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On the Wire Podcast: RSA 2017
Podcast, Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: RSA 2017

As the RSA Conference was winding down this week in San Francisco, we gathered a few reporters and other friends to talk about all the security news from the conference, what we liked, things we didn’t like so much, and a lot of other topics. Guests this year include Brian […]

On the Wire Podcast: Roger Anderson
Phone Fraud, Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Roger Anderson

Last year, we talked to Roger Anderson about his Jolly Roger Telephone company bot, a system he designed to frustrate and annoy telemarketers by sending them through an infinite loop of robot responses. Now, Anderson is taking aim at the Windows support scammers who try to scare victims into calling […]

On the Wire Podcast: Jeremiah Grossman
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On the Wire Podcast: Jeremiah Grossman

Jeremiah Grossman is one of the more well-respected and accomplished members of the security community and after more than a decade building WhiteHat Security, he recently joined SentinelOne as chief of security strategy. He’s been working on and thinking about the ransomware problem and trying to come up with answers […]

On the Wire Podcast: Rick Holland
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On the Wire Podcast: Rick Holland

Criminals, like legitimate merchants, rely on their reputations in order to attract customers. When that reputation suffers, so does their business. And criminals don’t take lightly the subset of their community that preys on other criminals, stealing money or failing to deliver the goods they’ve promised. So criminals need to […]

On the Wire Podcast: Michael Tiffany
Hacking, Identity, Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Michael Tiffany

Cybercriminals depend upon the income they generate from their schemes to fund further operations, and one of the main ways that they extract money from victims is through ad fraud. This week, researchers at White Ops disclosed the existence of the Methbot ad fraud network, which is using a sophisticated […]

On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin
Podcast, Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin

The last week or so has brought us a lot of emergency security and privacy advice, a lot of which hasn’t necessarily been great. So we decided to call Jessy Irwin and talk through what people can and should be doing to protect themselves, how threat models work, and how […]

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Hacking, Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Samy Kamkar

Samy Kamkar spends a lot of time coming up with clever hardware hacks, and his latest project, PoisonTap, may be at the top of the heap. Built on a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero board, the device can be plugged into the USB port on any locked or password protected machine […]

On the Wire Podcast: Avi Rubin
Hacking, Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Avi Rubin

The news has been full of headlines for weeks about election fraud, voting machine hacking, and all kinds of other scary sounding stuff. Much of the coverage has been hyperbolic to say the least, so we decided to get some clear-headed, rational thoughts on the topic from Avi Rubin. Avi […]