the Hell is Going On with T-Mobile?

Hello folks,

This is the link for this week’s program. It is 151.11mb in size.

As a side note, the RSS got two podcasts as we were notified that podcast 56 didn’t make it up and it is now.

Here are the show notes for podcast 58.


The Security Box, podcast 58: What’s the matter with T-mobile? Why are system failures on the rise? News Notes and More

Hello Everyone, welcome to the Security Box, podcast 58. Question: what the hell is going on with T-Mobile and their inconsistancies of containing breaches and lying about what they were going to do when they were granted the murger with Sprint? Who is ENISA and why are they saying that system failures are on the rise? Finally, what is the Chaos Ransomware and why could it have impacts beyond a proof of concept? We explore all of these topics, as well as news and notes from around the landscape on this edition of the podcast. Fasten your seatbelts!

T-Mobile

Here are the articles read that deal with T-Mobile to date. We’re still learning more and nothing is very clear yet. The investigation continues.

Other Topics

News Notes from around the landscape

End of notes

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The Security box, podcast 57: the name game of Ransomware Gangs, Windows Update, and CSAM and apple products

Here is the Security box, podcast 57 as a download. Here is our RSS if you need it.

The file size is 115.7mb for those who want to know.

Here are the show notes for this program.


Welcome to the security box, podcast 57. We have three topics for you today, and I hope that you will enjoy them. The first topic for this podcast will be talking about the name game of the ransomware gangs we have out there. The second topic which was totally forgotten is of course Windows Update and what is happening with that operating system. Finally, probably the most contravercial topic we have to date, Apple and how they’re handling the images that people may have that are backed up in to icloud that deal with children and the potential of abusive images of a sexual nature. We will also have news notes and commentary as well, buckle up as you don’t know what’ll happen with these topics! The program may contain adult content, and listener disgression is advised.

Topics

  • Apple says it will refuse gov’t demands to expand photo-scanning beyond CSAM Ars Technica
  • News and Notes from around the landscape

    The following are items that will be linked here and discussed in news notes for this week. There may be items that are not article related that may not be shown here in the notes.

    There may be more, please check out our blog and email list for more. Thanks for reading and listening to our show!


    End of program

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    The Security Box, podcast 56, What’s going on with the lifecycle of a breached database?

    Here is the download of yesterday’s Security Box. It is 145.9mb in size.

    Do you want RSS? Here is the RSS for you.

    I’ll be getting more on the blog later, but for now, here is the show notes with links to today’s topics and the like.


    Welcome to the security box, podcast 56. Two comments will start us off as someone commented on the replay of our show from last week. Both are good comments worth bringing up. Next, we’ve got a topic that might be of interest talking about the lifecycle of a breached database. Next, let’s find out how the government is doing with their Cyber Security. What did the senate report find? Find out in our second topic. We’ll have news notes and commentary as well.

    Topics

    News Notes read from around the landscape

    There is more news, but this is some of what we’ve read throughout the past week. I’ll be blogging some more news, and of course, the list will have plenty more.

    End of program

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    The Security box, podcast 55: Who is Plugwalk Joe? What’s going on with Black Matter? News Notes and commentary

    The The RSS has the program, feel free to subscribe if you wish!

    This is the link to today’s podcast of the Security Box. I hope that you all will enjoy it.

    While there were no calls, I did cover everything I wanted to cover.

    Below, please find the show notes which has links to the various topics and news items.

    Thanks so much for listening!


    Welcome to the security box, podcast 55. On this edition of the podcast we’ve got two Sans News Bites headlines, topics including a very interesting story on someone named “PlugwalkJoe” I.E. Joseph O’Connor, a topic on a new ransomware gang called Black Matter, and we’ve also got several news items including one that isn’t an article but intrigued me when listening to the TWIT network. All of this plus anyone who had questions, comments or took part in the discussion, as podcast 55 gets started.

    Topics

    Here are the topics for today.

    Sans News Bites

    These are the Sans Newsletters that have been read. Links to them are also on the blog.

    News Notes read from the web

    End of program

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    The Security box, podcast 54: Scammers Will Stop At Nothing

    This is the link to the Security Box which is 125.1mb. While there were no calls today, that’s OK. I covered everything I wanted to, even going back to something we didn’t really cover in great detail as part of trying to solve overall security things like not having necessary addresses on domains if you don’t need them.

    DKIM can also play a part, and while i ran over the beginning of what DKIM is, and we covered it briefly as part of podcast 37, I talk about an email which failed DKIM but yet some systems will deliver it.

    I believe i know why we deliver it, which I didn’t cover only because DKIM is not implemented the same everywhere, so email ended up getting lost in the process.

    Below, please find the show notes, and thanks for reading!


    Hello Everyone! Welcome to podcast 54 of the Security Box. On this edition of the program, learn about Windows 11, the latest Microsoft operating system and what scammers are doing to monitize even while this version is still in beta. Next, come with us and learn about the latest in the average ransomware payments as it looks like they are declining, for now. We’ll have news, notes, hopefully calls with questions or discussion throughout. If you want to leave feedback and you’re listening through the podcast, call 602-887-5198 or email, imessage, whats app, or text your thoughts. The lines of communication are given throughout and I welcome what you have to say.

    Topics

    Here are the topics for today’s program.

    Sans News Bites

    Here are links to Sans News Bites, a newsletter by Sans Institute. While we may cover some of the items in these newsletters, you should read these to determine if something affects you.

    News that have been read from around the web

    The following is news that have been read from arount the web. Some may be blogged, some may not have been blogged.

    We hope you enjoy the program as much as we have bringing it together for you!

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    The Security box, podcast 53: Better Get Your Windows Update on … especially if you print

    Hello folks,

    This is the link to podcast 53 for you to freely download. While we had trouble with what I thought would be a simple process of merging calls, but Skype broke it. It is 184.1mb in size.

    Here are the show notes for this week’s program.


    Hello everyone, welcome to the security box, podcast 53. On this edition, we’ll be talking about some of the things that articles talk about in regards to Windows Update that came out the week of July 16, 2021. Seems like we had good success with last week where we opened the phone lines for others to participate in an open forum, so we’ll do that again and see what happens and if people participate or not. You can always comment after the fact by calling our voice mail line at 602-887-5198 and letting me know you want your comments aired. We’ll also have some news notes and maybe a discussion on those as well.

    Windows Update

    Here are the articles that deal with Windows Update. One is by Trend Micro and one is done by Brian Krebs from Krebs on Security.

    Sans News bites

    News Notes from around the web

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    Thanks so much for checking out the program, and we’ll make it work. Its all a learning curve, and we all learn how this works. Thanks again for checking out the program! We’ll see what next week’s program brings.

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    The Security box, podcast 52: The Security of our Water Supply, news notes and a very interesting robery story to boot

    Hello folks,

    I don’t have a link to one of the best interesting articles I’ve found to date in a news story heard on Michael in Indiana’s local news, but boy you’ll want to hear that. We talk about the water supply hacks and go in to password managers and other topics as Michael in Tennessee joins me.

    Here is the link for this week’s program. The file size is 153.6mb.

    Below, please find the show notes, which include links to the things we’re talking about.


    Welcome to the security box, podcast 52. On this podcast, let’s talk about the water supply hacks and the growing threat of them through the help of an interesting article by Last Pass. After that, we’ll see if people partook in an open forum of topics they want to talk about and of course news, notes and highlights from the landscape that have been read.

    Topic: The Water Supply and the landscape

    News Notes

    Below, find links to items that are of interest we’ve read from around the landscape.

    Thanks for listening!

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    The Security box, podcast 51: Domains and their Security

    Hello,

    The podcast had some comments, and thats cool. We hope that there will be more comments, and you can use the methods that are given out during the program.

    Don’t have RSS? No problem! Download the file (80.1mb) at your convenience.

    Below, please find the show notes with links to everything we covered, including some very interesting news notes we’ve come across. Thanks again for listening!


    Hello folks, welcome to the security box, podcast 51. On this edition of the program, we continue with Phishlabs and their q1 Phishing and intellegence report talking about Top Level Domains and certificate abuse. Next, Michael in Tennessee sent me an article talking about one email which exposed hundreds of email addresses. We’ll also have news and notes, people can call and comment as usual, and we’ll see where the show takes us.

    Topics

    News Notes

    We hope you enjoy the program!

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    The Security box, podcast 50: 62 percent of free services are abused

    Hello Folks,

    Welcome to another edition of the Security Box. I know, I know, the RSS already got its copy, why haven’t we gotten ours when we can’t access RSS?

    Part of it is that I’ve been a bit on the busy side which is good, but that is no excuse. The good news is that it is here, and I’ve got the link for you too.

    Don’t fret, this isn’t the only thing I’ve neglected, trust me.

    Here is the download link (113.9mb) for you to have.

    Here are the links as part of our show notes.


    Welcome to the security box, podcast 50. On the big 50th episode, we’ve got quite a bit of news notes to cover this week. Besides that, we’re continuing with Phishlabs and their ongoing rundown of the Q1 Intelligence Report, this time, talking about free tools and their abuse. We hope that users find this of interest like I did. Of course, the lines of communication are always open whether on the show or podcast.

    Topic:

    Sans News Bites

    News Notes

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    The Security box, podcast 49: Its time to really! keep your credentials secure, especially office 365 credentials

    Hello folks,

    The Security Box had a couple of very interesting topics, thanks to Krebs and Phishlabs for the articles where the topics were based from.

    There was no news notes, but I’ll be sure to have plenty for next time.

    Want to download the show and don’t have RSS? Go ahead and get the file (78mb) right here.

    You may also go to the rss feed if you would rather do that.

    Below, please find the Show notes for you which includes links to the articles we covered.



    Hello folks, welcome to the Security Box. We don’t have news notes this week, however, we have two topics. We hope that news notes returns next week. This means that you, the listeners, might be giving us things you’ve read and your thoughts on it. We’ll see if that comes to pass.

    Topics:

    We hope you enjoy the show, and thanks so much for listening!

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